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28 May 2017 | Online since 2003

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27 May 2017 | Cattle,Government,Meat Processing,News

Brexit ‘offers great opportunity’ for British beef farmers
Brexit ‘offers great opportunity’ for British beef farmers

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27 May 2017 | Cattle,Government,Meat Processing,News
Brexit ‘offers great opportunity’ for British beef farmers

The chief executive of the National Beef Association (NBA) says Brexit offers a great opportunity for Britain's beef farmers. Chris Mallon, who has...


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26 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Scotland and Northern Ireland receive BSE negligible risk status

Scotland and Northern Ireland has been approved of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) negligible risk status. The move was announced following ...


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26 May 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Upland sheep farmers 'must be equipped with latest technology' to succeed

The deployment and development of science and technology needs to be prioritised if upland farmers are to compete and increase production of safe, hig...


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26 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Sheep
Bluetongue virus detected in north France, UK farmers urged to be aware

Farmers are being urged to be vigilant for signs of Bluetongue virus (BTV) after BTV-8 was detected in cattle in a previously disease-free area of nor...


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26 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Sheep
Quarantine Units to come into force in Wales on 12 June

The Welsh Government has announced that Quarantine Units will be introduced in Wales from 12th June. The introduction of Quarantine Units (QU) will...


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Video: Landia shows chopper pumps and mixers at Grassland & Muck

Grassland & Muck, the triennial event organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England, returned to Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 24-25 May 2017. ...


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26 May 2017 | News,Products,Shows and Events
Video: Rothamsted presents new manure management app at Grassland & Muck

Grassland & Muck, the triennial event organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England, returned to Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 24-25 May 2017. ...


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Video: Huntsmoor shows off new brush at Grassland & Muck

Grassland & Muck, the triennial event organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England, returned to Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 24-25 May 2017. ...


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26 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Renewables
'Shameful': Ulster farm group 'disappointed' at RHI list publication

The Ulster Farmers' Union has said it is 'disappointed' that the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy chose to publish information about the pa...


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Environmental funding for local farmers 'at risk' after Brexit

Millions of pounds worth of funding given to English farmers from the EU to help protect nature and wildlife could be lost after Brexit, environmental...


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26 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Ukip's manifesto shows pledges to create UK Single Farm Payment

Ukip has released its general election manifesto, pledging to create a UK Single Farm Payment (SFP) as a replacement for the CAP. The party said th...


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26 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News
Leaving EU would spell end of the family farm in Northern Ireland, warns Sinn Fein

Leaving the European Union could see the end of the small family farm 'as we know it' in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein have warned. The prospect of t...


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25 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News
Bovine TB in Wales' Intensive Action Area down by 35 per cent, report shows

Bovine TB incidence in Wales’ Intensive Action Area (IAA) has fallen by 35% since it was established, according to a new report. The IAA was establ...


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25 May 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,Meat Processing,News
Dunbia and Dawn Meats join in new strategic partnership

Northern Irish meat processor Dunbia and Irish-based processor Dawn Meats have entered into a new joint venture. The move will establish a majority...


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25 May 2017 | Housing and Equipment,News,Poultry,Renewables
Government confirms eligibility of poultry litter for highest renewable tariff

The energy regulator, Ofgem, has confirmed that Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants run on poultry litter will receive the highest possible tariff un...


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25 May 2017 | Government,News
European and UK farmers to find 'common commitment' for Brexit

UK rural organisation the CLA is bringing European farmers and landowners together for Brexit talks, hoping to find a 'common commitment'. The CLA ...


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25 May 2017 | News,NFU,Rural Life,Shows and Events
'Hidden heroines': NFU search for Welsh woman farmer of the year

The search is on for the Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2017, with the award aiming to celebrate the contribution of women in what is still a very mal...


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Community farm in Cheshire given 'unexpected' £25k donation from Freemasons

A social enterprise farm from Cheshire that offers sustainable jobs for the long-term unemployed has been given an 'unexpected' £25,000 donation by th...


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25 May 2017 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Produce
'Provenance, credibility and Halal': Livestock industry looks towards post-Brexit marketplaces

A positive look at a post-Brexit red meat trade will be based on a focus of ‘provenance and credibility’, according to the UK meat industry. The in...


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25 May 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News,Renewables
Farmers' union chairman among others to claim over £750,000 from RHI scheme

Poultry chairman of the Ulster Farmers' Union Tom Forgrave is among a number of claimants who received more than £750,000 from a 'botched green energy...


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25 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Top Tips
Dairy farms should regularly weigh calves to improve life chances, AHDB says

More UK dairy farms need to regularly weigh their growing calves to improve their life chances, according to AHDB. Calf survival is still a big cha...


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25 May 2017 | Education,News,Rural Life
Researchers shine new light on important chapter of British farming

Researchers are to shine a new light on an important chapter in the history of British farming - the Anglo-Saxon 'agricultural revolution'. Univers...


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25 May 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News
General election: British vet lobbying secures wins for animal health and welfare

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is hailing the launch of Westminster’s major political parties’ manifestos as a win for animal health and wel...


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24 May 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
NFU Cymru report highlights 'all-round contribution' of Welsh agriculture

A new report has highlighted the 'significant' role agriculture plays for Wales’ economic, environmental, cultural and social well-being. Released ...


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24 May 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Scientists develop new device to overcome pig 'genome flaw'

Scientists at the University of Kent have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding. Through her work, Dr Rebec...


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24 May 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News
Scotland seeks more 'tattie roguers' - potato disease police

The health and reputation of a Scottish industry worth around £100 million a year depends on the work of “tattie roguers” - and it needs more of the p...


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24 May 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Spotted wing drosophila 'most serious threat' to UK fruit industry

A new research programme designed to help the UK fruit industry manage spotted wing drosophila has been announced. The four-year project, which sta...