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22 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News

Sheffield’s ‘Superfresh’ milk producer invests in processing – and new McCormick tractor

A Sheffield dairy farm known for the eye-catching ‘Our Cow Molly’ branding of its milk processing business is among the first in the country to take d...


Large crowd attends Shropshire farm dispersal auction

A large crowd attended a farm dispersal auction near Shrewsbury on Saturday following the retirement of the owner. The auction was conducted by auc...


Get more UK produce in Tesco stores, Lochhead urges

Food Secretary welcomes Tesco’s £2.1 billion worth of sales of Scottish produce. Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead has encouraged Tesco ch...


India buying Australian wheat amid damaged crops

Soycomplex Beans continue to grind a little lower on good planting progress and a non-threatening Midwest weather forecast. Weekly export sales wer...


US wheat futures rose anew heavy rains of 'biblical proportions'

EU grains closed mostly higher, as US wheat futures rose anew as heavy rains of "biblical proportions" batter US winter wheat on the Plains immediatel...


22 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Cereals 2015: New conference format

A revamped conference programme at Cereals 2015 will provide growers with key information on some of the hottest topics in the arable sector while all...


22 May 2015 | News
AIC welcomes new guidance on safe securing of loads

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has welcomed the Department for Transport’s updated guidance on safe securing of loads for vehicle ope...


22 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Arla milk price cut is 'yet another major setback'

Arla has announced that it will cut the price it pays to its UK members by 0.84p from May 25 taking their standard litre price to 24.99p. Reacting ...


Vintage tractors on display at South-West festival

July 31st, August 1st & 2nd 2015 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their 41st Annual Show at South Cerney Airfield in ...


21 May 2015 | News
New initiative aims to cut alarming calf losses due to disease

Beef Expo saw the launch of a major new industry-wide initiative aimed at improving the health of the nation’s youngstock. The ‘Keeping Britain’s Y...


21 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Why online BPS claims can’t come soon enough

As inspections start and the 15 June deadline for Basic Payment System (BPS) claims looms, online claims may still be a long way off, and the industry...


New government must hold its nerve and 'roll out badger cull', says CLA President Henry Robinson

Ministers must 'hold their nerve' and deliver on the strategy for tackling bovine TB which 'must include the roll out of the badger cull', CLA Preside...


21 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Dairy Crest profits plummet as dairy market difficulties continue

Pre-tax profits at Dairy Crest have plummeted by 59 percent as its milk operations continue to suffer from market difficulties, over supply and fallin...


21 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,NFU
Farmers urged to take part in rural crime survey

Farmers are being urged to take part in a new survey aimed at assessing policing and the problem of crime in rural areas. The National Rural Crime ...


Grain traders 'keeping an eye on Russia'

EU grains closed mixed with May 15 London wheat down GBP0.35/tonne at GBP109.70/tonne, Sep 15 Paris wheat was EUR2.25/tonne firmer at EUR180.50/tonne,...


Record high levels predicted for crop ratings report

Soycomplex Beans closed lower, setting fresh contract lows in many positions. Good planting progress and a "warm and wet" US weather forecast keep ...


21 May 2015 | Appointments,News
High level appointment at AF

The UK’s largest agricultural purchasing group, Anglia Farmers (AF), has appointed a new Head of Group Finance. Since qualifying as a Chartered Acc...


New Holland opens pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015

A key exhibitor at EXPO Milano 2015, New Holland’s Sustainable Farm Pavilion is expected to attract millions of visitors over the 184 days of the glob...


Daredevil farmer tackles steep Cornish hills

On his family’s north Cornwall farm, Robert Hooper regularly ventures on to steep ground where most people find it hard to keep their footing and stan...


21 May 2015 | Dairy,Meat Processing,News
European Commission rejects mandatory dairy labelling

The European Commission has rejected proposals to introduce mandatory country-of-origin labelling on dairy products. The first report looked at the...


BPS 'will affect every farmer in Wales' as meeting called

NFU Cymru is inviting its members in Glamorgan to a county meeting to discuss the new proposals for the Welsh Government Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) se...


21 May 2015 | News,Sheep
Hunt is on to find stolen sheep worth £47,000

Sheep farmers in Cumbria have been urged to be extra vigilant following the theft of 26 one-year-old pedigree Swaledale breeding sheep by thieves who ...


Meat conference to explore export opportunities

Red meat export growth amid supply chain constraints and trade challenges will be in the spotlight next month at a major industry conference. The A...


20 May 2015 | Finance,News
Export Week 2015: Opportunities for UK companies to export their products

Opportunities for UK companies to export their products across the globe were explored at a special event at Harper Adams University on Tuesday – day ...


20 May 2015 | News
Farmers pick preferred potato slogan

The potato industry has chosen its newest ‘One Voice’ promotional message, to help encourage fresh potato consumption. ‘Potatoes not just tasty… n...


20 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Baronscourt Estate will open its doors for summer fete

The Duke and Duchess of Abercorn will host a summer fete within the grounds of Baronscourt Estate in Newtownstewart on Saturday 6 June, from 10.30am t...


20 May 2015 | News
Fly infestations hit pig and poultry production

Fly infestations in pig and poultry buildings could be costing livestock farmers 10% in lost growth rates and egg production. That could equate to ove...




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