01 July 2015 | Online since 2003




1 July 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Professor Chris Elliott to warn businesses at food fraud conference

UK food businesses must take up the fight against food fraud or face another scandal – that will be the stark warning from one of the UK’s top experts...


Growing threat of Bovine TB worries insurance market

In the lead up to May’s general election, one issue proved more divisive than any other for rural areas: how best to tackle Bovine TB. Like many ot...


1 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News
Annual workplace fatalities released

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term ...


The veterinary future’s bright, but levels of stress causing concern, says Vet Futures survey

Vets are generally positive about the future of the UK veterinary profession, with 59% saying they are very or fairly optimistic in a new survey of mo...


1 July 2015 | News,Sheep
Chinese delegates visit British Wool industry

A delegation of Chinese wool industry representatives are currently in the UK visiting a number of key aspects of the UK wool supply chain hosted by B...


1 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Finalists prepare for Top Woman Farmer award

This month’s Royal Welsh Show will be the venue for the final of one of Wales’ most prestigious farming titles – NFU Cymru / Principality Building Soc...


1 July 2015 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Aldi launches new season Scotch lamb

New season Scotch Lamb is now available across Aldi’s 61 Scottish stores as part of its continued commitment to the Scottish meat industry. The fre...


State of our countryside: New map reveals loss of farmland

Large-scale changes to the environment of the United Kingdom, including an apparent loss of habitats and agricultural land, have been revealed through...


30 June 2015 | Education,News
Latest round of calls for PhD funding announced by AHDB

AHDB has published its latest call for new research projects, making funding of up to £1 million available for its postgraduate studentship programme....


30 June 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Farmcare claim victory in charity cricket competition in Cambridge

National farming organisation Farmcare took first place in an annual cricket tournament they staged in Cambridge last weekend in aid of Farm Africa, t...


Farming and wildlife under spotlight in debate at CLA Game Fair

Is conservation at odds with modern agriculture and land management? This is the proposition that will be argued in the headline debate on the firs...


30 June 2015 | News,NFU,Produce
Opening new export markets is absolutely vital, says NFU President

Selling more UK produce abroad and growing export access has never been so important, NFU President Meurig Raymond told delegates at AHDB’s 11th annua...


Soil Association warns farmers not to spray Glyphosate due to cancer links

This harvest, the Soil Association is urging cereal farmers not to spray Glyphosate on milling wheat crops – to reduce the amount of this probable car...


30 June 2015 | Education,News,Poultry
Newton Rigg students visit to the Lakes Free Range Egg Company

Newton Rigg students studying their City and Guilds ‘Skills for Working Life – Entry Level 2’ Diploma paid a visit to the Lakes Free Range Egg Company...


AHDB to organic farmers: get a true picture of your business

On July 7 2015, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds will be at the National Organic Combinable Crops event 2015 (NOCC15) in Suffolk to discuss how organic farme...


High-spec fertiliser spreader and new shredder to feature at this year's Royal Welsh

Kuhn Farm Machinery will have a wide selection of hay and silage making equipment, seed drills and livestock feeding equipment on display at this year...


30 June 2015 | News,Produce
Appetite for traceable, trustworthy meat leads to the creation of the Scottish Burger Company

Inspired by growing consumer demand for home-grown, traceable meat, an Ayrshire-based husband and wife have launched The Scottish Burger Company. P...


30 June 2015 | News,Renewables
CLA urges Government to collaborate with landowners to meet climate challenges

It is vital that landowners and Government work in partnership to mitigate and manage the effects of climate change. This includes providing the right...


30 June 2015 | News,Property News
Farmers given extension by Natural England

Natural England has just announced a deadline extension for submitting an ‘Expression of Interest’ for the new Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship Sch...


30 June 2015 | News,Renewables
'Solar Independence Day will show how versatile this technology is'

The NFU's chief adviser for renewable energy and climate change will be helping to welcome visitors to one of Britain’s largest solar farms as part of...


New technology aims to reduce environmental impact within meat production

With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world wher...


Farmers to tell their stories to save lives on the farm

Farmers will be using Farm Safety Week, which takes place from 6 to 10 July, to highlight measures needed to ensure safety on farms. The NFU, worki...


30 June 2015 | News,Sheep
Rise in lamb numbers sold in GB

A significant lift in the number of lambs being sold in Scotland and the GB took place during Royal Highland Show week, according to the latest market...


A vision for unlocking farming potential in the EU

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition, representing 11 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, today presented its joint declaration entitle...


Genetic improvement has a 'massive impact on livestock production'

International experts from Norway and the USA join the line-up of speakers at the 2015 Sheep Breeders Round Table to discuss the opportunities and cha...


EU grains trade higher; Euro weakness friendly to Paris grain

EU grains trade higher, playing catch-up with strong gains posted in US markets on Friday night, and with Paris grains supported by further euro weakn...


30 June 2015 | News,Property News
UK farmers in Australia: Proposed age bracket rise for visa

As part of wider changes to the way working holiday visas are issued in Australia, proposals are underway to increase the age limit for those eligible...




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