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Agricultural robotics will become a $12bn industry by 2027, report says
Agricultural robotics will become a $12bn industry by 2027, report says

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24 May 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Scientists develop new device to overcome pig 'genome flaw'

Scientists at the University of Kent have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding. Through her work, Dr Rebec...


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24 May 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News
Scotland seeks more 'tattie roguers' - potato disease police

The health and reputation of a Scottish industry worth around £100 million a year depends on the work of “tattie roguers” - and it needs more of the p...


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24 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Spotted wing drosophila 'most serious threat' to UK fruit industry

A new research programme designed to help the UK fruit industry manage spotted wing drosophila has been announced. The four-year project, which sta...


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24 May 2017 | Finance,News,Property News
1,000 acres of Lincolnshire farmland put up for sale for £5m

Two arable farms producing an existing income of £87,146 per annum have come to the market through Savills in Lincoln. Bishops & Trader Bridge Farm...


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Agricultural robotics will become a $12bn industry by 2027, report says

Agriculture is one of the world’s least digitised major industries, but this will change as data acquisition, agricultural robotics and analytic compa...


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24 May 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,Top Tips
Inefficient calving cycles incur financial losses, vet warns

By failing to address the issue of long calving intervals, beef farmers in Wales are missing out on over £4,500 per annum for a 40-cow herd. The la...


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24 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Farmers urge next government to pursue tariff-free deals with EU

The future government after next month's election must ensure tariff-free access to the EU's Single Market to protect British farmers, the Farmers' Un...


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24 May 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce
Food Standards Agency issues advice to consumers following hepatitis E reports in pork

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued advice to consumers about cooking pork, following recent reports on the link between pork products and hepa...


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24 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,News,Top Tips
Bruchid beetle warning amid this weekend's high summer temperatures

A surge to summer temperatures, forecast to top 25°C this week, has triggered the conditions for Bruchid beetle warnings. Growers are advised to be...


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24 May 2017 | Finance,News,Products,Renewables,Rural Life
Farming community capitalise on Scottish Government Energy Strategy

The ILI Group, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers, has launched a bond which gives landowners and farmers the opportunity to get invo...


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24 May 2017 | Government,News,Renewables,Shows and Events
'Release inner-young farmer' to help battle climate change, EU group says

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) has explained that farmers across Europe need to 'channel their inner young farmer' to help the industry ...


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23 May 2017 | Government,News
Essential for free trade to be maintained between UK and EU, farming unions state

Livestock representatives from the UK farming unions and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have met in Belfast to discuss Brexit and the trade impl...


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23 May 2017 | Dairy,News,NFU
NFU expresses disappointment with recent milk price cuts

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) has expressed its disappointment today as the dairy industry saw another price cut announced at the same time as pro...


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23 May 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Essex hunt to pay 'substantial damages' after evicting tenant farmer

The Court of Appeal has said an Essex hunt has to pay 'substantial damages' and legal costs for evicting a farmer from land near Burnham-on-Crouch. ...


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23 May 2017 | News,Rural Life,Supermarkets
Sainsbury’s unveils new sourcing approach to give support to farmers worldwide

Sainsbury’s has announced a new approach to the way it sources key crops and ingredients, such as tea and coffee. The retailer will seek to empower...


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23 May 2017 | Finance,Meat Processing,News,Produce
Pig producers receive highest share of retail price since July 2014

Pig producers are receiving the largest share of the retail price since July 2014. The share of pork retail prices received by producers increased ...


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23 May 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables
Sequencing of sunflower genome could help develop climate-resistant crops

A breakthrough in the sequencing of the sunflower genome could help in developing crops that are better able to adapt to climate change. This new r...


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Borger showcases 'easy and highly effective' Bioselect separator

For easy and highly effective separation of slurry at AD plants and farms, Borger will be showcasing its Bioselect separator on Stand D211 at UK AD & ...


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23 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Oxfordshire farmer fined £1,200 after sheep left to rot on land

An Oxfordshire farmer has been fined more than £1,200 after five dead sheep were found rotting on his land. 54 year-old James Edward Hedges from Bl...


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23 May 2017 | Government,News,Renewables
General election: Policies for on-farm renewable energy and the environment

The biomass and anaerobic digestion sector, which farmers commonly use as a way to digest their waste into renewable energy, has spoken about politica...


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23 May 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Sheep farmers reporting first cases of blowfly strike

With spring well underway and temperatures rising, sheep farmers are reporting first cases of blowfly strike. Cases have now been reported in over ...


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23 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
New report recommends regionalised approach to tackling bovine TB in Wales

A 'refreshed approach' is needed to re-examine how to eradicate bovine TB from Welsh cattle, according to a new report from a National Assembly commit...


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22 May 2017 | Dairy,Education,News,NFU
NFU Scotland calls for school milk scheme to be expanded

NFU Scotland has called for Scotland’s School Milk Scheme to be expanded, allowing the nation’s schoolchildren to enjoy fresh milk and have local chee...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,News,Products
European Commission to propose extending glyphosate by 10 years

The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval of the herbicide glyphosate. A transatlantic row over possible risks to hum...


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22 May 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Arla UK decreases June milk price

Arla UK has decreased its June milk price by 0.4p per litre despite the company holding prices for the rest of its 9,500 producers in Europe. This ...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Hundred sheep go missing in the Yorkshire Dales

Police are appealing for witnesses after a hundred horned sheep went missing from moorland in the Yorkshire Dales. The sheep, which all had two red...


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Farm-bound sludge teems with 700,000 tiny plastic fibres, research shows

New research has shown plastic pollution, caused by hundreds of thousands of microfibres, has travelled to as far as Britain’s farms. An astonishin...