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Preparing for thoroughbreds with a tough McCormick compact

Getting the landscape back into shape is a priority for a racing enthusiast as he prepares a new property in Essex for the thoroughbred horses he bree...


6 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Cereals and oilseeds area for harvest 2015 down 2%

The total area of cereals and oilseeds for harvest 2015 in Great Britain is estimated at 3.72Mha, down 2% from 2014, according to the annual AHDB Cere...


Kubota first choice for Cotswolds alpaca farm

The many benefits of choosing compact and versatile groundcare machinery over larger models is becoming more commonplace in small estates, farms and s...


6 July 2015 | News
Food Enterprise Zones to drive rural revolution

More than 10,000 new jobs are set to be added to the UK’s growing food and farming industry as a network of new food hubs takes shape across England, ...


Avondale beekeepers buzzing after bonus donation

A Lanarkshire community group project dedicated to managing beehives is set to receive a crucial £1,386 grant from Banks Community Fund. Avondale C...


New Kuhn rotor rake maximses grassland working efficiency

Kuhn Farm Machinery has announced the launch of its largest four-rotor trailed grass rake to date, with the new GA 15131 offering a maximum working wi...


Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death...


6 July 2015 | Dairy,News
Dairy industry makes significant strides in water efficiency

UK dairy companies are at the forefront of the food and drink industry’s efforts to improve water efficiency, according to a progress report published...


Animals to benefit from new MRI facility

Animals in the region will benefit following the opening of a new standing equine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility at the University of Brist...


6 July 2015 | News,Produce
Food allergen alerts rocket in 2014

Every year the Food Standard Agency publishes an annual report with information about the overall food industry, that includes a useful overview of th...


6 July 2015 | News,Produce,Sheep
Welsh wool industry opens up to Chinese delegation

Representative from the Chinese wool industry last week enjoyed a visit to Wales during which they visited a Welsh hill farm to see Welsh sheep in the...


6 July 2015 | News,Products,Sheep
Innovis launches online ram auction

The UK’s first online ram auction to be developed by a sheep breeding company will be launched by Innovis at the Livestock Event, held at The NEC, Bir...


6 July 2015 | News
New products and expansion prompts new branding for Hydor

After over half a century’s experience in the agricultural industry, Salisbury based Hydor Ltd have decided a makeover is about due. Whilst the ex...


6 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News
Farm Safety Week: Personal stories of accidents on the farm

The third annual Farm Safety Week launches today with NFU Scotland voicing its support in the hope that farmers and those within the industry will mak...


Recovery in milk prices... Not until 2016

A recovery in wholesale dairy prices is not likely to occur until 2016. Global milk production is growing at a higher rate than demand and this imb...


Farm Safety Week 2015: Falls

• Themed help and advice placed online each day of the third annual Farm Safety Week 6-10 July. • Farm Safety Foundation, Farm Safety Partnerships, t...


6 July 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Chancellor urged to review farmland taxation

The Tenant Farmers Association is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the taxation of farmland, particularly in relation to farm tenancie...


4 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News,Products
New app keeps farmers “WaterAware”

A new APP to help farmers and advisers prevent key pesticides entering raw water supplies – and avoid further restrictions being placed on products - ...


4 July 2015 | News,NFU
NFU Cymru presents evidence to AMs on the Environment Bill

NFU Cymru highlighted the significant uncertainty that surrounds the implementation of the Environment Bill, together with its potential impact on far...


3 July 2015 | Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Concern for farmers grows as supermarkets continue to slash milk prices

The law firm behind the campaign to protect West Country milk producers – Support South West Dairy Farmers – is warning that the continuing drop in re...


Badger culling to begin in Northern Ireland research project: BVA response

The Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has confirmed that badger culling will begin in the second year of the test, vaccinate or ...


Monitor cattle growth rates to keep on top of worms

The summer grazing season provides a real challenge for weaned calves and growing cattle in terms of worm burdens. Implementing a parasite management ...


3 July 2015 | Crops,News,NFU
NFU calls for a transparent process as emergency use application is refused

The NFU is deeply frustrated with the process to consider its applications for emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatment in the UK. The NFU und...


First cut results are in: Yara Grass Prix competition 2015

Yara’s Grass Prix 2015 is off to a flying start with growers in Northern Ireland taking advantage of good weather to take an early lead. David Mur...


3 July 2015 | Agri Safety,Grassland,News
Help stop deliberate fires on protected land

Officers from Natural Resources Wales are appealing for help after a spate of suspected arson attacks at a protected area near Flint. Four fires at...


3 July 2015 | Feed and Forage,News
Feed Adviser Register continuing to meet its objectives

The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) continues to meet its overall objectives, according to AIC Services Managing Director John Kelley. The Register, which...


3 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Farmers urged to blow their own trumpet in UK’s first Rural Business Awards

Members of Britain’s hard-working farming and agricultural communities will now have a chance to earn the recognition they deserve, by entering the co...




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