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Angus event helps growers tackle PCN 'creep'

Angus event helps growers tackle PCN 'creep'
24-07-2014 15:14 PM | News, Produce, Shows and Events
Angus event helps growers tackle PCN 'creep'
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) was the topic of the afternoon at this new technical event held this July at the family farm of John Reid at Newmill of Bal...
24-07-2014 14:36 PM | Housing and Storage, News
Millington Grange estate sold
Leading national property consultancy Carter Jonas is pleased to announce the sale of the Millington Grange Estate, on behalf of John Weatherill. ...
24-07-2014 14:24 PM | News, Shows and Events
Wales Woman Farmer Award winner announced
Eleri Lloyd from Ffynonlwyd Farm, Llangynin, Carmarthenshire, has today been crowned NFU Cymru / Principality Building Society Wales Woman Farmer of t...
24-07-2014 11:32 AM | News, Veterinary News
BVA will support second year of badger cull pilots in England
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports the second year of the pilot culls in England. This follows Defra’s response to BVA’s call for impro...
24-07-2014 10:25 AM | Machinery and Spares, News, Shows and Events
UK tour dates unveiled for New Holland combines, tractors and balers
A national showcase tour of combines, tractors and balers will let farmers get to grips with the latest New Holland harvest technology. The demonst...
23-07-2014 15:54 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Maris otter barley, the secret plot for quality
It may not have a preservation order, but a particular plot of North Norfolk farmland is, to many brewers, sacred. Four acres in size and bounded by t...
23-07-2014 15:22 PM | News, Shows and Events, Machinery and Spares
New tractor transmission wins IMMA
John Deere’s DirectDrive transmission was judged winner of the tractor category in the new International Machinery Manufacturers Awards (IMMA), which ...
23-07-2014 15:17 PM | News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Study highlights potential to reduce long term antibiotic usage for sheep lameness
Sheep farmers could reduce antibiotic treatments for lameness by as much as 92% within two years of implementing the practical FAI Farms Five-Point Pl...
23-07-2014 14:59 PM | Arable, News, Shows and Events
Agri-Tech East to say ancient wheat varieties and latest technology hold key to food security
Global wheat consumption exceeded production in six out of the last eight years. Although increasing yield to meet demand is important, improving resi...
23-07-2014 12:58 PM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
No horse meat found in latest industry and EU testing
The latest round of industry and European Union (EU) testing published today found no horse meat DNA in meat products at or above the 1% reporting thr...
23-07-2014 11:53 AM | News, Cattle, Finance
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 11:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers 'optimistic for future growth' despite falling prices
The second in a series of agricultural surveys conducted this year reveal that the majority of farmers are optimistic about future growth and are plan...
23-07-2014 10:45 AM | News, Dairy, Finance
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 ...
23-07-2014 10:40 AM | News, Shows and Events
An Anglesey gateway for the Royal Welsh
The new livestock entrance, Porth Môn has been designed by local Radnorshire architect, Mike Garner. The tower represents the Anglesey windmills a...
22-07-2014 16:55 PM | News, Education
New sector wide food and farming educational resource announced
Countryside Classroom, a sector-wide collaboration, will promote learning both in the natural environment and in the classroom as it announces the dev...
22-07-2014 16:46 PM | News
Broiler farmer tours Europe in a chicken suit
From August 1st, Devon broiler farmer’s daughter, Tamsin French, will dress as a chicken called ‘Rosa’, and embark on a 39-day tour of the European Un...
22-07-2014 16:42 PM | Appointments, News
New branch manager at John Deere
Antony Scott has been appointed managing director for John Deere Limited in the UK and Ireland. He replaces Richard Johnson, who has been appointed ma...
22-07-2014 16:29 PM | News, NFU
Gareth Raw Rees Awards
Seven young farmers from across Wales have financially benefited from this year’s Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel Scholarship. A total of £1,950 has b...
22-07-2014 16:09 PM | News
F4F signs global OEM agreement with SAP
F4F Agriculture, a global business dedicated to the farmer-centric digital supply chain, announces it has signed an original equipment manufacturer (O...
22-07-2014 16:01 PM | Cattle, News
Smart segregation gates aid cow flow and management
The new range of gates includes two-way and three-way segregation options, to allow individual cows to be separated from the herd for specific attenti...
22-07-2014 15:56 PM | Dairy, News, Sheep
Redesigned claw for better sheep and goat milking
The Fullwood RP1 is a vertical unloading clawpiece, designed for use in parlours where the milking equipment is mounted at a high level – such as the ...
22-07-2014 12:43 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains close lower; UK weather favourable for spring crops
EU grains closed lower again, with London and Paris wheat slumping to fresh 4 year lows. The day ended with new crop Nov 14 London wheat closing GB...
22-07-2014 12:37 PM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Wheat market concerned over US export business
Soycomplex Beans closed lower. Weather forecasts call for a couple of days of Midwest heat followed by a relatively cool and non-threatening start ...
22-07-2014 11:58 AM | Education, News, Shows and Events
Nine young farmers benefit from travel scholarship
Nine young farmers from across Wales have financially benefited from this year’s Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel Scholarship. A total of £1,950 has be...
22-07-2014 10:01 AM | News, NFU, Sheep
Farmers in lamb protest at Royal Welsh Show
NFU members have staged a demonstration outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh Show in protest at the retailer’s failure to back British lamb. ...
New Research Identifies Machinery as the Largest Global Agri-Tech Sector
A new report outlining the state of global agri-technology has been released today. The report produced by UK Agri-Food & Drink (UKAFD) Ltd, is the f...
21-07-2014 14:42 PM | Finance, Machinery and Spares, 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 13:52 PM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Suckler herd of the year award launched
The search is on for the UK’s top suckler herd, an annual award organised by Beef Shorthorn Society and supported by Morrison with £1,500 at stake. ...
21-07-2014 13:48 PM | Shows and Events, News
New Environment Secretary visits CLA Game Fair
An economically viable countryside needs a policy agenda which will encourage business development, increase food production and recognise the cost of...
21-07-2014 13:38 PM | Machinery and Spares, News
Farmers warned about machinery fires in hot weather
Farmers are being warned to watch for machinery fires during intensive haymaking and harvesting work in the hot weather. Each year thousands of far...
21-07-2014 13:33 PM | News, Shows and Events
Cameron visits the Royal Welsh Show
Prime Minister David Cameron today flew in to Llanelwedd to visit the Royal Welsh Show for the morning. As the first serving British Prime Minister...
21-07-2014 11:52 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Protect maize before it gets too tall
Heavy rain and thunderstorms across southern and eastern England could trigger the onset of foliar diseases in maize crops. Cool wet or humid conditio...
21-07-2014 11:37 AM | News, Property News
Landowner seeks landmark ruling in case of concealed development
A Winchester based fish farmer is challenging an Inspector’s decision in a case which surrounds the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Welwyn Hatfield. ...
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 10:50 AM | News, Shows and Events
Prince of Wales visits innovative research project
As part of his annual Food and Farming Summer School, The Prince of Wales met with students and farmers at Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire. He took a t...
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 10:06 AM | CLA, News
Health of countryside goes under the microscope in CLA debates
The future development of the countryside was top of the agenda with debates between political and industry leaders at the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim P...
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...
21-07-2014 09:32 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Astrid yielding 4.67 t per ha
Ralph Moore who farms in South Norfolk is pleased with this year’s crop of the winter oilseed rape with the first field of Astrid yielding 4.675 t per...
21-07-2014 09:31 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Alternaria control in potatoes
Andrew Stilwell of distributor Bartholomews looks after a large area of potatoes and of that area he reckons that 60 to 70% are processing varieties p...
18-07-2014 14:28 PM | News
Dialogue groups to advise the Commission on agricultural issues
The Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission has today finalised the review of the composition o...
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 ...
18-07-2014 11:19 AM | Cattle, News, Animal Health
Bovine TB rates fall to lowest in 10 years
Incidents of Bovine TB in cattle fell in April to their lowest levels in almost ten years, according to the latest statistics from Defra. The numbe...
18-07-2014 10:44 AM | News, Shows and Events
Record number of participants as Garden re-leaf day total announced
Garden Re-Leaf day, the UK’s biggest garden retail charity event in support of Children’s hospice garden charity, Greenfingers, was last night hailed ...
18-07-2014 10:32 AM | Bees and Beekeeping, News
Public urged to help support our bees’ needs
Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vit...
18-07-2014 10:26 AM | News, Renewable Energy
Endurance’s new turbine range meets growing demand for farm wind
Endurance Wind Power has today launched four new farm-scale wind turbine models at the Country Land and Business (CLA) Game Fair. The turbines are tar...
18-07-2014 10:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market jumps following Ukraine news
General News broke in late afternoon trade (London time) that a Malaysian passenger plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur had apparently be...
17-07-2014 18:14 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Alegria – an attractive oilseed rape variety
Neil Potts of the advisory company Matford Arable Systems Ltd in Exeter describes the winter rape variety Alegria as being attractive from start to fi...
17-07-2014 17:19 PM | Education, News
Kellogg's helps kids get closer to the origins of their food
A recent poll of 2,000 parents and primary school children in the UK found that a surprising number of children have lost touch with the fields where ...
17-07-2014 16:25 PM | News, Pigs
Sow’s influence on total herd feed conversion
With feed accounting for the major cost of pig production — over 70 per cent in some countries — the relationship between feed usage and productivity ...
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