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27 March 2018 | Dairy,News,Renewables and Environment
Over 60 percent of UK dairy producers using water 'inefficiently'

The UK’s dairy producers may be unaware that they are using higher volumes of water than necessary and should be encouraged to benchmark water use. ...


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27 March 2018 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Prince Charles heralds future opportunities for the Lake District

Prince Charles visited the Lake District to herald future opportunities for the national park and hill sheep farming, which has helped shape the lands...


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27 March 2018 | News,Property News
Lincolnshire farmer gains 14 acres of land due to natural process of accretion

A farmer has gained ownership of fourteen acres of land that has become available thanks to the natural process of accretion. The land, located in ...


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27 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Farmers call for more prosecutions to deter fly-tippers

Farmers are calling for a concerted campaign to educate householders not to use illegal waste carriers to dump their rubbish. Farmers and landowner...


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27 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Thieves steal two John Deere tractors worth thousands of pounds

Two John Deere tractors worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a farm in Lancashire. Thieves stole the two tractors from Stirzaker House F...


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27 March 2018 | Government,News
Defra 'struggling' to deliver growing amount of Brexit-related work

Concerns have been raised over Defra's capability to deliver a growing amount of Brexit-related work, leaving them "struggling". The Environmental ...


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27 March 2018 | Dairy,News
First Milk announces April milk price drop

First Milk has today announced that it will decrease its April milk price down to 26p per litre. The British-farmer owned dairy co-operative said t...


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27 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Special rare-breed killed following dog attack at Natural Reserve

A special rare-breed of sheep has been killed following a dog attack in Scotland's oldest Local Nature Reserve. The incident happened at the Aberla...


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27 March 2018 | Government,News
Labour Party urged to reconnect with farmers and rural areas

Labour have been urged to reconnect with the "politics and culture" of the countryside and the farming industry to have a chance of winning the next g...


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27 March 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Fifty signatories pressure Scottish govt to drive carbon-neutral farming by 2050

Fifty signatories, including individual farmers, have signed a letter calling for Scottish government to help the industry reduce its greenhouse gas e...


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27 March 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep
Sheep farmers slam report suggesting lamb stew 'most polluting' meal

Farmers have reacted with anger after the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) labelled a traditional lamb stew one of the most environmentally unfriendly meals ...


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26 March 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
New method to help growers identify best Gala apples

A new method to help UK growers identify the best Gala fruit to pick for long-term storage could deliver greater harvest efficiencies and lead to more...


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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News
Derbyshire Police Commissioner urges Defra to vaccinate badgers rather than cull

The Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner has written to Government to voice his support for “vaccination over culling” in the prevention of TB in ...


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26 March 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,Market Reports,News,Products
Spanish people strongest overseas buyers at UK machinery auctions

Spanish people remain the strongest overseas buying force at UK second-hand machinery auctions, with one buyer purchasing 22 tractors in excess of £50...


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26 March 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products,Shows and Events
Hundreds of lots go under hammer at farm machinery and equipment auctions

A leading agricultural agency is preparing for two farm machinery and equipment auctions as it sees dispersal sales become increasingly popular as mor...



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26 March 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce
DNA traceability could guarantee authenticity of Scotch Beef PGI

A study to look at the feasibility of introducing DNA traceability as an additional measure to guarantee the authenticity of Scotch Beef PGI is being ...


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26 March 2018 | Finance,News
Rural retailer Countryside Farmers announces 32 redundancies

Rural retailer Countryside Farmers has announced 32 redundancies following its announcement of "cash flow pressures" earlier this month. Administra...


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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Distressing photos show aftermath of dog attack which killed 12 sheep

A farmer has shared images online showing the aftermath of a dog attack on a flock in Lincolnshire, which left twelve sheep dead. Willingham-by-Sto...


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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Renewables and Environment
EU in 'state of denial' over decline of farmland wildlife

A leading conservation charity has said the European Union is in a "state of denial" over the decline of farmland wildlife, such as birds. BirdLife...


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26 March 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life
National Trust searches for farmers to look after 'iconic' Lake District farm

One of the Lake District’s most iconic farms is up for let for the first time in nearly 60 years. The National Trust’s High Tilberthwaite Farm is a...


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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Pigs
Electrical fault thought to be cause of farm fire that killed 246 pigs

A fire that ripped through a North Yorkshire farm killing over two-hundred pigs on the weekend is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault. ...


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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety,News
'Highly toxic' pesticide Aldicarb thought to be behind farm dog death

A pesticide that has been banned for more than ten years has been blamed for the death of a farm dog in the Scottish Highlands. Traces of Aldicarb,...


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26 March 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
Two thirds of Scottish farmers could change business due to lack of labour

Two-thirds of Scottish farmers who employ migrant workers would likely have to switch to other agricultural activities if they did not have access to ...


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25 March 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,Husbandry,News
Milk price cuts and shrinking dairy herd hits farmer confidence

The UK dairy herd is likely to shrink further with fewer young cattle coming through and farmer confidence hit by recent price cuts. Figures releas...


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24 March 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Produce,Sheep
British lamb exports booming according to government figures

Exports of British lamb appear to be booming, according to the most recent figures released by the Government. But with the majority of those expor...


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23 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Bird flu confirmed in wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Bird flu has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the first positive wild bird avian influenza finding in NI this year. ...


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23 March 2018 | Dairy,News
Arla's April milk price to increase to 27.42p per litre

Arla has increased its April milk price by 0.32p per litre to 27.42p per litre as a result of its currency smoothing mechanism. Arla’s price for co...



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