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28 April 2015 | Dairy,News

28 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
New criteria to warn of early blight attacks

Potato growers and agronomists will be better prepared to cope with more aggressive blight strains this season, with a new BlightCast warning tailored...


28 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Consumers want free range milk and more transparent labeling, new survey says

In response to consumer demand, World Animal Protection are calling for transparent milk labeling and clarity about the number of cows in intensive in...


28 April 2015 | Appointments,News
Cogent announces appointment of UK General Manager

James Hallett has been appointed by Cogent Breeding Ltd as General Manager for the UK business. Hallett, who will join Cogent at the end of April, ...


Tong Peal launches new crop cleaning solution

Tong Peal Engineering, designers of vegetable handling equipment has launched its latest innovation in crop cleaning with the new EasyClean Hydro-Sep....


Vets call for extension to sign new TB testing contracts

Veterinary associations are calling on the government to extend the deadline for vets to sign new bovine TB testing contracts by a month to give veter...


28 April 2015 | Finance,News
Countdown to BPS deadline

There are seven weeks remaining for farmers to make their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application. The vast majority of farmers should now hav...


28 April 2015 | Finance,Market Reports,News
Farmers warned Transatlantic trade deal will bring 'additional competition'

Farmers are being warned about the possible implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The TTIP is currently being ...


28 April 2015 | Dairy,News
Abolition of milk quota may carry a hidden benefit for farmers

One of the parcel of measures associated with the current reform of the Common Agricultural Policy is that Milk Quota, initially introduced in 1984, h...


27 April 2015 | News,Property News
Investment in slaughtering capacity at Brechin 'well under way'

The investment in additional slaughtering capacity at Brechin is well underway and the increased capacity at the plant is due to become operational la...


27 April 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Sheep
Scottish meat industry to benefit from €1.2m grant

The Scottish red meat industry is set to benefit from a €1.2 million (£861,000) grant secured from the European Commission (EC) by Quality Meat Scotla...


27 April 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Livestock Event: first ever live calf rearing demonstration

The UK’s first ever live calf rearing demonstration at an event will be featured at Livestock Event, the sector’s largest business to business event t...


Data rich and information poor is an issue facing many growers

Data rich and information poor is an issue facing many growers and a compelling reason for Andrew Spinks, technical manager for Marsham-based B&C Farm...


27 April 2015 | News,Poultry
9 out of 10 eggs outside the EU are still produced in cages

More than 90 per cent of all eggs outside the European Union are still produced in cages – mainly conventional cages - according to research conducted...


27 April 2015 | News,Property News
Aberdeenshire farming enterprise comes to the market

CKD Galbraith has been instructed to sell the famous Blelack pedigree livestock enterprise which is situated in a picturesque location on Royal Deesid...


27 April 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Loughry students visit the International Food Exhibition in London

A group of Loughry students have paid a visit to one of London’s most prestigious exhibitions during a study tour. Last month, 34 final year Loughr...


27 April 2015 | Market Reports,News,Pigs
2015 sees growth in pork production

Pork production is set to increase in 2015 due to forecasted lower feed prices and increased productivity according to the European Commission Short T...


27 April 2015 | News,Shows and Events
NFU Cymru Community Champion Award shortlist

Three farmers who make an outstanding contribution to their local communities have been shortlisted for the NFU Cymru / Principality Building Society ...


Tractor operators to compete for European Drivers title

On April 30, 2015, seven tractor operators from seven European countries will compete to win the European Drivers Challenge title. Each representin...


27 April 2015 | News,Poultry,Shows and Events
British Pie Awards 2015: Not so humble chicken pie crowned supreme Champion

A Chicken, Mushroom, English Mustard & Cream Pie made by Great North Pie Co. has taken home the title of Supreme Champion at this year’s world-renowne...


27 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Ten NGOs ask China to intervene in global glyphosate

Ten NGOs based in Europe have delivered an Open Letter to the Chinese Embassy in London, pleading with the Chinese people to take direct action to add...


27 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
High nitrates in silage grass possible

Below average grass growth earlier this spring could put next winter’s cow performance and fertility at risk, where grass is cut with high nitrate lev...


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...




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