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17 December 2018 | Meat,News
New MLCSL owner proposes scrutiny of carcase classification

The new owner of carcase classification body MLCSL has pledged that consistency, transparency and independence will be safeguarded through the formati...


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17 December 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
Scottish livestock farmers face mixed fortunes in run up to Christmas

Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as the festive season approaches. The farmgate price for prime...


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17 December 2018 | News,Pigs,Rural Life
Pig industry network could be expanded to offer mental health support

The pig industry network could be expanded to help provide mental health support for farmers in the face of political uncertainty growing vegan activi...


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17 December 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Scrutiny of Rural Development Programme must improve, auditors say

Scrutiny of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) spearheaded by the Welsh Government must be improved, a new report says. The 7-year investment pr...


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17 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Six sheep die and numerous rescued after falling in freezing river

A flock of sheep that fell into a freezing river in Hertfordshire has been rescued but seven out of 16 ewes have since died. Animal rescuers, consi...


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17 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment
Milder winters will delay UK growing season, researchers say

Warmer winters as a result of a changing global climate will delay the start of the UK growing season resulting in lower quality yields. Milder win...


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17 December 2018 | Government,News,Pigs
US farmers call out EU for 'shameful' resistance to agricultural trade

US farmers have criticised the EU for their “shameful” resistance to including agriculture in a potential free trade agreement. The National Pork P...


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16 December 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life
SNP budget 'kick in the teeth' for rural communities

The Scottish Conservatives have labelled the SNPs budget a “kick in the teeth” for Scotland's remote rural communities. The budget, announced this ...


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15 December 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces New Year milk price decrease

British farmer-owned First Milk has announced its milk price will decrease by 0.75p per litre from the New Year. The dairy co-operative announced t...


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14 December 2018 | Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Farmers told to do their research before Small Grants Scheme opens

Farmers looking to make an application to the Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme have been advised to get ready for when the application win...


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14 December 2018 | Animal Health,News
NI farmers hit major milestone in efforts to eradicate BVD

Northern Irish farmers have achieved a milestone in its BVD eradication efforts with 900 farmers receiving confirmation their herd is at ‘low risk’ fo...


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14 December 2018 | Bees and Beekeeping,Grassland,News,Renewables and Environment
'Pasture for Pollinators': Welsh dairy farmers help reverse bee decline

Welsh dairy farmers concerned by the plight of pollinators have sprung into action to help reverse their decline. Six dairy farmers, who belong to ...


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14 December 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life
'Museums for tourists': More recognition needed for national park farmers

The CLA has called for national parks to be more than just “museums for tourists” and ensure “vibrant and sustainable” rural communities fit for the 2...


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14 December 2018 | Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News
Succession issues leads to growth in on-farm machinery sales

Growing demand for quality second-hand machinery in the UK and succession issues has led to a growth in total values for on-farm sales. On-farm sal...


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14 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Scottish cereal harvest in 2018 affected by extreme weather

Cereal production and the area of cereals grown in Scotland have decreased in 2018 due to the severe winter and sustained heatwave in the summer. T...



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14 December 2018 | Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets
'Trade up' pledge by shoppers after Red Tractor ad campaign

A televised campaign to encourage consumers to buy farm-assured produce instead of cheaper alternatives influenced 1.4m shoppers. The Red Tractor c...


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13 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Veterinary centre pleas to public after dogs kill nine sheep

A group of up to three large dogs have attacked and killed nine sheep, with a further three needing to be put down. The incident happened on Monday...


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13 December 2018 | Meat,News,Produce,Shows and Events
Halloween popularity in UK opens 'new opportunities' for farmers

The growing popularity of Halloween could open up new opportunities for the red meat, potatoes and dairy sectors. With Christmas round the corner, ...


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13 December 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Sheep
Project to enable farmers to determine optimum size for livestock

A new research project is aiming to improve production efficiency in the UK by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for both beef cat...


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13 December 2018 | News,Rural Life
Alan Titchmarsh urges Brits to support farmers this Christmas

Alan Titchmarsh has urged the British public to support farmers this Christmas or “risk losing them forever”. In a new video for the Prince's Count...


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13 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
County Antrim farmer killed in incident involving bull

A Northern Irish farmer has been killed in an incident involving a bull. The County Antrim farmer, named locally as James Gibson from Aughafatten, ...


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13 December 2018 | News,Rural Life,Shows and Events
Female farmers call for men-only tradition at show to be scrapped

Women in the Devon farming sector have called for a men-only awards dinner to “get with the times” and allow them to attend. The awards dinner, whi...


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13 December 2018 | Dairy,News
Muller finishes £15m Scottish dairy plant upgrade

A £15 million project to substantially upgrade Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy and secure 265 jobs has been completed. The project by Müller re...


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13 December 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Review proposes farm regulation shake-up to rid 'nonsensical' rules

A major report looking into farm regulation concludes that the current rules of the farming sector – with its one-size-fits-all rules-based approach –...


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12 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmer left devastated after barn fire destroys hay and straw supplies

A Cambridgeshire farmer has been left devastated after a barn fire destroyed all the farm's hay and straw supplies. On Monday (December 10) at 9.29...


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12 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Renewables and Environment
Warning after hundreds of farm pollution incidents reported

Farmers are being warned about the risks of farm pollution after official figures revealed 430 incidents occurred across England in the past decade. ...


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12 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
UK potato production hits lowest level since 2012

UK potato production has hit its lowest level since 2012 and the fourth smallest since 1960, down by 13% on the five-year average of 5.6m tonnes at 4....



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