Thursday 31 July, 2014

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Welsh government regains power to set farm wages

The Welsh government has the power to set minimum wages for farmworkers after the Queen granted royal assent on Wednesday (30 July) to a Bill that will establish a successor to the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB).

Posted: 31 July 2014 | Full Article
Sheep sector 'vision' report predicts bright future for UK lamb

Sheep farming has the potential to expand in the UK to deliver greater economic, environmental and social benefits and play a stronger role in British agriculture, a new study has concluded.

Posted: 30 July 2014 | Full Article
Promising harvest yields drive down grain prices

Grain prices have continued to drift over the past week, as harvest pressure and large yields across the US and EU weigh on the markets.

Posted: 30 July 2014 | Full Article
Beef prices level out but balance remains crucial

Beef prices appear to have stabilised after almost a year in decline. Over the past six weeks the R4L steer average has remained between 337.6p/kg and 340.5p/kg, with liveweight values for heifers and young bulls also levelling out.

Posted: 30 July 2014 | Full Article
Boost to biofertiliser market could aid farmers

Following changes to the certification of biofertiliser, more high-quality digestate is set to enter the market.

Posted: 30 July 2014 | Full Article
Defra reveals more details on CAP digital move

A free telephone service as well as online and face-to-face support will be available to help customers registering for the new CAP online scheme. Defra...

Posted: 30 July 2014 | Full Article
Strong pound adds farmgate price pressure

The strength of the pound against the euro is adding to the pressure on British farmgate prices.

Posted: 30 July 2014 | Full Article
Scots launch industry initiative on rent reviews

Tenant farmer and landowner organisations in Scotland have pledged to work together to improve confidence in the rent review process until the Scottish government’s Agricultural Holdings Review Group publishes its final report in December.

Posted: 30 July 2014 | Full Article
£50,000 funding for help and advice on Yorkshire Dales farms

A two-year initiative will offer Yorkshire Dales farms business support and advice from this autumn.

Posted: 30 July 2014 | Full Article
Hot oilseed rape presents storage risk

The hot weather has led to some oilseed rape samples being too hot to go straight into store because of the risk that it will spontaneously combust.

Posted: 29 July 2014 | Full Article
Slowest grocery market growth in 10 years

Grocery market growth fell to 0.9% in the 12 weeks ending 20 July 2014. This was the slowest growth in the 10 years, said analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

Posted: 29 July 2014 | Full Article
Farmers told to seek feed cover as prices ease

Livestock farmers are making the most of weaker grain and oilseed markets by covering their feed requirements for the next six months and beyond.

Posted: 29 July 2014 | Full Article
Gleadell pools bring grain market premiums

Gleadell Agriculture’s April-June feed wheat pool for the 2014 harvest paid out an average £171.53/t ex-farm, net of haulage and commission.

Posted: 28 July 2014 | Full Article
Base milk price on company performance - NFUS

Farmgate milk prices should be based on the commercial performance of processors rather than knee-jerk responses to the market, according to NFU Scotland.

Posted: 28 July 2014 | Full Article
Consider noise nuisance when planning hydroelectricity schemes

Noise mitigation should be a key consideration in any hydroelectricity project, independent environmental consultants Atmos Consulting says.

Posted: 28 July 2014 | Full Article
Cattle trade shows tentative price recovery

The cattle trade has shown signs of a tentative recovery in the last fortnight after the plummeting prices of the spring.

Posted: 26 July 2014 | Full Article
Changes to large-scale renewable energy support condemned

Renewable energy bodies have criticised the government’s plans to introduce a new auction system for supporting large green energy projects.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Supermarkets stock same levels of British beef and lamb

Supermarkets are backing British beef and lamb as much as they were last year, according to figures from Eblex.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Milk for manufacturing increases 14%

Milk used for manufacturing increased by 14% in the year to May 2014, and is likely to continue rising as milk production increases.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
EU milk market can learn Swiss post-quota lessons

The balance of power in European dairy markets could swing away from farmers once milk quotas are lifted in 2015, according to a new study.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article

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