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3 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU

3 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
UK farming unions to hold urgent summit to seek action on crisis over low industry prices

The UK farming unions are to stage an urgent summit to discuss the problems facing the industry and particularly the crisis in the livestock and dairy...


3 August 2015 | News,Renewables,Shows and Events
Celebrating Success: Simple Power and Rural Support mark two years of CSR Partnership

Local wind energy company, Simple Power and farming charity, Rural Support, are this month celebrating two years of success of their corporate social ...


We need a 'long, hard look at Scottish farming' says Lochhead

Rural Affairs Secretary poses big questions about the future of Scottish farming. It is time to take a ‘long, hard look’ at Scottish farming, Rural...


3 August 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Dairy farmer Edward Griffith to judge in Ireland for first time

The judge of the 2015 Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Dairy Cow competition is Edward Griffiths from South Yorkshire. Title sponsor Diageo, who make ...


Farming unions meet to discuss 'deteriorating dairy sector'

Representatives of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, NFU and the National Farmers Union of Scotland met in Belfast to discuss the deteriorating situation in ...


3 August 2015 | Forestry,News
Trust launches new pilot for farmers & landowners to help tackle tree disease

Studies by the Woodland Trust suggest the impact of ash dieback on 12 million trees outside of woods could prove disastrous both for wildlife and cher...


3 August 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
The English Guernsey Cattle Society National Show coming to the Dairy Show

“We are delighted to bring our National Show to the much respected Dairy Show,” says Breed Administrator Caroline Cox. ”We can hope to see around 100...


'Setting new standards': John Deere unveils new 6R & 6M series tractors

Expanding the John Deere range of mid-size 6R and 6M Series tractors, a total of 14 new four-cylinder and large frame six-cylinder models with Stage I...


Harvest pressure 'main reasons for the decline'; EU grains trade lower

EU grains trade mostly lower on the day, save for corn, and universally lower for the week and month. At the close Nov 15 London wheat was down GBP...


US wheat appears caught between a rock and a hard place; corn market closes lower

Soycomplex Beans closed lower, following a USDA announcement that China had cancelled 200,000 MT of US old crop soybean purchases. Not that that sh...


3 August 2015 | News,NFU,Property News
Rural Watch scheme re-launches to combat theft

In a bid to tackle agricultural crime in the rural community, a rural watch scheme for Dumfries and Galloway was re-launched on NFU Scotland’s stand a...


Paneltech Systems wins Best Trade Stand in Show at 2015 CLA Game Fair

Garden steel fabrication company Paneltech Systems has been announced as the winner of the Best Trade Stand in Show award at this year’s CLA Game Fair...


3 August 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,Supermarkets
Farmers clearing shelves at supermarkets to protest low prices

Dairy farmers are protesting the prices paid to them for the milk they produce by clearing the shelves at Morrisons supermarkets. The farmers argue...


24% increase in pea and bean area raises prospect of losses

The area of pulses grown in the UK has increased 24% to 171,000 ha compared with 2014 due, in large part, to the introduction of the three-crop rule. ...


3 August 2015 | News,Property News,Renewables
Farmers urged to make money while the sun shines

There won’t be a better time for farmers to make money by fitting solar panels according to leading renewables experts. The recent Summer Budget su...


Farm robotics at SmartAg Conference

An international expert in the development and commercialisation of cutting edge field robotic systems will head the line-up of the Agriculture and Ho...


3 August 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Gamekeepers and riverkeepers recognised at CLA Game Fair

The CLA Game Fair has once again recognised the hard work and contribution made to the countryside by the UK’s gamekeepers and riverkeepers through it...


3 August 2015 | Finance,News,Pigs
Rising supplies and Russian ban causing low EU pig prices

After a brief recovery through June, pig prices have fallen again and are now over 30 pence a kilo, or 20 per cent, below where they were this time la...


3 August 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
Shoppers urged to buy UK lamb as producers enduring 'worst prices for six years'

Sheep producers are enduring the worst lamb prices for six years, prompting Ulster Farmers Union beef and lamb chairman, Crosby Cleland, to urge consu...


3 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Farming unions pressing European Commission on dairy support

The past twelve months has seen intense lobbying on dairy issues by the UFU in London, Brussels and with other farm lobby organisations. Its key de...


3 August 2015 | Finance,News,Shows and Events
Grant scheme aims to support rural communities

A new Growth Programme has made £24 million of grants available to support rural communities and businesses. Applications are now open to any proje...


Belgian farmers to stage mass protest next month over declining prices

Europe’s farmers and farm cooperatives are to stage a demonstration in Brussels on September 7, deliberately timed to correspond with the EU farm mini...


3 August 2015 | Agri Safety,News,NFU
Rural crime falls as people unite to fight thieves

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual today releases its annual rural crime data, based on claims received in 2014. The data reveals rural crime cost the U...


31 July 2015 | Dairy,News
Northern Ireland dairy farming crisis as tractors block supermarkets and farmers descend on Stormont

Tractors have closed off the entrance of supermarkets in Co Londonderry town as farmers orchestrated a demonstration over the dairy farming crisis in ...


Oilseed rape flourishes without bee-killing chemicals

The first harvest results of winter oilseed rape planted without neonicotinoid seed treatments have come in, and farmers are experiencing a better tha...


31 July 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Appeal for plant and farm machinery entries for August collective auction

High demand for second hand plant and farm machinery and implements has prompted auctioneers Halls to appeal for more entries for the company’s bi-mon...


Heated debate on land use and wildlife at the CLA Game Fair

The clash in views about the relationship between land management and wildlife came to a head today at the CLA Game Fair, at Harewood House in Yorkshi...




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