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20 January 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Property News

Number of dairy farmers in Scotland falls to lowest since records began in 1903
Number of dairy farmers in Scotland falls to lowest since records began in 1903

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20 January 2017 | LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: Agricultural company Jacobsens unveils new all-purpose sweeping broom

Agricultural machinery company Jacobsens has showed off its new sweeping broom at LAMMA. The sweeping broom product has been 12 years in the making...


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20 January 2017 | Government,News
Is the grass greener for UK farmers after Brexit? House of Lords to investigate

The House of Lords has launched a new inquiry into the implications of Brexit on UK agriculture. The first evidence session, by the EU Energy and E...


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20 January 2017 | Government,Machinery and Equipment,News
Brexit offers UK to become 'powerhouse of global technical innovation', MP says

Brexit offers an 'ideal opportunity' for the UK to once again become a 'powerhouse of global technical innovation', according to MP George Freeman. ...


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20 January 2017 | Government,News,Shows and Events
Nicola Sturgeon to address NFU Scotland's AGM

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to address delegates attending NFU Scotland’s AGM, annual conference being staged in Glasgow next month...


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20 January 2017 | Government,News,Pigs
'Without EU labour there will be no British pig industry as we know it,' farmers warn

The fundamental importance of EU labour to sectors like pig production must not be forgotten as the Government forges ahead with its Brexit plans, the...


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20 January 2017 | LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: Claas shows off latest additions to cereals and green harvest ranges

This year’s LAMMA Show was the first opportunity to see many of the latest additions to the Claas cereals and green harvest ranges. Claas displayed...


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20 January 2017 | Dairy,Market Reports,News
Skimmed milk powder in intervention: third individual tender results in no sales

Upon a European Commission's proposal, EU Member States have agreed on not selling skimmed milk powder (SMP) out of public intervention this week. ...


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20 January 2017 | Diversification,Finance,News,Rural Life
South Pennine farmers urged to apply for piece of £1.2m fund

A £1.2 million fund has been made available to support farmers in the South Pennines area of West Yorkshire. The South Pennines Leader programme ha...


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20 January 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Property News
Number of dairy farmers in Scotland falls to lowest since records began in 1903

The number of dairy farms in Scotland has decreased to 957, the lowest number since records began in 1903. The average size of herds over the past ...


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20 January 2017 | Dairy,Farmshops,News,Produce
Raw milk causes 65 cases of food poisoning on Kendal farm

A farm in Kendal has been banned from selling raw milk, after more than 65 cases of raw milk food poisoning were confirmed. With their slogan 'From...


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20 January 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: Innovation has been highlighted and celebrated at annual LAMMA Innovation Awards

The depth and breadth of agricultural innovation has been highlighted and celebrated at the annual LAMMA Innovation Awards, which saw more than 70 ent...


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20 January 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Produce,Rural Life
German farmers seek open market with UK after Brexit

An open market with the United Kingdom should be a 'high priority' in Brexit negotiations, the head of Germany's farm association DBV has said. Ger...


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19 January 2017 | Appointments,News
Sir Peter Kendall reappointed AHDB Chair

Sir Peter Kendall will remain Chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) following his reappointment. The reappointment was...


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19 January 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
67 per cent rise in farmers asking for financial help in 2016, charity says

There has been a 67 per cent increase in requests for help from working farmers in 2016, according to rural charity, R.A.B.I. The charity gave more...


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19 January 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Thieves steal Land Rover and dog from North Yorkshire farm

Police are appealing for information, and warning Land Rover owners to be on their guard, after a farm raid in North Yorkshire. Some time between 5...


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19 January 2017 | LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News,Shows and Events
LAMMA 2017: Kubota show off M5001 series and MGX tractors

Kubota has unveiled the latest additions to its 100hp tractor line-up for the first time in public at LAMMA 2017, which continue the Japanese firm’s h...


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19 January 2017 | Government,News,Produce,Sheep
Sheep industry warns of diminished world status if PM continues hard Brexit stance

The British sheep industry has warned Theresa May that the decision to pursue a hard Brexit will present a 'huge risk', forcing the industry to turn a...


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19 January 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Aggressive oilseed rape pathogen subject of a three year study

Better management of Rhizoctonia solani is the ambition of a three-year programme of work, part-funded by the UK government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst fund....


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19 January 2017 | Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce
UK pork exporters look to emerging middle class in the Far East for 'increasing opportunities'

The Asia-Pacific region could offer 'increasing opportunities' for UK pork exporters looking forward, AHDB Pork has said. The Asian middle class is...


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19 January 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Tesco dairy group plans to cut use of antibiotics

Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) has announced new guidelines on the use of antimicrobials to their farmer members which number around 650. The...


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19 January 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Holstein UK President’s Medal winners announced

Holstein UK has announced the joint winners of its President’s Medal - and this year it is double glory. Andrew Patton and Andrew Patterson have bo...


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19 January 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
'Feeling clueless': Farmers selling stock earlier than planned as subsidy payments unpaid

Ten percent of respondents from a recent NFU survey said they had still not been paid by the Rural Payments Agency which was having a big impact on ca...


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19 January 2017 | Appointments,News
Trump picks former Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue as agricultural chief

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday (19 January)....


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19 January 2017 | Government,News,Organic,Produce,Supermarkets
Jamie Oliver says Brexit will force down farming standards in the UK

Television chef Jamie Oliver has once again raised fears for Britain's food and farming industries post-Brexit. Mr Oliver, who was speaking to Huff...


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18 January 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Avon and Somerset police launch dedicated number to battle rural crime

Avon and Somerset police have launched a new text service to help prevent and detect rural crime. The Police are asking rural communities and busin...


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18 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets
Free range eggs set to disappear from supermarket shelves around Europe

Free range eggs could be completely wiped from supermarket shelves if the Government's current housing order is extended beyond the end of February. ...


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18 January 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
MPs hear of urgent need for Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme for non-EU workers

A group of MPs have today heard about the urgent need for a Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme for non-EU workers. National Farmers Union (NFU) Di...