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4 June 2018 | Dairy,News
Dairy sector must look at success of alternative dairy for lessons, report says

The dairy sector must reflect on the success of alternative dairy products and consider applying those lessons, according to new research. Dairy al...


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4 June 2018 | News,Sheep
Stranded lamb finally rescued after four days on cliff edge

A lamb stranded at the bottom of a 250ft cliff in Cornwall for four days has now finally been rescued. 'Lucky' the lamb was stranded at the bottom ...


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4 June 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Finance,News,Products
Bayer plans closing of Monsanto acquisition on June 7

German chemical giant Bayer plans to complete the acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday following the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory ...


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4 June 2018 | Government,News
Welsh farm minister admits 'challenging times' for Wales in run up to Spain visit

The Welsh government is visiting Catalonia and Basque Country to promote food exports as it admits "undoubtedly challenging times" are ahead. With ...


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4 June 2018 | Rural Crime,News
22-year-old man dies following tractor incident

A 22-year-old man has died following an incident involving a tractor in North Wales, police have confirmed. The man, named locally as Bryn Jones, d...


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4 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
First blowfly strike cases of 2018 reported in UK

A severe case of blowfly strike has been reported in Dorset in which 50% of a lamb group have been hit by the disease, according to an interactive map...


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4 June 2018 | News,Rural Life
Popular farming podcast to focus on emerging leaders in new series

Popular farming podcast 'Rock and Roll Farming' will produce a series of new podcasts interviewing young people who have shown leadership in agricultu...


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4 June 2018 | News,Property News,Renewables and Environment
Heads of terms issued to farmers affected by construction of Norfolk wind farms

Norfolk farmers affected by the controversial development of Vattenfall's offshore wind farms are urgently seeking legal advice as heads of terms comm...


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3 June 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Sugar beet hauliers 'groomed' by British Sugar to invest without guarantees

Sugar beet hauliers were "groomed" by British Sugar invest significantly and to grow their capacity, without guarantees of tonnage. The allegation ...


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2 June 2018 | Government,News
'Agriculture Champions' urge new policies for Scottish farming in face of Brexit

Scottish agriculture needs new policies and mindsets to address the unprecedented challenges facing the sector post-Brexit, a report warns. Four "A...


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1 June 2018 | Rural Crime,News,Poultry,Produce
Dorset egg producer facing jail for overstocking and false free range claims

A Dorset farmer who admitted conning his customers into buying eggs that he told them were free range when they were not, could face a spell behind ba...


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1 June 2018 | Rural Crime,News
Few days left until National Rural Crime Survey deadline

There are just a few days left for rural communities to have their say on crime and policing where they live as part of a national survey. The Nati...


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1 June 2018 | News,Produce,Products
Brits celebrate the farmers and fishermen who bring fish and chips to plate

Families up and down the country are today celebrating their love of fish and chips, and demand for British products overseas has never been greater. ...


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1 June 2018 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Police appeal for information following theft of 17 sheep in Dorset

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following the theft of 17 sheep from farmland in Dorset. Dorset Police received a ...


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1 June 2018 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Dairy industry partners with Britain's top sports stars for World Milk Day

The dairy industry has partnered with five of Britain’s top sports stars for World Milk Day, with an initiative to ‘Make Milk Your Goal’. The day a...



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OLEDs could boost vertical farm efficiency by 20 per cent

The energy efficiency of vertical farms could soon be boosted by as much as 20 per cent thanks to a new system developed by a student. vFarm, by Br...


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1 June 2018 | Dairy,News
Farmers call proposed milk tax levy 'detrimental' to dairy industry

Farmers have said the recommended measures outlined in the Childhood Obesity Plan could have detrimental and far-reaching implications for the dairy s...


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1 June 2018 | Rural Crime,News
Scottish farmers write to government for support on tackling livestock worrying

Farmers have wrote to the Scottish government asking for it to support a proposed Private Member’s Bill to tackle the blight of livestock worrying. ...


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31 May 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Supermarkets
Aldi buys 700,000 British-grown potatoes to stop them going to waste

Aldi has entered into an agreement with a Welsh supplier to buy up approximately 700,000 British-grown King Edward potatoes. The supplier, Puffin P...


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31 May 2018 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Farmers and public to celebrate World Milk Day

Farmers and the public will get together for World Milk Day to celebrate the contributions the dairy sector plays in society. In 2001, the Food and...


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31 May 2018 | News,Property News
Don't follow in footsteps of Trump when investing in UK rural land, research shows

Investors in UK rural land are better off adopting the Moomin philosophy than following in the footsteps of Trump International, according to latest r...


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31 May 2018 | Dairy,News
UK second largest importer of ice cream in world, new data shows

The United Kingdom is the second largest ice cream importer in the world after Germany, according to new data. In 2016, approximately 1.2 million t...


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31 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Veterinary industry criticises Low Risk Area badger cull plans

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has criticised plans to introduce badger culling in England's Low Risk Area, saying it "lacks evidence of det...


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31 May 2018 | Government,News
Farming standards 'will not be watered down' in pursuit of trade deals

The government will not water down food safety and animal welfare standards in the pursuit of trade deals after Brexit, according to Farming Minister ...


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31 May 2018 | Rural Crime,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Farmers urged to ramp up security as criminals increasingly target 4x4s

Farmers have been urged to ramp up security measures as organised criminal gangs are scouring the countryside for Land Rover Defenders and luxury 4x4s...


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31 May 2018 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Sheep
New sheep carcase classification 'will improve transparency'

A consultation on mandating sheep carcase classification will commence which proposes to improve transparency across the food chain and ensure farmers...


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30 May 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
Muller confirms 28p per litre July milk price increase

Dairy farmers supplying Müller will see their milk price increase by an additional 1.25 pence per litre from July 1st 2018. It follows a 0.75ppl in...



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