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30 July 2015 | News,Produce
Bramley apple pie filling wins European protection as historical delicacy

Traditional Bramley apple pie filling has been awarded protected status by the European Commission after it was accepted as a uniquely British product...


30 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Breeders continue focus on non GN barley

At a recent field trials day breeders Limagrain UK confirmed their continued emphasis on producing dual purpose non-GN barleys that offer flexibility ...


30 July 2015 | Finance,News
Rural Cumbria to benefit from £24 million growth programme

It has just been announced by the Government that rural businesses and communities are set to benefit from a £24 million Growth Programme. Here Craig ...


30 July 2015 | News,Property News
Mid Wales livestock rearing farm has guide price of £1.1 million

A Mid Wales livestock rearing farm with a farmhouse, extensive range of modern and traditional buildings and 122 acres of pastureland has been placed ...


Hydor pioneer celebrates 50 years

Hydor’s stalwart, Dennis Farr is celebrating 50 years service with the company this year and his colleagues are paying tribute to an impressive and ev...


30 July 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Burden Bros Agri to expand sales area

John Deere dealer Burden Bros Agri Ltd will be expanding its agriculturalmachinery business in the south-east of England this autumn, by taking on the...


Farmers in sheep scab scare as sales season approaches

Sheep scab, an increasingly serious problem for British sheep farmers, was a discussion topic at the recent Clyde monitor farm meeting, hosted by moni...


30 July 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
Livestock farmers facing adverse weather challenges

The challenges facing farmers due to adverse weather in some parts of Scotland was witnessed first-hand by NFU Scotland President on a visit to Caithn...


30 July 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
NFU and Graham's Dairy meet to discuss milk price cuts

NFU Scotland met with Graham’s the Family Dairy on Tuesday 28 July to discuss the recent pricing cuts announced by the firm. The company, which run...


30 July 2015 | News,NFU,Property News,Renewables
Different mindset needed on EU nature legislation

NFU Scotland has written to the European Commission to make the case for a different mind-set in EU nature legislation. Responding to a ‘fitness ch...


30 July 2015 | Education,News
Agronomy training course attracts a wide range of top level graduates

Continued investment in the Hutchinsons Foundation Agronomy Training Programme has seen applicants from across a wide range of top level science degre...


SlurryKat reveal new Doda pump

A new higher output pump is coming on to the market this September from SlurryKat to help increase time efficiency with slurry contractors and farmers...


Micron appoint two new dealers for the Varidome range

Manufacturers of precision spraying equipment, Micron Group, have appointed two new dealers in the UK for the Varidome range of band sprayers. Chal...


30 July 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
Dairy Crest announces cuts in September milk price

Dairy Crest has announced after six months of milk price stability, the Liquid milk price for farmers supplying all or a proportion of their milk on a...


EU grains close lower, as bearish run in the sector continues

EU grains closed generally lower, as the bearish run in the sector continues. At the close of play, Nov 15 London wheat was down GBP1.40/tonne to G...


Demand for US wheat 'slack'

Soycomplex Beans closed mixed, higher on the nears and lower on new crop. After a 10% fall over the last 2 days the Shanghai Composite Index was up...


30 July 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
Campbeltown Creamery funding received by First Milk

First instalment of crucial Scottish Government funding received by First Milk. Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead confirmed on Monday that t...


30 July 2015 | News,NFU
NFU Cymru launches broadband and mobile phone coverage survey

NFU Cymru has launched the first farmer-focused broadband and mobile phone survey in a bid to inform its work on getting an efficient service rolled o...


29 July 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
KNAPP’s mini AGVs bring swarm intelligence to agricultural parts warehouse

The Open Shuttle driverless vehicles supplied by KNAPP to agricultural products supplier, Grene, at the company’s automated warehouse in Denmark utili...


Dolly takes centre stage in exhibition charting a century of science

Dolly the sheep is to star in an exhibition chronicling a century of genetics research in Edinburgh. The world’s most famous sheep will be on displ...


29 July 2015 | News,Property News
Farmers taking opportunity of record values to 'exit the industry'

The farmland market is becoming more finely balanced leading to a greater range in values achieved according to Savills most recent review. Continu...


29 July 2015 | Market Reports,News
Plant growth regulators (PGRs) yields and profits

Plant growth regulators, also known as plant hormones are chemicals occurring in low concentrations, which promote plant growth by increasing the supp...


EU grains bounce higher; dryness a 'problem for European corn'

EU grains bounced mostly higher today, recovering some (but by no means all) of yesterday's losses. At the close Nov 15 London wheat was up GBP0.50...


Crop conditions better; corn market makes modest recovery

Soycomplex Beans closed higher, in a Turnaround Tuesday style of sorts. The recovery was only a partial one of what was lost yesterday though. The ...


29 July 2015 | Bees and Beekeeping,News
Study shows bee-friendly crops create a hungry gap for rarer bees

A new study published in Biological Conservation identifies that we need to rethink the type of special flowering crops that we grow to help our ailin...


New course allows gamekeepers to continue using rodenticides

A new one-day course will allow gamekeepers to go on controlling rats using professional rodenticides after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) deadli...


29 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
NI cereal grower’s gear up for business

Allan Chambers chairman of the Ulster Farmers’ Union cereals committee is encouraging livestock farmers to support their local cereal growers this har...




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