07 July 2015 | Online since 2003



7 July 2015 | News,NFU,Produce,Sheep

7 July 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Eastern counties tackle issues at leading potato gathering

There was no shortage of opinions and ideas at the recent East Midlands Potato Day, sponsored by AHDB Potatoes and held recently at leading growers an...


7 July 2015 | News,Produce,Sheep
Plaid Cymru calls for urgent measures to protect farmers as price of lamb plummets by 20%

Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Agriculture Minister, Llyr Gruffydd AM, has called on the Welsh Government to take urgent steps to protect farmers as price of We...


7 July 2015 | News,NFU,Produce,Sheep
NFU asks: who’s profiting from lamb?

As the prestigious Livestock Event kicks off at the NEC, latest figures show that while the retail price of lamb for consumers is lower in the spring ...


7 July 2015 | Arable,News,Organic
OK-Net Arable for more knowledge exchange in organic farming

The complexity of organic farming requires farmers to have a very high level of knowledge and skills. But exchange on organic farming techniques remai...


A swarm of celebrities descend upon Bee Garden Party

A swarm of celebrities supporting Monmouth Charity Bees for Development at Bee Garden Party in Royal Palace Gardens - Marlborough House, The Mall, Lon...


7 July 2015 | Appointments,News
Heather Wheeler MP elected chair of Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group

Heather Wheeler MP (Conservative, South Derbyshire) was elected Chair of the Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group during the Group’s AGM on 6th July. ...


7 July 2015 | Dairy,News
Milk producers urged to make rumen efficiency a top priority

With continuing pressure on margins, dairy producers are being urged to maximise the milk produced from every kg of feed by making rumen fermentation ...


7 July 2015 | Dairy,News,Produce,Renewables
Wyke Farms sends green gas to grid and secures position as ‘greenest’ cheese brand

Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processor, today commissioned the second phase of its Bio Gas project which ...


7 July 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Celebrating north Wales’ connection to the sea

The Menai Seafood Festival, now in its third year, is fast becoming a signature event in the Anglesey food calendar. This year is no exception as it t...


7 July 2015 | Education,Forestry,News
New Farm Africa report outlines promising results to making forests pay for local communities

A new report released today by international development charity Farm Africa shows promising results for the Participatory Forest Management (PFM) app...


Farmers 'reaching boiling point' over falling incomes

The fall in lamb prices, drastically reduced farm incomes and frustrations over the volume of imported lamb on supermarket shelves means farmer anger ...


7 July 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Farmland outperforming other assets as prices continue to rise

Over the past 10 years prices of agricultural land in England have trebled to £8,265 an acre, meaning farmland performed stronger than many other asse...


7 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Planning the Kent County Show 2016 set to start immediately

Organisers of the annual Kent County Show start the planning of the next year’s event as soon as the current Show closes. The first job is to talk ...


7 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News
Action on farm safety needed as fatality figures show no decline

Farmers are being urged to assess risks and take action in making their farms safer for themselves and others around them, as the Health and Safety Ex...


7 July 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
Westcountry farmers urged to 'cash-in' on dairy quotas

Milk quotas have been abolished, after more than three decades of EU attempts to control dairy production, leaving Westcountry farmers with a tax dead...


7 July 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Delivery of affordable rural property has been 'woeful' says CLA

The government must ensure rural housing delivery forms a vital part of its plans to accelerate home building, or risk failure of the Housing Bill to ...


Heat wave in west US 'damaging wheat potential'; corn closes lower

Soycomplex Beans closed with double digit losses, and much closer to session lows than session highs. Today was in fact the last ever daytime open ...


7 July 2015 | Education,News,Renewables
University study reveals important findings for AD operators

The University of Aarhus has revealed important findings from an extensive study into the performance of Landia’s externally-mounted GasMix system, sh...


Farm Safety Week 2015 – Take chances with machinery? Not on your life!

• Themed help and advice placed online each day of the third annual Farm Safety Week 6-10 July • Farm Safety Foundation, Farm Safety Partnerships, t...


Ventilation sock system launched by Hydor

Hydor’s new Ventilation Sock System (HVSS), which supplies fresh air to all parts of a livestock building has been unveiled. The first application ...


Preparing for thoroughbreds with a tough McCormick compact

Getting the landscape back into shape is a priority for a racing enthusiast as he prepares a new property in Essex for the thoroughbred horses he bree...


6 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Cereals and oilseeds area for harvest 2015 down 2%

The total area of cereals and oilseeds for harvest 2015 in Great Britain is estimated at 3.72Mha, down 2% from 2014, according to the annual AHDB Cere...


Kubota first choice for Cotswolds alpaca farm

The many benefits of choosing compact and versatile groundcare machinery over larger models is becoming more commonplace in small estates, farms and s...


6 July 2015 | News
Food Enterprise Zones to drive rural revolution

More than 10,000 new jobs are set to be added to the UK’s growing food and farming industry as a network of new food hubs takes shape across England, ...


Avondale beekeepers buzzing after bonus donation

A Lanarkshire community group project dedicated to managing beehives is set to receive a crucial £1,386 grant from Banks Community Fund. Avondale C...


New Kuhn rotor rake maximses grassland working efficiency

Kuhn Farm Machinery has announced the launch of its largest four-rotor trailed grass rake to date, with the new GA 15131 offering a maximum working wi...


Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death...




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