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21 August 2017 | Online since 2003

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21 August 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Produce

Hard Brexit 'to bring £135bn boost per year' to UK economy
Hard Brexit 'to bring £135bn boost per year' to UK economy

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21 August 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
RSPCA appeals for information after video shows man throwing sheep

The RSPCA has issued an appeal for information after footage emerged online showing a man throwing a sheep into a field. The video shows a man carr...


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21 August 2017 | News,Rural Life
Union launches 'share farming' project to assist new entrants and retirees

A farming union has started a research project on the potential of 'share farming' to assist both new entrants and farm owners worried about successio...


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21 August 2017 | Government,News
'Urgent need' for agri-summit that brings all UK administrations together

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has called for the 'urgent need' for a UK agri summit, which brings all 4 administrations together to discuss constitution...


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21 August 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Red Tractor standards change for pig producers

Red Tractor has added 'eMB Pigs' into their pig standards for 2017, making it compulsory for producers to submit their quarterly total antibiotic usag...


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21 August 2017 | Finance,News
Insolvency risk for South East farmers increases nearly 6% since July

Agricultural businesses in the South East of England are now at the highest risk of entering into an insolvency procedure in the next 12 months since ...


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21 August 2017 | Diversification,Government,News,Rural Life
'Radical' new countryside proposals could have 'major repercussions' for Welsh farmers

A farming union has described how Welsh government proposals buried within a consultation will have 'major repercussions' for farmers in the country. ...


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21 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
'Hellish problem': Farmers join crime fighting campaign to stamp out sheep rustling

A new initiative has been launched to fight one aspect of the rural crime epidemic - reducing the 'rising tide' of livestock thefts. A Barnoldswick...


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21 August 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Produce
Hard Brexit 'to bring £135bn boost per year' to UK economy

Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help add £135bn annually to the UK economy, according to a new report by economists. The pro-Brexit g...


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20 August 2017 | Appointments,News,Shows and Events
Idris Davies Memorial Award 2017 winner announced

Huw Thomas has been announced as the winner of the Idris Davies Memorial Award for 2017 during a ceremony at Pembrokeshire County Show. Huw has a w...


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20 August 2017 | Dairy,Finance,News
Morrisons to pay only UK producers in its 'Milk for Farmers' range

Retail giant Morrisons has announced it will no longer distribute the 10 pence per litre premium made from its Milk for Farmers range to European farm...


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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...