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7 December 2018 | Finance,News,Shows and Events
Farmer raises money for charity with festive tractor exhibition

A farmer who built a farming inspired festive exhibition featuring more than 11,000 LED lights outside his own home is raising money for charity. E...


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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Turkey sales double for farm shop following death threats

Sales at a Devon farm shop which was vandalised and received death threats by hardline vegan campaigners have since seen sales double. Greendale Fa...


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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News
One in five roadkill badgers in Cheshire tested positive for bTB

The first study to test for bovine TB in badgers on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic in England has shown that one in five badgers tested positive f...


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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Huge blaze thought to be arson rips through Dyson's farm

A huge blaze thought to be an arson attack has ripped through a farm building owned by James Dyson. The incident, which saw 2,500 straw bales set a...


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6 December 2018 | Government,News,Sheep
MPs help table amendment to Ag Bill to support upland farming

Cross party MPs have united to help table an amendment to the Agriculture Bill to support upland farming post Brexit. The amendment would allow fin...


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6 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
NI farmers make positive progress in fight against BVD

BVD levels in Northern Ireland have fallen by over 25 percent in individual animals and over 33 percent in herds since March 2016. An announcement ...


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6 December 2018 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Chelsea Pensioners kick off annual celebrations of all things cheese

The Chelsea Pensioners have kicked off their annual dairy celebrations with the Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses. British cheesemakers donated ove...


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6 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Bird flu strain could overcome vaccines and infect humans, scientists warn

Scientists have warned that a strain of avian influenza could potentially overcome vaccines and infect humans. A team led by the Pirbright Institut...


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6 December 2018 | Government,News,NFU
Farmers 'need clarity' on future farming landscape

Farmers need clarity on what the future farming landscape will look like to allow future investment, the NFU said at its Business Symposium. Early ...


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6 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Growers want flexible variety trialling system, survey suggests

A flexible variety trialling system that looks beyond headline yields is required by growers in the UK, a survey suggests. This is a key conclusion...


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6 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
New gene combinations in barley could improve grain quality

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study. The study, publi...


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6 December 2018 | Forestry,News,Renewables and Environment,Rural Life
Farmers worry major afforestation plans could drive families off the land

Major afforestation plans by the Welsh Government could drive 1,400 farming families off the land, Welsh farmers have warned. New proposals aimed a...


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6 December 2018 | Meat,News
New UK-India sheep meat deal worth £6m over next five years

A new export deal between the UK and India will be worth over £6m over the next five years, it has been announced. Sheep meat from the UK will soon...


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6 December 2018 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Renewables and Environment
'Resilience measures' needed to combat future extreme weather, NFU says

A set of new 'farm resilience measures' should be developed to combat extreme weather events, farming unions say. Resilience measures are "urgently...


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6 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Masked men armed with bats break into farm and assault child

Police are hunting for three masked men who broke into an Oxfordshire farm and assaulted two people, including a young boy. The three men forced en...



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5 December 2018 | Finance,News
More than 65 percent of farmers receive 2018 BPS on first day

This year's BPS payments have been made to more than 65 percent farmers' bank accounts in the first day of the payment window, the Rural Payments Agen...


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5 December 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Shows and Events
World Soil Day: Importance of soil for productive farming highlighted

Farmers around the world are getting behind a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in society. For Wor...


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5 December 2018 | Diversification,Finance,News
Outdoor weddings can provide diversification opportunity for farmers

Weddings in the woods or on mountain tops could provide a diversification opportunity for every farmer in England and Wales, financial experts say. ...


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5 December 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Poultry,Renewables and Environment,Sheep
Climate change: Amount of criticism towards UK livestock farmers 'unfair'

Tenant farmers have called the amount of criticism levied against livestock farmers in the debate around climate change as “unfair”. There is growi...


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5 December 2018 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News,Poultry
Lower standard food imports could 'negatively affect' UK meat industry

Allowing chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef access to the UK market could “negatively affect” the domestic meat industry. More than h...


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5 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Government,News,Products
UK 'woefully unprepared' to regulate pesticides after Brexit

The UK’s "lack of readiness" to regulate pesticides post-Brexit poses "major risks" to environment and human health, according to a new report. The...


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5 December 2018 | Animal Health,Education,News
£1 million donation to establish a ‘living laboratory’ for livestock

A veterinary school has received a £1 million donation to establish a “living laboratory” for livestock. The proposed laboratory will be based with...


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5 December 2018 | Animal Health,Dairy,Finance,News
'Struggling' farmer demands Defra compensation after bovine TB case

A Welsh dairy farmer has said the Government has “left him out dry” after being accused of tampering bovine TB tests. In 2016, animal health inspec...


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5 December 2018 | News,Poultry,Rural Life
Farm cancels charitable turkey auction due to vegan outrage

A farm has cancelled its annual turkey auction after vegan campaigners demanded a stop to it. St Werberghs City Farm turkey auction raises money fo...


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5 December 2018 | Finance,Government,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Food prices could rise by 10% due to Brexit, Mark Carney warns

Food prices could increase by as much as 10% if there is a disorderly Brexit, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has warned. Mark Ca...


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'Enormous relief': Lynx reintroduction plans rejected by Defra

The Government has refused Lynx UK Trust's application to reintroduce Euasian Lynx in Northumberland, saying it did not meet the “necessary standards”...


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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Bull proofs: December 2018 genetic evaluations published

December 2018 genetic evaluations see a raft of modern bulls rise to the top which will improve their offspring’s health and welfare, while some will ...



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