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29 June 2017 | Animal Health,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News

UK does not have 'blank sheet' to redesign farm trade following Brexit
UK does not have 'blank sheet' to redesign farm trade following Brexit

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29 June 2017 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Rural Life,Sheep
China delegation visits UK to learn about lamb production

Sheep and goat experts from China have made a special visit to see lamb production in the UK as part of a 12-day visit. The 23 delegates visited fa...


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29 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Antibiotic useage in poultry industry falls 71 per cent

The poultry sector has published figures showing a 71% reduction in antibiotic usage over a four-year period. The British Poultry Council (BPC) has...


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29 June 2017 | Animal Health,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News
UK does not have 'blank sheet' to redesign farm trade following Brexit

The UK does not have a 'blank sheet of paper' to redesign its farm trade and support policies after leaving the EU, the Agriculture and Horticulture D...


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29 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Scottish government to fall 5% short of EU's payment target

The Scottish government is expected to process around 90 per cent of CAP payments, falling short of the EU's 95.2 per cent target. This will mean t...


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France says ban on neonicotinoids will go ahead in 2018

France is to go-ahead with a neonicotinoid pesticide ban, which is set to go into effect in 2018. This decision, by French Prime Minister Edouard P...


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28 June 2017 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Space technology can help world food and farming problems

Technology used for gazing into space could help solve some of the world’s most pressing food-related issues such as shortages, pest-control and clima...


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Cutting edge technology can help farmers sell more post-Brexit, Gove says

Farmers across the UK could produce, sell and export more than ever before following the UK’s exit from the EU with the help of cutting edge technolog...


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28 June 2017 | Dairy,Education,News,NFU
Survey shows a third of British children don't know where milk comes from

New research has revealed that a third of children are not aware that milk comes from cows, and two fifths think cows drink milk rather than produce i...


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Farmers urged to look into mid-tier Countryside Stewardship for higher payments

Farmers are being urged to look into the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship scheme because it of offers higher payments than the old scheme, Entry Level...


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28 June 2017 | Government,News,NFU
Union says post-Brexit agri-policy will deliver 'new deal for society'

Welsh farming union NFU Cymru has released a new document outlining what it would like to see for a new domestic agricultural policy for Wales post-Br...


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28 June 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Slurry and Irrigation
Somerset farmer ordered to pay £22k for killing 1,700 fish

A dairy farmer from Somerset has been ordered to pay more than £22,000 for polluting a river with slurry and killing 1,700 fish. Bath Magistrates' ...


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28 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News
Scottish rural secretary to be questioned by MSPs over payment delays

Scotland's rural secretary Fergus Ewing will face questions from MSPs later over delays to the distribution of EU farm subsidies to farmers. Mr Ewi...


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28 June 2017 | News,Produce,Sheep,Shows and Events
British Wool's Head Grader wins trophy for his support and knowledge

The Cotswold Sheep Society has awarded British Wool’s Head Grader for his support and knowledge in the wool industry. As raw wool arrives at the Br...


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28 June 2017 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
30-year-old Kiwi to arrive in UK to take on 'Eight Hour World Shearing Record'

30-year-old New Zealander Rowland Smith is preparing to take on the ‘Eight Hour Ewe World Shearing Record’ next month in the UK. Rowland's record a...


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28 June 2017 | Government,News
Brexit: Yorkshire Dales' farmers seek proposals for their 'critical industry'

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has committed itself to bringing forward detailed policy proposals for upland farming by the end of this y...


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28 June 2017 | News,Rural Life
Fancy a farmer? New BBC dating show to air focusing on rural romance

A new BBC programme is to air helping single farmers and those working in the countryside to find love with urbanites who will embrace the rural lifes...


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27 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Crops and Cereals,News,Top Tips
Potato virus pressure highest in 10 years

Latest reports have shown that the number of aphids, which cause devastating potato viruses, are the highest recorded in the last 10 years. The lat...


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27 June 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News
Cornish bee project sees benefits for local pollinators and farmers

A project looking to bring benefits to both bees and farmers has begun in Cornwall after a successful six month pilot phase. ‘Farms for AONBees’ is...


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27 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Housing and Equipment,News,Poultry
Cheshire firefighters tackle huge turkey farm blaze thought to be arson

A huge farm fire has hit a Chester turkey coop in the early hours of Tuesday morning (27 June). Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service tackled the blaze ...


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27 June 2017 | Education,Finance,News
Fund raises £13,000 to help next generation of agricultural scientists

A fund which has raised £13,000 in honour of an internationally-renowned scientist who died will create opportunities for agricultural scientists and ...


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27 June 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Young farmers urged to take survey about future of farming

CEJA, the voice of Europe’s 2 million young farmers, is conducting a major survey to gather young farmers' views on the future of the sector. The 2...


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27 June 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Survey shows 56 per cent of farmers have been a victim of crime in past year

Farmers have been surveyed to find out first-hand how rural crime is affecting the custodians of the UK's land. The survey, by NFU Mutual, showed 5...


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27 June 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Sheep
Breeders to spot top ranking rams with new identifiers

New point of sale identifiers will allow breeders to spot top rams at sales thanks to a new initiative from Signet Breeding Services. The gold and ...


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Labour writes open letter to Michael Gove seeking neonic clarification

Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman has written an open letter Defra secretary Michel Gove to clarify the government's position on neonic...


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27 June 2017 | Dairy,Government,News,Rural Life
Survey shows UK workforce reluctant to help out on dairy farms post-Brexit

Only 4 per cent of UK adults would consider all key aspects of working on dairy farms personally acceptable, according to a new survey commissioned by...


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27 June 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce
Farmers plant 4840 more hectares of potatoes this season, analysts estimate

Crop experts have estimated the total area planted with potatoes in Great Britain this season, increasing by up to 121,000 hectares. The figure is ...


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27 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Wiltshire farmer shoots dead dog which savages two sheep

A Wiltshire farmer has shot dead a dog which ran havoc and savaged two of his sheep. The incident happened near the Kennet and Avon Canal on the ou...