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2 October 2003 | News
Kentish apples at the core of supermarkets local sourcing drive

Asda has teamed up with Kent County Council to promote locally grown apples as part of the council's 'Produced in Kent' campaign. From today, eleven A...


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29 September 2003 | News
Saving is a chain reaction

Food represents 16 per cent of our GDP and the red meat industry is worth £13 billion a year - more than 15 per cent of our food expenditure. A saving...


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27 September 2003 | News
Fruit harvesting company reaps the rewards of exporting

A Somerset-based manufacturer of soft fruit harvesting machines is picking up new orders after working with Trade Partners UK - the government body de...


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26 September 2003 | News,Poultry
Sales booming and free range is a winner

The latest figures from retail analyst TNS show egg sales have rocketed in the first seven months of 2003. Sales of Lion eggs are up 9% and the total ...


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26 September 2003 | News,Poultry
Safeway slams till on new organic costs

Supermarket giant Safeway has refused to acknowledge the cost increases facing organic producers. The retailer has dismissed a BFREPA warning of ma...


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26 September 2003 | News,Supermarkets
Supermarket reaffirms its support for British farmers

Sales of British Products Increase Dramatically Following High Profile Store Campaign Sales of British products have increased dramatically in just...


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26 September 2003 | News
An Oxfordshire agriculture course attracts record numbers of students

A local City & Guilds National Certificate in Agriculture course run by Abingdon and Witney College, on their Warren Farm campus, has proved so popula...


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25 September 2003 | News
New farmers forum page NOW OPEN

Click the link above to enter details into our new farmers forum page. Discuss any issues and get views from other farmers.


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25 September 2003 | News,Pigs
Vital new technology for pig industry

A VITAL component of the strategy to create a sustainable future for the British pig industry has taken a major stride forward. Autofom, a new generat...


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25 September 2003 | News,Sheep
Plans for national scrapie scheme announced

Defra today confirmed that plans are underway for a scheme to help sheep producers whose flocks have been affected by scrapie take action to prevent t...


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25 September 2003 | News
Margaret Becket responds to GM Nation? report

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Margaret Beckett has said she will reflect carefully on the findings of GM Nation? - the G...


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25 September 2003 | News
Defra launches consultation on proposals to modernise legislation on veterinary surgery

Proposals to update legislation covering veterinary surgery were unveiled by Defra today. The consultation paper recognises that the Veterinary Sur...


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24 September 2003 | Cattle,News,Veterinary
Vet warns suckler farmers against ignoring pneumonia threat for older calves

Suckler farmers planning autumn housing should not overlook spring-born calves as the stress of housing, weaning and moving can substantially increase...


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24 September 2003 | Dairy,News
Avon Aims to Improve Cow Health and Milk Quality

The launch of a new company, Milk-Rite, by Melksham-based Avon Technical Products is set to revolutionise the way dairy farmers in the UK, France, Ire...


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24 September 2003 | News
Hurried shoppers given convenient potato message

HURRIED shoppers looking for a healthy meal will be reminded that potatoes are fast food, quick to cook, taste great, good for you and they fit into e...



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24 September 2003 | News
£1 million plus improvement at Gleadell

Despite low grain prices and stiff competition Gleadell Agriculture has posted a profit for the eighth consecutive year, and traded over 1.4 million t...


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23 September 2003 | News
Whitty welcomes new farming and food research forum

A new body designed to ensure better coordination of and support for research and science in farming and food has been welcomed by government. The new...


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23 September 2003 | Machinery and Spares,News
New Holland TS-A is more than a facelift

NEW HOLLAND TS-A It is the most hotly contested market sector in tractor production, and one that needs a superlative machine to reach the top and st...


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23 September 2003 | Machinery and Spares,News
More power to the CX

With two contrasting harvest seasons under its belt, the New Holland CX combines have gained a reputation for productivity that is as impressive as it...


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23 September 2003 | Machinery and Spares,News
Blue: The new colour in materials handling

An extended choice of Tier II-compliant engines with increased horsepower, faster hydraulic cycle times and improved hydraulic control options define ...


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22 September 2003 | Machinery and Spares,News
New Holland extends harvest range

New Holland has extended its already comprehensive combine harvester offering with the addition of two new models to its CS range. The existing CS5...


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22 September 2003 | Arable,News
Wheat breeding team tops trials

The plant breeding team at Nickerson are enjoying the results of their labours this autumn, with many of their newest varieties outperforming all othe...


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22 September 2003 | Arable,News
Delayed flush of cereal volunteers raise spectre of BYDV

Delayed by dry weather, the late flush of cereal volunteers in many young oilseed rape crops has created the ideal 'green bridge' for aphids. ...


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22 September 2003 | News,Products
Leading fungicide gets official approval against take-all

Picture: Amistar - now officially approved for use against take-all, says Paul Varney of Syngenta Cereal farmers have a new tool available for tack...


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22 September 2003 | News
Ripon dairy farmer commended as runner-up in the GB quality milk awards

Picture: Jonathan Statham VetMB MRCVS (Bishopton Veterinary Group, Runner-up of the Quality Milk Veterinary Award), Colin Nicholson (Runner-up of the...


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22 September 2003 | Dairy,News
Reading farmer Derrick Davies wins GB quality milk award

Picture: Lisa and Derrick Davies (winning farmer), Neil F. Partridge BVetMed MRCVS (Valley Veterinary Group, winner of the Quality Milk Veterinary Awa...


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22 September 2003 | News
Europeans on East Midlands fact finding mission

A group of VIPs from countries including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, Spain and Poland will be among 16 European government officials explori...



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