Friday 31 October, 2014

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Pumpkin growers get mechanised for Halloween

Your children might think it’s all a bit of fun, but pumpkin-growing is now a big business for many UK growers.

Posted: 31 October 2014 | Full Article
Advice on buying dairy cattle from abroad

Phil Halhead, Norbreck Genetics and vet Charlie Thompson from Lambert, Leonard and May offer some guidance on buying cattle from abroad.

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European Milk Board demands action on falling milk prices

The lobby group calls for a system to control milk supply in times of crisis.

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Farm Chef recipe: Cevapcici in pitta with tomato salad

Cevapcici is a type of skinless sausage or kebab traditional in the Balkans and southeastern Europe. Served with a tomato and onion salsa, and a dollop of sour cream in a pitta or flatbread, it is a delicious meal.

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Rare Yorkshire Wolds farm comes to market

An unusual opportunity to acquire a good-sized Yorkshire Wolds farm has arisen with the sale of Warren House Farm, Middleton on the Wolds, East Yorkshire

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Red tape report gathering dust, says NFU Scotland

The Scottish government’s much vaunted report on cutting red tape in agriculture is lying on a shelf and gathering dust, according to NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller.

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Poorer quality land gains buyer interest

Latest farmland market figures for the UK published by Savills rural research suggest attention could be shifting towards cheaper land.

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Pasture, vineyard and woodland for sale

A small farm on the Shropshire/Wales border is available as a whole or in lots for £550,000.

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Farmer fined £33,000 for keeping dead cattle

A Suffolk farmer who left cattle carcasses to decompose on his land has been fined £33,000 and handed a suspended jail sentence.

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Young farmers: Win a trip to Australia

Young farmers have an opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to Australia to discuss the future direction of agriculture with like-minded people.

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Farmers Apprentice: Cracks appear after surprise announcement

The Farmers Apprentice web-TV series, which hit viewer’s screens last week, has been a resounding success after people took to social media to share their thoughts.

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Pre-Christmas demand eases some milk price pressure

Flashes of stability in wholesale dairy markets may take some of the heat off farmgate milk prices before Christmas.

Posted: 30 October 2014 | Full Article
OSR farmer produces his own cold-pressed rapeseed oil

One oilseed rape grower north of the border has turned to on-farm processing of his rapeseed to add value to his harvest.

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Egg industry 'not ready' for beak-trim ban

An all party parliamentary group of MPs has heard that the poultry industry is not ready for a ban on beak trimming in 2016.

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Reco updates its Sulky fertiliser spreaders

French spreader and drill maker Sulky, brought in by Huntingdon firm Reco, has replaced its current DPX mounted fertiliser spreaders with the DX range.

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Farming remains the most dangerous industry

Agriculture remains one of the most dangerous industries to work in, according to the latest figures released by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Farmworker crushed after failing to apply handbrake

A farmworker who failed to apply the handbrake before dismounting from his tractor was crushed to death when it rolled into him, an inquest has been told.

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Dairy Crest recalls milk after contamination fears

Dairy Crest has recalled batches of British milk from two supermarkets over fears of contamination with cleaning fluids.

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Clipping 'boiling mad' cattle too dangerous for farmers, says producer

A Cumbrian farmer has voiced his concerns over the risk of injury posed when clipping cattle for slaughter.

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Fly-tipping incidents on farmland fall

The number of reported incidents of fly tipping on agricultural land fell in 2013-14, according to government figures.

Posted: 30 October 2014 | Full Article

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