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18 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared after new bird flu outbreak
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared after new bird flu outbreak

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18 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Farmers seek solution as Orkney to lose its only abattoir

Orkney Council has confirmed the island's only abattoir will shut, and now a farming union is seeking to find a resolution for the island's farmers. ...


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18 January 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Millions committed to fund Britain's next generation of farming experts

Millions of pounds will fund Britain’s next generation of agricultural experts in an effort to overhaul the industry’s “fragmented” innovation and ski...


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18 January 2018 | Dairy,News,Produce,Products
Wales's only native cheese may get EU recognition as a protected food

The only native cheese of Wales may get EU recognition as a protected food, as the government sends an application for PGI status. “Traditional Wel...


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18 January 2018 | Dairy,News,Produce,Shows and Events,Supermarkets
Future success of dairy 'depends on sustainable and responsible production'

The future success of the dairy industry depends on its ability to tell the story about how milk is sustainably and responsibly produced, according to...


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18 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Market Reports,News
UK animal health sector speaks of 'growing uncertainty' about future

Animal health businesses are becoming "increasingly concerned" about the future of the sector post-Brexit, according to the industry. National Offi...


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18 January 2018 | News,Shows and Events
Agricultural machinery show LAMMA closes due to severe weather

Agricultural machinery show LAMMA has had to close today due to the severe weather in the area. The show, which is held at the East of England Aren...


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18 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared after new bird flu outbreak

The government are imposing a national Avian Influenza Prevention Zone throughout England after being alerted to a large scale wild bird death, confir...


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18 January 2018 | News,Poultry
Rural affairs committee head criticises 2 Sisters for biscuit gifts

Poultry giant 2 Sisters has been criticised after being accused of sending unsolicited gifts to the committee investigating the recent chicken scandal...


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Simple steps could cut risk of injury or death when carrying building maintenance

Farmers have been urged to take simple steps by a new safety initiative to avoid risk when carrying out building maintenance. The Health and Safety...


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18 January 2018 | Dairy,Education,News
Farmers told to 'Tell it Like it is' in new dairy promotion campaign

Farmers are being urged to 'Tell it Like it is' in a new dairy industry initiative to help communicate the positives of milk. Dairy UK, AHDB and Th...


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18 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Dog attack on 17 sheep in Lincolnshire leaves 3 dead

An out-of-control dog has attacked 17 sheep which left three of them dead, Lincolnshire Police have stated. The police are investigating what is by...


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17 January 2018 | Dairy,News,Other Livestock
'Absolutely devastating': Arla's goat milk suppliers given contract termination

All of Arla's goat milk suppliers have been handed notice of contract termination, including some suppliers of Abergavenny Fine Foods. In a stateme...


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17 January 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
Next round of Scotland's Agri-Environment Climate scheme now open

The next round of applications for the Scottish government's Agri-Environment Climate scheme is now open. The scheme supports environmentally frien...


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17 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Met Office warns of more heavy snow and 'cut off' rural areas

The Met Office has warned of persistent heavy snow for southern Scotland and north east England, and that rural communities are likely to become cut o...


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17 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Plane hits sheep as it crash lands on Lancashire farmland

A plane accidentally hit sheep which ran into its path as it crash landed on Lancashire farmland. The light aircraft, a 1974 Piper PA-28-140 Cherok...



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17 January 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2018: New Holland unveils methane-powered tractor

New Holland has presented its next generation tractor powered by methane, and along with it its vision for a sustainable future of agriculture. New...


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17 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News
Tributes paid to 49-year-old woman killed in farm accident

Tributes have been paid to a 49-year-old woman who died in a farm accident last week in Wales. Julie Ann Parry, who worked at the pony trekking cen...


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17 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Thin cut steaks could reap industry millions and get people eating more beef

Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut ste...


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17 January 2018 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Holstein UK crowns champion of prestigious 2017 President’s Medal Award

Holstein UK has crowned the champion of its prestigious 2017 President’s Medal Award - Helen Eastham from Lancashire. Ms Eastham has claimed the ti...


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17 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Education,Machinery and Equipment,News
1,140 near-miss incidents with overhead power lines in last five years

One person dies per year in the agricultural industry when working too close to overhead power lines, according to a new campaign which aims to highli...


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17 January 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Dairy,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Parliament event showcases 'enormous diversity' of British cheese and beer

Two national products have been highlighted at the House of Commons for their great importance to British life, beer and cheese. The National Farme...


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17 January 2018 | Dairy,Finance,Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
'Absolutely vital': UK dairy industry urges 'free and frictionless' EU access

Free and frictionless access to EU markets will be vital in ensuring the UK dairy industry can thrive in a post-Brexit era, according to the NFU. L...


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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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