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27 July 2016 | Finance,News,Sheep

Scottish government to pay out £5.6m over next few days to support upland sheep farming



28 July 2016 | Animal Health,Dairy,News,Top Tips
Dairy farmers urged to take free milk test

Dairy farmers are being urged to take advantage of a free bulk tank test to get the best financial return on their worming programmes. The test, wh...


28 July 2016 | Government,Husbandry,News
Simpler animal movement rules designed to cut red tape introduced by Defra

Simpler animal movement rules designed to reduce red tape for livestock producers has been announced by Defra. The launch of the rules for livestoc...


28 July 2016 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Sheep industry urged to get together and back 'Love Lamb Week'

The sheep industry is being urged to come together to promote home-produced lamb during Love Lamb Week 2016. The week, which is being supported by ...


28 July 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Pigs
750 pigs killed due to barn fire in Wiltshire

Around 750 pigs were killed in a huge barn fire in Bormham, Wiltshire last night. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the farm...


No longer a sci-fi concept: Intensive agriculture can use robotics 'efficiently' and 'sustainably'

Advanced engineering could be the solution for the sustainable intensification of agriculture, as technology for producing service robots reaches matu...


28 July 2016 | Government,News,NFU
NFU agrees on 'options paper' detailing vision for post-Brexit agriculture

An ‘options paper’ detailing the NFU’s vision for British agriculture post-Brexit has been agreed by its national Policy Board. This means the unio...


28 July 2016 | Dairy,Government,News
Defra Secretary Leadsom visits Yeo Valley to amplify Somerset's local produce for trade deals

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has told Somerset’s food and drink industry it has a 'critical role' to play in helping the UK forge internationa...


28 July 2016 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
World record shear sets scene for the Olympics

This week, champion shearer 32 year old Matt Smith conquered the Nine Hour Ewe World Shearing Record. Matt set this new world record tally by shear...


27 July 2016 | Finance,News,Sheep
Scottish government to pay out £5.6m over next few days to support upland sheep farming

Payments under the new Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) are about to start, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed. The Sco...


27 July 2016 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Clear product labelling 'crucial' as more retailers end sales of caged eggs

Clear product labelling will be crucial as more retailers announce that they will stop selling eggs from enriched colony cage systems, the British Fre...


Industry tour to inspire next generation of crop scientists

AHDB-funded PhD students will grow their understanding of the practical applications of science in horticulture at a series of visits next week (3 – 4...


27 July 2016 | Bees and Beekeeping,News
Two neonicotinoid insecticides may have inadvertent contraceptive effects on male honey bees

Two neonicotinoid insecticides may have inadvertent contraceptive effects on male honey bees, a new study from the University of Bern has shown. Ma...


27 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Calls for urgent change to guarantee dairy farmers get their 'fair share'

Retailers and processors in the dairy supply chain are being called to ensure dairy farmers receive a fair share from the recent uplift in milk prices...


Will Brexit hit Northern Ireland farmers hardest?

Farmers in Northern Ireland are anxious to work with their counterparts in the Republic to secure deals for exports after Irish agriculture minister M...


27 July 2016 | Grassland,News,Top Tips
Proven varieties key to success of multi-species swards

Multi-species leys combining nitrogen-fixing and nitrogen-lifting pasture plants can offer significant benefits to sheep farmers, particularly in low ...


27 July 2016 | Market Reports,News,Sheep
New report explains the economic, environmental and societal benefits of sheep in uplands

The National Sheep Association has released a special report to raise awareness about upland and hill sheep farming in the UK. The NSA want to prom...


Pioneering SPot Farm hosts share new innovations

Hosts of the very first AHDB Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm opened their doors to over 100 industry peers in discussions of best practice in the face of...


27 July 2016 | News,Poultry,Supermarkets
Egg producers 'need clarity' over retailers future cage-free plans, NFU says

Retailers who are stopping the sale of caged-eggs by 2025 must give their egg suppliers 'more clarity on timelines' and tell producers which system wi...


27 July 2016 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Cheese expert Nigel Pooley wins British Cheese Board award

Cheese expert Nigel Pooley has received The British Cheese Board (BCB) Nantwich Show Cheese Industry Award in recognition of his invaluable contributi...


27 July 2016 | Meat Processing,News,Organic
Sales of organic meat increases as research confirms it contains 50 per cent more Omega-3

Sales of organic red meat have increased following research confirming organic meat contains up to 50% more Omega-3 than non-organic meat. The meta...


Government rejects emergency application to control 'crop damaging leatherjackets'

The government has rejected an emergency authorisation application for the use of chlorpyrifos, applied by NFU Scotland. Farmers and crofters have ...


27 July 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Winter barley begins 2016 harvest results: Overall yield average of 8.85 t/ha

Harvest results have started to come in from AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) trials, with trials in North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Suffolk reporting th...


UK supplies reducing due to improved balance of trade

Domestic pig production growth is expected to draw back in the second half of 2016, although still ahead of 2015 levels, AHDB Pork have forecasted. ...


UK could generate £35m due to US proposals to relax imports on British lamb, George Eustice says

The mission to get British lamb chops back onto American dinner plates has moved a step nearer, Farming Minister George Eustice announced at the Natio...


26 July 2016 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Sheep-shearing world record smashed by New Zealand man

32 year old New Zealander Matt Smith has smashed the sheep-shearing world record, with thousands of people watching from around the world. Mr Smith...


26 July 2016 | Dairy,News,Produce
Positive signs for British dairy as public stick to home-grown British cheese, figures show

The British public are shunning away from foreign made cheese and sticking with home-grown British cheese, according to figures from AHDB. With a q...


Free on-the-spot analysis for silage samples at UK Dairy Event

AB Vista is offering free-of-charge, on-the-spot analysis for silage samples brought to the company’s stand (H102) at the 3rd UK Dairy Day event, to b...



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