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7 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep
Lamb loses ear due to dog attack near Edinburgh

A lamb has lost its ear due to a dog attack in the Pentland hills in Edinburgh, police are now appealing for information. Police in Edinburgh are a...


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7 June 2017 | Government,News
General election has been an 'unnecessary distraction' for Brexit, farm group says

The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has called on all political parties to unite around the common theme of making a success of Brexit over the lengt...


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Global outlook for UK farming machinery industry

Brexit and general election uncertainty are both factors that could have a huge impact on Britain's economic state in the medium term future. In ma...


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7 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Property News,Rural Life
'Dementia tax' threatens future of UK family farms, says Farron

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron warned Prime Minister Theresa May's 'dementia tax' could threaten the future of the family farm. After a visit t...


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7 June 2017 | News,Shows and Events
Plans in full swing for 2017 Gold Cup Open Day

Identifying marginal gains and shaping the future will be the main themes of the day when 2016 RABDF/NMR Gold Cup winners Roland and Simon Bugler open...


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7 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Produce
May wants Brexit trade deal so farmers can continue exporting to Europe

Prime Minister Theresa May said that the UK needed to get the right Brexit trade deal in order for farmers to continue to export their produce to Euro...


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7 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Dairy,News,Rural Life
'Larger than life': Tributes paid to dairy farmer Derek Mead who died on Sunday

Highly respected dairy farmer Derek Mead, who died on Sunday, was a 'farming hero' and was 'hugely passionate about tourism and the leisure economy, s...


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7 June 2017 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,NFU
NFU Brexit report demands 'razor-sharp political focus' from trade negotiators

The UK farming industry has urged Brexit trade negotiators to consult with them before any negotiations are finalised to ensure agriculture is in the ...


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7 June 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Farmers 'disappointed' after organic milk ad banned by regulator

An advertisement for a brand of organic milk has been banned for using a 'misleading' claim that its production is good for the land. The Advertisi...


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6 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
'Mired in sleaze': SNP 'overruled' civil servants on £1m crofting spending announcement

The Scottish Conservatives has attacked the SNP for 'overruling' civil servants on a £1m crofting spending announcement. The Scottish Conservatives...


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6 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Sheep
Scottish farmers denied £190 million from UK government, farm minister says

Scottish hill farmers on average are being denied around £14,000 over a six year period under the CAP convergence uplift, the Scottish Government has ...


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6 June 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep
16 sheep attacked by out of control dog in Suffolk

Police are urging dog owners to keep their animals under control after a number of Hebridean and Norfolk rare breed sheep were found injured in Suffol...


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6 June 2017 | News,NFU,Organic,Produce,Supermarkets
Four in five adults back 'country of origin' labels for online products

Four in five adults have backed calls to have same country of origin labelling on products online as can be found on supermarket shelves. A new You...


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6 June 2017 | News,Produce,Products
Bringing produce back from other countries 'could bring serious diseases to UK'

Northern Ireland's Chief Veterinary Officer has warned holidaymakers of the risks of importing animal disease. Robert Huey, from the Department of ...


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6 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,NFU,Poultry
NFU hosts poultry industry meeting to discuss break-ins by animal rights activists

Poultry industry leaders have met at a summit hosted by the NFU to discuss the problem of farmers being targeted by animal rights protesters. The i...


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6 June 2017 | Crops and Cereals,News,Property News
New £25m rapeseed processing plant to be built in Warwickshire

A new £25m state-of-the-art rapeseed processing plant will be built in Warwickshire, creating in excess of thirty jobs. The new facility, to be bui...


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6 June 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
'UK farm system is broken': Report pushes 'new deal' post-Brexit

The next government should replace the old two pillar EU system with a new 'three part deal', according to a new report. An alliance of 94 organisa...


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6 June 2017 | Cattle,Feed and Forage,News
AHDB seeks commercial beef unit for feed efficiency programme

AHDB is seeking to recruit a commercial beef unit to take part in the Beef Feed Efficiency Programme. The four-year Defra and AHDB-funded project a...


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6 June 2017 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Historic West Fife Show receives £1000 donation

A renowned housebuilder has donated £1000 to support one of Scotland’s longest-running agricultural shows. The West Fife Show, which took place on ...


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Report highlights Brexit concerns for 'crucial' hill farmers

A new report which analyses the financial situation of the UK's hill farmers highlights Brexit concerns to a sector which is 'crucial' to the rural ec...


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Lincolnshire Police to invest in new pair of eyes to combat rural crime

Rural crime in Lincolnshire is set to have a new pair of eyes as Lincolnshire Police announce plans to deploy a drone. The hi-tech drone will be de...


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72-year-old dairy farmer dies after accident involving his own tractor

A dairy farmer has died following an accident involving his own tractor, it has emerged. 72-year-old Derek Mead from Somerset died over the weekend...


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5 June 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News
Farmers withdrawing from Beef Efficiency Scheme due to 'frustrations'

The administration of the Beef Efficiency Scheme scheme has resulted in a number of beef farmers choosing not to participate and others deciding to wi...


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5 June 2017 | Government,News,Rural Life
‘If agriculture fails, so will our rural communities’, union warns

Livestock farmers from across Wales have been debating what future post-Brexit agricultural policies could look like and what would happen if agricult...


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Labour's land tax 'would increase cost of food in UK', says NFU

The National Farmers' Union has warned that by imposing land tax on agricultural land Labour 'would simply increase the cost of UK food production wit...


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Challenge local MPs over countryside funding post-Brexit, says CLA president

Government must step in to help farmers post-Brexit to ensure a 'world leading' sector, Country Land and Business Association president Ross Murray ha...


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5 June 2017 | Education,News,Pigs,Shows and Events
New opportunity launched for Wales YFC members to encourage pig farming

A new opportunity exclusively for Wales YFC members has been launched to encourage the next generation of pig keepers. Following the success of Wal...