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30 April 2017 | Online since 2003

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30 April 2017 | Market Reports,News,Produce,Sheep

Boost to British farmers as UK imports substantially less lamb
Boost to British farmers as UK imports substantially less lamb

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30 April 2017 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Video: 'Incredibly important' to get public to buy Great British beef

The ‘incredibly important’ Great British Beef Week is ending on a high, and FarmingUK has spoken to one of Britain's many beef farmers as to what make...


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30 April 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Lincolnshire farmer freed from tractor by firefighters

A Lincolnshire farmer had to be freed from his tractor after he became trapped inside when he dislocated his hip. Firefighters were called to the s...


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30 April 2017 | Market Reports,News,Produce,Sheep
Boost to British farmers as UK imports substantially less lamb

Imports of lamb into the United Kingdom are down substantially so far this year, helping to boost British producers. AHDB reports that the volume o...


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29 April 2017 | Finance,Market Reports,News
'Shocker' for Scottish farmers as incomes half in 2015

Poor farmgate prices, rising input costs and falling support levels have been blamed as figures show Scottish farm incomes halved in a year. The st...


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29 April 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Lamb born in plastic ‘womb’ could help save premature babies’ lives

New research on premature lambs grown in an artificial womb may one day change the outcomes for preterm birth humans. When premature babies are bor...


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29 April 2017 | Dairy,News,Produce
Report says half of young people intolerant to milk, dairy industry concerned

Nearly half of young people say they are intolerant to milk, according to a report published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). In its latest Food...


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29 April 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Dairy Crest announces milk price drop for June and July

British dairy company Dairy Crest is announcing that the milk price it pays to its Davidstow farmers will be reduced by 1ppl from 1st June to 29ppl an...


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28 April 2017 | Finance,News,Property News,Rural Life
Scottish farm rents rise four per cent since last year

The average cost of renting agricultural land has risen four per cent since last year, new figures show. The Chief Statistician in the Scottish Gov...


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28 April 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
General election: Campaign to Protect Rural England releases manifesto

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has published its manifesto for the 2017 General Election. The manifesto calls on all parties to recog...


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28 April 2017 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Land Rover Defender theft claims cost rose to £2.1m in 2016

Land Rover owners are being urged to increase security measures and be vigilant to thieves to reduce the risk of their vehicles being stolen - particu...


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28 April 2017 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Women's Institute urges retailers to tackle food waste

Campaigners at the Women’s Institute are behind an initiative to encourage supermarkets and retailers to do more to tackle food waste. The campaign...


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28 April 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Bird flu measures to be relaxed in England from 15 May

Avian Flu Prevention Zones and a ban on poultry gatherings are set to be lifted across England from 15 May. Measures currently in place to reduce t...


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28 April 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Tesco to stock Argentinian beef in some stores, local farmers disappointed

Farmers have said they are disappointed with Tesco's decision to stock Argentinian beef in some of its Welsh stores on a limited trial basis. NFU C...


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28 April 2017 | News,Rural Life
Meeting focuses on effective implementation of Scottish access rights

A round-table discussion has taken place on the effective implementation of Scottish access rights. In addition to this, the talks, which took plac...


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28 April 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Products
Video: South Yorkshire farmer hopes for glyphosate re-authorisation

Arable farmers are hopeful of a lengthy approval for glyphosate as the EU prepares to makes its decision on whether the herbicide should be re-approve...


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28 April 2017 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Rural Life
Farmer cleared of shooting burglar raises £21,000 to help pay legal bills

A fundraising drive has helped raise £21,000 to pay the legal fees of an elderly farmer cleared of GBH after shooting an intruder in the foot. 83-y...


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28 April 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,News
Pro-vegan adverts turning public to support British farming

High-profile vegan advertisement campaigns are having the reverse effect they desired, with the public shunning them and instead supporting British fa...


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28 April 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU
Farm income figures highlight increasing volatility, says the NFU

The National Farmers' Union has warned that the agricultural industry needs mechanisms in place to deal with increasing volatility. This is despite...


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27 April 2017 | Finance,News
Farmers welcome Government move to drop 'Making Tax Digital'

Plans which would have forced millions of businesses and self-employed people to file multiple tax returns each year have been shelved by the Governme...


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27 April 2017 | Grassland,News,Property News,Rural Life
Government to give common land extra protection

The Government has agreed to apply environmental impact assessment (EIA) to common land, bringing government policy into line with EU law. New regu...


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27 April 2017 | Cattle,Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Produce
Beef prices set to deflate in 2017, analysts predict

Beef prices are expected to exhibit further declines in some countries, while others may show some stabilisation to perhaps slight increases, accordin...


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Farmers urged to speak to MPs over potential neonicotinoid ban

Farmers have been urged to tell MPs, candidates and MEPs how a neonicotinoid ban would affect their farm. The National Farmers' Union (NFU) has sai...


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Early stages of plant disease could be detected in new drones, say researchers

Drones are being developed which could detect plant diseases before any visible signs begin to show, according to researchers. Disease can impact p...


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27 April 2017 | Diversification,Finance,News,Rural Life
Secretary jailed for three years after fiddling £270k from farm business

A secretary who worked at a diversified farm business has been jailed for three years and four months for fiddling £270,000 from two farming brothers....


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27 April 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News
'No biochar benefit for temperate zone crop yields,' says new report

A new study has casts doubt on the effectiveness of biochar as a soil additive to increase crop yields. The study, by Harper Adams University and p...


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27 April 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
Teenager given suspended jail sentence after footage revealed cruelty to cattle

A teenager from Somerset has been given a 12-week custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months, after covert footage showed him kicking cows and calves...


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27 April 2017 | Finance,News,Top Tips
Farming for business - or not? Implications for VAT 'are important'

Farmers, or those interested in farming, are being told to better understand the fine line between business and hobby farming, or HMRC could disagree ...