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21 March 2019 | Feed and Forage,News,Renewables and Environment

Two-thirds of livestock farmers are still experiencing, or expect to experience, a shortage of forage and fodder supplies as a result of growing condi...

Two-thirds of farmers experiencing shortages after 2018 drought

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7 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Reports of cows dying from straw impaction highlights the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows. Beef farmers are being...

Beef farmers advised about the risks of straw impaction

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1 March 2019 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News

The national flower of Wales has found a new role this St David’s Day – helping scientists to better understand the value of plant extracts as an alte...

Daffodils used as alternative to antibiotics in animal feed

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19 February 2019 | Feed and Forage,News

Feed company ForFarmers has announced its intention to close its Blandford plant as part of its £5m 'reduction plan'. The closing of the company's ...

ForFarmers to shut down Blandford feed mill as part of 'reduction plan'

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7 February 2019 | Dairy,Feed and Forage,Finance,News

Research has highlighted the scale of feed waste in the dairy industry, showing that 45 percent of its potential is lost from field to cow. Althoug...

Up to one third of dairy feed variable inputs lost in feed waste

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30 January 2019 | Feed and Forage,News

International feed tonnage has increased by a strong 3 percent to 1.103bn metric tons of feed produced in 2018, exceeding 1bn metric tons for the thir...

International feed tonnage exceeds 1bn for third year in row

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25 January 2019 | Feed and Forage,News

Urgent plans are needed to address the winter feed crisis looming in Scottish agriculture at present, an MSP has said. Production of winter feed ha...

Scottish government must tackle winter feed crisis, MSP says

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7 January 2019 | Feed and Forage,News,Sheep

Feeding pregnant ewes a total mixed ration for six weeks pre-lambing resulted in more lambs hitting growth targets at a Welsh farm. The Haynes fami...

Feeding pregnant ewes TMR boosts lamb performance at Powys farm

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16 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Feed and Forage,News

Farmers have been told to keep their silage bales safe and secure following reports of them being washed away and causing problems in rivers. River...

Warning to farmers as recent storms blow silage bales into rivers

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2 November 2018 | Education,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs,Poultry

The pig and poultry sectors are on the lookout for two students to complete a 12 month paid scholarship placement, with both positions starting at £16...

Students wanted for paid placement in pig and poultry industry

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31 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Beef farmers with an interest in cattle nutrition and performance have been urged to get involved in helping to shape a new project. The Feed into ...

Beef farmers with interest in nutrition wanted for new project

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25 October 2018 | Feed and Forage,News,Renewables and Environment

Each year some 650,000 tonnes of ‘former foodstuffs’, ranging from broken biscuits to unwanted pasta, is turned into valuable animal feed, new figures...

Former feedstuff processing 'frees up' 92,000 hectares of farmland

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27 September 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,Government,News

The Government has announced further measures for farmers struggling to access animal feed due to this summer's dry weather. New flexibility from t...

Further measures announced to help drought-hit farmers

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26 September 2018 | Dairy,Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

Defra has announced a list of 40 Temporary Prescription Adjustments where it is willing to adjust requirements in ways designed to ease shortages of b...

Drought-hit farmers urged to apply for Temporary Prescription Adjustment

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4 August 2018 | Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Scottish farmers have used a meeting to identify solutions to the feed and fodder shortfalls this autumn and winter. In an exceptional year, months...

'There is no silver bullet': Meeting attempts to find solutions to feed and fodder shortfall

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18 May 2018 | Feed and Forage,Grassland,Husbandry,News

Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding. ...

12 new varieties added to the Recommended Grass & Clover Lists

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10 May 2018 | Feed and Forage,Finance,News

A national supplier of ruminant animal feed has invested £2m in its Cheshire based plant, increasing production from 26 tonnes to 44 tonnes per hour. ...

Feed company invests £2m in plant to drive efficiency

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10 May 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

The European Commission has dropped plans for a drastic reduction in permitted copper levels in piglet feed, with the UK pig industry calling it a "ma...

'Major win' for UK pig farmers as EU drops plan for drastic copper reductions

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26 April 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

New research has shown that over 75% of pig farmers and agricultural professionals support overturning the current ban on feeding leftovers to pigs. ...

Farmers support lifting ban on feeding pigs with leftovers, research shows

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20 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Feed and Forage,News,Organic

The demand for organic animal feed is increasing, with a new report revealing that demand significantly outstrips supply. The Soil Association’s Or...

Rising demand for organic feed presents opportunities for arable farming

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11 April 2018 | Appointments,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Bill Wiggin MP has been appointed the new chairman of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA). The position, which is not remunerated, starts ...

Bill Wiggin MP is new chairman of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association

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11 April 2018 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News,NFU

The NFU is relaunching its Fodder Bank after wet weather has seen farmers in many parts of the country experience extreme shortages. The bank will ...

NFU launches Fodder Bank as farmers face increasing shortages due to weather

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Bioethanol plant Vivergo has reopened after a four-month shut-down period following unfavourable trading conditions. The UK's biggest bioethanol pr...

Bioethanol plant Vivergo reopens after four-month shut down

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7 April 2018 | Feed and Forage,Market Reports,News

UK farmers have said Irish fodder aid schemes add to concerns over the impact months of wet weather are having on fodder supplies and prices. Dimin...

UK farmers concerned about Irish fodder aid schemes

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5 April 2018 | Feed and Forage,News,Products

Farmers are becoming increasingly concerned about the recent cold weather which in turn has put a pressure on fodder supplies. Farmers across the c...

'Very challenging': Fodder pressure hits farmers due to adverse weather

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