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Rew Valley ends milk production after 30 years

A dairy company on the Isle of Wight is to stop milk production after 30 years, blaming supermarket “milk prices wars”.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Feed prices blamed for £16m losses at 2 Sisters

2 Sisters Food Group posted a £16m loss before tax in the year to 27 July 2013.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Grain prices fall on good weather in North America

Changeable weather has exacerbated the grain market volatility over the past week, with old and new crop values dropping sharply after last week’s gains.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Lamb kill falls on year but carcass weights up

UK lamb and adult sheep slaughterings continue to track below last year’s high levels, with the lamb kill falling by 6% in March to 840,000 head.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Lower wholesale milk prices may hit UK producers

UK milk prices could start to ease if EU markets continue to follow the global downward trend.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
AB Sugar profits fall 15%

AB Sugar’s profits fell 15% last year and have continued to come under pressure in the face of lower world sugar prices.

Posted: 23 April 2014 | Full Article
Ireland overshoots milk quota by 0.94%

Ireland ended the milk year about 1% over quota as it ramps up production in the run-up to abolition in 2015.

Posted: 22 April 2014 | Full Article
Learn about grain export opportunities

Cereal growers who want to learn about export opportunities can take advantage of Meet the Exporter events held by HGCA between April and May.

Posted: 22 April 2014 | Full Article
Let land market shows regional variations

Some areas saw more let land sold in 2013 than for the past several years, while in others it was a quiet year.

Posted: 21 April 2014 | Full Article
Lotting property allows for maximum value in the sale

With residential buyers extremely choosy and so many people looking for purely commercial farmland, judicious lotting is often the way to achieve the best result from a sale.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
Report highlights rapid growth of UK AD sector

A report from the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) highlights the strong rate of growth in anaerobic digestion (AD) capacity.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
Scots tenants seek revamp of agri holdings laws

Scotland’s tenant farmers have dismissed NFU Scotland’s suggestions for agricultural holdings reform as “tinkering around the edges” of existing legislation.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
EU launches milk market observatory

Farm leaders have welcomed the launch of a European watchdog to keep an eye on the more volatile post-quota milk market.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
Land market heats up as larger acreages offered

Bigger areas of productive agricultural land are starting to come to the market at last.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
Protecting farming assets from divorce

The risk of divorce makes it difficult for some families to feel comfortable about passing on farming assets.

Posted: 18 April 2014 | Full Article
Housing opportunity on farms as planning rules relax

Some agricultural buildings may now be converted to residential use without the need for a full planning application.

Posted: 18 April 2014 | Full Article
Beef carcass quality improves through 2013

The quality of prime British beef carcasses improved during 2013, with 3.8% more reaching the target grade of R4L or better than in 2012.

Posted: 18 April 2014 | Full Article
Farmer share of meat and milk retail prices grows

Farmers’ share of retail milk and meat prices has crept up over the past 15 years but making a decent profit remains a challenge.

Posted: 17 April 2014 | Full Article
Milk quota prices start new season with nine-year high

Milk quota prices have started the new trading season at highs not seen since 2007, with leasing values reaching a nine-year high.

Posted: 17 April 2014 | Full Article
Extra coupled payments for Scotland possible again

The prospect of £110m worth of extra coupled payments for Scottish farmers has been put back on the CAP negotiating table after it was revealed that a new solution to the on-off saga is being discussed in Brussels.

Posted: 17 April 2014 | Full Article

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