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28 January 2015 | Cattle,Finance,News

New JCB generators provide reliable power for farming

A more efficient range of diesel generators with a number of improved features has been launched into the farm equipment market by JCB Agriculture. ...


29 January 2015 | News,Property News
Landowners call on government to protect land from flooding

Landowners have called on the Government to put more emphasis on protecting valuable agricultural land from the risk of flooding. The CLA, which re...


Drones 'rapidly changing' agriculture

BASIS has launched an accreditation for pilots of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones in response to the increasing use of this technology in agri...


Wales' Young Farmers' Club funding cuts 'will have big impact on rural Wales'

The Chairman of the Wales' Young Farmers' Clubs (YFC) has said he was 'extremely disappointed' after receiving major cuts to its grants, unions have s...


29 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
John Deere Gator marks 200,000th CESAR milestone

All new John Deere Gator utility vehicles will now be equipped with CESAR security and registration system from Datatag ID Limited. An XUV 855D mod...


29 January 2015 | News,Property News
Total number of council held farms continues to fall

The total number of council held farms has fallen from 2,532 in 2012/13 to 2,504 in 2013/4. This is part of a five year declining trend, with the tota...


29 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Falling milk prices contributing to farmer depression

Falling milk prices are causing financial worries for many farmers and can even contribute to a sense of isolation and even increase the likelihood of...


28 January 2015 | News,Property News
Landowners back plans to seize vehicles caught fly-tipping

Landowners have backed plans to seize the vehicles of people caught fly-tipping in the countryside. The CLA which represents landowners, farmers an...


28 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
UK worker of the year winner in elite group after combine harvester run

Littlebredy-based farmer Judi James, who was crowned UK Worker of the Year back in 2013, has finished in the top 5% of fund-raising activities in the ...


28 January 2015 | News,Property News
A year of change for Scottish agriculture

One of Scotland’s leading agricultural lawyers has warned the rural sector needs to be prepared for a raft of changes coming its way in 2015. "Ther...


28 January 2015 | Appointments,Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Dairy farmer Ray Brown is NFU Cheshire’s new county chairman

Dairy farmer Ray Brown will, this evening, be officially announced as Cheshire’s new NFU County Chairman at the organisation’s annual dinner held at t...


28 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
A time for change in the farming sector

East Midlands farmers adapting to changes and challenges in crop production can receive expert guidance at two business events next month. The Farm...


28 January 2015 | Cattle,Finance,News
Poor beef prices underline need for Agricultural Ombudsman

Poor beef prices in 2014 and this year’s plunge in the price of milk have underlined the need for the Government to create an Agricultural Ombudsman t...


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 ...




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