Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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Permitted development rights - check the tax position first

Changes to PDRs for houses and commercial uses appear to be a windfall opportunity for many farming businesses.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
2 Sisters to install biomass boilers worth £20m

The farming arm of 2 Sisters Food Group, sister company 2 Agriculture, is to install biomass boilers on 20 of its poultry farms.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
Crediton Dairy targets milk supply growth

Devon drinks producer Crediton Dairy has reported strong financial results in its first five months of trading and wants to keep growing its local milk pool.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
£35,000 grants boost for flood-hit farmers

Farmers recovering from the winter floods will be able to apply for government grants of up to £35,000.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
DEFRA issues farmers' entitlement transfer guide

Farmers who wish to transfer entitlements ahead the introduction of the Basic Payments Scheme on 1 January 2015 need to get the paperwork to the Rural Payments Agency by 19 October 2014.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
Fertiliser market prices steady

With 85-90% of the spring fertiliser market ordered, prices are steady but some local offers could emerge as the end...

Posted: 11 April 2014 | Full Article
How hedging helps maximise single farm payments

Exchange rate fluctuations pose significant risk to the value of single farm payments yet few claimants take steps to protect this important income. Jake French of ODA UK reports.

Posted: 11 April 2014 | Full Article
ABP wins triple Carbon Trust sustainability award

One of Europe’s biggest meat processors ABP has become the first food company to receive all three Carbon Trust awards for its water, carbon and waste reduction plans.

Posted: 11 April 2014 | Full Article
EU takes Russia pork ban challenge to WTO

The EU has challenged Russia’s ban on European pork imports at the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming it is damaging the pig industry.

Posted: 11 April 2014 | Full Article
Roof-top solar changes give opportunity to farmers

Farmers will be able to install roof-mounted solar panels covering up to 10,000sq m without a full planning application, under new proposals laid out in the government’s Solar PV Strategy.

Posted: 10 April 2014 | Full Article
Well-equipped farm offers renewables opportunity

A stock farm offering about 253 acres, modern farm buildings and wind energy opportunities has come to the market near Kinross in Scotland.

Posted: 10 April 2014 | Full Article
Wales and Scotland offer woodland opportunities

More than 6,000 acres of commercial woodland has come to the market in Scotland and Wales.

Posted: 10 April 2014 | Full Article
Lamb prices up as Easter fuels consumer demand

Old and new season lamb prices have strengthened as consumer demand grows in the run up to Easter.

Posted: 09 April 2014 | Full Article
Potato prices are up but still behind last year

Potato prices rose for the second week running, with the Potato Council’s GB free-buy average, up by £1.50/t to £143.81/t and the weekly average rising £4.99/t to £159.87t.

Posted: 09 April 2014 | Full Article
High milk production hits global dairy prices

Strong milk production is putting downward pressure on global dairy commodity prices.

Posted: 09 April 2014 | Full Article
Farmhouse cheddar brand secures energy future

The UK’s third-largest cheddar brand, Wyke, is investing £10m to cut energy and water costs and protect its business against unpredictable weather and markets. Jez Fredenburgh went to find out what they are doing and why it makes business sense.

Posted: 08 April 2014 | Full Article
Milk production year is best in almost 10 years

British dairy farmers produced more milk this year than in the last nine and strong spring production could put downward pressure on the market.

Posted: 08 April 2014 | Full Article
Tight supply props up global beef prices

Global beef prices should stay high in the next three months, as tight supply in the USA continues and Chinese demand looks strong, according to a Rabobank report.

Posted: 08 April 2014 | Full Article
Far East pork demand boosts Cranswick sales

Pork processor Cranswick has reported stronger sales this year, but expects high pig prices to hit its margins.

Posted: 07 April 2014 | Full Article
Fewer farmers sign-up for Dairy Crest formula

The sign-up for Dairy Crest’s formula contract is down for the start of the new milk year.

Posted: 04 April 2014 | Full Article

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