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31 July 2015 | News,Renewables

31 July 2015 | Dairy,News
Northern Ireland dairy farming crisis as tractors block supermarkets and farmers descend on Stormont

Tractors have closed off the entrance of supermarkets in Co Londonderry town as farmers orchestrated a demonstration over the dairy farming crisis in ...


Oilseed rape flourishes without bee-killing chemicals

The first harvest results of winter oilseed rape planted without neonicotinoid seed treatments have come in, and farmers are experiencing a better tha...


31 July 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Appeal for plant and farm machinery entries for August collective auction

High demand for second hand plant and farm machinery and implements has prompted auctioneers Halls to appeal for more entries for the company’s bi-mon...


Heated debate on land use and wildlife at the CLA Game Fair

The clash in views about the relationship between land management and wildlife came to a head today at the CLA Game Fair, at Harewood House in Yorkshi...


31 July 2015 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Red Tractor gears up for largest ever on-pack promotion

Riding high on the success of its BBQ promotion, Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) is urging retailers to be a part of its biggest ever on-pack promotional ...


31 July 2015 | Forestry,News,Shows and Events
Forestry sector takes action for resilient woodlands and forestry businesses

Organisations from the forestry sector, representing landowners, nurseries and forestry professionals, have come together and agreed to take action to...


31 July 2015 | News,Renewables
Farming sector leads 40% surge in electricity from biogas

The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) yesterday released their annual Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES), demonstrating a ...


31 July 2015 | CLA,News,Shows and Events
Countryside welcomes new Environment Minister to first day of CLA Game Fair

Environment Minister Rory Stewart was today given a warm welcome at the annual celebration of the British countryside, the three-day CLA Game Fair. ...


Farmer Eric takes to the stage with CBEEBIES

Farmer Eric, an educational character created by The Dairy Council, will be taking centre stage at the CBeebies Big Day Out with The Furchester Hotel....


31 July 2015 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Suffolk ram lamb sells for 21,000 guineas at national show and sale in Shrewsbury

A top price of 21,000 guineas was paid for a ram lamb at the Suffolk Sheep Society’s annual national show and sale held Shrewsbury Auction Centre last...


Young contractor’s business being built on new McCormick tractor

A young contractor and forage merchant has taken the major step of buying a new tractor for the first time to help develop his business. Adam Gooda...


31 July 2015 | News,Pigs,Sheep,Shows and Events
Sixth rare breeds show and sale in Shrewsbury declared a success

Auctioneers Halls were delighted with the attendance at the sixth Traditional Native and Rare Breeds Show and Sale held at Shrewsbury Auction Centre o...


Kubota and UK air ambulances prepare for take off!

Market leading machinery manufacturer launches national campaign to support life saving services. Kubota has teamed up with the 20 air ambulance ch...


31 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Two new barley plant genes discovered

A group of international researchers have discovered two new genes in the barley plant that will shed light on the history of agriculture and also bri...


30 July 2015 | News,Produce
Bramley apple pie filling wins European protection as historical delicacy

Traditional Bramley apple pie filling has been awarded protected status by the European Commission after it was accepted as a uniquely British product...


30 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Breeders continue focus on non GN barley

At a recent field trials day breeders Limagrain UK confirmed their continued emphasis on producing dual purpose non-GN barleys that offer flexibility ...


30 July 2015 | Finance,News
Rural Cumbria to benefit from £24 million growth programme

It has just been announced by the Government that rural businesses and communities are set to benefit from a £24 million Growth Programme. Here Craig ...


30 July 2015 | News,Property News
Mid Wales livestock rearing farm has guide price of £1.1 million

A Mid Wales livestock rearing farm with a farmhouse, extensive range of modern and traditional buildings and 122 acres of pastureland has been placed ...


Hydor pioneer celebrates 50 years

Hydor’s stalwart, Dennis Farr is celebrating 50 years service with the company this year and his colleagues are paying tribute to an impressive and ev...


30 July 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Burden Bros Agri to expand sales area

John Deere dealer Burden Bros Agri Ltd will be expanding its agriculturalmachinery business in the south-east of England this autumn, by taking on the...


Farmers in sheep scab scare as sales season approaches

Sheep scab, an increasingly serious problem for British sheep farmers, was a discussion topic at the recent Clyde monitor farm meeting, hosted by moni...


30 July 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
Livestock farmers facing adverse weather challenges

The challenges facing farmers due to adverse weather in some parts of Scotland was witnessed first-hand by NFU Scotland President on a visit to Caithn...


30 July 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
NFU and Graham's Dairy meet to discuss milk price cuts

NFU Scotland met with Graham’s the Family Dairy on Tuesday 28 July to discuss the recent pricing cuts announced by the firm. The company, which run...


30 July 2015 | News,NFU,Property News,Renewables
Different mindset needed on EU nature legislation

NFU Scotland has written to the European Commission to make the case for a different mind-set in EU nature legislation. Responding to a ‘fitness ch...


30 July 2015 | Education,News
Agronomy training course attracts a wide range of top level graduates

Continued investment in the Hutchinsons Foundation Agronomy Training Programme has seen applicants from across a wide range of top level science degre...


SlurryKat reveal new Doda pump

A new higher output pump is coming on to the market this September from SlurryKat to help increase time efficiency with slurry contractors and farmers...


Micron appoint two new dealers for the Varidome range

Manufacturers of precision spraying equipment, Micron Group, have appointed two new dealers in the UK for the Varidome range of band sprayers. Chal...




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