28 July 2015 | Online since 2003




Birds and Habitats Directives need more flexibility, says NFU President

The NFU has written directly to the European Commission on the EU Birds and Habitats Directive to highlight key messages from the agricultural sector....


27 July 2015 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
Train derailed after hitting cattle in Kent

Around 70 passengers evacuated and line closed after Southeastern train hits cows that wandered on to track between Ashford and Canterbury. Southea...


LemnaTec using phenotyping technology to “beet” sugar plant diseases

Global plant phenotyping specialist LemnaTec has established an automated process to identify disease in sugar beet leaves which it believes will sign...


Strike now against blowflies

Farmers waiting to see instances of blowfly strike in their area before taking action are advised to urgently consider preventative treatment, as cond...


27 July 2015 | News
One of Lake District's best loved fell paths given £10k gift boost by mysterious benefactor

One of the Lake District’s best loved but blighted fell paths has been given a £10,000 boost by a mystery benefactor. Walla Crag, above Keswick, is...


27 July 2015 | News,Produce,Products
French farmers take action in food protest and block Spanish and German borders

The latest protest against a fall in food prices caused French farmers to block roads from Germany and Spain on Sunday to halt foreign products enteri...


24 July 2015 | News,NFU,Products
NFU comment on distribution of neonicotinoid seed treatment products

Further to the NFU securing the emergency use of enough neonicotinoid seed treatments from the Chemical Regulation Directorate to treat five per cent ...


24 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Another great Royal Welsh Show

Once again, thousands of visitors from far and wide have enjoyed the annual Royal Welsh Show. With perfect show weather, the large number of exhibi...


24 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Agrii reveals Rural Community Champion winner

The final votes have been tallied and Agrii is delighted to announce that the Border Search and Rescue Unit (BSARU) is the winner of its nationwide se...


24 July 2015 | Feed and Forage,News,Poultry
Genetic selection for improved feed efficiency: The past, present and future

Genetic selection over the last 70 years has seen substantial improvements in the performance of laying hens. In particular, the combined effects of i...


24 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News
Dogs in tractors warning after farm incident

A farmer narrowly escaped serious injury after her dog accidently started the hydraulic controls of a straw chopper hitched to her vehicle, sending th...


24 July 2015 | News,Produce,Shows and Events
Record number of visitors soak up knowledge at Fruit Focus 2015

A record number of visitors from across the country headed to Kent this week to attend the UK’s premier fruit event, Fruit Focus. Just under 1300 v...


24 July 2015 | News,Produce,Sheep
Wildsmith Hotels do their bit for the British Wool Industry

Andrew Wildsmith owner of Wildsmith Hotels, Hipping Hall, near Kirkby Lonsdale, The Ryebeck, Bowness and soon to open Forest Side, Grasmere has commis...


24 July 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Professionalism will open doors for dairy farmers, say food chain experts

Increasing the level of professionalism within the dairy industry will help open doors to new markets and reduce risk. This was the message from two D...


24 July 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,NFU
Dairy outlook 'bleak' says NFU, as further cuts announced

The biggest milk co-operative in the UK, Arla, has today announced another cut to the price it pays its UK members by 0.80ppl taking it to 23.01ppl. ...


24 July 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
Government takes the shine out of solar? Announcement ends speculation on future subsidy

The announcement from DECC earlier this week has all but ended speculation about future subsidy for small solar farms of 5MW and under, the recommenda...


Still much to be done for UK farming, NFU warns

The announcement by the Prime Minister shows that the government is taking agriculture seriously, but there is still much that can be done, according ...


24 July 2015 | Finance,News
Farmers borrowing more, new figures show

Farmers need to think about the money they are borrowing, following an increase in the amount of taken on by UK farms. New figures from the Bank of...


Health and Safety Executive announce new rodenticide rules

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced new rules on the purchase and use of professional rodenticide bait which will come into force next...


Silage compactor receives award for innovation

An implement which has the ability to increase the density of silage by as much as 40% has received a major industry award at the Royal Welsh Show thi...


24 July 2015 | News,NFU,Products,Veterinary News
UK farming unions buy time for farmers on new rodenticides training

UK farming unions have secured the option for farmers to use their farm assurance scheme membership as ‘proof of competence’ as the Health and Safety ...


23 July 2015 | News,Poultry,Shows and Events
Entries open for the 2015 Zoetis & British Poultry Council Trainee Award

Seeking to enhance your career in the poultry industry? Winning a £2000 training grant through the ZoetisTM / British Poultry Council Trainee Award co...


23 July 2015 | News,Pigs
Quality Equipment celebrates 50th anniversary

A home-made welding machine led to the development of one of Britain’s largest and most successful pig equipment companies which celebrates its 50th a...


23 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News,Renewables
Solar farms, it’s time to improve security measures

Farmers investing in solar energy farms are being called to take the security of their sites more seriously, with spates in solar panel theft a growin...


23 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Wales woman farmer award winner announced at Royal Welsh

Ceri Ratcliffe a beef and sheep farmer from Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, has today been crowned NFU Cymru / Principality Building Society Wales Woman Fa...


23 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,NFU
PM unveils plans to boost UK food and farming exports

Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced today by the Prime Minister, as he visited the Ro...


Farming with dyslexia campaign marks one year anniversary

NFU Scotland’s Farming with Dyslexia campaign is celebrating its first year anniversary by setting objectives to continue to develop the successful in...




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