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27 February 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News

27 February 2015 | News,Sheep
Learn from the past to stop unintended consequences of environmental stewardship schemes

The single-focus nature of environmental stewardship schemes means the traditional role of tenanted farms in upland areas is gradually being dismantle...


Annual dealer show is a hit with McCormick users

It was an excellent day for McCormick dealer Bryan Hoggarth Ltd at the Carnforth-based dealer’s Annual Show, with local farmers taking a great deal of...


27 February 2015 | News,Poultry
Hendrix Genetics and MTech-Systems agree on worldwide working partnership

Hendrix Genetics is to adopt computer software from MTech-Systems for improved management of its worldwide livestock breeding facilities. Under th...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
European anti-GM regulations preventing 'beneficial crops' being grown in the UK

EU regulations that prevent genetically modified crops from being grown in the UK are not fit for purpose and should be replaced, the Science and Tech...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
New light shed on the microbial battleground between soil and roots

The soil around roots of plants such as barley – one of our most important crops - is a battleground where only certain bacteria can survive, suggests...


27 February 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Lack of disease controls ruining UK cattle industry

UK cattle farmers must take firmer control of cattle disease if they are to remain competitive and secure future markets, domestically and overseas, f...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Shows and Events
Pioneering research facility recognised with UK Grower of the Year award

Directors and staff at a North Yorkshire horticulture research facility are celebrating after winning a prestigious award. The team at Selby based ...


27 February 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Entries now open for the annual Countryside Clay Shoot

Organisations, businesses and individuals are being encouraged to enter teams for the 2015 Countryside Clay Shoot, organised by the British Associatio...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Market volatility takes its toll on Welsh farm incomes

Increased volatility has been highlighted today with the latest Welsh Government Farm Income forecasts predicting a decline in the profitability of fa...


27 February 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
EU refers Italy to Court of Justice for failure to recover milk levies

The Commission decided today to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to meet its responsibilities in recovery the lev...


'Unacceptable' levels of contamination in supermarket chickens

73% of fresh chickens on sale in supermarkets in the UK are contaminated with the food poisoning bug campylobacter, according to the latest tests by t...


26 February 2015 | News
FDF to support UK's most promising food and drink entrepreneurs

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) strongly supports Defra’s new Food Stars initiative launching today, which highlights some of the outstanding and ...


26 February 2015 | News,Produce
Bangers, spuds and toms – customers vote for local favourites in Producer of the Year Awards

Members and customers of the East of England Co-op have voted in their thousands to nominate their county champions in the East of England Co-op’s Pro...


Mitas is releasing Powerpull tyre

At SIMA Mitas are launching tractor-pulling tyre Powerpull 30.5L-32 for competition and worldwide sales. It is manufactured as a slick tyre withou...


26 February 2015 | News,Slurry and Irrigation
Supply chain alignment at Fruit Logistica 2015

At an event described as a “leading platform for innovation for the international fresh produce trade," by its organiser, Dr Christian Göke. Muddy Boo...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Sheep
NSA highlights cross-compliance penalties as CAP reform comes under scrutiny

The National Sheep Association (NSA) was heartened to hear Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, reiterate his calls for ...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Shows and Events
Bayer CropScience launches new improved weed and pest app

A new mobile app that combines weed and pest identification with treatment information has been launched by Bayer CropScience. The app replaces the...


Glasgow scientists tackle animal diseases with US counterparts

Scientists in Glasgow are working with colleagues at Kansas State University to tackle animal diseases caused by bunyaviruses. The University has r...


26 February 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Rural landowners call for Chancellor to reform compulsory purchase

An overhaul of the rules that govern how councils and infrastructure companies like HS2 Ltd can compulsorily purchase land is a vital piece in the puz...


EU vote on biofuels ‘undermines food security’

The latest vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee signifies a bad day for sustainable biofuels and damages renewable energy policy ac...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Future government must back British farmers, says NFU President

The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annua...


26 February 2015 | Finance,News,Pigs,Supermarkets
British pig industry 'being sold short by Brussels'

The British pig industry has made huge strides in professionalism — but in some areas it is being sold short by Brussels, National Pig Association cha...


25 February 2015 | Crops,News
BASIS Diploma in Agronomy awarded to three specialist fruit agronomists

Hutchinson prides itself on the high calibre, technical expertise and extensive knowledge base of its team of advisors and recently the company has th...


25 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Koppert introduces new natural product combating insects

With the introduction of AgriTrap, Koppert is adding a new product to its range of products combating pests insects. The product has a natural basis, ...


25 February 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
NBA Beef Expo 2015 to host Future Beef Farmer Challenge

A unique contest is being launched to test the skills, knowledge and abilities of teams and individual young beef farmers at this year’s National Beef...


25 February 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
Smaller markets help fuel beef export growth

Demand from smaller markets helped drive a six per cent growth in the volume of beef exports from the UK in 2014, according to EBLEX. Full export f...


25 February 2015 | News,Property News
Increases in rural crime reported in Scotland

Rural crime is costing those who live and work in the Scottish countryside almost £2million – and the bill could go higher. Giving evidence to the ...




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16 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment
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Spearheading the John Deere range of mid-size tractors from Mannheim, the n...


14 January 2015 | Animal Health
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12 January 2015 | News
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8 January 2015 | Cattle
2015: The year ahead for the beef market

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