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30 May 2015 | Education,News

Kubota set to exhibit show special editions at North Sheep Show

Kubota’s Special 2015 Show edition RTV-X900 and M135GX-II tractor will be making a star-studded appearance at the North Sheep Show 2015 in June, when ...


30 May 2015 | Finance,News
Choose BPS currency carefully, says bank

With the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application deadline looming across Scotland and England, and currency markets affecting most sectors, there’s sti...


30 May 2015 | Grassland,News
Barenbrug scheme to help UK farmers turn Grass into Gold

Barenbrug, one of the largest grass seed producers in the UK, today announces the launch of a pioneering new, research programme with farmers nationwi...


Farmcare agricultural apprentices support farmers in Uganda

A tractor renovated by Farmcare agricultural apprentices at Reaseheath College will soon be boosting food production in Uganda, thanks to the support ...


30 May 2015 | Education,News
School children are interested in food and farming, survey reveals

More than four in five primary age school children have said they would like to visit a farm to find out more about where their food comes from, a new...


30 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Deadline looms for Wales Woman Farmer of the Year Award

Who will win the title of NFU Cymru / Principality Building Society Wales Woman Farmer of the Year and the £500 prize money? This is the question on e...


30 May 2015 | News
Memorable year for Welsh butcher Matthew

It has been a memorable year for young Welsh butcher Matthew Edwards since reaching the final of the Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards in Wales in ...


30 May 2015 | News,Renewables
Honeymoon period for farm scale renewable energy

The Election is over, The Queens Speech announced, so what does this means in terms of renewable energy for farmers and landowners? The new Conserv...


30 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Nottinghamshire Farm Environment Awards - the final year

For the final time, Nottinghamshire’s farmers have the chance of winning one of three cash prizes in the county’s prestigious Environment Awards. For ...


30 May 2015 | Appointments,News,NFU
NFU appoints Gordon Corner as New Holland (Lincs) County Adviser

NFU’s new full time county adviser in Holland (Lincolnshire) is Gordon Corner. Gordon took up his role on 18 May and will look after the NFU’s three s...


30 May 2015 | News,Sheep
Get better flock results by supplementing grazing

Supplementing grazing for optimum results is one of the topics for debate at this year’s North Sheep event on 3 June. The seminar sessions will be kic...


30 May 2015 | Animal Health,News
New NOAH video highlights the importance of our pets

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has produced a new video highlighting the importance of pets in supporting the wellbeing of their owners. ...


Poultry prices declining amid avian flu fears

The global case of avian flu has had a big impact on international markets. The global trade streams and prices are expected to remain under press...


British vets 'disappointed' at Eustice badger shooting plans

Badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire will be completed using both controlled shooting and cage trapping and shooting according to Defra Minist...


28 May 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
Keep cows sweet this summer – don’t underestimate energy needs

While more dairy cows are now housed at night, even during the summer, dairy farmers should grasp the opportunity to use the TMR mix to make up for an...


Europe crop production prospects 'improving'

EU grains closed mostly lower, as the 2015 harvest draws ever nearer. At the finish Jul 15 London wheat was down GBP0.70/tonne at GBP109.90/tonne, ...


Corn market closes lower for third session in a row; US winter wheat unchanged

Soycomplex Beans closed a little bit firmer, with the best gains at the front end. Meal posted decent gains, again with the nearby's benifitting th...


28 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Cross industry group to investigate dairy downturn

A new cross-industry group is aiming to look at addressing volatility in the dairy sector. Acknowledging that the current situation in the dairy se...


Leading vet discusses management of cubicle beds for cow health

Moisture poses the biggest health risk to cows lying in cubicles and although cows can spend up to 14-hours a day lying down, the impact of the cubicl...


Prepare for parasite control in the season ahead

Plan ahead for season-long control of parasites to maintain sheep, beef and dairy productivity, is the message in a new Season Ahead video produced by...


Farmers urge retailers to commit to Welsh lamb

Farmers in Anglesey are calling on retailers to commit to promoting their Welsh lamb during this year's peak season. During the recent Anglesey NFU...


28 May 2015 | News,Renewables
More gas, less maintenance with Landia GasMix at leading Bioenergy Research Institute in China

One of China's key comprehensive educational institutions has installed Landia’s GasMix digester mixing system to test various feedstocks and ascertai...


McCormick crawler tractor prevents compaction

The McCormick name is well-known for its modern range of wheeled tractors – but seeing the name on the flanks of a tracklayer is something of novelty....


Scotch beef event highlights farmer struggles

A celebration of world-famous Scotch beef has been staged in Perthshire, organised by the Scottish Beef Association. While Scotland’s beef enjoys ...


28 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Scotland's farm funding submissions reach half way

Scotland’s Single Application Form (SAF) submission tally is set to reach the halfway point this week, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has re...


Rush control on farms and crofts

SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchentyre farms, near Crianlarich, will host a Soil Association Scotland two-year trial to investigate and demonstrate non-chemica...


28 May 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Produce
Call for agents and brokers to improve or leave the food industry

Agents and Brokers within the food supply chain may find themselves under the spotlight with the release of the new BRC7 standard. There is a great...




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