Market Reports news around the UK

6 July 2018

UK farmer co-operatives decline for fifth consecutive year

26 June 2018

The number of farmer co-operatives operating in the UK has fallen for the fifth consecutive year, down to 420 from a 2014 high of 445. Th...

Value of UK vegetable exports reach record level but imports still higher

24 June 2018

The value of UK vegetable exports reached record levels last year, according to figures released by Defra. Vegetable exports were worth m...

Growth in dairy: World to consume extra 304m tonnes of milk by 2030

18 June 2018

The world will be consuming an extra 304 million tonnes of milk (295 billion litres) per year by 2030 as global population increases, accord...

Migrant labour shortage may hit food prices, new report warns

11 June 2018

The shortage of migrant labour facing UK farmers could hit both supplies and prices of seasonal fruit and vegetables this summer, a new mark...

Free range egg sector concerns over oversupply and decreased prices

21 May 2018

The free range egg sector has highlighted concerns of oversupply and decreased prices as recent figures show supplies have surged more than ...

UK pork sector increases presence in Asia Pacific to reap export deals

21 May 2018

The Asia-Pacific region continues to offer opportunities for the UK pork sector as an increased presence builds up to reap the rewards of ov...

Industry looks to emerging agri-tech to further boost farm productivity

20 May 2018

Productivity on UK farms has improved significantly, according to new figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. ...

Butter prices reach seasonal record highs

18 May 2018

Butter prices have reached seasonal record highs every month since March 2017, peaking at over £6,000/tonne. The start of 2018 is continu...

US-UK FTA could 'destroy large parts of British farming', report warns

16 May 2018

A new study has highlighted major concerns surrounding a potential UK and US free trade deal, saying it could "destroy large parts of Britis...

Unions urge customs arrangement with EU to allow flow of beef and lamb exports

16 May 2018

Farming unions have appealed to the government to adopt a customs arrangement with the EU that allows beef and lamb to be exported to establ...

UK milk prices held back by lower milk solids

11 May 2018

UK milk prices are being held back mainly as a result of a lower number of solids in the milk compared to other EU dairy producing nations. ...

Landowners 'missing out' on healthy returns in forestry sector

9 May 2018

Farmers and landowners have been told they are missing out on healthy returns in the forestry sector, which has been boosted by tax incentiv...

Farming incomes rise by 41 percent to £5,742m, 2017 estimates show

3 May 2018

The first estimates for 2017 show total income in farming rose by 41 percent, thanks to increased productivity and higher farm gate prices. ...

Slow start to the year for English farmland market but prices steady

2 May 2018

The number of farms publicly marked in England during the first three months of the year fell, with poor weather delaying some launches and ...

Canada holds 'great potential' as emerging market for British meat

1 May 2018

Canada holds "great potential" and is "incredibly important" as an emerging market for British meat post-Brexit. Currently the sixth larg...

Potato stocks reach 1.3m tonnes but marketing season may extend

30 April 2018

The stocks of potatoes held by growers at the end of March totalled 1.3Mt, according to an Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board es...

Welsh red meat industry in major drive to grow new markets outside EU

27 April 2018

The Welsh red meat industry is in a major drive to grow new markets outside the European Union as Brexit uncertainty continues. Hybu Cig ...

UK cheese exports increase by 23 percent and surpass £615m

26 April 2018

Exports of cheese from the UK surpassed the £615 million mark last year – rising 23 per cent from 2016, according to the latest figures from...

Avoid 'one-size-fits-all' approach to reap rewards for UK farm exports, report says

19 April 2018

Understanding consumer needs in different countries and avoiding a "one-size-fits-all" approach will reap rewards for UK food and farming ex...

Milk production up 350m litres in 2017-18 but hampered by adverse weather

11 April 2018

British milk production has finished the 2017-18 milk year at 12,402m litres, up 349m litres compared to the previous year, reaching near re...

EU pig industry may benefit from US-China trade dispute

8 April 2018

The EU pig industry may benefit from the looming trade war between the United States and China, according to AHDB Pork. In March, the US ...

UK farmers concerned about Irish fodder aid schemes

7 April 2018

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...

Farming input costs increase by 4.5% in six months up to February 2018

29 March 2018

The cost of farming inputs has increased by 4.54 percent in the six months up to February 2018, according to latest figures. Anglia Farme...

Spanish people strongest overseas buyers at UK machinery auctions

26 March 2018

Spanish people remain the strongest overseas buying force at UK second-hand machinery auctions, with one buyer purchasing 22 tractors in exc...

British lamb exports booming according to government figures

24 March 2018

Exports of British lamb appear to be booming, according to the most recent figures released by the Government. But with the majority of t...

EU conditionally approves Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto

21 March 2018

The European Commission has conditionally approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto. Bayer has now received approvals for the tra...

Potato stock levels reach record 2.4m tonnes in January

20 March 2018

Potato stock levels reached a record 2.4m tonnes in January – up 25 percent on last year, according to new figures. The latest data surve...

Too many farmers rely on subsidies during poor harvest, research finds

19 March 2018

Farmers have bounced back from the worst arable harvest in a decade with a return to profit, although too many still rely entirely on subsid...

Brexit caution as Scotland's food and drink exports hit record £6bn

19 March 2018

Overseas Scottish food and drink exports were worth approximately £6 billion in 2017, an increase of almost £570 million more than 2016, acc...

Brexit uncertainty creates shortage of agricultural land coming to market

18 March 2018

Nervousness over the outcome of Brexit negotiations may have helped create a shortage of agricultural land coming to market, according to ne...