31 March 2015 | Online since 2003




Spring Lambing Day 2015 a roaring success

It was a record breaking Spring Lambing Day, with around 4,000 visitors making their way to WNSC’s Walford Campus. The sunshine helped make the event ...


Role of agriculture being overlooked, claims FUW manifesto

The Farmers’ Union of Wales 2015 general election manifesto has highlighted the all-to-often overlooked central role agriculture plays in both rural a...


Conventional pigs receive 10 times more antibiotics than organic pigs

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics has reviewed statistics released by the Danish Food and Agriculture Minister, Dan Jørgensen, comparing antibiotic...


31 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Ayrshire Dunlop cheese wins protected status

Cheese lovers across the world now have another slice to add to their cheese board as Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheese becomes the latest food to be...


Beef supply chain 'benefiting from burger sales boost'

New figures have revealed a boom in sales for fresh beef and lamb burgers that will benefit the whole supply chain. Latest data from Kantar Worldpa...


31 March 2015 | Cattle,Finance,News
Rural development fund seeks to aid Scotland's beef producers

Plans on how Scotland’s crucial beef sector can be driven to new levels of efficiency and competitiveness have been welcomed by NFU Scotland. In an...


Livestock auctions go from strength to strength

Livestock auction marts continued to go from strength to strength in 2014. The latest sales figures for England and Wales, from the Livestock Auct...


31 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
'Act responsibly' as milk quotas end after 30 years

As EU milk quotas come to an end, NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison has urged all countries to act responsibly and collectively in order to manage...


Shrewsbury's April plant and farm machinery auction attracts 1,400 lots

Around 1,400 lots of plant and agricultural machinery will be going under the auctioneer’s hammers at a popular bi-monthly collective auction at Shrew...


30 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Ending EU milk quota 'a threat' to small scale dairy farmers, MEP warns

The EU milk quota regime comes to an end tomorrow, first introduced in 1984 at a time when EU production far outstripped demand, the quota regime was ...


MEPs challenge Commission over 'inhumane' pig slaughter

England’s Green MEPs have written to the EU Commission expressing their concerns at stunning they believe many pigs experience before slaughter. A...


30 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Red diesel still cheap: What is the impact for farmers?

The red diesel price has recently risen slightly - from a low of 49.6p/litre in early February 2015 it was 51.03p/litre as at this morning 30 March 20...


Britain's farmers 'not optimistic about the future,' says survey

Britain’s farmers are feeling less optimistic about the future than they did in 2014, according to a survey conducted by MHA, the UK-wide group of acc...


30 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Supermarkets
Australian drought provides supply to tight global market

According to the latest Rabobank Beef Quarterly report, herd liquidation in Australia cannot continue at the high rates seen through 2013 and 2014 and...


30 March 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
Rooftop solar investment barriers eased

Savills Energy is welcoming moves from DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) to remove key investment barriers from the rooftop solar install...


30 March 2015 | News,Poultry
Scottish Government - Beak trim ban 'Unrealistic'

Poultry experts within the Scottish Government feel it is unlikely that the ban on beak trimming will go ahead next year. The Government is this ye...


UK not self-sufficient in food production as government report encourages action

Farmers have said they are 'pleased' that the government has recognised the strong desire to secure the long-term future of food production in the UK....


30 March 2015 | News
The National Beef Association (NBA) announce results of their Big Farm Survey

The NBA carried out a survey within its members to ascertain their feelings and concerns towards whole life assurance. 523 respondents from throughout...


30 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Looking to the largest UK dairy bull sale

Harrison & Hetherington have just announced the date of the hotly anticipated and largest UK show and sale of pedigree Holstein Friesian Bulls. Takin...


30 March 2015 | News,NFU
EFRA food security report – NFU response

The NFU is pleased that the Government has recognised the strong desire of the British public to buy British food and the need to secure a long-term f...


30 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Dairy heifers peak at £2,420 as trade remains strong at Shrewsbury mart

The dairy trade at Shrewsbury Auction Centre has remained good throughout the challenging time for the industry and now shows signs of sharpening with...


27 March 2015 | Cattle,News
Assured beef farmers are 'satisified', says survey

The NBA carried out a survey within its members to ascertain their feelings and concerns towards whole life assurance. 523 respondents from throughout...


Kuhn mowers, balers and rakes on display at Grassland UK

Kuhn Farm Machinery will have a wide selection of hay and silage making equipment on display at this year’s Grassland UK event. Being held at the Bat...


27 March 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Horsing around at the Spring Festival

The popularity of the horse section at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival is growing year on year and with over 60 classes across the two-days, the weeke...


Shoppers confused about livestock medicine, report suggests

In a sign that the horsemeat scandal continues to affect consumer sentiment around food quality and safety, new consumer research published by the Nat...


Grassland UK to showcase benefits of Selenium fertiliser

Farmers should consider applying selenium fertiliser to their grassland in a bid to improve farm animal health all year round. And visitors to Grassla...


27 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
UK urged to approve cheap EU loans for farmers

The UK must op-into a fund that aims to help ease access to finance for farmers and other rural businesses, according to MEPs. Member States and re...




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