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15 March 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Volvo to use 5G technology to remote-control machinery

One of the world's first companies to use 5G technology to test remote-controlled machines and autonomous solutions will now commence. Swedish tele...


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15 March 2019 | Government,News
Farming union calls for Article 50 to be revoked as Brexit date delayed

The Farmers' Union of Wales has called on MPs to revoke Article 50 and set a 'realistic and safe' timetable for the UK to withdraw from the European U...


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15 March 2019 | Education,News,NFU,Shows and Events
London primary school wins major farming competition

A London primary school has been named NFU's Farmvention Champion for their ingenious 'tractor of the future' design. Ronald Ross Primary School's ...


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15 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
United Utilities issues warning after spate of dog attacks on sheep

Ten sheep have been killed by an out-of-control dog on a Lancashire farm near a major reservoir triggering water company United Utilities to issue out...


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14 March 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News
Anger as Lakeland cuts milk price in NI but holds in RoI

Dairy cooperative Lakeland has reduced its February milk base price in Northern Ireland, while holding the base price in the Republic of Ireland. L...


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14 March 2019 | Government,News,Poultry
Govt is 'trampling on good work' egg industry has done to raise standards

The British egg industry have reacted angrily to the government’s refusal to add eggs and egg products to the list of foods protected by tariffs in th...


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14 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
'Contact chains' between farms could help improve disease control

Buying and selling cattle can link individual farms to thousands of other farms with each purchase and help identity potential routes for infections. ...


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14 March 2019 | Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets
94 percent of beef in Scotland's supermarkets is local, survey finds

A new survey has found that 94 percent of the beef available across Scottish supermarkets visited was labelled either as British or Scottish. The s...


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14 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Aphids will fly two weeks earlier due to warm winter

Crop-destroying aphid pests will start to fly about two weeks earlier than average this year, a new forecast shows. The relatively early flights ar...


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14 March 2019 | Diversification,Finance,Government,News,Property News
Farmers told to 'revisit business plans' to avoid difficulties after Brexit

British farmers have been encouraged to diversify if they want to avoid the risk of financial difficulty after Brexit, a leading lawyer has said. F...


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14 March 2019 | Cattle,News
Poor weather and higher costs blamed for Scotland's shrinking cattle numbers

Poor weather and higher costs could be factors as to why Scotland's number of cattle continues to decrease. Cattle numbers in Scotland continue to ...


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14 March 2019 | Finance,News,Produce,Products
AHDB examines implications of no-deal tariff regime on farming sectors

AHDB has said that trade implications for farmers in the event of a no-deal Brexit are 'substantial' following the government's release of its tariff ...


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14 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Over 200 sheep stolen from Wiltshire farm

Police have warned farmers to take extra caution following the theft of over 200 sheep from a farm in Wiltshire. Wiltshire Police have confirmed th...


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14 March 2019 | News,Poultry
Up to 3,000 hens 'gang up' and kill fox on French school farm

Up to 3,000 hens ganged up on a fox that broke into their pen and pecked it death on a French school farm, it is believed. Students at agricultural...


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13 March 2019 | Finance,News
Farmers urged to apply early for this year’s funding schemes

Farmers and land managers applying for BPS and claiming for CS and ES payments are urged to do so in good time ahead of the 15 May deadline. Farmer...



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13 March 2019 | Government,News,Produce
Farmers urge caution as government unveils 'no deal' tariff regime

Tariffs would be applied to beef, lamb, poultry and some dairy products in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit to protect the British farming industry, th...


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13 March 2019 | Animal Health,Government,News
Supply of livestock medicine will be prioritised in event of 'no deal'

The import of animal medicines will be prioritised in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit, the government has confirmed. The government has secured add...


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13 March 2019 | Government,News,Pigs
Defra hoping for quick resolution to UK 'no deal' export status

Defra is hoping for a quick resolution on the UK’s status for exporting animals and animal products to the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’, it has been...


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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Quarter of dog owners report their pet has chased livestock

A new survey has revealed that almost a quarter of dog owners have reported that their pet has chased animals, including livestock. Dog owners and ...


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13 March 2019 | Education,News,Shows and Events
Schoolchildren to show off farm invention designs to MPs

Nine winners of a major farming competition will showcase their designs to MPs in the House of Commons, where one overall champion will be decided. ...


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13 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Farmers told to check oilseed rape for boron deficiency

Farmers have been encouraged to check their oilseed rape crop to prevent boron deficiency, as the nutrient is often 'underused' and 'forgotten' on man...


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13 March 2019 | Appointments,News,Renewables and Environment
Tony Juniper CBE appointed new Chair of Natural England

Tony Juniper CBE has been appointed the new Chair of Natural England following parliamentary committees’ reports into his suitability for the role. ...


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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Man found guilty of failing to treat sheep with fly strike

A Herefordshire man has been found guilty of failing to provide suitable care and treatment for five sheep with fly strike. Leon Anthony Davies, 53...


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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
CCTV shows gang of men stealing livestock in middle of night

Police are appealing for more information following the release of CCTV footage showing six men who stole livestock in the middle of the night from a ...


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13 March 2019 | Government,News,NFU
UK farming unions call for extension of Article 50 deadline

The UK’s four farming unions have urged MPs to extend the Article 50 deadline as MPs overwhelmingly reject May's Brexit deal. Farm leaders have urg...


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12 March 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Autonomous robot 'Mamut' unveiled to capture crop data

An autonomous robot called 'Mamut' has been unveiled which captures data on crop health and yield at the level of individual plants. By automating ...


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12 March 2019 | Government,News,Sheep
Farmers call on MPs to consider implications of voting down May's Brexit deal

The British sheep sector is calling on MPs to carefully consider the implications on farmers if the Prime Minister's Brexit deal is voted down tonight...



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