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24 April 2015 | News,Sheep
Growing sheep enterprise gets a boost with new EID stick reader

With a growing sheep business and jobs off the farm too, Ian and Fiona Andrews are delighted to have won a new bit of kit that will potentially save t...


Retailers should commit to sourcing British lamb, farmers urge

Retailers should confirm their commitments to sourcing UK lamb this season, farmers have urged. With next month traditionally regarded as the start...


24 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Arla announce milk price increase for April

Arla has announced the UK standard litre has increased by 0.03ppl to 25.83ppl, following confirmation of the exchange rate used in the currency smooth...


24 April 2015 | News,NFU
NFU shows support to Young Farmers Club

NFU Cymru has shown its support to the YFC by providing travelling expenses to Aberedw YFC, who are to represent Wales with their winning Pantomime ‘T...


24 April 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
Fines for French and Spanish dairies

A number of leading French dairy companies have been fined the equivalent of £160 million for involvement in yoghurt price fixing between 2006 and 201...


24 April 2015 | News
Scottish horse industry needs 'greater regulation' to grow, report suggests

Scotland’s equine industry is growing, and contributes £228 million to the Scottish economy per year (excluding racing); however there is a need for g...


24 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Help for farmers to stop losing nutrients

Farmers in England can benefit from a new guide to help them stop soil and manure running off their land. It’s published today online by the Wildfowl ...


24 April 2015 | News,Shows and Events
CLA Game Fair: Equine competition returns

The Ride-away Express Eventing Challenge, the spectacular, fast-moving and hugely popular version of traditional three-day eventing is to return to th...


24 April 2015 | Forestry,Market Reports,News
Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially

Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially over the past year while other regions in the US have experienced only ...


JCB apprentice does the double at Engineering Awards Ceremony

JCB apprentice Daniel Biggs is today the toast of the company after scooping two top awards in a national competition. The young engineer and fourt...


24 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Education,News
New Farm Manager at NSC’s Walford Campus

The bells of change have rang in for the College Farm at North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Walford Campus, as our new farm Manager starts work. Stephe...


Home Office outlines toll of rural crime

A Home Office survey of businesses estimates that rural crime affected around a quarter of agriculture, forestry and fishing premises in 2014, with ar...


23 April 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Succession planning for farmers: Important to plan ahead

Farmers don’t often like to contemplate retirement but it’s important to plan ahead if you’re thinking of taking a step back from your farm business. ...


Resistance to sheep wormers increasing

Early results from a sample of 25 farms have revealed that resistance to wormers is increasing. Theseinclude wormer treatments that were previously co...


Worming sheep in the Spring

Ewes The first question that needs asking is – do the ewes really need worming? In reality a lot of the ewes won’t need a dose in April. Some ma...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Potato council secures EU funding for promotional campaign

Potato Council’s director Rob Clayton today welcomed the EU Commission’s decision to approve 50% EU co-funding for an approximate £3.6m joint-venture ...


Beef farmers had 'difficult start to 2015'

Beef farmers have had a difficult start to 2015, driven by a combination of factors some of which are outwith producers’ control, according to Stuart ...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
High incidences of TuYV infection in current oilseed rape crop

Carried out by Dr John Walsh of Warwick University on behalf of breeders Limagrain UK, the survey which will be completed by the end of May, will prov...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cattle,Cereal,Crops,News
APHA agrees to scrap ‘nonsensical’ change to AFU guidance

A legal challenge backed by the NFU and funded by its Legal Assistance Scheme has resulted in the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) scrapping a ch...


23 April 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
National Fruit Show annual general meeting highlights the need for positivity in the industry

The Marden Fruit Show Society hosted its 82nd Annual General Meeting at Hadlow College Animal Management Facility on 15th April 2015. Society Preside...


National Beef Week has Yorkshire focus

The fifth national Great British Beef Week centred on St George’s Day on April 23 will have Yorkshire beef production at its heart. Not only is Yor...


23 April 2015 | News,Products
Innovative Clusterflush launched to the market

Removing the risk of cross infections in the parlour is the key driver behind the launch of a new Clusterflush chemical from Progiene, a division of R...


23 April 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Herefordshire farmer wins Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015

Farmer and writer John Lewis-Stempel has been awarded the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 for Meadowland: the Private Life of an English Field – his ly...


23 April 2015 | News,NFU
NFU rejects re-nationalising decision-making on GM feed

The NFU is extremely concerned by the European Commission’s proposal to re-nationalise decision-making power on GM feed or food back to Member States....


22 April 2015 | Crops,News
New useful EAMU’s in vegetables for Sencorex Flow

The easy to use formulation of Sencorex Flow (metribuzin) has several new and useful Extension of Authorisation for Minor Uses (EAMU) to help out vege...


22 April 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
Splosh for dosh! Weed control in sugar beet

With the downward pricing trend of sugar beet, growers need to focus on doing what is absolutely necessary, but with the main focus of getting as much...


22 April 2015 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Where we are with wormer resistance

A series of meetings have been arranged to discuss the important new findings on the levels of anthelmintic resistance on farms in Wales. Overseen ...




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