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25 February 2019 | Government,Meat,News
Red meat sector commences UK marketing drive amid Brexit uncertainty

The Welsh red meat sector has commenced a UK marketing drive to ramp up domestic presence due to the uncertainty of export markets post-Brexit. Wit...


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25 February 2019 | Meat,News,Produce
Media obsession with 'Veganuary' doesn't hurt meat sales, figures show

Figures reveal no reduction in sales of meat and poultry in the 12 weeks up to 27 January 2019 despite a heavy media focus on Veganuary. There has ...


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25 February 2019 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
JCB wins court injunction to stop patent infringement

JCB has been granted a preliminary injunction by a French court against Manitou which orders the company to stop producing telehandlers featuring a pa...


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25 February 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Farmers encouraged to count grey partridge numbers

Farmers and landowners are being encouraged to collect information on the annual abundance and breeding success of the wild grey partridge. The Par...


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25 February 2019 | Government,News
Scotland's farmers 'scunnered' by post-Brexit legislation impasse

Scotland’s farmers are “scunnered” because the Scottish government has yet to launch post-Brexit legislation to protect farm payments, Michael Gove ha...


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25 February 2019 | Education,News,Rural Life
'Deeply troubling' figures show lack of agriculture apprenticeships in Wales

Statistics show that only 1% of the total number of apprenticeships in Wales were in agriculture despite the industry's value to the economy. Lates...


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25 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News
Austrian farmer ordered to pay out over £420,000 after cow kills hiker

A court in Austria has ordered a farmer to pay out €490,000 (£425,550) in damages after a German hiker was killed by one of his cows. The incident ...


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24 February 2019 | Meat,News,Produce
Red meat sector capitalises on shift of meat preference during Christmas

Beef is a step closer to taking the turkey’s crown as the king of Christmas – with sales rising 8.5 per cent on the previous year. According to the...


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23 February 2019 | Dairy,News
Farmers launch 'Mission 4 Milk' to help promote the white stuff

A new campaign has been launched by dairy farmers to promote the health benefits of milk to the public. Mission 4 Milk is a campaign which sets to ...


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22 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Dutch farmers' leader warns UK of cage-free egg production

A Dutch egg farmers' leader has warned British producers about the potential dangers of switching to cage-free production. All major retailers in t...


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22 February 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News
UK-based Dairy Crest to be bought by Canada's Saputo

Dairy Crest, the UK dairy company behind products such as Cathedral City cheddar, has agreed to be bought by Canadian company Saputo in a deal worth j...


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22 February 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Scots farmers reminded of looming hedge cutting ban

Scottish farmers have been reminded that the hedge cutting ban comes into place on 1 March as the bird nesting and rearing season begins. From 1 Ma...


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22 February 2019 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment
Defra seeks farmers' views on conservation covenants

The government is seeking views on voluntary but legally-binding agreements which enable farmers and landowners to protect the natural environment. ...


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22 February 2019 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,Government,News,Products
MP warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU crackdown on pesticides

An MP has warned that an EU crackdown on a commonly-used pesticide may have “unintended consequences” for farmers. Conservative MP for Gordon, Coli...


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22 February 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,News
Growing maize under film provides farmers with financial boost

Growing maize under film could provide farmers with benefits worth more than £200 per hectare compared to conventional methods. The improved nutrit...



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22 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
46 pregnant ewes stolen from Welsh farm

Dozens of pregnant Welsh mule ewes have been stolen from a farm in north Powys. Dyfed-Powys Police are appealing for more information after 46 ewes...


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22 February 2019 | News,Supermarkets
Survey launched to help improve producer and retailer relationship

The Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) sixth annual survey is now open for UK producers to help make the supply chain fairer. The survey is an oppo...


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22 February 2019 | Arable,News,Renewables and Environment
Farmers help reverse decline in key earthworm types

Farmers are helping reverse a decline in key earthworm types on their land by making changes to their soil management practices. A study of England...


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22 February 2019 | News,Rural Life
Loneliness in farming community is 'heart-breaking', police officers say

Police officers have highlighted how 'heart-breaking' it is to see some farmers suffer from extreme loneliness and isolation. The issue of loneline...


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21 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Scots farmers back calls for tougher sentencing on livestock worrying

Farmers have backed the launch of a public consultation on livestock worrying which works to provide protection against the crime. At the Scottish ...


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21 February 2019 | Government,News
Countryside Alliance writes to Sajid Javid with rural labour concerns

The Countryside Alliance has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid to warn that proposals for the UK's immigration policy outside the EU create a “rea...


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21 February 2019 | Finance,Government,News,NFU,Renewables and Environment
Gove told to commit bridging payments for all schemes

Michael Gove has been told to 'look at the bigger picture' when it comes to mobilising support payments as many farmers still wait for money to enter ...


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21 February 2019 | Government,Meat,News
UK red meat sector eyes up 'changing tastes' of Asian markets

The opportunities for the UK red meat sector to tap into Asian markets such as Japan and China and seize upon 'changing tastes' could be fruitful for ...


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21 February 2019 | News,Property News
Staffordshire council's farm sell-off 'blow' to new entrants

Staffordshire County Council's move to sell council-owned farmland will be a 'substantial blow' to new entrants, a farm tenant group has warned. Th...


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21 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Farmers cannot afford to pay 'lip service' to health and safety, warns expert

Farmers must be prepared to dedicate time and resource to health and safety standards to avoid falling foul of government inspections, an agricultural...


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21 February 2019 | Animal Health,Appointments,News,Sheep
Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep seeks Chair Elect

An active sheep farmer is wanted to become Chair Elect of the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) to drive sustainable strategies for pa...


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21 February 2019 | Crops and Cereals,News
Researchers propose controls on sugar production to improve UK diet

The government must control sugar production and imports through the introduction of a marketing quota in order to improve the national diet, research...



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