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United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
"We can't deny importance of the EU," Welsh farmers are told

"Whatever your personal politics, there is no denying the importance of the EU when it comes to farming," Maeve Whyte, the Director of the NFU Brussels office, told Montgomeryshire farmers recently at...


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Badger vaccine shows promise for tackling cattle TB

Vaccinating badgers could prove a good way to tackle the spread of TB in cattle, according to research.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Warning of soaring price of pig meat as output set to slide

A warning was issued this week that falling pig production in Europe could lead to a rise in prices, especially in Britain which is a net importer of pig meat.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Agri-food business 'could create 15,000 new jobs'

Up to 15,000 new jobs can be created in the agri-food business, according to proposals in a manifesto to be launched later.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
US consultant backs £34m super-dairy project for Lincolnshire

An American farmer and adviser on a £34 million super-dairy project for Lincolnshire says large-scale farms can maintain high standards of animal welfare.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Sheep go missing as price of lamb soars

Farms across Yorkshire have been increasingly targeted by gangs of sheep rustlers as the price of lamb has risen, North Yorkshire Police have said.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Rapid export pace makes further UK wheat price rises likely

A REALISATION that the UK’s strong wheat export pace has exceeded the expected surplus this season has sent London prices to a 2.5-year high and there is scope for further climbs.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Supermarket chain to put CCTV in all its abattoirs

Morrisons is to become the first supermarket in Britain to introduce CCTV cameras in all its abattoirs to ensure animal welfare rules are abided by.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Snow causes disruption across Lincolnshire

Motorists are being urged to drive carefully overnight as snow continues to cause problems across Lincolnshire.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Snow disrupts livestock auction

Farmers appear to be coping well with the early arrival of winter, although there are concerns that treacherous road conditions might disrupt the marketing of livestock.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Ulster farming 'is operating at a loss'

Farmers in Northern Ireland are in a similar position to others in England, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line, it has been claimed.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Farmers hit hardest by early return of snow

The winter weather is hitting the agricultural industry particularly hard at the end of a year in which farmers have already been battered by some of the worst snowfalls on record.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
25% of farmers 'below poverty line'

A quarter of farming households live below the poverty line, the Government’s rural watchdog said as it urged ministers to help farmers access benefits and develop their businesses.


United Kingdom | 29 November 2010
Farmers fighting back after thieves steal £750k of equipment in 14 months

Angry farmers are fighting back after thieves stole hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment in the region.


United Kingdom | 29 November 2010
EU pig herd has already begun to decline, new animal welfare rules set to increase costs

Soaring feed grain costs have begun to shrink the size of the European Union’s pig herd and an expected tightening in supplies should drive pork prices higher.


United Kingdom | 29 November 2010
Seventh arrest in hunt for farmer's killers

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the murder of a farmer believed to have been killed in a botched robbery in East Sussex.


United Kingdom | 29 November 2010
'Big cat on the loose' as sheep die

A big cat is feared to be stalking northern England after a second sheep carcass was discovered.


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Farmers Market is a hit with the community

The first Littleborough Farmers Market and Craft Fair was a huge hit with the community today.


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Wrexham Public Reject Badger Cull

Braving near freezing temperatures on Saturday, town centre shoppers in Wrexham showed overwhelming opposition to the badger cull proposed by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG).


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Sheep rustling warning to Powys farmers

Farmers in Powys have been warned to be on guard after an increased number of sheep rustling incidents.


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Badger culling move attacked

Badgers should not be culled to combat the spread of TB, a leading Oxford zoologist has insisted.


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Thousands expected for the Winter Fair

The 21st Royal Welsh Winter Fair will take place on November 29 and 30, at the Showground near Builth Wells.


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Farmers terrified by big cat attacks

FARMERS in rural West Wales say they are terrified of a suspected big cat on the loose following a spate of attacks.


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Distribution depot blockaded by angry farmers

Dozens of protesting farmers disrupted a major supermarket distribution centre in Doncaster.


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
North Wales Police warn over sheep thefts spate

Police are joining forces with farming unions to issue warnings after a series of sheep thefts across north Wales. Since September, more than 70 animals have been taken in incidents stretching from Do...


United Kingdom | 28 November 2010
Public warned over ‘micro pigs’ ahead of Christmas

DEFRA has issued a warning to would-be micro pig owners after media reports about people being mis-sold the animals in recent weeks. It comes after stories emerged of people buying micro-pigs only to ...


United Kingdom | 27 November 2010
Clone farming would introduce cruelty on a massive scale, say animal welfare groups

The introduction of clone farming would result in cruelty on a massive scale, academics and animal welfare groups warned last night. They spoke out after a committee of Government advisers ruled that ...


United Kingdom | 27 November 2010
90% of farmers to have EU Single Farm Payments in the bank by end January 2011

Rural Affair Secretary, Richard Lochhead, has announced the start, on the 1st December 2010, of a new system for paying the EU Single Farm Payment (SFP) subsidy to qualifying farmers.


United Kingdom | 27 November 2010
Hampshire farmer is killed by charging bull

A farmer has been killed by a charging bull in Hampshire, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said. The 58-year-old, named locally as Ian Rook, was said to have been "tossed in the air" ...