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4 December 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Charity to send festive hampers to farming families in need

A farming charity are giving out festive hampers to those farming families who need extra support this Christmas season. For many, Christmas can be...


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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Education,Meat,News,Sheep
New campaign aims to get younger Brits eating more red meat

A new UK-wide campaign is aiming to encourage and inspire the public to eat more lean red meat as a part of a balanced, healthy diet. The collectiv...


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4 December 2018 | News,Products,Renewables and Environment
Farmers offered environmentally-friendly slug pellets at 50% discount

Farmers in Cheshire and North Wales are being offered the chance to switch to more environmentally-friendly slug pellets to help improve raw water qua...


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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Sheep
New project looks at improving lamb and calf survival

Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the focus of a new project involving beef and sheep farms. The init...


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4 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News,Produce,Products
Blockchain could stop civil unrest triggered by commodity volatility, experts say

Using technology such as blockchain could prevent global civil unrest triggered by volatility in commodity markets, according to technology experts. ...


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4 December 2018 | News,Pigs
Games of Thrones actor leads protest against NI pig farm plan

Game of Thrones actor Jerome Flynn has launched a short film at the House of Commons in opposition to proposed plans to construct a large pig farm in ...


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4 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
British farmers 'could lead the way' on gene editing after Brexit

Michael Gove has said that British scientists and farmers could “lead the way” on gene editing after the UK leaves the EU. The Defra Secretary said...


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4 December 2018 | Finance,Meat,News,Rural Life
Boost for remote Highland farmers as micro-abattoir project edges closer

Funding has been given to the farming community on the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh to commence construction of an abattoir to ensure local meat producti...


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4 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Poultry,Produce
Baker fined over £1000 for incorrectly labelling eggs

An East Midlands baker was caught using cage eggs in products labelled as using free range eggs, a court was told. The baker - Sandra Hawkins of Fa...


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4 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Irish farmer jailed after killing neighbour in feud over bird-scarer

An Irish farmer who drove a teleporter into his neighbour after a long feud over a noisy gas-powered bird-scarer has been jailed for five years. Co...


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3 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
New Recommended Lists boasts exceptional disease resistance

New varieties on the AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds boast remarkable untreated yields. The Recommended Lists (RL) 2019/20, launche...


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3 December 2018 | Finance,News
AHDB sells carcase classification arm for £1.3m

A total of £1.3 million will be reinvested in the beef, lamb and pork sectors after the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) sold its...


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3 December 2018 | News,Poultry,Shows and Events
Lincolnshire egg firm named Amazon's Rural Business of the Year

A Lincolnshire-based company which is one of the UK’s largest egg producers has been named Rural Business of the Year at the annual Amazon Growing Bus...


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3 December 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life
New fund to drive down costs for farmers whilst cutting down waste

The 'Food Producers Fund' has been launched to help drive down costs for rural businesses whilst increasing recycling, energy recovery and maximising ...


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3 December 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Scrapping over 200 key EU laws could undermine farming, thinktank says

The possibility of scrapping more than 200 key EU laws could put food and farming at risk, according to a think-tank. Both a “no-deal” Brexit and a...



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3 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
BVD screening in Wales surpasses 7,000 herd mark

A national programme aiming to eradicate bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) from the Welsh national herd has reached 7,000 of the 11,000 herds in Wales. B...


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3 December 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Farming family launches appeal for cancer research after losing daughter

A Norfolk farming family are launching a Christmas appeal having lost their daughter to a brain tumour. The festive season will never be the same f...


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3 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment
Campaigners call for 'radical rethink' of farming practices to help regenerate soil

Countryside campaigners are calling for a “radical rethink” of farming practices and development in order to help regenerate the “precious commodity” ...


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3 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer's dog accused of killing pregnant ewe

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer has been warned by police after her dog reportedly killed a pregnant sheep and mauled two others. Northamptonshi...


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3 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
80 sheep stolen by livestock rustlers in Scottish Highlands

A farmer who lives in the Scottish Highlands has had 80 of his sheep stolen by livestock rustlers, valued at around £4,400. Police Scotland are app...


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3 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Machinery and Equipment,News
Criminals steal more than £200,000 worth of farming equipment

Police are appealing for more information after more than £200,000 worth of farming equipment was stolen from an East Lothian farm. Three vehicles ...


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2 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
New report examines what’s next for agricultural commodities markets

A new report cuts through the uncertain policy environment to provide insight into what lies ahead for agricultural commodities markets. The UK far...


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1 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
New UK powers could mean live export ban despite industry concern

Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post-Brexit could be used to introduce a ban on live exports. As the UK develops its ...


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1 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Ex-wife of missing farmer charged with murder

The ex-wife of missing Hertfordshire farmer William 'Bill' Taylor has been charged with conspiracy to murder him. Angela Taylor, aged 52, of Charlt...


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30 November 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
Farmers who supply Muller to see milk price decrease in New Year

Dairy farmers supplying Müller will see their milk price decline for January 2019, going down by 1p per litre to 27.5ppl. The Müller Direct standar...


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30 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Wheat, winter barley and oat areas likely to be up for harvest 2019

The areas sown to wheat, winter barley and oats in Britain have all increased compared with 2017/18, a new survey shows. Good drilling conditions i...


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30 November 2018 | News,Produce,Products,Rural Life
NFU Scotland urges public to support farmers this Christmas

The Christmas period is the "perfect time" for the Scottish public to buy and support local, which in turn backs farmers and crofters. This festive...



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