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2 January 2019 | Government,News,Pigs
Pig producers urge MPs to back May's Brexit deal as crucial vote looms

Pig producers are urging MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit agreement ahead of a critical rescheduled vote in mid-January. The prospects of the UK le...


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2 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Machinery and Equipment,News
Man dies following incident with tractor in Cornwall

A 71-year-old man has died a week after being seriously injured in an incident involving a small tractor in Cornwall. Frank Tippett was using the t...


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2 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Around 40 sheep killed and injured on A1 in Rutland

Around 40 sheep were killed or seriously injured after they became loose on the A1 in Rutland. A number of cars were damaged in the incident, which...


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2 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer paints 'no dogs' on dead sheep following attack

A Devon farmer has spray painted a message on his dead sheep following a suspected dog attack which killed them. Matt Baker, who farms in Alphingto...


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2 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Cattle rescued from slurry tank on Northern Ireland farm

Numerous cattle have been rescued after falling into a slurry tank on a farm in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Crews from NI Fire and Rescue Serv...


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1 January 2019 | Government,Meat,News,Produce,Products
Two thirds of Brits want 'illegal' food products banned post-Brexit

Two thirds of British people want an import ban on 'illegal' food products like foie gras and chlorinated chicken after the UK leaves the EU, a new su...


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31 December 2018 | Government,News,NFU
National conversation about food and farming needed in 2019, NFU says

The NFU is advocating a national conversation about food and farming as next year will be 'pivotal' for the industry, the union has said in its new ye...


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30 December 2018 | Government,News,NFU
NFU brings industry together to discuss no deal Brexit

The NFU brought more than 70 representatives from the agri-food supply chain together in London in December to discuss the impacts of the UK leaving t...


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29 December 2018 | Appointments,News,NFU,Rural Life
Former NFU President Meurig Raymond awarded CBE

Former NFU President Meurig Raymond has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours announced today. Mr Raymond was President of the NFU from 2014...


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28 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
SNP criticised for 'total inaction' on livestock worrying

The Scottish Government have been criticised for “total inaction” on livestock worrying after it emerged the largest fine handed out for the offence w...


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27 December 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment
Farmers urged to take part in Big Farmland Bird Count

Farmers across the country are being urged to take part in the Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC), which is back for the sixth successive year. Sponsor...


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26 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Meat,News
'Mindless act': Meat worth £20,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire farm

Meat worth £20,000 has been stolen from a farm in Cambridgeshire, with the police calling the incident a “mindless act”. Hundreds of Christmas turk...


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25 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Metaldehyde ban presents 'huge challenge' to growers

A ban on the most-commonly used slug control product, metaldehyde, in 18 months’ time will present a 'major challenge' to growers. Slugs are a majo...


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24 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Machinery and Equipment,News
Farmer's drone in near-miss with Tornado jet

A farmer's drone came within 22m of hitting an RAF Tornado flying at a speed of 517mph, it has been revealed. The drone was carrying out an agricul...


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24 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment
Six ways climate change affected Christmas Dinner this year

Farmers battled hard to bring Christmas dinner to tables this year due to the heatwave’s effect on crops and livestock, according to experts. The b...



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23 December 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
Muller confirms no change to milk price from February 2019

Dairy giant Müller has confirmed that its milk price will remain unchanged at 27.50p per litre for a standard litre from February 1, 2019. This mea...


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22 December 2018 | Government,News,Sheep
Livestock sector raises concerns about £30,000 wage threshold

Sheep farmers have highlighted their concerns about the impact on the livestock sector of the £30,000 wage threshold for skilled labour in new Governm...


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21 December 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment
Scots farmers reminded of new rules for plastic disposal

Scottish farmers are being reminded that from 1 January there will be a total ban on the burning of plastics on farms. The new law means farmers wi...


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21 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Union expresses disappointment following latest dog attack on sheep

A rural family in County Armagh are left dealing with the aftermath of a livestock worrying incident which has killed nine sheep and three other sheep...


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21 December 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Dairy genomic indexes stand the test of time

A major new study of Holstein dairy sires has confirmed that genomic indexes are a remarkably reliable predictor of actual daughter performance. Th...


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21 December 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Upcoming agri-tech revolution 'must be socially responsible'

Any new agricultural tech revolution should be 'responsible', which considers the winners but particularly the potential losers of change, academics s...


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21 December 2018 | News,Produce,Renewables and Environment
NFU magazine to be delivered in wrapping made from waste potatoes

The NFU has announced it is using waste potatoes for its monthly magazine wrap in a step to become more environmentally-friendly. Boiled, mashed, b...


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21 December 2018 | Government,News
NFU Cymru uses Christmas message to highlight dangers of a 'no deal' Brexit

Welsh farming is “staring into the abyss” of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario, which would see farmers locked out of their largest and closest export marke...


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21 December 2018 | News,Organic,Renewables and Environment
Organic farming has bigger climate impact, study suggests

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required, a new study suggests. ...


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20 December 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Green watchdog will support farmers to care for the environment, says CLA

The Government has published plans for a new post-Brexit watchdog for green standards which will oversee farmers' environmental measures. Defra pub...


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20 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News
Farmer ordered to pay out over £34,000 for illegal movement of cattle

A farmer who illegally moved herds of cattle while his farm was under bovine TB restrictions has been ordered to pay over £34,000 in fines costs. S...


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20 December 2018 | Dairy,News
Dairy farmers hope to unlock market potential of omega-3 in milk

Data gathered during a trial could help grass-based producers harness a market advantage from higher levels of beneficial fatty acids in certain types...



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