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26 September 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Government,Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Sheep

Northern Ireland farmers call for five-year Brexit transition period amid potential 'collapse'
Northern Ireland farmers call for five-year Brexit transition period amid potential 'collapse'

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26 September 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products
Global food supplies 'threatened' due to sixth mass extinction currently underway

Global food supplies are 'seriously threatened' due to a sixth mass extinction that is currently underway, according to scientists. In an article f...


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26 September 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News
Survey to evaulate animal welfare provisions at 24 livestock markets

An independent survey is to be carried out at 24 livestock markets across the UK to evaluate animal welfare provisions. The opening of the first pu...


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26 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News,Shows and Events
'Big blow': TB restrictions could hit English Winter Fair entries

Organisers of the English Winter Fair say bovine TB restrictions could hit the number of entries to this November’s event. New rules brought in las...


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26 September 2017 | Diversification,Education,Finance,News,Shows and Events,Top Tips
Small Welsh farm businesses invited to the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme

Small farm businesses across Wales are being invited to take part in the second year of the highly successful The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, ...


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26 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Arsonists torch 50 tonnes of straw at Cambridgeshire farm

Arsonists have torched 50 tonnes of straw at a village farm in Cambridgeshire. Firefighters from Kimbolton, St Neots, and Huntingdon, as well as a ...


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26 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
90 lambs stolen from Scottish farm as farmers across UK deal with livestock crime

Ninety lambs have been stolen from a North-east Scottish farm, and police are now appealing for witnesses as farmers across the UK experience heavy lo...


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26 September 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Government,Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Sheep
Northern Ireland farmers call for five-year Brexit transition period amid potential 'collapse'

Northern Ireland meat industry could decline by 21%, with exports to the EU "collapsing" by over 90%, if the UK reverts to WTO trading conditions in t...


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25 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News
Northern Irish farmers urged to submit BVD claims before 30 Sept deadline

Northern Irish farmers will be 'disappointed' that the BVD incentivisation scheme is closing on 30 September, as a farming union urges farmers to subm...


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25 September 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News
New £1m partnership looks to improve on-farm understanding of soil health

A new £1m research partnership has been announced to develop practical soil biology management guidance for farmers and growers. The five-year part...


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25 September 2017 | Dairy,Market Reports,News
Dairy prices set to increase worldwide, NZ dairy surge could boost global supply

Agribusiness analysts have revealed predictions that New Zealand is set to increase milk production by 4.5% when compared to the previous season. A...


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25 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Three sheep die in savage dog attack in Wiltshire, further three seriously injured

Three sheep have died following a savage dog attack in a field on the Wiltshire and Dorset border. The incident happened in Semley in the early hou...


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25 September 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Sheep
North Wales sheep farmers collaborate to bring PGI Welsh lamb to more plates

Eight North Wales sheep producers are collaborating with a multi-million pound food processing company in a bid to take their PGI Welsh lamb to the UK...


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25 September 2017 | Appointments,Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Dr Jude Capper wins first ever Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award

The first ever Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award has been announced at a conference celebrating women in dairy. Dr Jude Capper was named the w...


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25 September 2017 | Diversification,News,Property News
Agricultural to residential conversions drop 34 per cent in six months

The number of agricultural to residential conversions in the UK has dropped 34% in six months, from 574 in Q3 2016 to just 377 in Q1 2017. Accordin...


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25 September 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce
Pork TV campaign aims to tackle sales decline and negative image

A new pork advertising campaign designed to inspire consumers to buy more pork will hit TV screens today as the industry worries about the meat's nega...



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25 September 2017 | Education,News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Mary Berry leads flock of sheep over London Bridge to promote wool industry

TV chef Mary Berry led twenty sheep across London Bridge in the annual Great Sheep Drive, an event to promote the British wool industry. The peculi...


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25 September 2017 | Dairy,News
Muller to invest £100m to develop new products using British milk

Dairy giant Muller will invest £100m over the next three years to develop a new generation of products, made from milk produced by British farmers. ...


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25 September 2017 | Education,News
Oxfordshire farmer wins farming and countryside education award

Rosie Jeffries from Greatworth Hall, Oxfordshire has been acclaimed as the overall winner of the Bayer Farming and Countryside Education (Face) Awards...


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24 September 2017 | Government,News
UK government urged to 'stop any power grab' over issues such as farming policy

The UK Government must "urgently stop any power grab" over policy areas, such as agricultural issues, exercised at EU level through the draft Withdraw...


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23 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Products
Top government scientist calls for system to monitor pesticides better

A system which would place responsibility for monitoring the use and effects of pesticides on manufacturers and growers should be introduced, accordin...


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22 September 2017 | Government,News
Farmers welcome certainty in PM's two-year transition period proposal

The Prime Minister has promised proposals for a two-year transition period after Britain leaves the EU in March 2019. In her landmark speech in Flo...


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22 September 2017 | Dairy,Market Reports,News
Arla raises October milk price by 1.5 pence per litre

Arla’s price for conventional milk for UK farmer owners will increase by 1.50 pence per litre from 1 October, taking Arla’s manufacturing litre to 32....


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22 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Witness appeal following theft of two tractors from farms in Dorset

Police have appealed for witnesses following the theft of two tractors from farms in West Dorset. The first incident happened overnight sometime be...


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22 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News
NI introduces badger testing in two disease hotspots

The Northern Irish government has announced additional measures for TB controls, including measures to test badgers in two disease hotspots as a poten...


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22 September 2017 | Animal Health,Appointments,News
British Veterinary Association appoints John Fishwick as new president

The British Veterinary Association has announced the appointment of its new president, John Fishwick. Mr Fishwick replaces Gudrun Ravetz, who began...


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22 September 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Produce
Exchange rate and other favourable countries sees UK migrant labour shortage

There has been a shortage of between 10 and 20 per cent of seasonal workers coming from the EU because of exchange rates and an increasing affluence ...


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22 September 2017 | Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Figures show strong meat sales in growth of 'flexitarian' diets

Figures have been released which look at meat sales in the face of intensified media coverage on the growth of diets featuring less meat which has giv...