29 May 2015 | Online since 2003




British vets 'disappointed' at Eustice badger shooting plans

Badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire will be completed using both controlled shooting and cage trapping and shooting according to Defra Minist...


28 May 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
Keep cows sweet this summer – don’t underestimate energy needs

While more dairy cows are now housed at night, even during the summer, dairy farmers should grasp the opportunity to use the TMR mix to make up for an...


Europe crop production prospects 'improving'

EU grains closed mostly lower, as the 2015 harvest draws ever nearer. At the finish Jul 15 London wheat was down GBP0.70/tonne at GBP109.90/tonne, ...


Corn market closes lower for third session in a row; US winter wheat unchanged

Soycomplex Beans closed a little bit firmer, with the best gains at the front end. Meal posted decent gains, again with the nearby's benifitting th...


28 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Cross industry group to investigate dairy downturn

A new cross-industry group is aiming to look at addressing volatility in the dairy sector. Acknowledging that the current situation in the dairy se...


Leading vet discusses management of cubicle beds for cow health

Moisture poses the biggest health risk to cows lying in cubicles and although cows can spend up to 14-hours a day lying down, the impact of the cubicl...


Prepare for parasite control in the season ahead

Plan ahead for season-long control of parasites to maintain sheep, beef and dairy productivity, is the message in a new Season Ahead video produced by...


Farmers urge retailers to commit to Welsh lamb

Farmers in Anglesey are calling on retailers to commit to promoting their Welsh lamb during this year's peak season. During the recent Anglesey NFU...


28 May 2015 | News,Renewables
More gas, less maintenance with Landia GasMix at leading Bioenergy Research Institute in China

One of China's key comprehensive educational institutions has installed Landia’s GasMix digester mixing system to test various feedstocks and ascertai...


McCormick crawler tractor prevents compaction

The McCormick name is well-known for its modern range of wheeled tractors – but seeing the name on the flanks of a tracklayer is something of novelty....


Scotch beef event highlights farmer struggles

A celebration of world-famous Scotch beef has been staged in Perthshire, organised by the Scottish Beef Association. While Scotland’s beef enjoys ...


28 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Scotland's farm funding submissions reach half way

Scotland’s Single Application Form (SAF) submission tally is set to reach the halfway point this week, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has re...


Rush control on farms and crofts

SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchentyre farms, near Crianlarich, will host a Soil Association Scotland two-year trial to investigate and demonstrate non-chemica...


28 May 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Produce
Call for agents and brokers to improve or leave the food industry

Agents and Brokers within the food supply chain may find themselves under the spotlight with the release of the new BRC7 standard. There is a great...


28 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,CLA,Crops,News,NFU
Queen's Speech: What does it mean for farmers?

Rural business owners have committed to working with Ministers across Government to ensure the legislative programme announced in today’s Queen’s Spee...


US farmland market 'outperforming other real estate assets'

The US farmland market has outperformed other US real estate assets over the past 15 years recording an average total return of 13% for agricultural i...


27 May 2015 | News
Rural businesses must be given the tools to compete, CLA urges

Whilst eyes are on the House of Lords this morning where the new Government will later reveal the legislation that it will now pursue, the CLA outline...


27 May 2015 | News,Poultry
Association starts egg quality study

Work is about to start on a study funded by the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association (BFREPA) into second grade eggs. Volunteer producers ...


EU grains closed lower; rapeseed bucks trend posting decent gains

EU grains closed mostly lower, although rapeseed managed to buck the trend posting decent gains. The day ended with new front month Jul 15 London w...


US weekend rains causing flooding; wheat market closed lower

Soycomplex Beans closed with small losses. The USDA reported weekly export inspections of 291,192 MT, which was above trade expectations and a pret...


27 May 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
A warm welcome for Welsh Lamb in Hong Kong

Welsh Lamb has been used by top chefs from across the world as part of a prestigious culinary competition. It was centre-stage in more than one cat...


27 May 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Is measuring total return from farmland leading to bad management?

Is there a better way of reporting on the investment performance of farmland than the current practice of using 'total return'? “Total return” incl...


27 May 2015 | Finance,News
BPS 2015: 3 weeks to apply

Over 30,000 completed Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications have now been received by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) - but with 3 weeks remaining f...


27 May 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Kent County Show: The full agenda

The Kent County Show 2015 will boast more than 150 different activities, workshops, displays and competitions on each of the three Show days. Lucy ...


NFU Mutual launches safety service for small farms

The UK’s leading rural insurer today launched the NFU Mutual SafetyHub, an online safety risk management service designed to help small farms actively...


26 May 2015 | News,Organic
Discovering new routes to an organic market

Langford Farm on the edge of the Chew Valley near Bristol has turned its business around to create an innovative organic meat box service. Charlie and...


26 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Bee Coalition angry at farmers 'sidestepping' neonicotinoid ban

The Bee Coalition has reacted with 'dismay' to news that the National Farmers Union is attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides ...




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