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26 September 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

Labour pledge to end badger cull: 'Government ignores scientists'
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26 September 2016 | Animal Health,News,Renewables,Shows and Events
UN's Committee on Agriculture focuses on innovation to achieve food security and sustainable development

The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has told the farming sector to "transform itself" to help battle worldwide issues. The ...


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26 September 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Top Tips
Attention to detail can add value to maize silage, says experts

As farmers look to harvest their maize crops, attention to detail will pay dividends, guaranteeing a good looking crop in the field and resulting in a...


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26 September 2016 | Government,News
'Our EU partners are very important to us': Wales' Rural Secretary meets officials in Brussels

The Rural Secretary of Wales has met EU officials in Brussels today to discuss how Wales can continue working with partners across the continent to co...


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26 September 2016 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Scotland's Rural Secretary writes to UK government demanding 'urgent decisions' for rural communities

'Urgent decisions' must be made by the government on a number of crucial food and farming issues to protect rural communities, Scotland's Rural Econom...


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26 September 2016 | Finance,Government,News,NFU
Banking will play a 'key role' in farming's post-Brexit future

Risk management and capital investment underpinned by supportive agricultural banking will be "critical" as UK farming moves towards a post-Brexit fut...


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26 September 2016 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Australia wins World Steak Challenge 2016 for second year running

Australia has been announced as the world’s best steak producer at the World Steak Challenge. Jack’s Creek, the family owned ranch in New South Wal...


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26 September 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Labour pledge to end badger cull: 'Government ignores scientists'

Labour will end the badger cull and prioritise ending bovine TB, Shadow Defra secretary Rachael Maskell has said. Speaking during the party confere...


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26 September 2016 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Farmer found guilty after sheep blinded by horn

A farmer has been fined £200 for letting a lamb's horns grow too long and curl into its own eyes blinding it. After a trial at Aberystwyth Justice ...


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26 September 2016 | News,Poultry,Produce,Shows and Events,Supermarkets
Asda takes crown of the British Turkey Retailer of the Year

Last night Asda took the crown of British Turkey Retailer of the Year at the annual British Turkey Awards once again. The celebrated industry award...


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26 September 2016 | News,Pigs,Property News
Upton pig farm application approved despite mass opposition

Plans for a new pig farm in Lincolnshire have been approved, despite mass opposition from local residents and animal rights campaigners determined to ...


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26 September 2016 | News,Rural Life
No shale gas wells to be fracked in the UK this year

The industry has confirmed that no shale gas wells will be drilled in Britain this year. As a key fracking decision nears, the government will deci...


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26 September 2016 | Arable,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Costs and benefits of precision technologies 'poorly understood', new review says

Barriers to the adoption and development of precision farming technologies within the cereals and oilseeds sector have been identified in an AHDB revi...


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26 September 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News
Scotland announces significant changes to cattle movements

The Scottish government has announced that significant changes to Scotland’s system of recording cattle movements are to be introduced at the end of t...


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24 September 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News
Launch of Shanghai crop laboratory bolsters UK-China scientific collaboration

The Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS) will be formally opened today in Shanghai by Jo Johnson MP, the UK Minister for Scie...


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24 September 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News
Welsh Assembly reminded of the importance to tackle bovine TB effectively

Welsh Assembly Members have been reminded of the importance of tackling bovine TB effectively. The Farmers’ Union Wale reminder comes five days bef...


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24 September 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Less than a week to go until environment-focused Countryside Stewardship deadline

The closing date for submitting completed Countryside Stewardship applications together with all supporting evidence is Friday 30 September 2016. W...


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23 September 2016 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
AHDB genetic scheme RamCompare shows 'very positive' results in early stages

Early results from the RamCompare project, a scheme to drive genetic improvement, are already 'very positive', says AHDB. The industry scheme aims ...


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23 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces October milk price increase of 2ppl

First Milk has today announced a 2ppl milk price increase for October for all membership pools. This is the largest monthly increase for First Milk...


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23 September 2016 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Stranded sheep trapped for three hours rescued by special water rescue team

A stranded sheep had a narrow escape this week after the RSPCA’s specialist water rescue training waded into the River Leven to rescue her. The ani...


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23 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla announces October price rise by 1.6ppl

Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by 1.6ppl from 1 October. This follows an increase in the September price. In addition, there is...


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23 September 2016 | Government,News,NFU
Rural Development Programme 'must speed up' to deliver 'real, tangible benefits' for Welsh farmers, NFU Cymru says

NFU Cymru has written to the Secretary for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, to outline priorities for 'Rural Development Programme' delivery during th...


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23 September 2016 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Milk champions win coveted dairy industry award

Milk and dairy enthusiasts, Charlie Thomas and Roseanne McEwan, have won the ‘Milkman of the Year’ and the ‘Marketing & Promotion Award’ respectively,...


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23 September 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Grassland,News,Top Tips
Growers urged to ‘spray now’ to tackle grassweed control problems

In the race to prepare seed beds this autumn, Dow AgroSciences is urging wheat growers to instigate a robust grassweed control programme to prevent br...


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23 September 2016 | Animal Health,Finance,News,Poultry,Shows and Events
'Eggstra' large red hen hatches at Devon charity

Thousands of pounds will be raised for charity today on the UK’s first ever British Hen Welfare Day. Today (Friday, 23 September) marks the start o...


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23 September 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News
UK agrees livestock antibiotic targets to curb growing threats

The UK has backed a call for a cut in the use of antibiotics in livestock farming in order to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). World leaders ...


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23 September 2016 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News,Rural Life
Farmer fined £27k for record-keeping failures 'which could have spread disease'

A farmer has been fined more than £23,000 after admitting a series of record-keeping failures which could have led to the spread of serious diseases. ...


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23 September 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Rural Life
'Living link to our distant past': Rare cattle breed could die out

A herd of rare White Park cattle could die out if its owners do not urgently acquire a new bull. There are 13 White Park Cattle at Dinefwr in Carma...



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