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26 March 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Farm and Forestry Equipment joins BRP’s growing dealership network

Farm and Forestry Equipment, based in Inverness, is joining Bombardier Recreational Products’ (BRP) burgeoning UK dealership network to sell its Can-A...


26 March 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
Un-locking pesticide availability

It is well known that the medium of water is prone to quality variations which can cause pesticide availability, such as glyphosate, to be compromised...


Opportunities for red meat exports to China in spotlight

Future exports of beef and lamb to China could mirror the successful blueprint of pork and benefit the entire supply chain, according to EBLEX. Pet...


26 March 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Fertiliser at Fife Monitor Farm

Around 30 farmers attended HGCA’s Fife Monitor Farm meeting in March for discussions around fertiliser spreading and crop nutrition. The Monitor Fa...


CAP Reform: Are you ready?

With May 15th SAF deadline looming many questions remain to be answered, but some clarity is finally emerging. It is imperative that this form is ...


Scotch beef and lamb to be high profile at awards

Top quality beef and lamb from Scotland will be high profile at the British Pie Awards when Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will feature in the li...


Understanding cattle magnesium supplements

An awareness of the true absorption rate of magnesium in supplements will be vital this spring to help mitigate the risk of grass staggers. Magnesi...


26 March 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
Removal of solar red tape welcomed by business

News that red tape is being removed from large rooftop solar schemes has pleased Gabriel Wondrausch, the chief of SunGift Solar. “This is excellent...


26 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Keep farm cash flowing while conditions remain tough

Farm businesses should avoid extending their overdraft to fund new capital items, especially when times are tough, and instead look to secure separate...


CLA steps up rural campaign for General Election

As Parliament prepares to dissolve before the General Election on 7 May, the CLA has stepped up its own campaign to influence parliamentary candidates...


Importance of balancing suckler rations highlighted

On-farm research has highlighted key results, including improved colostrum quality, and calving ease, for spring-calving suckler cows fed a balanced r...


26 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Farmers welcome Arla milk price move

Arla has announced that it will increase the price it pays to its UK members by 0.83ppl from March 30. This will take their standard litre price to 25...


26 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Strong trade as Bishops Castle store cattle entries up on same time last year

An entry of 325 store cattle was up on the same time last year as auctioneers Halls reported an “extremely strong” trade at Bishops Castle Auction las...


26 March 2015 | News,NFU,Property News
HS2 an 'unacceptable treble hit for farmers' as lobbying continues

As the national focus returned to HS2, the NFU again insisted the issue of the impact on farmers and productive agricultural land along the proposed r...


26 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,NFU
Lobbying continues to clarify BPS 'plan B' for farmers

Farmers still need to focus on BPS applications by preparing information ahead of completion. The call from the NFU comes after farming minister Georg...


Last call for Spring Festival livestock entries

Once again the Royal Welsh Spring Festival, being held on 16-17 May, is gearing up to be the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustaina...


26 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Make the most of grass by managing your worm control programme

Plan ahead before turnout to ensure you’re on top of parasite control, as high worm burdens can significantly affect growth rates. That’s the advic...


26 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Novel tools to help boost global tomato breeding

LGC has today announced the launch of its KASP assay library for tomato genotyping. Developed in conjunction with the Solanaceae Coordinated Agricu...


25 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Scottish dairy plan hopes to grasp opportunities in domestic market

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead published a 25 point plan to help support the Scottish dairy sector on a visit to a dairy producer in Angus. ...


25 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Organic farmers worry over GM food ban lift

The future of organic farms could be in doubt if a ban on growing genetically modified crops is lifted, as it is expected to be next week. Despite ...


25 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
29,000 farmers 'to benefit from new tax rules

The time in which farmers can average out their taxable profits is to be increased, the government has announced. More than 29,000 farmers are set ...


25 March 2015 | Bees and Beekeeping,News
Insects 'key' to pollination, study finds

Flies play an important role as pollinators and should no longer be neglected in pollination studies, according to a new study led by University of Br...


One week left to apply for badger vaccination grant, farmers told

The Welsh Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has reminded landowners that they have just over a week to apply for a grant to support...


25 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,NFU
Review of Welsh dairy welcomed by NFU

NFU Cymru has welcomed the report by Andy Richardson (Corporate Communications Manager at Volac) who was tasked by Welsh Government Deputy Minister Re...


25 March 2015 | CLA,News,Shows and Events
Kayak experience set to be major attraction at CLA Game Fair

One of the most exciting developments at this year’s CLA Game Fair, to be held at Harewood House in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August, ...


25 March 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
National Trust must work with tenant farmers as it launches new strategy, NFU urges

As the National Trust (NT) launches a new £1bn, 10-year strategy to ‘protect the countryside’, the NFU says it is vital they work with their tenant fa...


24 March 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Landini 'Landpower' becomes 6L Series with new four-cylinder engines

The biggest ‘mechanical’ tractor in the Landini range has been given a new identity and a new more fuel- and power-efficient engine. Now identified...




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