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9 January 2019 | Appointments,Crops and Cereals,News,Organic,Rural Life
Farmer who diversified into organic seeks new business partner

A Pembrokeshire farmer who diversified into growing organic crops is seeking a new and younger business partner to work alongside him, and could even ...


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9 January 2019 | Government,News
May's Brexit traps UK in EU's failing museum of farming, Owen Paterson says

The Prime Minister's Brexit deal traps Britain in the EU's “failing museum of farming”, according to the former Defra Secretary, Owen Paterson. The...


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9 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer prosecuted for failing to clear dead animals from field

A Derbyshire farmer has pleaded guilty to leaving dead sheep, lambs and calves on his farmland to rot for as long as three months. Richard Hobday, ...


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9 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Plea to public after new born lamb killed in suspected dog attack

A farmer has issued a plea to the public to keep dogs under control after a new born lamb was killed in a suspected livestock worrying incident. Th...


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Farmer admits killing over 2,000 fish after pollution incident

A farmer has been ordered to pay nearly £4,000 after polluting a steam with liquid fertiliser, killing about 2,000 fish. Northumberland farmer Grah...


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9 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,Meat,News,Sheep
Belgium’s non-stun slaughter decision shows that UK ban is 'possible'

New legislation banning the slaughter of animals without prior stunning comes into effect in parts of Belgium, showing that a similar ban is possible ...


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8 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Farmers urged to be vigilant following German Bluetongue case

The discovery of Bluetongue in Germany is a warning to farmers in the UK to remain vigilant, a farming union has said. This is the first detection ...


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8 January 2019 | Finance,Government,News
SNP's cuts to Scots farm payments may have 'disastrous' consequences, warns MP

A North East MP has backed the needs of local farmers after it emerged the SNP Government will make “disastrous” cuts to lifeline support payments. ...


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8 January 2019 | Government,News,Sheep
UK sheep farmers urge New Zealand to be 'realistic' in any trade deal

Sheep farmers have told the New Zealand Government to take account of the interests of the UK sheep industry and that they are “realistic” in their as...


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8 January 2019 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Nominations sought for 2019 John Dennison Award

As we welcome in 2019, Borderway UK Dairy Expo welcome back the highly acclaimed John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award initiated by the Dennison fa...


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8 January 2019 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Rural and farm projects could win grants worth £50,000

Rural projects which help improve the prospects of farm businesses are among those who could win a grant worth up to £50,000. The Prince’s Countrys...


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8 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Spiders' natural toxins to help protect crops in new project

A major new project will see the use of spiders' natural toxins to offer a more sustainable approach to crop protection by reducing chemical inputs. ...


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8 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Pedigree ram nominations open for fifth year of RamCompare

The search is on for the country’s best rams as pedigree breeders are invited to put forward rams believed to have good lamb growth, carcase weight an...


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8 January 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Tyson – delivering a heavyweight punch for potato growers

Greenvale Seed, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of seed potatoes has announced it’s intention to exclusively supply UK growers with a new variety of...


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Safety campaign aims to reduce on-farm accidents by 50%

A new safety campaign launched today aims to reduce on-farm deaths and injuries by 50 percent by 2023. The NFU and Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) ha...



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8 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
£5m funding allocated to eradicate sheep scab in Wales

The Welsh Government has confirmed that £5 million of Rural Development Programme funding will be used to help eradicate sheep scab in Wales. The f...


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8 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Ex wife and partner deny murder of missing Hertfordshire farmer

The ex-wife of missing Hertfordshire farmer William Taylor and her partner have pleaded not guilty to his murder. The pair were charged with conspi...


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8 January 2019 | Government,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Hill farming parliamentary group headed by Tim Farron to be re-instated

A parliamentary group which aims to protect the best interests of British hill farmers is to be re-instated after disbanding back in 2015. The Nati...


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7 January 2019 | Education,News,NFU,Rural Life
NFU’s Farmvention competition closes with over 1,000 entries

More than 1,000 entries have been submitted to the NFU’s national education competition Farmvention from hundreds of primary schools across the countr...


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7 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Dairy,News
Police investigation launched after farmer's bull semen stolen

A police investigation has been launched in Somerset after a sample of bull semen was stolen from a farm. Avon and Somerset Police are investigatin...


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7 January 2019 | Government,News
Gove's comments confirm ‘no deal’ Brexit risk to farming, says union

Michael Gove's comments on the need for MPs to back the Prime Minister's Brexit deal highlight the risk a 'no deal' Brexit would pose for agriculture,...


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7 January 2019 | Meat,News,Produce
Overwhelming majority of healthcare professionals recommend red meat

Ninety-five percent of healthcare professionals who attended a major medical conference would recommend red meat as part of a healthy and balanced die...


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7 January 2019 | Feed and Forage,News,Sheep
Feeding pregnant ewes TMR boosts lamb performance at Powys farm

Feeding pregnant ewes a total mixed ration for six weeks pre-lambing resulted in more lambs hitting growth targets at a Welsh farm. The Haynes fami...


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7 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
MSPs meet with victim of one of Scotland's worst cases of livestock worrying

Two MSPs lobbying for stricter sentencing for livestock worrying crimes have met with the victim of one of Scotland's worst-ever cases of dogs attacki...


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7 January 2019 | Appointments,News
NFU Scotland’s Vice President hustings kicks off

NFU Scotland’s hustings tour kicks off this week which will see three candidates contesting for the farming union's two Vice President roles. NFU S...


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7 January 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Defra to combat future droughts and water shortages with new framework

Government work has started on a programme to combat future droughts and extreme weather, including ways to protect water demands for the agricultural...


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7 January 2019 | Meat,News,Produce
Council leader calls for vegan ads to stop in 'county built on agriculture'

A Shropshire council leader has criticised 'Veganuary' adverts seen in the county because of its proud agricultural history. The advert campaign, w...



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