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16 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets

British beef farmers slam Tesco for admitting Irish beef of 'better quality'
British beef farmers slam Tesco for admitting Irish beef of 'better quality'

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16 January 2018 | Finance,News
Pay increase for Northern Ireland's agricultural workers

The Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland has announced proposed increases to the minimum wage rates for agricultural workers. Following a ...


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16 January 2018 | News,Products,Renewables and Environment
'Energy revolution': Farmers look to invest in energy storage technology

An ‘energy revolution’ is being predicted for the UK over the next decade, as farmers and landowners look to invest in energy storage technology. R...


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16 January 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Products
Policies to promote confidence and investment 'immediate priority'

The government has been urged to create policies to promote confidence and investment in the agricultural industry, such as tax incentives through gra...


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16 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Police release photo of black Labrador killing sheep in Lancashire

An unattended dog has attacked sheep on Lancashire farmland, and one has died since according to police. The incident was reported to police shortl...


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16 January 2018 | Cattle,Crops and Cereals,Dairy,Government,Market Reports,News,Sheep
Welsh red meat sector to suffer after Brexit but dairy may benefit, report suggests

The Welsh red meat industry will be disadvantaged after Brexit but the dairy and horticultural sectors may benefit, according to new analysis. The ...


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16 January 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
Committee urges creation of new Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme

The Home Affairs Committee has called on the government to create a new Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme as farmers urge the need for more low ski...


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16 January 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep,Top Tips
High risk areas for liver fluke predicted for parts of Wales, Scotland and Cornwall

West Wales, North, West and Central Scotland and Cornwall have been predicted to be high risk areas for liver fluke this winter. Due to higher than...


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16 January 2018 | Finance,Government,News
AHDB plans to restructure operations to save £750k over two years

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is aiming to restructure its operations to deliver savings in excess of £750,000, with redun...


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16 January 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces February milk price drop of 1 ppl

British farmer-owned First Milk has announced their February milk price to reduce by 1p per litre. The dairy giant has today (16 January) announced...


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16 January 2018 | Arable,Education,News,Renewables and Environment
Farmers with a passion for soil health wanted for project

Farmers and growers have been urged to sign up to a project which seeks to better understand and manage soil health. Do you raid your underwear dra...


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16 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets
British beef farmers slam Tesco for admitting Irish beef of 'better quality'

British beef farmers have criticised Tesco for using a 'cheapest first' policy when sourcing its beef, after the retailer admitted finding Irish beef ...


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15 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Poultry
Fundraising site started to help farmer who lost his hens to fox

The farmer whose business has been ruined by a fox which killed 86 percent of his hens has started an online fundraiser campaign to get his farm back ...


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15 January 2018 | Market Reports,News,Organic
UK only country in EU to show decrease in organic farming

The area of land dedicated to organic farming in Europe has continued to grow steadily, but the UK is the only Member State to show a decrease. Acc...


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15 January 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Single Market 'essential' for Scottish economy and farming, analysis shows

The best way to protect the Scottish economy after Brexit would be to remain in the Single Market, new economic analysis has confirmed. According t...


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15 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Education,News,Shows and Events
New campaign highlights safety risks of everyday farm tasks

Farmers have been urged to ‘make positive changes and be safe on the farm’ as a new campaign highlights risks of everyday farm tasks which can lead to...



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15 January 2018 | Finance,Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment
Forestry Commission urges Scottish Borders' farmers to plant trees

The Forestry Commission is hosting events in the Scottish Borders aimed at encouraging farmers and land owners to integrate tree planting into their b...


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15 January 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Top Tips
Farmers to spot 'widespread problem' of ramularia easier thanks to new guidance

New guidance launched will help farmers spot and quantify ramularia symptoms much easier, which is becoming more of a widespread problem across the co...


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15 January 2018 | Education,Finance,News
Farming Connect training course application window for 2018 to open soon

Considering applying for funding for approved Farming Connect training courses? First online application window for 2018 opens soon. If you want yo...


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15 January 2018 | Bees and Beekeeping,Grassland,News,Renewables and Environment
New simplified Countryside Stewardship open for 2018 applications

A more simplified Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for 2018 application packs, after farmers complained the scheme is 'too complicated'. F...


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'Scourge of the countryside': Councils could gain new powers to combat fly-tipping

Councils could gain new powers to tackle fly-tipping, which has been described as the 'scourge' of the countryside. The government is considering n...


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15 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News
Walker punched Lake District farmer for moving his sheep, court hears

A walker attacked a Lake District farmer for being asked to wait whilst he moved his sheep, a court has heard. Carlisle Crown Court has heard how 2...


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15 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Sheep farmer captures escaped leopard roaming countryside for one week

A leopard spent nearly an entire week roaming the Cornish countryside and hunting sheep after escaping its closure. The leopard's presence in the C...


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15 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Other Livestock
Farmers 'heartbroken' after finding three alpacas beaten to death

A Buckinghamshire farm has said they are "heartbroken and devastated" after three of their alpacas were found beaten to death. The RSPCA are now se...


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14 January 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Supermarkets
Marks and Spencer commits to improving chicken welfare in new pledge

Retailer Marks and Spencer has committed to improving chicken welfare and has pledged to meet new requirements. New welfare standards for broiler c...


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13 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Poultry keepers told to be 'extra cautious' as Defra expects more bird flu cases

Strict restrictions have been put in place in part of Dorset following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds. Bird flu has...


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12 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Top Tips
'Never underestimate': Farmers urged to adopt safe cattle handling techniques

Farmers have been urged to adopt safe cattle handling techniques in a bid to reduce the risks to life and limb. In the last ten years, 388 farmers,...


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12 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Top Tips
Seventeen wild birds confirmed with bird flu in Dorset

The government has confirmed bird flu in 17 wild birds at Abbottsbury, Dorset – 15 in mute swans, 1 Canada Goose and 1 Potchard Duck. Defra, via th...



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