02 April 2015 | Online since 2003



1 April 2015 | News,Poultry,Supermarkets

1 April 2015 | News
New Championship Show promises record poultry entries

Poultry entries are likely to reach record levels at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show, with the launch of the Poultry Club’s inaugural Summer Nation...


1 April 2015 | News,NFU
NFU Mutual proud to sponsor 2015 Rural Crime Conference

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual today announced that it will be sponsoring this year’s National Rural Crime Seminar, taking place Wednesday 15th Apri...


1 April 2015 | News,Poultry,Supermarkets
Tesco offer feed tracker contracts to egg producers

Noble Foods is launching a new tracker contract that will insure egg producers against volatile movements in feed costs. The new contract is the re...


1 April 2015 | Dairy,News,NFU
Act responsibly urges NFU Cymru as milk quotas end after 30 years

As EU milk quotas come to an end this week, NFU Cymru’s Milk Board Chairman Aled Jones has urged all countries to act responsibly and collectively in ...


Dairy industry launches Action Johne’s Initiative

The dairy industry is joining forces to launch its Action Johne’s Initiative, which will help manage and reduce the incidence of Johne’s disease in da...


1 April 2015 | News,Supermarkets
Cargill named UK retailer Morrisons ‘Supplier of the Year’

A retailer such as Morrisons, with just under 600 stores across the country, relies on long term strategic partnerships with its suppliers to ensure a...


1 April 2015 | News,NFU,Produce,Sheep
Plan ahead for lamb, urges NFU

Farmers and retailers are being urged by the NFU to plan ahead when it comes to lamb. With the main lambing season getting into full swing, a good ...


1 April 2015 | CLA,News
CLA calls on Historic England to be effective champion of heritage protection

The CLA has called on Historic England to be a more effective champion of heritage protection than previous Government heritage organisations. The ...


1 April 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
Put a value on lodging in oilseed rape

Lodging in oilseed rape can cause significant crop losses, by reducing the amount of light getting into the canopy, by restricting essential assimilat...


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...




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