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22 July 2018 | Online since 2003

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21 July 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment

Appreciate role of farmers protecting wildlife, Chris Packham says
Appreciate role of farmers protecting wildlife, Chris Packham says

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21 July 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Appreciate role of farmers protecting wildlife, Chris Packham says

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has said the public and government need to appreciate the role of farmers in protecting and supporting wildl...


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20 July 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Poultry
Farmer's lucerne pecking bales improves well being of layer flock

Free range egg producer Doug Wanstall says that providing his layers with lucerne pecking bales has improved the health and wellbeing off his birds. ...


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20 July 2018 | Diversification,Finance,News
Courts ease tax relief bindings for rural businesses

Rural businesses which run furnished holiday lets or livery stables could now benefit from Inheritance Tax relief following two favourable court cases...


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20 July 2018 | Arable,Finance,News
Arable farm profits turnaround after best performance in years, research reveals

Arable farm profits have improved sharply in the last twelve months, according to new research from property consultants Bidwells. Analysis of fina...


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20 July 2018 | News,Property News
Coastal farm that has access to its own golden beach up for sale

A coastal farm "with a difference" that has access to its own golden-sanded beach is now on the market. Kinloch, at one time one of the principal f...


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20 July 2018 | Government,News,Shows and Events
UK govt keen to make presence known at Royal Welsh amid Brexit uncertainty

The UK government will attend the Royal Welsh Show with a stand at the showground to give rural industries and members of the public the chance to spe...


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20 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Products
New augmented reality app to reinforce farm safety message

A new augmented reality project has been launched today to help reinforce the message of farm safety. AR is a growing field of technology where rea...


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20 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmers told to be aware of increased prevalence of skin cancer cases

Farmers and agricultural workers have been told to be aware of the increased prevalence of skin cancer cases. Research commissioned by the Institut...


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20 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Husbandry,News
Co Down farmer sentenced to four months in prison for livestock offences

A County Down farmer has been sentenced to four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to livestock offences. Christopher David Potts, 23, from G...


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20 July 2018 | Meat,News
UK red meat exports start the year with positive figures

Exports of red meat products from the UK got off to a strong start this year – with the total value of beef, lamb and pork rising above the £487 milli...


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20 July 2018 | News,Property News
Short-term nature of agricultural tenancies has 'held back progression'

New figures show that rural landlords are failing to provide adequate security to farm tenants taking on new Farm Business Tenancy agreements. Figu...


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19 July 2018 | News,Shows and Events
New bale stickers and gate banners highlight role of Welsh farming

New bale stickers and gate banners will be handed out to highlight Welsh farmers' role in providing food and enhancing the environment. The major r...


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19 July 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Farmers call for 'fair and balanced' National Living Wage increase amid uncertainty

Any increase in the National Living Wage must be "fair and balanced" due to the high levels of uncertainty the farming industry is facing, the NFU has...


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19 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep
Farmers and Woodland Trust highlight role of trees within sheep farming

Sheep farmers and the Woodland Trust have united in encouraging integration of trees within farms. The launch of a new booklet highlights the role ...


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19 July 2018 | Government,News
Scots food and drink firms issue Brexit skills warning

Scotland’s growing food and drink industry will suffer if access to skilled labour is adversely impacted by Brexit. That was the view expressed by ...



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19 July 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Landia AD pumps and mixers take to World Biogas stage

Landia, inventors of the chopper pump and pioneers of the acclaimed GasMix digester mixing system, have become the newest members of the World Biogas ...


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19 July 2018 | News,Poultry
New report highlights role of eggs in children's diet

A new report has confirmed the role of eggs in boosting protein, vitamin and mineral intakes during childhood. The report, published in healthcare ...


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19 July 2018 | News,Sheep
New £1,000 award offers travel opportunity for young sheep farmers

A new travel bursary worth £1,000 has been launched to support a study trip for a young farmer to explore sheep production in different countries arou...


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19 July 2018 | News
Farmer choir records hit song to raise mental health awareness

A choir is aiming to provide a strong voice for those people in the farming industry experiencing mental health difficulties. It is well known that...


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19 July 2018 | Government,News,Products
UK exit from EU agency responsible for managing pesticides a 'massive issue'

Leaving the EU agency responsible for managing and regulating agricultural chemicals under a 'no deal' Brexit would be a "massive issue", a Committee ...


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19 July 2018 | News,Property News
Buccleuch Estates did not bully tenant farmers, report concludes

Buccleuch Estates acted in compliance with the law following allegations of bullying, a report by the Scottish Tenant Farming Commissioner concludes. ...


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19 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs
Vegan activist spared jail after stealing pig from Leicestershire farm

A vegan activist who stole a pig from a farm in Leicestershire has been spared jail. 23-year-old Wesley Omar was, however, sentenced to a 12-month ...


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18 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
First quarter of 2018 sees record diagnostic rate of pig virus 'PRRS'

The first quarter of 2018 saw the highest ever recorded diagnostic rate of the pig virus porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), latest ...


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18 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment
UK anaerobic digestion industry grows in confidence following years of setbacks

The "tide may be turning" for the UK anaerobic digestion industry following years of declining government support for on-farm energy. Anaerobic dig...


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18 July 2018 | Government,News,Sheep
Sheep sector 'absolutely does not want' a no deal Brexit

The worse-case scenario for the UK sheep sector, a ‘no deal’ on Brexit, is a possibility the sheep sector needs to prepare for, a leading industry eve...


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18 July 2018 | Finance,News
Refinancing loan applications for farm businesses at eight year high in Q1 2018

The strongest first quarter in eight years has been recorded showing the highest value of loan applications from the UK’s agricultural businesses sinc...


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Helmet use highlighted as farmer recalls horrific ATV accident

A union is encouraging farmers to wear a helmet when using quads and other ATVs as Farm Safety Week gets underway. Quad bikes can be a useful piece...



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