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28 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

Millions of UK eggs to temporarily lose their free-range status
Millions of UK eggs to temporarily lose their free-range status

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28 February 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Meat Processing,News,Produce
UK increases beef production during 2016 despite decrease in average carcase weight

The agricultural industry saw an increase in beef production during 2016, despite a decrease in the average carcase weight aimed at meeting consumer t...


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28 February 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News
Classification scheme to enable 'targeted support' for dairy farmers

A classification scheme for British dairy farms is being developed to enable targeted support for farmers based on herd feeding. This is the first ...


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28 February 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Products,Sheep
Farming Connect: The effect of alternative bedding materials on sheep behaviour and welfare

Choice of bedding is important in animal housing to ensure that animals are kept clean and dry, says Dr Ruth Wonfor from the Institute of Biological, ...


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28 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Northern Ireland's Environmental Farming Scheme now open for applications

The Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) is now open for applications, Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture has announced. The EFS is a new a...


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28 February 2017 | Finance,Government,News
NFU Mutual calls on Chancellor to use forthcoming Budget to ease the path to Brexit for farmers

The rural sector has called for the Chancellor to use his forthcoming Budget to ease farmers’ path towards Brexit. Rural insurer NFU Mutual has sai...


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28 February 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Produce
'Business-as-usual is not an option': World's food security 'in jeopardy' due to multiple challenges, report warns

Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a...


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28 February 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Produce
EU study shows trade agreements have boosted agricultural exports

Trade agreements have boosted EU agricultural exports and jobs, according to an independent study carried out for the European Commission. Trade ag...


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28 February 2017 | Dairy,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Asda becomes first major UK retailer to sell 'free-range' milk from cows reared for six months outside

Supermarket chain Asda is to be the first major UK retailer to sell 'free range' milk. The milk will be sourced from cows that have been kept outdo...


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28 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Lincolnshire farmer may be disqualified after 40 of his sheep found to be infested with maggots

A Lincolnshire farmer who kept 40 sheep that were found infested with maggots due to fly strike now risks being disqualified from keeping them. Phi...


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28 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets
Millions of UK eggs to temporarily lose their free-range status

Millions of UK free range eggs will temporarily lose their status after hens were forced to spend weeks inside barns as part of the government's emerg...


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27 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Arable,News,Products
Farmer creates petition to stop the removal of glyphosate as a result of 'anti farming groups spreading false science'

Farmers across the UK have joined efforts in showing politicians and the public why glyphosate is so critical to agriculture. A petition has been s...


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27 February 2017 | Government,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Farming minister George Eustice attends food trade show in Dubai to boost British exports

Farming minister George Eustice has attended Gulfood 2017 to promote UK produce and to offer and strengthen trade relationships. Gulfood, the world...


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27 February 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
Lifting EU sugar quotas will increase UK sugar beet production by 50 per cent, British Sugar says

The lifting of EU sugar quotas in October 2017 and leaving of the EU offers exciting opportunities for British Sugar and the wider UK beet sugar indus...


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27 February 2017 | Animal Health,Education,News
Next wave of PhD studentships announced by AHDB

The next wave of PhD studentships has been announced by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – which will this year cover all six...


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27 February 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Property News
Police probe Lincolnshire abattoir fire that saw 30 firefighters tackle it

Lincolnshire Police and Fire and Rescue are investigating the cause of a fire which ripped through an abattoir on Heath Road in Skegness, Lincolnshire...


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27 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life
'A challenge for the rural sector': Farmers urged to be ready for Making Tax Digital

In just over 12 months it is expected that the first phase of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) project will come on stream. Unlike previous major na...


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27 February 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
Scotland calls for single market guarantees at meeting with Defra minister Leadsom

The Scottish government has called for post-Brexit guarantees over future powers and access to the single market in a meeting with UK ministers. At...


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27 February 2017 | Finance,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Rural charity receives £7,387 at NFU 2017 to help farmers in need

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Conference 2017 saw a prize draw worth £7,387 raised for farmers in need. Rural welfare charity Royal Agricultural...


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27 February 2017 | Grassland,News,Rural Life
Landowners and farmers help to extend protection for mid Cornwall’s wildlife-rich landscape

Rare butterflies and birds will benefit from a much larger area of protected land in mid Cornwall thanks to efforts by farmers, landowners and conserv...


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27 February 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs
Irish-based pig breeder joins UK genetics group Genus

UK animal genetics group Genus has entered into a strategic partnership with Irish pig breeder Hermitage. Under the deal, which is still subject to...


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27 February 2017 | Dairy,Finance,Government,News
European Association of Dairy Trade: Brexit will cause damage to both EU and the UK, especially Ireland

Eucolait, the European Association of Dairy Trade, has released a paper saying Brexit will cause great damage, economic and otherwise, to both the EU ...


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27 February 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets
Brits put welfare of egg laying hens before meat chickens, says RSPCA Assured

New research reveals a huge double-standard in the way shoppers regard chickens that lay eggs and chickens farmed for their meat. According to a su...


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26 February 2017 | Animal Health,Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Green cover headlands proving a positive attraction for pollinators

Green cover headlands sown on potato and root vegetable crop headlands is proving a positive attraction for pollinators, and helping to conserve valua...


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25 February 2017 | Dairy,News
Muller announces new contract terms to its 1900 UK farmer suppliers

Dairy giant Muller has issued new contract terms to its 1,900 UK farmer suppliers. Muller said the new contracts were designed to deliver a competi...


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25 February 2017 | News,NFU,Property News,Rural Life
HS2 gains Royal Assent: NFU warns farmers must be treated fairly in construction phase

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has urged HS2 Ltd to treat farming communities fairly as the first phase of the controversial rail-line receives Roya...


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'Bring out your data!': Farmers encouraged to show off technology which helps capture data on farm

How to use images from a phone camera to estimate potato yield, analyse text messages to get closer to your customers and create scenarios to meet mar...


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24 February 2017 | News,Rural Life,Sheep
Five stolen pregnant ewes found in back of a Transit van after failing to stop

Five stolen sheep have been returned to their owner after they were found in the back of a Transit van which failed to stop for the police. The pre...