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19 August 2017 | Online since 2003

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18 August 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,News,NFU

Farmers to promote dairy benefits amid vegan week of anti-dairy activism
Farmers to promote dairy benefits amid vegan week of anti-dairy activism

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18 August 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,News,NFU
Farmers to promote dairy benefits amid vegan week of anti-dairy activism

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) dairy team has created a ‘Proud of Dairy’ campaign to promote the health benefits of dairy and the high-standards of...


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18 August 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Market Reports,News
Competition aims to improve UK sugar beet yields

The British Beet Research Organisation says UK yields up to 145t/ha have been achieved, around double the farm average. The organisation said yield...


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18 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Lynx release could threaten rural livelihoods, warn National Sheep Association

Releasing lynx in a rural community near Kielder Forest would have a 'detrimental impact' on livelihoods, the National Sheep Association has warned. ...


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18 August 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News
Farmers urged to prescribe analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to manage pain in calves

Calves should be routinely provided with appropriate analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to effectively manage pain during necessary procedures, the...


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18 August 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Country show importance reinforced as visitors spend £11m in Lincolnshire

A whopping £11 million was spent in and around Lincoln by visitors to this year’s Lincolnshire Show, according to new research. The two-day event w...


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18 August 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets
Egg crsis: Food Standards Agency updates Fipronil egg withdrawal list

The Food Standards Agency has updated its withdrawal list with 14 additional products that are still within their shelf life, as the Fipronil egg cris...


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18 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News
Firm fined £10,000 after boy suffered life-changing injuries on farm

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is calling on farmers to do more to protect their loved ones after an eight year old boy who fell from a vehicle...


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17 August 2017 | Arable,Dairy,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Sheep
Report paints uncertain future for British agriculture post-Brexit

Brexit will have important implications on UK agricultural commodity markets due to potentially significant changes to trade flows, according to a new...


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17 August 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
Leave co-chairman attacks 'scaremongering' stories over post-Brexit farming

Claims that the British farming industry will be worse off after Brexit due to lack of seasonal labour has been dismissed as 'scaremongering.' Leav...


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17 August 2017 | News,Property News
Law expert issues out 'register' warning to landowners

An expert in rural law has urged landowners to check whether their land is registered and if not, carry out a simple step to protect themselves. Pr...


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17 August 2017 | Dairy,News
Countryfile dairy bull calf controversy – the farmers view

Countryfile ran a piece on Sunday the 13th of August that has raised more than a few eyebrows in the farming community and beyond. FarmingUK had the o...


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17 August 2017 | News,Produce,Sheep,Shows and Events
#LoveLambWeek: Sheep farmers call on consumers to put lamb back on plates

The next generation of sheep farmers has called on the next generation of shoppers to put lamb back on plates across Britain through Love Lamb Week. ...


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17 August 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Retailers moving away from promotional activity to ‘everyday low price strategy’

In response to the success of the discounters, major retailers are increasingly moving away from promotional activity in favour of an everyday low pri...


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17 August 2017 | Finance,News,Shows and Events
Welsh farmers boosts heart charity with £39,000 cheque

Welsh farmers have presented the British Heart Foundation with a cheque worth over £39,000, following two years of successful fundraising. Farmers ...


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Second-hand machinery sales continue to gross higher results than pre-Brexit vote

Lack of stock and favourable exchange rates for foreign purchasers has continued to drive up prices at agricultural machinery auctions. Prices at a...


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17 August 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce
Egg poison scandal could a ‘big opportunity’ for fraudsters, say food fraud experts

An increased opportunity for fraud emerges as millions of eggs are withdrawn from shelves in the EU due to poison fears, say food fraud experts. Th...


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17 August 2017 | Finance,Government,News,NFU
Idea of temporary customs union with EU welcomed by NFU

The UK government has put forward the idea of a temporary customs union with Europe to avoid the damage of a ‘cliff-edge’ departure. A government p...


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16 August 2017 | Finance,News,Produce,Sheep
Kent Wool Growers in administration after hundred years of trading

Farmer-owned wool company Kent Wool Growers Ltd (KWG) has gone into administration after one hundred years of trading. KWG was established in Ashfo...


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16 August 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
No return to Irish border posts, UK government insists

Britain is promising the Irish Government there will be no 'hard border' after Brexit, after rising tensions between the two governments. A documen...


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16 August 2017 | News,Other Livestock,Produce
Red deer farmer to supply antlers to Chinese medicine market

Scottish venison producers are to supply the Chinese medicine market with a shipment of red deer antlers. An important shipment of Scottish Red Dee...


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16 August 2017 | Finance,News,Renewables
Glamorgan farmers purchase first biomass boiler with HSBC support

A 3,000-acre family-run farm has secured a six-figure finance package from HSBC to purchase a new biomass boiler, enabling the business to significant...


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16 August 2017 | Dairy,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Dairy farmers celebrate work with '#ProudToProduce' on social media

Dairy farmers have used the platform of this year’s Pembrokeshire County Show to celebrate their work as part of a farming union's #ProudToProduce cam...


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16 August 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Sheep,Top Tips
Farmers urged to vaccinate to control enzootic abortion in ewes

In order to reduce antimicrobial use on farm, sheep producers are being encouraged by AHDB to vaccination so enzootic abortion is better controlled. ...


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16 August 2017 | Dairy,News,Organic,Produce,Supermarkets
'Healthy food': Sales of organic farm produce increases 7.4 per cent

Organic farm produce has been the star performer of the organic market due to an increased interest in healthy food, the Soil Association has revealed...


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16 August 2017 | Government,News,NFU
Public overwhelmingly backs British farming amid Brexit uncertainty, survey suggests

An overwhelming majority of the public are actively supporting the farming sector, according to the 2017 results of the 'Farmer Favourability' survey ...


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15 August 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
EU agriculture chief hits out at UK 'delusion' over Brexit

EU commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan has hit out at a 'high level of delusion' in the UK over Brexit. Mr Hogan called for Britain to remain i...


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15 August 2017 | News
Farmer-owned businesses given recommendations for good goverance

A new survey of how agricultural co-ops reward their directors has highlighted a set of important recommendations around good governance for farmer-ow...