Housing and Equipment news around the UK

30 October 2018

Young farmer desperately seeks winter accommodation for herd

21 September 2018

A young dairy and beef farmer is desperately seeking winter accommodation for his herd after being forced to leave his current holding. J...

Robinsons launch a new architectural division amid plans for further expansion

15 March 2018

Lockerbie based construction and manufacturing specialists Robinsons, have launched a new Architectural division as the family run business ...

Lorry driver banned for three years for causing farmer's death in crash

7 September 2017

A County Down motorist involved in a fatal road collision which killed an elderly farmer has been banned from driving for three years. Wi...

Farmers urged to check shed temperatures amid weather extremes

8 August 2017

With UK temperatures on the rise, farmers are being urged to check the temperature of their broiler and dairy sheds to avoid a loss of produ...

Calls for farm buildings to be exempted from development tax

5 August 2017

Rural organisations have sent a joint letter to Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma calling for new farm buildings to be exempted from...

Dare-devil hen wonders across 10 acres of fields due to faulty fence

18 July 2017

What would you do if you promised to keep your neighbours chicken safe and she vanished? Well that is just the dilemma that an Electric Fenc...

Compulsory purchase action in countryside set to triple, warns group

17 July 2017

Demand for housing and infrastructure is set to soar in the coming years leading to a likely tripling in compulsory purchase actions in the ...

Ten fire engines battle huge farm blaze in Surrey

14 July 2017

Ten fire engines from numerous counties have fought a huge farm blaze in Surrey. The fire happened at a Rydings Farm in Long Reach, Ockha...

Redundant to Refined: Countryfile Presenter opens doors of new agritech workspaces

13 July 2017

Countryfile Presenter Adam Henson has opened the doors of five new agri-tech workspaces. On Friday 30th June, more than 100 visitors gath...

Arsonist turned into police by his own mother causes £400k of farm damage

12 July 2017

A teenager who was turned into the police by his own mother after starting a huge fire at a farm has caused £400,000 worth of damage. The...

Cheshire firefighters tackle huge turkey farm blaze thought to be arson

27 June 2017

A huge farm fire has hit a Chester turkey coop in the early hours of Tuesday morning (27 June). Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service tackled ...

Farmfit - the perfect fit for your farm

21 June 2017

Farmfit are a new and innovative company launching their range of agricultural building internals at this year’s Royal Highland Show. Far...

AD plant secured with JP Concrete’s safe storage solution

19 June 2017

For a popular long-established farm business near Reading, JP Concrete has created Phase One of an all-encompassing storage and safety solut...

Industry body submits proposal for Europe to protect free range egg status

31 May 2017

A plan to allow winter gardens to be used to overcome the 12-week rule in the event of another bird flu crisis has been submitted to the Eur...

Government confirms eligibility of poultry litter for highest renewable tariff

25 May 2017

The energy regulator, Ofgem, has confirmed that Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants run on poultry litter will receive the highest possible...

40 firefighters tackle farm blaze in Aberdeenshire

1 May 2017

Around 40 firefighters from across the North-east of Scotland have tackled a blaze in farm buildings in Aberdeenshire. The Scottish Fire ...

Union urges Government to make planning system fit for modern agriculture

11 April 2017

Scottish farmers have expressed the need for permitted development rights to be extended to larger farm sheds to reflect the needs of modern...

Family farm pleads for 155,000 poultry unit in Gloucestershire village to be granted amid opposition

30 March 2017

A farming family behind the plan to build 155,000-capacity poultry units in Gloucestershire has said their business could die if their permi...

Retailers ditching caged egg increases interest in barn systems

8 March 2017

Big Dutchman distributor Newquip says there has been increased interest in the company's barn systems since announcements by most big UK ret...

Government confirms consideration in providing grants to help farmers improve animal health and welfare

8 March 2017

Farming Minister George Eustice has confirmed the Government is considering providing grants to farmers so they can invest in farm infrastru...

Farming neighbours find themselves on opposite sides of Government's new free range divide

9 February 2017

Farming neighbours Dave White and Daniel Brown will soon find themselves on opposite sides of a new free range divide following the Governme...

Egg industry leaders welcome decision to implement poultry housing order, but could 'prove problematic'

17 December 2016

Egg industry leaders have welcomed a decision to implement a housing order to protect the country from highly pathogenic avian influenza. ...

Charity re-homing and education centre gets go ahead

17 October 2016

A hen charity has been given the green light to build a new re-homing centre which will transform its work. The British Hen Welfare Trust...

New renewal process for Type 1 Animal Transporter Authorisations

3 October 2016

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is alerting animal transporters that the renewal process for Type 1 Transporter Authorisations has...

McDonald’s research sheds light on impact and causes of smothering in hens

12 September 2016

McDonald’s has unveiled the results of the second phase of its project examining the impact and causes of smothering in free range laying he...

Land of milk and savings with new pre-cast Whites Concrete effluent tank

4 August 2016

Whites Concrete has supplied a pre-cast concrete effluent tank for a farmer-owned dairy company in South Wales that supplies the national mi...

Cooling carcases delays decomposition and aids biosecurity

3 August 2016

A carcase-cooling system for deadstock that’s used widely on the continent is now available here in the UK. Produced in a range of models...

Collection of rare tractors and combines attracts huge crowd to farm dispersal sale

2 August 2016

A collection of rare and interesting tractors, combines and associated spares and sundries, attracted a huge crowd to a recent Worcestershir...

Farmers urged to be vigilant after imported soya hulls from Argentina may be contaminated

22 July 2016

Livestock farmers have been warned to be vigilant after an industry warning that batches of imported soya hulls from Argentina may be contam...

Hard-pressed dairy farmers could save themselves thousands by switching from straw to sand bedding

20 July 2016

Hard-pressed dairy farmers could save themselves thousands of pounds by switching from straw to sand bedding. And they could save themsel...