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6 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News

6 May 2015 | News
Farming manifestos fail to address core issues

On the eve of the elections, The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) condemns the lack of vision in farming manifestos and demands that all political parties ...


6 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Agricultural Engineers celebrate engineering awards

Members of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) have received awards in recognition of their contribution to the landbased sector at an a...


6 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Host a farm walk on Open Farm Sunday

Over 300 farms have already registered to open their gates for this year’s Open Farm Sunday on the 7th June, but organisers LEAF (Linking Environment ...


6 May 2015 | News,NFU
NFU survey shows work still to do on BPS applications

A new survey reveals that as we enter the month of May when most farmers should be submitting BPS forms in earnest there is a worryingly widespread la...


6 May 2015 | Crops,News
CPA welcomes EU report on illegal pesticides

The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has welcomed a new study recommending a review of the parallel import regulations for pesticides. The Europea...


Grocery deflation helping customers but causing market slowdown

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 26 April 2015, show supermarket sales have slowed to ...


6 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Three new Barenbrug / AFBI grass varieties make it onto Recommended List

Three new forage grass varieties will appear on the England and Wales Recommended Grass and Clover List this year, thanks to a special breeding progra...


Many factors contributing to depressed lamb market

There are many factors contributing to the depressed lamb price seen in recent weeks, says the National Sheep Association (NSA), meaning a change to a...


6 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Don’t forget farming sector after 7 May, parties warned

Political parties must live up to their promises and maintain their pre-election focus on the farming sector, whatever the outcome of 7 May. John T...


6 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Plaid urges government to extend CAP deadline

Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Agriculture Minister, Llyr Gruffydd has urged the Welsh Government to reconsider their decision not to extend the deadline for su...


5 May 2015 | News
New BRC Module is important step forward for former foodstuffs

A new Voluntary Module for the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety has been introduced covering food products supplied for processing into animal feed...


Notts wind expert to launch British-built turbine at All Energy in Glasgow

East Midlands-based Spectrum Energy Systems will showcase its first British-built 250kW wind turbine at this week's All-Energy, the UK's largest renew...


EU grains closed mixed, wheat and corn lower

EU grains closed mixed on the day, with wheat and corn lower, and rapeseed sharply higher. London markets were closed for the May Day bank holiday and...


5 May 2015 | News,Sheep
Worms are a major threat to UK sheep performance

Over recent weeks the current pricing challenges that are being faced in the lamb market has been much published. While factors such as the Euro-Sterl...


Do you know the anthelmintic resistance of your farm?

Farmers are reminded to attend one of a series of meetings to discuss the important new findings on the levels of anthelmintic resistance across Wales...


Lochhead queries sharp drop in beef prices

Concerns raised by farmers over a considerable drop in the price of cattle are being looked in to by Scottish Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead...


5 May 2015 | News,Sheep
Strong sterling contributes to slow start for new season lamb

The volume of hoggs reaching auction markets and abattoirs has fallen in recent weeks as is typical at this time of year. In the past couple of wee...


5 May 2015 | News,Renewables
UK solar energy leapfrogs to third in world

The UK is now third in the global rankings for utility-scale solar energy after a surge in installations in the first quarter of 2015. According to...


Farm-based renewables take centre stage at major two-day event

Farm-based energy generation will take centre stage when a major two-day renewables event is held in Glasgow this week. All Energy, being staged at...


Latest McCormick tractors in action at Grassland UK - May 7th

New-generation McCormick tractors will be in action at Grassland UK in Somerset on Thursday, May 7th with visitors to the event being given the first ...


New Holland provides full machinery line-up at Grassland UK

New Holland’s line-up of tractors, forage harvesters, balers and bale handling equipment will all be on show at Grassland UK which takes place at the ...


4 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,NFU
First Milk announcement brings 'no comfort' to farmers

First Milk recently announced further milk price cuts for some of their members. Hardest hit will be the liquid milk or balancing suppliers who will s...


Farmer’s retirement leads to farm machinery auction

A farmer’s decision to retire has resulted in a machinery auction at Yew Tree Farm, Newton, Berwick, Shrewsbury on Saturday, May 16. The auction, w...


1 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Bayer breeding addresses growing pressures on OSR

Growing consistently high-yielding OSR crops under higher pest, disease and environmental pressure will be the talking point of Bayer’s hybrid breedin...


1 May 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
UK Dairy Day announces cattle show judges

A showcase of the very best breeding cattle and breeders; UK Dairy Day is delighted to bring you the Cattle Show on Wednesday 16th September. Loca...


1 May 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces 'turnaround plan' amid market difficulties

Over the past nine months, First Milk and its farmer members have been impacted heavily by the unprecedented challenges facing the dairy industry. ...


1 May 2015 | Animal Health,News
Evans Vanodine win Queen's Award for Enterprise

Evans Vanodine is delighted to announce today that it has been named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – recognised as Britain’s most cove...




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