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26 May 2018 | Online since 2003

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25 May 2018 | Husbandry,Meat Processing,News

Support for small abattoirs grows amid potential live export ban
Support for small abattoirs grows amid potential live export ban

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25 May 2018 | Government,News,Produce,Products
UK food and drink exports grow 5.5 percent in 2018

Latest export statistics from reveal that Q1 2018 exports of British food and drink have grown by 5.5% to £5.2bn, from £5.0bn in Q1 2017. The stati...


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25 May 2018 | News,Rural Life
Ploughing away: Farmers least likely to take holiday, survey shows

Farmers take the least amount of days leave compared to any other sector, with half of those surveyed saying they took fewer than five days holiday la...


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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone lifted across England

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been lifted across England today, but poultry keepers are still warned to follow good biosecurity measures. ...


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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Shows and Events
BBC Radio One bans sky lanterns at festival in win for farmers

BBC Radio One has banned the release of sky lanterns at its 'Biggest Weekend' festival taking place this weekend, in a win for farmers in the local ar...


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25 May 2018 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events
Annual sheep race re-opens despite vegan pressure to close it

An annual Easter sheep run that was cancelled due to pressure from animal rights and vegan activists has decided to return this weekend. The annual...


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25 May 2018 | News,Property News
'Exceptional' Shropshire farm launched to market with £1.59m price tag

An "exceptional" mixed arable farm has just been launched on the market in Shropshire, with the estate agent expecting a great deal of interest as lan...


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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Two tractors worth £70,000 stolen from West Lothian farm

Police in Scotland are appealing for witnesses following the high-value theft of two Massey Ferguson tractors, worth £70,000. The incident happened...


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Scientists look at ways farmers can move away from 'damaging' plastic

A research group is looking at ways to move farmers away from using potentially-damaging plastic, which could be affecting the soil and plants it touc...


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25 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Farmers call for license to cull ravens following huge lamb losses

The increasing number of lambs killed due to ravens has led farmers to call for a cull to "responsibly reduce" numbers in Scotland. With reports of...


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25 May 2018 | Husbandry,Meat Processing,News
Support for small abattoirs grows amid potential live export ban

The government has been called to support the UK's dwindling number of small abattoirs rather than introduce a ban on animal exports in a bid to reduc...


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'Bobby' the police tractor to educate children about rural crime

A tractor nicknamed 'Bobby' will visit five schools across North Yorkshire in a bid to educate children on their local police force and their role in ...


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24 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Growers create new tomato type following four-year trial

A brand new type of tomato has been created in British soil to mirror the qualities of its sweet Mediterranean counterparts. The Goutini, to be mad...


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24 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
United Utilities invites farmers to night of pies, pints... and parasites

United Utilities is inviting farmers with land along the River Dee in Wales to a night out with a difference. Farmer who have land along the River ...


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24 May 2018 | News,Property News
High volume of farmland set to come to market, new data shows

A strong pipeline of assets will be coming to the market following a stall in sales due to adverse weather conditions, according to property consultan...


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24 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Defra announces badger culling in LRA and TB test compensation

The government has announced it will allow badger culling in the Low Risk Area of England in the event that bovine TB in badgers is linked with infect...



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24 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News
Thieves abuse pigs and steal items from family farm attraction

Thieves have broken into a family farm attraction and threw bricks at pigs, vandalised a greenhouse and stole hanging baskets used for plants. Farm...


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24 May 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News
UK and EU bodies call for Brexit talks to ensure continuity of animal medicines

European and UK bodies have called for the continued availability of animal medicines for farmers post-Brexit and for animal health to be in the centr...


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24 May 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
Upturn in milk price supports expected £85,000 improvement in profits

An upturn in milk price and improved technical performance is likely to contribute towards farm profits, but it follows two poor years for dairy farme...


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24 May 2018 | News
Google Earth spots hidden message on Bristol farmland

Google Earth has spotted a hidden message on farmland outside of Bristol which can be seen from space. Ten miles away from Bristol, in a village ca...


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24 May 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Farmers could enter contract to provide public goods for payment, CLA says

Farmers could enter contracts post-Brexit to provide public benefits in return for guaranteed payments over the long term, but only if it makes good b...


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24 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News
17-year-old man dies in incident involving tractor

A 17-year-old man has died in an incident involving a tractor on a farm in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Police attended the scene of the sud...


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23 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,Government,News
New bill ensures nursery growers treated equally on business rates

A bill has been laid in Parliament today that ensure nursery growers are treated equally to other agricultural businesses regarding business rates. ...


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23 May 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
Farmers have just days left to request CCS mid-tier application pack

Farmers have just days left to submit a request for a Countryside Stewardship Scheme mid-tier application pack if they want to apply for an agreement ...


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23 May 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment
New renewable heat incentives bring challenges and opportunities

The long awaited reforms of the renewable heat incentive (RHI) passed their final parliamentary hurdle this week, bringing challenges and opportunitie...


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New £6m dairy research centre to open in Nottingham

A new £6 million centre will help position the UK at the forefront of research into the health, nutrition and welfare of dairy cows. The new Centre...


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23 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Pigs
Footage showing abuse of pigs on Lincs farm 'abhorrent', NPA says

An organisation which represents pig farmers has labelled undercover footage showing workers violently mistreating pigs at one of the UK's largest pig...


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23 May 2018 | News,Poultry
Study claims eating an egg a day can lower risk of heart disease

A major study of nearly half a million Chinese people has concluded that eating an egg a day may lead to a lower risk of heart disease. A recent st...