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26 July 2016 | Dairy,News,Produce

Positive signs for British dairy as public stick to home-grown British cheese, figures show



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...


'Time for caged eggs to be consigned to the history books', says RSPCA

The cage-free movement in the UK has began to gather pace, with four major retailers this week announcing their decision to drop caged eggs in favour ...


Current drone regulations do not go far enough, warns rural organisation

Rules surrounding the use of drones must keep pace with the rapid growth in their use, according to the CLA. The organisation said current drone-us...


26 July 2016 | Dairy,Finance,News
Suffolk-based dairy farm expands with £200,000 funding from HSBC

Suffolk-based Fen Farm Dairy is set to expand its production of fine cheese, raw cultured butter and raw cream, after receiving a £200,000 loan from H...


Managing risk critical for farmers of the future, TV personality Adam Henson says

Managing risk is going to be one of the most important skills for farmers of the future, TV farming personality Adam Henson has said. The industry ...


26 July 2016 | Dairy,Market Reports,News
Global dairy companies shrunk during 2015 forcing attention towards new markets

Global dairy companies shrunk during 2015, forcing attention towards new markets for further development, in particular Africa. The Rabobank Global...


26 July 2016 | News,Rural Life
NFU Cymru to provide major cash support for 2016 National Eisteddfod

NFU Cymru will be showing its support for the National Eisteddfod by sponsoring one of the event’s most prestigious competitions. An eisteddfod is ...


26 July 2016 | Government,News,Poultry
Brexit already affecting free range egg producers, industry says

Brexit is already affecting free range egg producers, with the falling value of Sterling increasing the price of feed, says the British Free Range Egg...


26 July 2016 | Feed and Forage,News,Top Tips
Farmers advised to study silage swiftly to aid financial planning

Farmers wanting to gain more control over their winter feed budget should analyse their silage cuts sooner rather than later. This is the advice fr...


26 July 2016 | Agri Safety,News
Woman flown to hospital after being attacked by sheep rustlers

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a serious head injury when trying to stop two sheep rustlers, paramedics have said. Police a...


26 July 2016 | News,Rural Life
Greater separation of Openreach from BT 'must spark a new wave of countryside investment'

Structural changes to how the BT-owned internet infrastructure provider 'Openreach' is governed 'must spark a new wave of investment in our countrysid...


26 July 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Farming sector reacts negatively to possible reintroduction of the lynx

The farming sector has reacted negatively to a proposal to reintroduce the lynx to Kielder forest and the Scottish Borders as a five-year trial. Ly...


26 July 2016 | Crops and Cereals,News
Improved postharvest life could pave way for better tasting tomatoes

The tomato is one of the most valuable fruit crops in the world with an annual global value in excess of $50bn. They play an important role in our ...


Morrisons becomes latest in string of retailers to go cage-free by 2025

Morrisons has today announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. A schoolgirl who petitioned Tesco to stop the sale of caged...


25 July 2016 | News,Poultry,Produce
Food Standards Agency declares runny eggs safe to eat again as long as British Lion stamp is on

After more than a quarter of a century, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that pregnant women, babies and older people will finally be able to retu...


25 July 2016 | Dairy,News,Top Tips
Water use assessment offers opportunity to cut dairying costs

With water contributing as much as 1p per litre of the production cost of milk sold on some UK dairy farms, the availability of a new independently ac...


25 July 2016 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Scotland 'needs to build a vibrant crofting sector fit for the 21st century', says union

Building a vibrant crofting sector that is 'fit for the 21st century' is among our key tasks, NFU Scotland said after a meeting with Rural Secretary F...


Next Generation follow supply chain relationships from field to fork

AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation continued to explore GB’s diverse potato industry with a processing-focussed, whole supply chain day at McCain GB Foods...


French multinational company Sodexo to source cage-free only eggs by 2025

Sodexo has today announced that it will source only cage-free eggs for its global liquid and shell egg supply chain by 2025. Sodexo, the world’s le...


25 July 2016 | News,Rural Life
Kielder and Scottish Borders chosen as preferred areas for lynx reintroduction

Lynx UK Trust has revealed Kielder forest and the Scottish Borders as its preferred area for a trial reintroduction of wild cats. On Sunday 24 July...


English farmers give French chefs an insight into beef and lamb production

A group of top French chefs has been given an insight into beef and lamb production in England during a visit organised by AHDB Beef & Lamb. The gr...


A level students have an eye on egg technology

A visit to the Lakes Free Range Egg Company (The Lakes) gave sixth form students from Keswick School a very real lesson in technology at work. This...


25 July 2016 | Finance,Government,News
PM May visits Northern Ireland as farmers worry about trade

Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to reassure Northern Ireland's political leaders that there will be no border checks for goods entering the UK f...


25 July 2016 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
British public urged to act responsibly when walking dogs in countryside this summer

The British public are being urged to act responsibly when walking their dogs in the countryside this summer. As the UK heads into the holiday seas...


25 July 2016 | News,Produce,Products
Student creates new hydroponic farming system to utilise wasted space in shipping containers

An Imperial College London design engineering student has created a new hydroponic farming system to utilise wasted space in the shipping container in...



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