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26 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Dealers hear about new McCormick developments

Agricultural engineers supplying new McCormick tractors travelled from all parts of Britain to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster, Yorkshire t...


Kubota's MK5000 tractor unveiled at LAMMA

The new MK5000 tractor, from agricultural and groundcare specialists Kubota, has made its UK debut at LAMMA this week, at what was a successful two da...


Horsch BoomControl Pro wins LAMMA 2015 innovation awards

Horsch has won twice at the prestigious LAMMA 2015 Awards. The company’s BoomControl Pro, system fitted to its Leeb trailed and self-propelled spr...


26 January 2015 | Appointments,News
Minty takes the NFU Lincolnshire reins

Lincolnshire NFU has a new chairman: dairy farmer Minty Willoughby, from Thurlby near Alford has taken over from Sleaford farmer Chris Godson. She wil...


Ever-changing role of the agronomist

The role of today’s agronomist is constantly changing. Each new season brings with it a unique set of challenges, whether they are responding to incre...


26 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Dairy farmers need to be better prepared for market changes

Dairy farmers need to be better prepared for market changes after a new report revealed that their numbers have halved in the last decade. It comes...


Kubota targets new market with launch of landmark M7001

Japanese manufacturer, Kubota, unveiled its M7001 tractor at LAMMA 2015 this week, launched alongside a series of new tractor and groundcare vehicles ...


Scottish beef producers prepare for US visit

Preparations are being made as part of a visit by US inspectors in a bid to get Scottish red meat back onto the US market following a 25-year ban. ...


23 January 2015 | Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Procurement of Welsh dairy produce 'vital', FUW tells UK supermarkets

In the face of the current dairy crisis, the Farmers’ Union of Wales is once again calling on major UK supermarkets to commit to the procurement of We...


Bauer irrigation diesel pumps feature at LAMMA

A mobile irrigation pump set exhibited by Bauer at the LAMMA show is one of a range of units performance-matched to the Rainstar and ProRain reel irri...


23 January 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Lambing Live star explains power of social media

Lambing has either already started, or fast approaching, on farms up and down the country, but how many farmers would agree to being constantly watche...


23 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
UK wheat yields have potential to double

UK wheat yields have theoretical potential to more than double over the next 10-20 years if every aspect of agronomy is fine-tuned and technological a...


Treating cattle parasites during housing

When housing cattle, it is a good opportunity to re-set the clock for some parasites such as liver fluke. However, for others such as lice and man...


23 January 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Supermarkets
Welsh government criticised over non-stun slaughter

The Welsh government has been urged to end talks with a company that has been approved by the Food Standard's Agency to deliver non-stun slaughter. ...


Crowds flock to LAMMA 2015

Britain’s farmers flocked to Peterborough for the first day of LAMMA’15 to see the latest agricultural technology. More than 20,000 people visited ...


22 January 2015 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Sheep
Reminder on annual sheep and goat count

All Scottish sheep and goat keepers have been reminded to return their annual inventory form before 31 January. Under European law, all keepers mus...


22 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Future's bright for milk industry, Welsh government director says

It's a difficult time for milk producers, however the long term trend for consumption of dairy products 'remains positive' and prices will correct the...


Holstein sires show successful transition from genomic to daughter proofs

Young Holstein sires launched initially with genomic proofs are progressing to daughter-proven status with figures close to their original genomic pre...


22 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Welsh dairy industry at mercy of a 'perfect storm'

The Welsh Government must do more to champion the Welsh dairy industry as it faces severe challenges in the face of a perfect storm. That was the m...


22 January 2015 | News,Property News
Ancient manorial rights still important today: Landowners react to MP report

Landowners have responded to a report by MPs into the exercise of manorial rights. The CLA urged caution over a suggestion that rights should be limit...


22 January 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
HS2 compulsory purchase code 'not fit for purpose'

A full and fair compensation package for HS2 is still needed for agricultural owner occupiers, the NFU have said. NFU rural surveyor Louise Staples...


22 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Thousands get ready to claim Basic Payment Scheme in 2015

The Rural Payments Agency is inviting thousands more farmers and landowners to register on new the service to claim this year's payments. RPA CEO M...


22 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Don't blame supermarkets for milk crisis, says First Milk chairman Paice

The crisis in the dairy industry is not the fault of supermarkets, according to First Milk Chairman Sir Jim Paice, who was speaking to NFU members in ...


Injunction sends 'clear message' to badger cull protesters

A sentence imposed on animal rights activists for breaching an injunction against farmers during pilot badger culls 'will send a warning' that such ac...


21 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Market Reports,News
Corn shrugs off bearish news; US wheat struggles to match European competitors

Soycomplex Beans closed around 8-10 cents lower, helped on their way by news of another 174 TMT worth of Chinese cancellations. News that China pos...


21 January 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Search for local rural champions begins at LAMMA

The search for the nation’s local rural champions begins at LAMMA on 21st January 2015 with the launch of Agrii’s Rural Community Champions campaign. ...


22 January 2015 | LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News
Host of new McCormick tractors at LAMMA

With a much larger stand needed to feature a host of important new McCormick tractor ranges, GB distributor AgriArgo has pulled out all the stops for ...




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