Farminguk
21 July 2018 | Online since 2003

feed and forage news around the UK

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
18 May 2018 | Feed and Forage,Grassland,Husbandry,News

Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding. ...

12 new varieties added to the Recommended Grass & Clover Lists

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
10 May 2018 | Feed and Forage,Finance,News

A national supplier of ruminant animal feed has invested £2m in its Cheshire based plant, increasing production from 26 tonnes to 44 tonnes per hour. ...

Feed company invests £2m in plant to drive efficiency

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
10 May 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

The European Commission has dropped plans for a drastic reduction in permitted copper levels in piglet feed, with the UK pig industry calling it a "ma...

'Major win' for UK pig farmers as EU drops plan for drastic copper reductions

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
26 April 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

New research has shown that over 75% of pig farmers and agricultural professionals support overturning the current ban on feeding leftovers to pigs. ...

Farmers support lifting ban on feeding pigs with leftovers, research shows

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
20 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Feed and Forage,News,Organic

The demand for organic animal feed is increasing, with a new report revealing that demand significantly outstrips supply. The Soil Association’s Or...

Rising demand for organic feed presents opportunities for arable farming

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
11 April 2018 | Appointments,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Bill Wiggin MP has been appointed the new chairman of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA). The position, which is not remunerated, starts ...

Bill Wiggin MP is new chairman of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
11 April 2018 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News,NFU

The NFU is relaunching its Fodder Bank after wet weather has seen farmers in many parts of the country experience extreme shortages. The bank will ...

NFU launches Fodder Bank as farmers face increasing shortages due to weather

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

Bioethanol plant Vivergo has reopened after a four-month shut-down period following unfavourable trading conditions. The UK's biggest bioethanol pr...

Bioethanol plant Vivergo reopens after four-month shut down

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
7 April 2018 | Feed and Forage,Market Reports,News

UK farmers have said Irish fodder aid schemes add to concerns over the impact months of wet weather are having on fodder supplies and prices. Dimin...

UK farmers concerned about Irish fodder aid schemes

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
5 April 2018 | Feed and Forage,News,Products

Farmers are becoming increasingly concerned about the recent cold weather which in turn has put a pressure on fodder supplies. Farmers across the c...

'Very challenging': Fodder pressure hits farmers due to adverse weather

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
3 April 2018 | Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

The £1.75 million government-funded Beef Feed Efficiency Programme has widened its data recording network with three new commercial farms in Wales, En...

Beef Feed Efficiency Programme widens data network to three new farms

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
28 March 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,Grassland,News,Sheep

A secret to lamb with healthier fat levels could be growing unwanted weeds in your unkempt lawn, scientists have found. Nutrition researchers at th...

Common British weeds could hold the key to ‘healthier’ lamb

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
7 March 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Feed and Forage,Government,News

A new animation has been launched which highlights the existing importance of GM feed imports to the UK livestock sector. The animation, launched b...

Animation launched to highlight importance of GM to UK livestock sector

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
2 February 2018 | Feed and Forage,Forestry,News,Organic,Pigs,Poultry

A new EU-funded project has been launched to help organic pig and poultry farms achieve the goal of 100 percent use of local organic feed. Research...

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feed

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
31 January 2018 | Feed and Forage,News

A new report has highlighted the need for the world to look at more sustainable ways of feeding livestock, as half of all agricultural land is used fo...

World must look at more sustainable ways of feeding livestock, report urges

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
10 January 2018 | Feed and Forage,News,Poultry

Chemical giant BASF has created a website to show progress of repair work on its fire-damaged production plant, which has consequently put unprecedent...

BASF launches website to show progress of repair work on fire-damaged plant

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

Pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to their animals to prevent outbreaks of animal disease. The warning comes after the risk...

Pig keepers reminded not to feed kitchen waste to pigs due to disease risk

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
14 December 2017 | Feed and Forage,Grassland,News

Farmers have been urged to assess their stocks of fodder and plan ahead for the remainder of winter and spring. Local MPs and the Royal Scottish Ag...

Farmers urged to act now and assess fodder stocks

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
8 December 2017 | Feed and Forage,News,Poultry

A huge increase in the cost of vitamins and synthetic pigments will add to poultry feed costs over the coming months, according to manufacturers. R...

Large fire at German vitamin plant triggers increase in poultry feed costs

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
4 December 2017 | Feed and Forage,News,NFU,Organic,Pigs,Poultry

The decision to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry for a further 12 months will provide "much-needed certainty" for the industry, farm...

Organic derogation extension will provide 'much needed relief' for farmers

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
4 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,Feed and Forage,News

Farmers should plan ahead after poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have left fodder in short supply, Northern Ireland’s Chief Veterinary...

NI Chief Vet urges farmers to protect animal welfare following poor harvest

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
28 November 2017 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

The Food Standards Agency and Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers have signed a memorandum of understanding which will result in a reduction of animal feed ...

Earned recognition for Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers feed standards announced

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo
14 November 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Feed and Forage,News,Property News

A farmer has told how he has lost his entire winter supply of straw due to an extensive farm fire which also damaged farm machinery and lambing equipm...

Farmer loses entire winter supply of straw due to farm fire

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

A new generation of grass could boost farm efficiency and tackle climate change, according to scientists. Grass is a staple diet in most livestock ...

New generation of grass could boost farm efficiency and cut emissions

FarmingUK
FarmingUK Logo

Concerns with the slurry deadline, financial problems and the increased prices of fodder and animal feed are creating high-levels of stress in Norther...

Slurry problems and financial issues creating 'dangerous levels of stress' for NI farmers

Trending Now