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24 September 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life

Less than a week to go until environment-focused Countryside Stewardship deadline
Less than a week to go until environment-focused Countryside Stewardship deadline



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24 September 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News
Launch of Shanghai crop laboratory bolsters UK-China scientific collaboration

The Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS) will be formally opened today in Shanghai by Jo Johnson MP, the UK Minister for Scie...


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24 September 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News
Welsh Assembly reminded of the importance to tackle bovine TB effectively

Welsh Assembly Members have been reminded of the importance of tackling bovine TB effectively. The Farmers’ Union Wale reminder comes five days bef...


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24 September 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Less than a week to go until environment-focused Countryside Stewardship deadline

The closing date for submitting completed Countryside Stewardship applications together with all supporting evidence is Friday 30 September 2016. W...


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23 September 2016 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
AHDB genetic scheme RamCompare shows 'very positive' results in early stages

Early results from the RamCompare project, a scheme to drive genetic improvement, are already 'very positive', says AHDB. The industry scheme aims ...


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23 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces October milk price increase of 2ppl

First Milk has today announced a 2ppl milk price increase for October for all membership pools. This is the largest monthly increase for First Milk...


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23 September 2016 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Stranded sheep trapped for three hours rescued by special water rescue team

A stranded sheep had a narrow escape this week after the RSPCA’s specialist water rescue training waded into the River Leven to rescue her. The ani...


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23 September 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla announces October price rise by 1.6ppl

Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by 1.6ppl from 1 October. This follows an increase in the September price. In addition, there is...


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23 September 2016 | Government,News,NFU
Rural Development Programme 'must speed up' to deliver 'real, tangible benefits' for Welsh farmers, NFU Cymru says

NFU Cymru has written to the Secretary for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, to outline priorities for 'Rural Development Programme' delivery during th...


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23 September 2016 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Milk champions win coveted dairy industry award

Milk and dairy enthusiasts, Charlie Thomas and Roseanne McEwan, have won the ‘Milkman of the Year’ and the ‘Marketing & Promotion Award’ respectively,...


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23 September 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Grassland,News,Top Tips
Growers urged to ‘spray now’ to tackle grassweed control problems

In the race to prepare seed beds this autumn, Dow AgroSciences is urging wheat growers to instigate a robust grassweed control programme to prevent br...


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23 September 2016 | Animal Health,Finance,News,Poultry,Shows and Events
'Eggstra' large red hen hatches at Devon charity

Thousands of pounds will be raised for charity today on the UK’s first ever British Hen Welfare Day. Today (Friday, 23 September) marks the start o...


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23 September 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News
UK agrees livestock antibiotic targets to curb growing threats

The UK has backed a call for a cut in the use of antibiotics in livestock farming in order to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). World leaders ...


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23 September 2016 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News,Rural Life
Farmer fined £27k for record-keeping failures 'which could have spread disease'

A farmer has been fined more than £23,000 after admitting a series of record-keeping failures which could have led to the spread of serious diseases. ...


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23 September 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Rural Life
'Living link to our distant past': Rare cattle breed could die out

A herd of rare White Park cattle could die out if its owners do not urgently acquire a new bull. There are 13 White Park Cattle at Dinefwr in Carma...


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23 September 2016 | Animal Health,Education,News,Pigs
Pig manure wanted for research project to look into harmful parasite issues

Researchers at the University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine are looking for pig faecal samples for a research project. They have develo...


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23 September 2016 | Government,News
Irish border trade must continue after Brexit, UFU warns

Cross border trade for cattle and sheep must be protected during Brexit negotiations, the Ulster Farmers' Union have urged. Speaking during a visit...


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22 September 2016 | Dairy,News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets
'Grab-and-go' milk penetrates the soft drink market at supermarkets

Milk has now entered the soft drink aisles at major UK retailers, thanks to an effort by Arla Foods to penetrate the market. Following the May laun...


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22 September 2016 | News,Property News
Rural property markets 'continue to function as normal' despite Brexit vote

Property markets are continuing to function as normal, despite the shock of the Brexit vote, according to the Central Association of Agricultural Valu...


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22 September 2016 | Cattle,Finance,Market Reports,Meat Processing,News
Global cattle and beef prices stay subdued and soften during second half of 2016

A range of factors are expected to cause cattle and beef prices in many major beef countries to stay subdued or soften over the second half of 2016. ...


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22 September 2016 | Government,News,NFU,Shows and Events
Importance of food and farming to be voiced at Labour Party Conference in Liverpool

The importance of food and farming will be spoken about with Labour officials at their autumn party conference in Liverpool. The National Farmers’ ...


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22 September 2016 | Animal Health,Government,News,Shows and Events
World leaders signal to take an 'unprecedented level of attention' to curb the spread of infections

World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. An...


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22 September 2016 | Education,News,Shows and Events
Farm Education Awards open for entry

Applications are open for the eighth joint Bayer and Farming and Countryside Education Bayer / FACE Awards. Celebrating the great work that farmers...


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22 September 2016 | Finance,Government,News
Northern Ireland announces details of capital element of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

Northern Ireland has today announced details of the capital element of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme which is expected to open next month. T...


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22 September 2016 | Arable,Education,News
Bright ideas to attract bright young people into farming

AHDB is shining a spotlight on the opportunities available to attract young talent into the food and farming industry. It has taken on management o...


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22 September 2016 | Arable,Grassland,News,Top Tips
Derbyshire farm achieves record results after reseed

A dairy farm in Derbyshire has seen a 25% uplift in silage yields this summer following involvement in a nationwide initiative that is exploring the b...


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22 September 2016 | Dairy,News,Produce,Shows and Events
The dairy industry celebrates the UK doorstep industry

The dairy industry has come together today to celebrate the great British tradition of doorstep delivery. There are few things more quintessentiall...


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22 September 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Property News,Rural Life
Sharp rise in farm fires costing industry £48m

A rise in farm fires has been reported prompting farmers to be asked to check their evacuation procedures. Claims rose by an alarming 14% to £47.9m...



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