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23 May 2017 | Online since 2003

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23 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

New report recommends regionalised approach to tackling bovine TB in Wales
New report recommends regionalised approach to tackling bovine TB in Wales

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23 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
New report recommends regionalised approach to tackling bovine TB in Wales

A 'refreshed approach' is needed to re-examine how to eradicate bovine TB from Welsh cattle, according to a new report from a National Assembly commit...


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22 May 2017 | Dairy,Education,News,NFU
NFU Scotland calls for school milk scheme to be expanded

NFU Scotland has called for Scotland’s School Milk Scheme to be expanded, allowing the nation’s schoolchildren to enjoy fresh milk and have local chee...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,News,Products
European Commission to propose extending glyphosate by 10 years

The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval of the herbicide glyphosate. A transatlantic row over possible risks to hum...


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22 May 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Arla UK decreases June milk price

Arla UK has decreased its June milk price by 0.4p per litre despite the company holding prices for the rest of its 9,500 producers in Europe. This ...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Hundred sheep go missing in the Yorkshire Dales

Police are appealing for witnesses after a hundred horned sheep went missing from moorland in the Yorkshire Dales. The sheep, which all had two red...


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Farm-bound sludge teems with 700,000 tiny plastic fibres, research shows

New research has shown plastic pollution, caused by hundreds of thousands of microfibres, has travelled to as far as Britain’s farms. An astonishin...


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22 May 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Support local produce for British Tomato Week, urge growers

To mark British Tomato Week (22-28 May), the British Tomato Growers’ Association has commissioned research that looks into the purchasing attitudes an...


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22 May 2017 | Finance,News,Renewables
Report clears farmers of misusing renewable heat incentive scheme

Northern Irish poultry and mushroom farmers have been cleared of any suggestion that they have misused the renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme. T...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Property News,Rural Life
North Yorkshire police in overnight 'crackdown' on rural criminals

North Yorkshire Police and local Rural Watch volunteers took part in a multi-force operation in a bid to tackle travelling criminals operating between...


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22 May 2017 | News,Produce
Welsh Laverbread awarded EU protected food status

Welsh Laverbread is the latest British product to join the prestigious list of foods awarded protected status by the European Commission. It joins ...


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22 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News
58 year-old West Yorkshire farm worker dies in accident

A 58 year-old farm worker has died following an accident on a farm in Marsden, West Yorkshire. Father-of-three Richard Bray is believed to have die...


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22 May 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Farmer who built thriving dairy farm from nothing named Devon's Farmer of the Year

A farmer who has built up a thriving dairy farm from nothing, overcoming many challenges along the way, has been named Devon’s Farmer of the Year at t...


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22 May 2017 | Animal Health,Meat Processing,News,Pigs
Virus stemming from European pig farms infecting thousands of Brits a year, doctors say

Tens of thousands of British people are being infected with a potentially deadly liver virus in pork produce mostly imported from Europe, say doctors....


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21 May 2017 | Agri Safety,News,NFU
Three recent fatalities involving older farmers prompts NFU safety warning

Three recent accidents involving older farmers and agricultural workers has spurred on the National Farmers' Union to highlight the importance of safe...


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21 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Dairy,News,Produce
Farming union slams vegan campaign as 'dishonest' and 'misleading'

A farming union has heavily criticised a vegan campaign widely seen in the UK at the moment, saying the message is 'dishonest'. Ulster Farmers’ Uni...


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20 May 2017 | News,NFU,Renewables,Supermarkets
Tesco to encourage suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Retailer giant Tesco has committed to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 65 percent by 2020. Tesco will join other private-sector leader...


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20 May 2017 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Prize fund reaches staggering height of £20K at UK Dairy Day 2017

Showing competitors at this year’s UK Dairy Day have the chance to take home significant monetary prizes as this year’s total fund reaches an impressi...


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20 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News
Flintshire council farm sell-off continues with 72 acre dairy unit

A dairy farm in Wales is the latest to be sold off by Flintshire County Council as it sells off its property estate to raise £15m. This follows the...


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20 May 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs
Pig farmers urge next Government to notice UK's 'world-leading standards'

The National Pig Association (NPA) is using its General Election manifesto to call for a 'fair and balanced' deal for British pig farmers from the nex...


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19 May 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Government,Meat Processing,News
Investment in beef facilities crucial to local economy, union says

A farming union has said that investment in new beef facilities is crucial to ensure that the industry is competitive post-Brexit. In particular, t...


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19 May 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Property News
Plans to build massive 'state-of-the-art' sugar beet plant in North Yorkshire

A new 'state-of-the-art' sugar beet processing plant in North Yorkshire is one step closer to being built, as early planning documents have been submi...


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19 May 2017 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Video: Livestock company Meadow Quality shows off cattle at Beef Expo 2017

The ational Beef Association's Beef Expo showcased everything truly British about the UK's beef sector yesterday (18 May). The Beef Expo was held a...


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Cost of farm theft claims doubles in March 2017 compared to last year

Buying used agricultural vehicles and machinery is a cost effective solution for many, but if it turns out to be stolen it can leave farmers out of po...


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19 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
'Critical' antibiotics list adopted to help cut down use of certain drugs in farm animals

An animal health organisation has adopted the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) list of 'critically important antibiotics' to help farmers reduce use ...


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19 May 2017 | Finance,News,Products,Shows and Events
Dragon's Den for farmers: £20m up for grabs for new agricultural businesses

A new Dragon's Den-style competition is being launched solely for those with a bright idea that will help the agricultural industry. The competitio...


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19 May 2017 | Education,News,Poultry,Produce
CBBC programme shows children learning all about free range eggs

This week’s CBBC programme Show Me What You’re Made Of highlighted free range egg production and gave young audience a wider understanding of where fo...


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Weather stations to provide farmers with real-time data to protect environment

Anglian Water is trialling a new initiative to allow local farmers access to latest weather information in a bid to protect the water environment. ...