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28 August 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables

28 August 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Innovation and technology: Key to Scotland's biggest crop

Innovation and technology are key to ensuring Scotland’s biggest crop – barley – can continue to be grown profitably on Scottish farms. Speaking a...


28 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Managing dairy cow fertility: Farmers invited to join discussions

Several expert speakers including SRUC’s Senior Dairy Consultant, David Keiley and Harbro’s Ruminant Nutritionist, Matt Palmer will advise on how to m...


28 August 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
Long term renewable vision 'has been lost' amid cuts

The UK Government has announced changes to the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) programme which supports small scale renewables. Many thousands of householders, f...


Keep government out of pig levy decisions, farmers urge

The English pig industry has sent an unequivocal message to Government — keep out of decisions about how the pig levy is spent. Almost unanimously ...


Keeping vegetation trim across Lincolnshire

Diversifying into highways and grounds maintenance work has proved a good bet for eastern counties contractor Mick Wright and his son Peter. Having...


27 August 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Over £25,000 of prize money up for grabs at this year's Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Highly regarded as one of the finest fatstock events in Europe, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair is once again keen to attract the top livestock exhibits f...


27 August 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Managing dairy cow fertility – Ayrshire farm invites farmers to hear expert advice‏

Several expert speakers including SRUC’s Senior Dairy Consultant, David Keiley and Harbro’s Ruminant Nutritionist, Matt Palmer will advise on how to m...


27 August 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Dairy Industry Award still open for nominations‏

Dairy farmers and industry representatives have less than three weeks left to nominate candidates for the prestigious Dairy Industry Award. Present...


27 August 2015 | Crops,News
Record-beating oilseed rape crop yields 7.2t/ha

Steve Tuer’s bumper 7.2t/ha crop of oilseed rape may well be the highest yielding crop in the world ever recorded. The unofficial record attempt took ...


27 August 2015 | News,Poultry,Renewables
World First Cargill signs 'Poultry-Manure-to-Energy' deal with BHSL — from BHR Communications‏

Cargill’s European poultry business has signed a 20-year agreement with the Irish Agri-Tech company, BHSL, to convert poultry manure to energy with BH...


27 August 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Caiman exports Allison-equipped, self-propelled sprayer‏

Caiman, an Argentine company dedicated to the production and commercialisation of sprayers and other agricultural machinery, recently made its first e...


27 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
Dairy coalition to host crisis meeting

The NFU has joined up with Farmers For Action and the Tenant Farmers Association to run a series of meetings across the country in light of the ongoin...


27 August 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
First Minister Sturgeon backs Scotch lamb campaign

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given her backing to Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Lamb PGI campaign. During a visit organised by NF...


'Farmers are angry and desperate' as First Minister visits farm to discuss crisis

The extent of the issues currently facing the whole of the agricultural industry, compounded by the adverse weather this year, were stressed to First ...


US ethanol production drops; wheat market finished mostly lower

Soycomplex Beans closed at fresh lows for the recent slump. The Chinese stock market was down again, despite recent efforts by their central bank t...


27 August 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Property News
EU approval of Rural Development Programme welcomed

The Ulster Farmers Union has welcomed the European Commission's approval of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020. It has...


27 August 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Growing population: UK facing land shortfall

Britain’s population is growing and we’re facing a potential shortfall of two million hectares of land by 2030. Here, Claire Bainbridge MRICS FAAV,...


27 August 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
FUW calls for commitment to cheese pricing

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is urging Tesco to back Welsh dairy farmers by committing to a minimum farm gate price of 28 pence per litre for cheese pu...


Over 5,000 doses of badger vaccination delivered in the IAA

Over 5,000 doses of badger vaccination have been administered to animals inside the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in west Wales over the past four years...


EU grains closed mostly lower; Chinese jitters 'remain to the fore'

EU grains closed mixed, but mostly lower. Chinese jitters remain to the fore, with the stock market in Shanghai lower again overnight despite yesterda...


26 August 2015 | News,Produce
Yorkshire food producers give Tesco Northallerton shoppers taste of local produce‏

Four small food producers who supply Tesco and are based in Yorkshire will be giving out free samples and tasters of their products at Tesco's Northal...


26 August 2015 | Arable,News
Make every glyphosate application count

Out-of-crop weed control with glyphosate, such as stale seedbeds, has become an essential practise for most farmers wanting to reduce the weed burden ...


26 August 2015 | News,Property News
Farmers and landlords urged to check their contracts‏

A leading Yorkshire solicitor has urged farmers to study their tenancy agreements following a series of legislative changes. The Department for Env...


26 August 2015 | Agri Safety,Education,News
Northern Powergrid delivers successful safety message to farmers across the region

Northern Powergrid’s first social media campaign targeted at the region’s digital savvy agricultural community has appeared more than 69,000 times on ...


Husk diagnosis increasingly missed in older cattle – risk to long-term productivity

Awareness of lungworm (also known as husk or hoose) as a major cause of respiratory disease in older, grazing cattle may not be as high as it should b...


26 August 2015 | Agri Safety,News
Farmers and landowners urged to be wary of Bank Holiday illegal rave threat

CLA East is urging the region’s farmers and landowners to remain vigilant to the possibility of unlicensed musical events (raves) being organised on t...


26 August 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Michelin farm tyre pressure app now available for iOS devices

Michelin’s free agricultural tyre pressure calculator app is now available for iOS devices, giving even more farmers and contractors access to on-the-...




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