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2 March 2015 | News

2 March 2015 | News,Renewables
Gaia-Wind Appoints First Japanese Reseller

World leading farm scale wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind has appointed its first reselling partner in Japan. Green-Power Corporation, based in Ka...


Steel track crawler ready for a comeback?

A new steel track crawler tractor will take to the field alongside its modern McCormick wheeled counterparts at a demonstration day being staged on Tu...


Worrying increase in milk spots in pigs

A worrying increase in milk spot lesions in pigs slaughtered in England is revealed in the latest survey data from the BPEX Pig Health Scheme. The...


2 March 2015 | News
Muller milk price 'unchanged' as market showing signs of improvement

Muller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its milk price for April 2015 will remain unchanged. The company is offering 24.15ppl from March 5, a ...


2 March 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Search on for farming families to take part in new TV show

The search is on for families from all over the UK and Ireland to take part in a new TV show. In the new production for Sky1, three families from a...


EU grains close uniformly higher on the day

EU grains closed uniformly higher on the day, and mixed for the week. Paris wheat continues to perform better than its London counterpart, due to stro...


Possible winterkill damage to Russian wheat; Brazilian trucker strike

Soycomplex Beans closed higher on the day and higher for the week, with uncertainty over the Brazilian truckers strike continuing to provide suppor...


Grants will offer farmers and land owners 'real opportunities'

With the start of March comes the opening of the window for the new 2015 Countryside Productivity Scheme (CPS). With the recent changes to the CA...


The future for Freedom Food is RSPCA Assured

This month FarmingUK spoke to an enthusiastic Jeremy (Jez) Cooper, CEO of Freedom Food about their re-branding and the future of the organisation. Imp...


Two blocks of Shropshire land for sale at March auction

Two blocks of agricultural land in Shropshire will be going under the hammer at a public auction in Shrewsbury on March 19. The 3pm auction, conduc...


2 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Points means prizes for cattle exhibitors in North Wales

A new competition for cattle exhibitors at the Eglwysbach, Llanrwst and Cerrigydrudion shows has been launched - thanks to a sponsorship deal by Llanr...


Fantastic four earn Futures opportunity with Cogent

Four young cattle breeding enthusiasts from all over the UK have seen off the competition to become finalists in Cogent’s Futures Programme 2015. T...


2 March 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Safeguarding your herd: Biosecurity

In this, the second advisory guide being published by The National Beef Association’s (NBA) Animal Health Committee, they look at on farm Bio-security...


UK oilseed rape departs for Turkey

Oilseed rape from more than 7,000 hectares has left the UK bound for Turkey in what is thought to be the biggest single shipment of its kind for at le...


2 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Knowing oilseed rape density 'crucial'

Knowing your oilseed rape plant density is crucial for making pollen beetle control decisions, according to HGCA. As pollen beetles tend to start m...


2 March 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
New Raycam Fertilser Spreader from JC Machinery

JC Machinery have released a new Raycam Twin Disc Fertiliser spreader. Accuracy of spread is achieved with the twin disc spreaders delivering an ec...


2 March 2015 | News,Property News
Landowners urged to act now for significant development opportunities

Landowners within the West of England have an opportunity to have an impact on local development. The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership ...


27 February 2015 | News,Sheep
Learn from the past to stop unintended consequences of environmental stewardship schemes

The single-focus nature of environmental stewardship schemes means the traditional role of tenanted farms in upland areas is gradually being dismantle...


Annual dealer show is a hit with McCormick users

It was an excellent day for McCormick dealer Bryan Hoggarth Ltd at the Carnforth-based dealer’s Annual Show, with local farmers taking a great deal of...


27 February 2015 | News,Poultry
Hendrix Genetics and MTech-Systems agree on worldwide working partnership

Hendrix Genetics is to adopt computer software from MTech-Systems for improved management of its worldwide livestock breeding facilities. Under th...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
European anti-GM regulations preventing 'beneficial crops' being grown in the UK

EU regulations that prevent genetically modified crops from being grown in the UK are not fit for purpose and should be replaced, the Science and Tech...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
New light shed on the microbial battleground between soil and roots

The soil around roots of plants such as barley – one of our most important crops - is a battleground where only certain bacteria can survive, suggests...


27 February 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Lack of disease controls ruining UK cattle industry

UK cattle farmers must take firmer control of cattle disease if they are to remain competitive and secure future markets, domestically and overseas, f...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Shows and Events
Pioneering research facility recognised with UK Grower of the Year award

Directors and staff at a North Yorkshire horticulture research facility are celebrating after winning a prestigious award. The team at Selby based ...


27 February 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Entries now open for the annual Countryside Clay Shoot

Organisations, businesses and individuals are being encouraged to enter teams for the 2015 Countryside Clay Shoot, organised by the British Associatio...


27 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Market volatility takes its toll on Welsh farm incomes

Increased volatility has been highlighted today with the latest Welsh Government Farm Income forecasts predicting a decline in the profitability of fa...


27 February 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
EU refers Italy to Court of Justice for failure to recover milk levies

The Commission decided today to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to meet its responsibilities in recovery the lev...




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16 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment
John Deere unveil new 6R tractor range

John Deere unveil new 6R tractor range

Spearheading the John Deere range of mid-size tractors from Mannheim, the n...


14 January 2015 | Animal Health
Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

Regular testing for bovine TB could significantly reduce the number of infe...


12 January 2015 | News
Government regulations hampering UK agri...

Government regulations hampering UK agri...

Single-issue policy-making threatens to hamper, not help, the progress of U...


8 January 2015 | Cattle
2015: The year ahead for the beef market

2015: The year ahead for the beef market

2014 has been a “rocky old year” for the beef industry but better prices ar...