Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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Retailers' British lamb snub slammed by NSA

Major retailers have come under fire for stocking more New Zealand lamb at the expense of in-season British lamb.

Posted: 23 September 2014 | Full Article
NFU launches new broiler shed survey

A new survey of broiler producers has been launched by the NFU to find out how much investment has been made in the last five years, and what is the current age and state of the industry’s housing stock.

Posted: 23 September 2014 | Full Article
George Eustice to set farm agenda at Fertile Minds

Farming minister George Eustice will be setting the wider agenda for the future of farming at this year’s Fertile Minds conference.

Posted: 23 September 2014 | Full Article
Farm tenancy documents – the essentials

Having found a farm (if you’re a prospective tenant) or a tenant (if you’re a landlord), it’s easy to think that the offer you have made or accepted is the end of the story.

Posted: 23 September 2014 | Full Article
Pig producers losing £224 a sow a year due to housing issues

Pig producers could gain an additional £224 a sow a year by improving their environment to ensure pigs meet their genetic potential.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Whole supply chain must improve pork eating quality

Improving the eating quality of pork and how to realise genetic potential were two key areas of discussion at the final JSR Farming Conference, York, last week. Rhian Price reports.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Tractor run for 'gentle giant' killed in farm accident

A tractor road run and fun day in memory of a hugely popular member of the farming community has raised nearly £20,000.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Farm student raises £40,000 with charity climb

Agriculture student Amy Sharpe has helped raise more than £40,000 for a farming charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Genetics put Suffolk flock at top of the class

Ram sales are now in full swing with commercial flocks seeking top-quality genetics. Jeremy Hunt looks at how one top Suffolk breeder produces rams in the top 1%

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Identify and treat aphid threat in new cereal crops

Mild weather is providing ideal conditions for aphids carrying viruses to colonise and spread within new winter cereal crops. Adam Clarke reports on the latest advice to counter the yield-threatening problem from these insects

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer's wife speaks out on 'horrific' cull intimidation

A farmer’s wife has broken her silence and spoken out about the intimidation tactics used by some protesters during the badger cull in 2013.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Tech-challenged farmers offered CAP digital help

Technologically challenged farmers are to be given help to make the switch to the new digital farm payments system.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Expert advice on preparing farmland for sale

Selling a farm has the potential to be a hugely stressful process, particularly when it combines a family home, business, livelihood and possibly an inheritance, writes Charles Dudgeon, head of farms and estates for Savills.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Dairy Crest savings plans mean more site closures

Dairy Crest is planning the closure of more plants in a bid to further cut costs and streamline its operations.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Food and drink bucks UK export trend

Food and drink exports grew 4.8% in the first six months of 2014, bucking the trend of falling exports for all UK products.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Genetic preservation of poultry breeds one step closer

A “frozen aviary” that could preserve the genetic material of all types of poultry – from heritage commercial stock to pure breeds – is one step closer thanks to new funding.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
French farmers dump vegetables in government protest

French vegetable farmers have torched government tax and insurance offices and dumped vegetables in the street in a dramatic protest against falling living standards.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Vaccines and biosecurity counter Gumboro in poultry

The new range of vector vaccines offers effective protection against Gumboro, as Poultry World discovers

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Tenants' views sought on council's smallholdings

Tenant farmers and other stakeholders are being urged to make their views known on the future of council smallholdings in Shropshire.

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article
Farm chef recipe: Apple Cake

Tasty morsels for those autumnal nights

Posted: 22 September 2014 | Full Article

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