Farminguk
27 February 2017 | Online since 2003

Agricultural news from around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Government,News

European Association of Dairy Trade: Brexit will cause damage to both EU and the UK, especially Ireland
European Association of Dairy Trade: Brexit will cause damage to both EU and the UK, especially Ireland

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,News,Products
Farmer creates petition to stop the removal of glyphosate as a result of 'anti farming groups spreading false science'

Farmers across the UK have joined efforts in showing politicians and the public why glyphosate is so critical to agriculture. A petition has been s...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Government,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Farming minister George Eustice attends food trade show in Dubai to boost British exports

Farming minister George Eustice has attended Gulfood 2017 to promote UK produce and to offer and strengthen trade relationships. Gulfood, the world...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
Lifting EU sugar quotas will increase UK sugar beet production by 50 per cent, British Sugar says

The lifting of EU sugar quotas in October 2017 and leaving of the EU offers exciting opportunities for British Sugar and the wider UK beet sugar indus...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Animal Health,Education,News
Next wave of PhD studentships announced by AHDB

The next wave of PhD studentships has been announced by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – which will this year cover all six...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Property News
Police probe Lincolnshire abattoir fire that saw 30 firefighters tackle it

Lincolnshire Police and Fire and Rescue are investigating the cause of a fire which ripped through an abattoir on Heath Road in Skegness, Lincolnshire...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
'A challenge for the rural sector': Farmers urged to be ready for Making Tax Digital

In just over 12 months it is expected that the first phase of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) project will come on stream. Unlike previous major na...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Scotland calls for single market guarantees at meeting with Defra minister Leadsom

The Scottish government has called for post-Brexit guarantees over future powers and access to the single market in a meeting with UK ministers. At...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Rural charity receives £7,387 at NFU 2017 to help farmers in need

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Conference 2017 saw a prize draw worth £7,387 raised for farmers in need. Rural welfare charity Royal Agricultural...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Grassland,News,Rural Life
Landowners and farmers help to extend protection for mid Cornwall’s wildlife-rich landscape

Rare butterflies and birds will benefit from a much larger area of protected land in mid Cornwall thanks to efforts by farmers, landowners and conserv...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs
Irish-based pig breeder joins UK genetics group Genus

UK animal genetics group Genus has entered into a strategic partnership with Irish pig breeder Hermitage. Under the deal, which is still subject to...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Government,News
European Association of Dairy Trade: Brexit will cause damage to both EU and the UK, especially Ireland

Eucolait, the European Association of Dairy Trade, has released a paper saying Brexit will cause great damage, economic and otherwise, to both the EU ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
27 February 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets
Brits put welfare of egg laying hens before meat chickens, says RSPCA Assured

New research reveals a huge double-standard in the way shoppers regard chickens that lay eggs and chickens farmed for their meat. According to a su...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
26 February 2017 | Animal Health,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Green cover headlands proving a positive attraction for pollinators

Green cover headlands sown on potato and root vegetable crop headlands is proving a positive attraction for pollinators, and helping to conserve valua...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
25 February 2017 | Dairy,News
Muller announces new contract terms to its 1900 UK farmer suppliers

Dairy giant Muller has issued new contract terms to its 1,900 UK farmer suppliers. Muller said the new contracts were designed to deliver a competi...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
25 February 2017 | News,NFU,Property News,Rural Life
HS2 gains Royal Assent: NFU warns farmers must be treated fairly in construction phase

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has urged HS2 Ltd to treat farming communities fairly as the first phase of the controversial rail-line receives Roya...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
'Bring out your data!': Farmers encouraged to show off technology which helps capture data on farm

How to use images from a phone camera to estimate potato yield, analyse text messages to get closer to your customers and create scenarios to meet mar...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | News,Rural Life,Sheep
Five stolen pregnant ewes found in back of a Transit van after failing to stop

Five stolen sheep have been returned to their owner after they were found in the back of a Transit van which failed to stop for the police. The pre...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce
'Today's ruling sends a strong signal to Russia': WTO confirms Russian pork ban is illegal

The World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Appellate Body today confirmed that Russia’s import bans on live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU is...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Bird flu found in small flock of chickens in Northumberland

The Government has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small flock of chickens at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Grant scheme worth £900,000 launched to help stimulate innovation in rural sector

A grant scheme worth almost £900,000 to help stimulate innovation in Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry has reopened. The Department of Agricult...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Supermarkets
FSA seeks to reassure consumers on contaminated meat reports

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said recent reports about contaminated meat entering the food chain do not 'give a complete picture' and have soug...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News
BSE negligible risk status will 'improve Northern Ireland global image abroad'

The World Organisation for Animal Health's Scientific Commission has recommended that Northern Ireland be recognised as having 'negligible risk' for B...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Farmers still in the dark over status of Countryside Stewardship Scheme applications eight weeks later

Many farmers who applied for the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme are still waiting to hear from Natural England if they have been successful, ...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News
Vegan Society uses 'ten-a-day' study to further its cause - saying agriculture has an 'underlying problem'

The Vegan Society has said agriculture has an 'underlying problem', and has called on farmers to take up more fruit and vegetable farming. This com...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Feed and Forage,Grassland,News
Surveys reveal importance of home-produced forage for farmers

At least 9 out of 10 farmers see forage and better use of grass silage as playing central roles in the future of their businesses. But in several v...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Pigs
Scientists produce pigs that may be protected from killer virus which costs industry billions

Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year. The team have used advanced...


FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
FarmingUK Logo
24 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Livestock worrying at seven-year high in Scotland, figures show

Livestock-worrying in Scotland has hit a seven-year high following a sharp rise in the number of reported cases, according to NFU Scotland. The far...