Friday 31 October, 2014

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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

Posted: 31 October 2014 | Full Article
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.

Posted: 31 October 2014 | Full Article
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.

Posted: 31 October 2014 | Full Article
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
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.

Posted: 30 October 2014 | Full Article
Stand up to excessive farm rent demands

Farmers with traditional Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) tenancies are being encouraged to challenge rent reviews which use inappropriate evidence and fail to reflect squeezed farm incomes.

Posted: 29 October 2014 | Full Article
Reservoirs and lakes offer floating solar space

Farm lakes and irrigation reservoirs could host renewable electricity generation, according to Berkshire farmer and energy entrepreneur Mark Bennett.

Posted: 29 October 2014 | Full Article
Q&A: Arla boss on milk price crisis

Arla’s response to the milk price crash was to launch a huge marketing campaign last week. The co-op’s head of milk and member services Ash Amirahmadi tells Charlie Taverner what is being done to help its 3,000 British farmers.

Posted: 29 October 2014 | Full Article
Tesco accounts under criminal investigation

Tesco has confirmed its accounting practices are under criminal investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Posted: 29 October 2014 | Full Article
Market in balance for finished cattle

Finished cattle stayed fairly level again this week as the market continued to show signs of balance.

Posted: 29 October 2014 | Full Article
Northern demand leads further wheat price rises

Wheat prices continued to firm this week, with midweek ex-farm spot values at £115/t to £123/t and full-spec spec milling wheat premiums at £42/t to £44/t.

Posted: 29 October 2014 | Full Article
Why discounters could be the best deal yet for farmers

Many consumers love them, but what does the rise of discount stores such as Lidl and Aldi mean for UK farmers? Jez Fredenburgh investigates.

Posted: 28 October 2014 | Full Article
Feed value fall could see savings for farmers

Lower feed prices over the coming months could offer the chance to save on next year’s costs.

Posted: 28 October 2014 | Full Article
NFU wants tax changes to help manage volatility

The government should revamp tax rules to help farmers ride out sharp farmgate price changes year to year, the NFU has said.

Posted: 27 October 2014 | Full Article
Irish beef farmers to protest over €350 price gap

Irish farmers will stage a 24-hour protest outside meet factories around the country to highlight low beef prices.

Posted: 27 October 2014 | Full Article
Defra refuses EU fruit and veg compensation for Russian trade ban

British growers will not be able to claim EU compensation for losses they suffered from Russia’s fresh produce imports ban, Defra has confirmed.

Posted: 27 October 2014 | Full Article
Farmers among top targets for financial fraudsters

Farms continue to be targeted by fraudsters through phone scams and fake invoices, warns Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK).

Posted: 26 October 2014 | Full Article
Job profile: Anglia Farmers key account manager

As part of the Farmers Apprentice series, Farmers Weekly is showcasing the diversity of careers in agriculture by profiling a job in the sector. This week we caught up with Tom Godwin of Anglia Farmers

Posted: 26 October 2014 | Full Article
Dairy crash dissected: How we got here and challenges for the future

Falling farmgate prices have left many dairy farmers in crisis. Charlie Taverner debates the causes of the price drops and asks what the industry can do to protect itself.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: NFU’s Rob Harrison on milk prices and protests

NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison has been critical of the current milk price protests. He tells Farmers Weekly why and sets out his views for a brighter future for British milk.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article

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