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20 February 2018 | Online since 2003

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31 January 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
Arla to invest £72m in UK dairy sites this year

Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla is to invest £72 million in the UK this year, as ten sites across the country will receive investment for upgrades...


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31 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News
Brexit, public policy and trade change creating 'perfect storm' for vet shortage

The effects of Brexit, changing public policy and trade is creating the "perfect storm" which could lead the UK to have a shortage of vets. The Bri...


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31 January 2018 | Feed and Forage,News
World must look at more sustainable ways of feeding livestock, report urges

A new report has highlighted the need for the world to look at more sustainable ways of feeding livestock, as half of all agricultural land is used fo...


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31 January 2018 | Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products
Are vegans actually carving out a significant niche in the food industry?

With veganism continuing to be a hot topic, the number of full-time vegans is often questioned, along with the effects that the lifestyle choice is ha...


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31 January 2018 | Finance,News,NFU
BPS statistics show 'problem areas' in Rural Payments Agency performance

New statistics which show "problem areas" in the Rural Payments Agency's performance has led the NFU to urge the agency to "think differently". Sta...


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30 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Poultry
Gulls risk spreading bird flu as six sites now test positive throughout England

Avian influenza in wild birds has spread throughout England with six sites now identified as having shown symptoms of H5N6. The first case in West ...


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30 January 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,Market Reports,News
United Oilseeds announces £1.2m profit despite 'very challenging' conditions

Farmers’ independent co-operative United Oilseeds Producers has announced a profit before tax of £1.2m and a 9.3 percent rise in net worth for the fin...


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30 January 2018 | News,Property News
Beware implications of rural housing push, warn agricultural valuers

The Government’s drive for more house building could help with rural housing struggles – but farmers and landowners have been urged to be aware of the...


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30 January 2018 | Dairy,Finance,Market Reports,News
Muller slashes milk price by 1p per litre to 28ppl from March

Dairy giant Muller has confirmed that the milk price for its 700 Direct farmers will be 28p per litre from March. The 1p per litre price reduction ...


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30 January 2018 | Appointments,Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Judge announced for 2018 National Holstein Show

Holstein UK, the organisers of UK Dairy Day which is the home to The National Holstein Show, is delighted to announce the official show judge for 2018...


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Green MEP proposes VAT extension to cover 'processed and factory farmed meat'

A Green MEP has called for people to cut back on their meat consumption and propose an extension of VAT to cover all "processed and factory farmed mea...


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30 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
'It makes no sense to attack farmers': Vegan Society condemns threats of violence

The Vegan Society has said it "makes no sense" to attack farmers for providing the public with a product they want to buy. In a statement denouncin...


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30 January 2018 | Government,News
Charity calls on Northern Ireland to form government and fix 'crisis' hitting farmers

A farming charity has called on the Northern Ireland Executive to return to Stormont and deal with the "crisis" affecting rural communities. As of ...


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30 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News
Cornish gangmaster who 'systemically exploited' farm workers ceases trading

A Cornish gangmaster who "systematically exploited" her workers, who often worked on farms, has been shut down by the government. 29-year-old busin...


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30 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Arable,Education,Machinery and Equipment,News,Top Tips
Farmers improving safety but lessons still to be learnt, inspectors conclude

Lessons are still to be learnt for farmers following a nation-wide potato harvest inspection that inspected four key risks. Farms have the highest ...



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30 January 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Produce
Buy British food free with pre-paid vouchers to help farmers post-Brexit, report suggests

The public should be encouraged to buy British produce with the introduction of a new pre-paid voucher to combat the difficulties facing farmers after...


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30 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Three pregnant sheep die in suspected dog attack in southern Scotland

Three pregnant sheep have died and one left with serious injuries after a case of livestock worrying in southern Scotland. Police Scotland officers...


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30 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Shows and Events
Over 50 MPs attend House of Commons event calling for live export ban

A reception of over fifty MPs has taken place at the House of Commons calling for an end to live animal exports for slaughter. The event on Monday ...


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29 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
'Overstepping the mark': Young farmer speaks of death threats from vegans

A young farmer from Northumberland has spoken to the BBC about the death threats she has received from vegans. Alison Waugh, a trainee farmer in No...


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29 January 2018 | News,Property News
New standard aims to improve land tenure security to millions

A new standard aims to improve the level of security of land tenure, with 70 percent of land in some nations remaining unregistered. The UK's Royal...


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29 January 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life
28-year-old woman to run London Marathon for farmers in need

A 28-year-old woman who has close ties to the agricultural industry is running the London Marathon to raise funds for farmers in need. Annabel Jame...


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29 January 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry
Farmers to provide 'enriched environment' for livestock under new welfare plans

Welfare codes for pigs, laying hens, and meat chickens are being updated as part of a programme of government reforms to enhance animal welfare. Th...


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29 January 2018 | News,Rural Life
Superfast broadband reaches 95% of UK premises but rural areas still left behind

The government has today announced the delivery of superfast broadband to 95 percent of UK premises, but "significant areas" are still let without a d...


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29 January 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News,Property News
Farmers raise money to build new vegetable farm for city kids

Farmers have helped educate city kids on where their food comes from by raising money to build a new vegetable farm. Farmers from Pembrokeshire hav...


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29 January 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
2018 will be 'great year' for British farming as its enters 'digital revolution'

This year will be a "great year" for farming as it tinkers on the verge of the next farming revolution, according to a robotics company. Farming is...


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29 January 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce
Improved pork sales helps 2017 to a bumper Christmas

Improved pork sales contributed to shoppers spending £1bn more this Christmas than last year, according to new data. According to analysis by AHDB ...


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29 January 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce
No meat will leave Russell Hume sites due to 'use-by-dates' concerns

The Food Standards Agency has taken action to stop any product from leaving Russell Hume sites because of concerns surrounding use-by-dates. The me...



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