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20 November 2018 | Government,News

MPs hear of farmers’ concerns regarding ‘disastrous’ Brexit deal
MPs hear of farmers’ concerns regarding ‘disastrous’ Brexit deal

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20 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Scientists look at space-inspired speed breeding for crop improvement

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. Scientists have now improved th...


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20 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Video released emphasising farm safety around overhead cables

A new safety video has been released by Northern Powergrid to help farmers stay safe around overhead cables. Large sections of the electricity dist...


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20 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce
'Negligible risk' in contracting bird flu from eating contaminated raw eggs

The chances of catching low pathogenic avian influenza from eating contaminated raw egg is negligible, according to a European Union report. The Eu...


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20 November 2018 | Finance,News
Rural Insurance partners with UK Agricultural Finance to offer new funding

Rural Insurance has teamed up with specialist agricultural business lender, UK Agricultural Finance (UKAF), to provide farmers and landowners with acc...


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20 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Chief Vet warns hauliers of risk of bringing swine fever into UK

The Chief Veterinary Officer of the UK has warned hauliers of the risks of bringing African swine fever into the UK. Christine Middlemiss has writt...


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20 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
‘Evil duty’: Major farm blaze thought to be arson destroys 3,000 bales

A farmer has labelled the perpetrator of a huge deliberate farm fire which destroyed more than 3,000 bales as “evil”. A major blaze at Stanton Hous...


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20 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer who fell off tractor emphasises height safety

Farmers have been urged to follow strict procedures when working at heights to avoid severe injuries and even death. Falls from height are the seco...


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20 November 2018 | Government,News
MPs hear of farmers’ concerns regarding ‘disastrous’ Brexit deal

A cross section of MPs have attended a House of Commons event to hear about the impact a poor Brexit deal will have on Welsh agriculture. Welsh MPs...


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20 November 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News
Five new Estimated Breeding Values developed

Five new livestock traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet targ...


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20 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Poultry
'Gruesome discovery' as 30 chickens found dead amid poisoning fear

More than 30 chickens have been found dead having been frothing from the mouth and blood on their combs amid fears they have been poisoned. The chi...


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20 November 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
Muller to offer farmers animal health incentive with additional 0.5ppl

Farmers who supply Muller are being offered an additional payment worth half a pence per litre if they commit to three animal health initiatives. M...


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19 November 2018 | Finance,News
Farming input increase of 7.8% driven by fuel costs

The cost of farming inputs has increased by 7.8% in the twelve months between September 2017 and September 2018, a new report shows. This was drive...


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19 November 2018 | Finance,News
UK farmer-owned cooperative announces record turnover

A UK farmer-owned cooperative based in Suffolk has reported its highest ever annual turnover of £195 million. Fram Farmers Group, an inputs purchas...


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19 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farm worker suffers injuries after becoming trapped under tractor

A farm worker has suffered serious injuries after becoming trapped under a tractor. The worker suffered the injuries after becoming trapped under h...


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19 November 2018 | Meat,News,Produce
Farmers urge public to buy local this Christmas

Farmers are urging the British public to keep their Christmas shopping local to show support for rural and farming businesses. The festive season i...



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19 November 2018 | Education,News,Produce,Sheep
University creates wool with sheep from its own farm

The University of Glasgow has created its own brand of knitting yarn made with wool from sheep reared on its own farm. Cochno Wool is a wool in fou...


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19 November 2018 | Meat,News
Heatwave boosts meat sales amid declining consumption

This summer's sizzling heatwave coupled with England's performance at the World Cup boosted red meat sales amid declining consumption. Burgers and ...


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19 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
New police unit may be created to tackle serious waste crime

A new police unit may be created to tackle the most serious cases of waste crime affecting farmers and landowners. Latest fly-tipping statistics sh...


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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
Use of vaccines in cattle increases as antibiotics use declines

The number of vaccines used on dairy and beef cattle is on the rise while overall antibiotic use has declined, according to a new report. The total...


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19 November 2018 | News
Two arable farms needed to join 'Strategic Farm' initiative

Two arable farms in England are needed to join seven existing 'Strategic Farms' to help improve productivity in the sector. One farm is needed in E...


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19 November 2018 | Finance,News,Property News
Buildings allowance to give boost to farm investment

Erecting and refurbishing farm buildings will be more financially viable now that farmers can benefit from a new allowance announced in the Budget. ...


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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
New report shows progress on reducing livestock antibiotic use

A review of progress has been released which shows the farming industry's ambitions in reducing, refining and replacing antibiotic use on farm. Twe...


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18 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Crops will be 'vulnerable' due to EU ban on insecticide used to control aphids

The forthcoming EU ban on insecticides will leave crops "vulnerable" to an attack from disease spreading aphids, experts have warned. Within two ye...


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17 November 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Increasing number of people adopting 'flexitarian' diet

More evidence of the trend towards a "flexitarian" diet has been revealed in the results of new market research. The research, which has been condu...


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17 November 2018 | Finance,News
Average farm business incomes up 50 percent in last year

Average farm business incomes were up by nearly 50 per cent overall in the last financial year - and dairy units saw income soar by as much as 140 per...


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16 November 2018 | Meat,News,Sheep
Sheep industry step closer to mandatory sheep carcase classification

The sheep industry is a step closer to a standardised carcase clarification system, after more than a decade of farmers urging Government to make the ...


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16 November 2018 | News,Pigs,Shows and Events
Pig producers urged to enter 2019 EU PiG Grand Prix

Pig producers have been invited to enter their innovative ideas and examples of on-farm best practice in an annual Europe-wide contest. The 2019 Eu...



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