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Scottish farmers face crisis of confidence

Following a strong 2013, Scottish farmers have seen their incomes fall dramatically last year which is causing a crisis of confidence in the industry,...


28 January 2015 | Cattle,Finance,Market Reports,News
Beef market remains robust as UK cattle slaughter numbers rise

The number of cattle slaughtered in Scotland and GB during late 2014 was well ahead of 2013 levels despite British Cattle Movement Service data sugges...


28 January 2015 | Dairy,News
NFU President visits school hit by dairy crisis

NFU President, Meurig Raymond has leant his support to a Midlands children’s school farm that is under threat from the current dairy crisis. Mount ...


28 January 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Number of tenanted farms 'continues to fall' in Scotland

A range of radical proposals aimed at revitalising tenant farming in Scotland has been unveiled by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead. Measur...


28 January 2015 | News,Property News
Rent reviews remain the most common area of conflict

In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead outlined the final recommendations of the Agricultural Holdings Le...


28 January 2015 | Agri Safety,News,Shows and Events
New, prestigious health and safety award launched at LAMMA 2015

A new health and safety award, which will be judged by a panel of agricultural engineering specialists, has been launched at LAMMA 2015. The Instit...


Potato Council's Winter Forum tour kicks off Thursday

With just seven weeks until Spring, January is an ideal time to meet up with fellow growers and technical experts to get prepared for the 2015 potato ...


Leading expert on piglet health warns: The ghost from the past is back

Contrary to what many believe, iron deficiency anaemia in piglets has not been wiped out with the implementation of supplemental iron during the pigle...


28 January 2015 | News,NFU
New TB testing companies 'have knowledge and relationship with farmer'

Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has issued contracts to two Welsh based suppliers to deliver, on its behalf, TB testing and other Official Veter...


27 January 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
Prince William to boost sausage exports to China?

Prince William is being urged to help pave the way for further processed pork exports to China - and success could bring £15m boost for British farmer...


27 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News
New partnership enhances beef and dairy genetics in Australia

A new partnership marketing an elite range of dairy and beef sires throughout Australia has been formed by Cogent Breeding Ltd and Universal Sires Aus...


27 January 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
Waitrose announces 'fair price' to dairy farmers

Waitrose has confirmed the price its pool of essential Waitrose dairy farmers receive for the milk they provide to the retailer. This currently stands...


27 January 2015 | News,NFU
NFU Cymru next generation meeting branded huge success

NFU Cymru’s next generation meeting, held in Caernarfon recently, has been branded a huge success, with over 120 passionate and enthusiastic young far...


27 January 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Monmouthshire on farm milk crisis meeting

Rob Harrison, Chairman of the NFU Dairy Board will be guest speaker at Monmouthshire NFU Cymru on farm meeting on Wednesday, 4 February, 2015. The ...


27 January 2015 | News,Produce
Yorkshire Dales Meat Company marks Farmhouse Breakfast Week

Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has revealed that it sells in excess of twenty tonnes of sausage varieties, ten tonnes of bacon and one-and-a-half tonnes...


27 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Boosting Septoria control with an adjuvant results in 0.54 t/ha bonus

With Septoria being the primary target for all wheat growers and the threat of yield losses as large as 50% in severely affected crops, farmers will b...


27 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
T6 drives off for quick round of seed drilling at Pennard Golf Course

Perched 200 feet up on the cliffs of the south Wales coast, overlooking some of the UK’s most beautiful shoreline, Pennard Golf Club describes itself ...


27 January 2015 | News,Poultry
Supermarket egg prices fall further as Aldi respond to cuts

The German discount supermarket Aldi has responded to the launch of Asda’s New Year price war by cutting its own egg prices still further. As we re...


27 January 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
Silage crop has never stopped growing!

A crop of Perseus festulolium silage on a 90ha (220 acre) dairy farm near Tiverton in Devon, has hardly stopped growing this winter, and looks set for...


27 January 2015 | News,Property News,Renewables
MPs urged to reinstate ‘meaningful’ Zero Carbon Homes standard

MPs have been asked to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would help strengthen the “meaningless” Zero Carbon Homes standard after the b...


27 January 2015 | News,Property News,Renewables
MPs force government U-turn on fracking

Widespread concerns about climate change targets have forced the government to abandon plans to fast-track fracking in the UK on Monday. A committe...


27 January 2015 | News,Renewables
New report urges more wind power for UK

With Britain’s inability to store gas long-term and 79% of coal being imported, wind energy could be the answer to making the UK’s energy supply more ...


27 January 2015 | Appointments,News,NFU
New NFU chairman for Leicestershire, Northants and Rutland

Phil Jarvis, head of farming at Leicestershire’s Allerton Project is the new county chairmen for NFU in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. ...


26 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Dealers hear about new McCormick developments

Agricultural engineers supplying new McCormick tractors travelled from all parts of Britain to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster, Yorkshire t...


Kubota's MK5000 tractor unveiled at LAMMA

The new MK5000 tractor, from agricultural and groundcare specialists Kubota, has made its UK debut at LAMMA this week, at what was a successful two da...


Horsch BoomControl Pro wins LAMMA 2015 innovation awards

Horsch has won twice at the prestigious LAMMA 2015 Awards. The company’s BoomControl Pro, system fitted to its Leeb trailed and self-propelled spr...


26 January 2015 | Appointments,News
Minty takes the NFU Lincolnshire reins

Lincolnshire NFU has a new chairman: dairy farmer Minty Willoughby, from Thurlby near Alford has taken over from Sleaford farmer Chris Godson. She wil...




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