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25 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News

Bovine TB in Wales' Intensive Action Area down by 35 per cent, report shows
Bovine TB in Wales' Intensive Action Area down by 35 per cent, report shows

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25 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News
Bovine TB in Wales' Intensive Action Area down by 35 per cent, report shows

Bovine TB incidence in Wales’ Intensive Action Area (IAA) has fallen by 35% since it was established, according to a new report. The IAA was establ...


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25 May 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,Meat Processing,News
Dunbia and Dawn Meats join in new strategic partnership

Northern Irish meat processor Dunbia and Irish-based processor Dawn Meats have entered into a new joint venture. The move will establish a majority...


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25 May 2017 | Housing and Equipment,News,Poultry,Renewables
Government confirms eligibility of poultry litter for highest renewable tariff

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


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25 May 2017 | Government,News
European and UK farmers to find 'common commitment' for Brexit

UK rural organisation the CLA is bringing European farmers and landowners together for Brexit talks, hoping to find a 'common commitment'. The CLA ...


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25 May 2017 | News,NFU,Rural Life,Shows and Events
'Hidden heroines': NFU search for Welsh woman farmer of the year

The search is on for the Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2017, with the award aiming to celebrate the contribution of women in what is still a very mal...


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Community farm in Cheshire given 'unexpected' £25k donation from Freemasons

A social enterprise farm from Cheshire that offers sustainable jobs for the long-term unemployed has been given an 'unexpected' £25,000 donation by th...


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25 May 2017 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Produce
'Provenance, credibility and Halal': Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

A positive look at a post-Brexit red meat trade will be based on a focus of ‘provenance and credibility’, according to the UK meat industry. The in...


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25 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News,Renewables
Farmers' union chairman among others to claim over £750,000 from RHI scheme

Poultry chairman of the Ulster Farmers' Union Tom Forgrave is among a number of claimants who received more than £750,000 from a 'botched green energy...


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25 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Top Tips
Dairy farms should regularly weigh calves to improve life chances, AHDB says

More UK dairy farms need to regularly weigh their growing calves to improve their life chances, according to AHDB. Calf survival is still a big cha...


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25 May 2017 | Education,News,Rural Life
Researchers shine new light on important chapter of British farming

Researchers are to shine a new light on an important chapter in the history of British farming - the Anglo-Saxon 'agricultural revolution'. Univers...


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25 May 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News
General election: British vet lobbying secures wins for animal health and welfare

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is hailing the launch of Westminster’s major political parties’ manifestos as a win for animal health and wel...


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24 May 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
NFU Cymru report highlights 'all-round contribution' of Welsh agriculture

A new report has highlighted the 'significant' role agriculture plays for Wales’ economic, environmental, cultural and social well-being. Released ...


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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...