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Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost of rural crime

Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost of rural crime
01-09-2014 05:51 AM | Agri Safety, Finance, News, Property News, Sheep
Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost of rural crime
The cost of rural theft rose in the UK in 2013, according to NFU Mutual. The results of the insurer’s 2014 Rural Crime Survey show the value of items ...
01-09-2014 04:59 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy companies cut price paid to farmers
Leading dairy companies Dairy Crest and Müller have announced a cut of 1.75ppl and 29.00ppl respectively for farmers on their milk contracts from the ...
29-08-2014 03:29 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
EU announces emergency support after Russian ban
The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order t...
27-08-2014 06:09 AM | Finance, News
English farmers 'losing millions' in EU payments
Farmers in England are missing out on millions of pounds in EU payments because they are not keeping adequate records, according to the government. ...
25-08-2014 06:19 AM | News, Cattle, Dairy, Finance
Very gloomy times for UK dairy, Farmers for Action predicts
This week could be 'very gloomy times' for UK dairy farmers, according to Farmers for Action as they expect prices to fall by as much as 2ppl for Octo...
25-08-2014 03:56 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, Finance, News
Store cattle prices up, prime beef set to follow
The price store cattle are attracting at auction marts has improved by around £50 per animal over the last two weeks, according to reports from the Li...
18-08-2014 04:52 AM | Finance, Machinery and Equipment, News
Smallridge Bros expands John Deere dealership
Devon and Cornwall based dealership Smallridge Bros Ltd has taken over the John Deere business previously managed by Robert Cole Agricultural Engineer...
18-08-2014 03:01 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
EU dairy industry to focus on handling Russian ban
A series of key meetings involving European dairy industries, government bodies and the European Commission will be held in the next month to address ...
12-08-2014 12:42 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy controls needed in wake of Russian ban, milk board says
The ban on imports declared by Russia last week has made the European Milk Board President Romauld Schaber to stress the importance of a supply manage...
12-08-2014 03:20 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Demand for arable land driving up farmland prices
Strong demand for arable land is fuelling the increase in farmland prices across the UK, according to estate agents Halls. Peter Willcock made the ...
11-08-2014 09:20 AM | Finance, Machinery and Equipment, News
Cost of rural crime revealed as Yorkshire sees most theft
The cost of rural crime in the UK was revealed today as Yorkshire, Kent and Lincoln saw the most theft in England according to the Rural Crime Survey ...
08-08-2014 02:00 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Improved confidence in the dairy sector
Increased confidence in the dairy sector is helping more producers to invest in their businesses for the future, according to rural accountant Old Mil...
06-08-2014 11:34 AM | Finance, News, Property News
AMC eases lending to diversified businesses
A change in the way the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) considers loan proposals from landed estates is set to significantly improve the abili...
04-08-2014 16:42 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
September milk prices confirmed
Volatile dairy markets lead to 1st September milk price adjustments. Chairman Sir Jim Paice MP commented: “As a result of falling commodity pric...
04-08-2014 14:48 PM | Finance, News
Co-op offloads farms business to Wellcome Trust for £249m
The health charity Wellcome Trust has today gained the Co-operative Group's farm business for a reported £249m. The troubled Co-operative Group sai...
01-08-2014 03:48 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Shows and Events
Profitability of beef to be focus of EBLEX conference
Efficiency and profitability of producing high quality beef and lamb for domestic and export markets will come under the spotlight at this year’s EBLE...
30-07-2014 09:58 AM | Finance, News
£50k funding awarded to help North Yorkshire farmers
SAC Consulting has won £50,000 of funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund for a two-year project to help Yorkshire Dales farmers get the most from ...
30-07-2014 02:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Investment in rural economy to rise as UK sees positive growth
Employment and investment will rise next year as the rural economy continues to benefit from a more positive UK economy, according to a survey by the ...
30-07-2014 02:33 AM | Finance, Machinery and Equipment, News
JCB secures machine deal as UK market grows
JCB has secured an order for more than 1,000 machines from one of the UK’s plant hire companies in a deal worth £35 million. A-Plant has bought a f...
23-07-2014 11:53 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Lib Dems warn over collapsing beef prices
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have warned that the recent collapse in beef and lamb prices could leave the industry in Wales unsustainable. Ahead of...
23-07-2014 10:45 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest announces price cut from September
Dairy Crest has announced a price reduction of 1.1ppl to farmers on standard Liquid and Davidstow contracts from 1 September. Both price changes have ...
21-07-2014 14:42 PM | Finance, Machinery and Equipment, News
Claydon appoints its first dealers
Claydon Drills has announced its first dealer appointments in the UK as part of an ongoing programme of expansion for the Suffolk-based manufacturing ...
21-07-2014 11:26 AM | Finance, News
Wales 'could become best business destination in UK'
Plaid Cymru Shadow Business Minister Rhun ap Iorwerth has warned that only through supporting Wales’ business community can we put the Welsh economy b...
21-07-2014 10:32 AM | Feed and Forage, Finance, News, Produce
Cameron announces £400m food procurement plans
From 2017, central government will commit to buying fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food, through a new, simplified food and drink buying standard. ...
21-07-2014 09:36 AM | CLA, Finance, News
Farmers clash with Farage over CAP payments
UKIP’s plans for taking UK farming out of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the European Union are “unrealistic and uncosted” – according to CLA De...
18-07-2014 12:03 PM | Finance, News, Property News
Upward forecast for UK farmland this year
Capital growth during the first half of the year has been strong for farmland, especially for the best quality and has exceeded our expectations. The ...
15-07-2014 14:44 PM | Finance, News, Property News
The importance of land supply - does the public understand the crisis?
The importance of residential land supply is a subject that divides opinion. There is clear evidence that demand is outstripping supply but at grass r...
15-07-2014 12:30 PM | Finance, News, Poultry
Global poultry prices are taking off in Q2
Global poultry prices are taking off in Q2, according to Rabobank’s Poultry Quarterly Q2: Prices Taking Off report. This bullishness is driven by rela...
15-07-2014 12:19 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest sales grow compared to first quarter
Dairy Crest is issuing the following Interim Management Statement for the 3 months ended 30 June 2014 at its Annual General Meeting later today. ...
11-07-2014 13:08 PM | Finance, News, Sheep
NFU concerned over fall in lamb prices
Farmers have vowed to use the Royal Welsh Show to reiterate to retailers and processors to back sheep farmers after the recent fall in prices. With...
10-07-2014 14:02 PM | Finance, News
Commission to recover €57m of CAP expenditure
A total of €57 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission today under th...
10-07-2014 12:01 PM | Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Growth deal announcement 'must benefit rural economy', says CLA
Government allocations from the national growth pot 'must benefit all sections of the economy', the Country Land and Business Association have said. ...
10-07-2014 10:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Farmers to protest 'threatening' US-EU trade deal
Farmers and growers will protest in London calling for the free trade negotiations between the EU and the US to be scrapped. The Transatlantic Trad...
09-07-2014 15:50 PM | Finance, News
Put money where your mouth is on farmer funding, goverment warned
Ahead of the Welsh Government’s statement on a new Rural Development Programme, the Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for Sustainable Communities, Energy an...
09-07-2014 11:22 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Beef promotion key to improved farm-gate price
On the back of ongoing farm-gate beef price cuts, Clwyd NFU Cymru members were reassured by Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales) that it will continu...
07-07-2014 16:34 PM | Finance, News
HMRC proposals 'will hamper succession planning'
Farmers could face steep hikes in Inheritance Tax if new HMRC proposals come into force, rural accountants warn. Currently, landowners can put pro...
07-07-2014 11:00 AM | Finance, News, Property News
High levels of second home ownership causing 'rural housing crisis'
High levels of second home ownership, low wages and high prices are causing a 'rural housing crisis,' according to a new report. Rural areas face p...
04-07-2014 11:24 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest announces global partnership with Fonterra
Dairy Crest, the leading UK-owned dairy foods company, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Fonterra, the world’s leading dairy e...
04-07-2014 10:19 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Milk price cuts causing 'lack of trust', says NFU
Recent price cuts by milk buyers have caused a lack of trust which must be addressed if the UK is to be competitive in the growing global dairy market...
02-07-2014 12:16 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
Muller confirms milk price reduction from August
Müller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its August milk price will be reduced by 1.2ppl. In compliance with the Voluntary Code which requires ...
02-07-2014 10:34 AM | Finance, News
Fatalities fall but cost of serious farm accidents continues to rise
The Health & Safety Executive revealed today that farm deaths have fallen from last year’s figures. Accidents involving machinery (including injuries ...
30-06-2014 11:26 AM | Finance, News, Property News
Want to buy a house in the country? The average worker will need a 150% pay rise
People living and working in the countryside are being pushed out, as house prices in rural areas soar, second homes lie empty and populations become ...
23-06-2014 08:43 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
NFU county meeting to discuss drop in beef prices
Local farmers have been invited to the next Clwyd NFU Cymru county meeting on Thursday, 3 July 2014, at Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh. Starting at 7.30p...
23-06-2014 06:42 AM | Finance, News
Farmers urged to take advantage of increasing incomes
Farmers and growers are being urged to take advantage of recently announced increases in farm incomes, according to agricultural accountants. Farm ...
13-06-2014 05:04 AM | Finance, News
Agricultural accountants hit out at 'farm tax'
Agricultural accountants have hit out at alleged plans for a new £500 million 'farm tax.' A policy document, reportedly commissioned by the Labour ...
13-06-2014 04:34 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Beef price crisis harming farmer confidence, MPs told
Low beef cattle prices are causing problems in farm incomes and damages the confidence of the industry, according to the Farmers' Union of Wales who m...
11-06-2014 07:39 AM | Finance, News
Beware VAT costs on farm accommodation, rural accountants warn
Farmers who are converting redundant farm buildings or providing accommodation for employees could face steep VAT bills, according to accountant Old M...
09-06-2014 09:43 AM | Finance, News
Ten tax tips for rural businesses
The future is brighter, the economy is picking up, the farming year is well underway, and there are a number of steps that farmers and land owners can...
09-06-2014 06:26 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Pricing models need to be developed for dairy sector, says NFU
Milk buyers are being called on to develop pricing models and a strategic partnership with their suppliers. This is after recent announcements by v...
09-06-2014 04:01 AM | Finance, News, Property News
'Farm tax' could mean an end to farming as we know it, says CLA
A £500m farm tax proposal by the Labour Party would mean the end of farming as we know it, according to the Country Land and Business Association Pres...
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