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4 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU

4 March 2015 | News
Ministers among first to sign CLA’s Election Pledge

Environment Secretary Liz Truss and Minister for Europe David Lidington are among the first parliamentary candidates to commit to supporting rural bus...


Agri-skills conference will discuss industry challenges

The region’s agricultural industry will come together at a conference next week to discuss the challenge of narrowing the skills gap in food and farmi...


Group hopes to change 'lack of interest in farming career' among young

A lack of interest in a farming career has prompted two of the industry’s major youth organisations to join forces to help promote the opportunities a...


4 March 2015 | News,Sheep
St David's day celebration sees record lamb exports

Welsh lamb figures show exports have reached a record high, according Defra. In the last four years the UK exported £523m of Welsh lamb with sales ...


4 March 2015 | News
NFU welcomes new tractor and trailer speed limits

NFU Scotland has welcomed changes to increase the weight and speed limits of agricultural tractors and trailers from 9 March 2015. In autumn 2014, ...


Beef and lamb to take centre stage in Thailand

Beef and lamb will next week be the centre of attention at a celebratory dinner in Thailand to help mark the UK gaining export access to the market. ...


Show team welcomes new leader

A great county show and a good deal more – that’s the promise from Daren Bowyer as he settles into the newly created role of Chief Executive with the ...


Milk producers warned over cow health during grazing season

Milk producers are being urged to monitor cows closely for signs of acidosis throughout the grazing season, with research showing that one in ten anim...


4 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,NFU
Milk board chairman appears before Commons Committee

NFU Cymru's Milk Board Chairman, Aled Jones, has appeared before the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee and outlined to them the current situat...


4 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Store cattle trade exceeds expectation at Bishops Castle Auction

Auctioneers Halls conducted a successful sale of 250 store cattle on behalf of the Bishops Castle & District Quality Cattle Association at Bishops Cas...


4 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
Farmers 'will be rightly shocked' at forecast milk prices for April

First Milk members 'will be rightly shocked' at the forecast milk price set for April under their new A and B pricing model, according to the National...


3 March 2015 | News
First Milk cuts milk price paid to farmers amidst 'continued market volatility'

First Milk has confirmed that under its new A & B pricing structure for April, that the A price will be cut to 20.87ppl for the manufacturing pool and...


3 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Milk delivery Easter strike looms

Milk supplies are to be hit over Easter as union members working for Arla Foods are set to strike over terms and conditions. Gmb said their members...


3 March 2015 | Education,News,Property News
New strategy for Scottish land-based education and training

More than 9000 businesses and organisations are being consulted as part of a major initiative by Scottish colleges to understand how the delivery of l...


3 March 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs
Shoppers urge retailers to stock British pork

A new survey has found the majority of shoppers want supermarkets to sell pork from British farms, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork caused by turm...


Veterinary association looks forward to Brucellosis free declaration for Northern Ireland

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and its Northern Ireland Branch have welcomed the announcement that Stormont’s Department of Agriculture is t...


3 March 2015 | News,Renewables
Lincolnshire farmers to bid for a share of £14m

Farmers in Greater Lincolnshire can now apply for new grants to help them protect the environment and reduce water pollution. Environment Minister ...


3 March 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Farmland stock set for first ever London flotation

The first flotation of a farmland and arable landowning group is set to happen on London's Alternative Investment Market. Greenshields Agri has dev...


Scientists use mouse gene to create TB-resistant cattle

Scientists have created the first genetically engineered cattle which they say are resistant to tuberculosis, thereby reducing the need to cull infect...


2 March 2015 | News,Renewables
Gaia-Wind Appoints First Japanese Reseller

World leading farm scale wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind has appointed its first reselling partner in Japan. Green-Power Corporation, based in Ka...


Steel track crawler ready for a comeback?

A new steel track crawler tractor will take to the field alongside its modern McCormick wheeled counterparts at a demonstration day being staged on Tu...


Worrying increase in milk spots in pigs

A worrying increase in milk spot lesions in pigs slaughtered in England is revealed in the latest survey data from the BPEX Pig Health Scheme. The...


2 March 2015 | News
Muller milk price 'unchanged' as market showing signs of improvement

Muller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its milk price for April 2015 will remain unchanged. The company is offering 24.15ppl from March 5, a ...


2 March 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Search on for farming families to take part in new TV show

The search is on for families from all over the UK and Ireland to take part in a new TV show. In the new production for Sky1, three families from a...


EU grains close uniformly higher on the day

EU grains closed uniformly higher on the day, and mixed for the week. Paris wheat continues to perform better than its London counterpart, due to stro...


Possible winterkill damage to Russian wheat; Brazilian trucker strike

Soycomplex Beans closed higher on the day and higher for the week, with uncertainty over the Brazilian truckers strike continuing to provide suppor...


Grants will offer farmers and land owners 'real opportunities'

With the start of March comes the opening of the window for the new 2015 Countryside Productivity Scheme (CPS). With the recent changes to the CA...




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