Friday 24 October, 2014

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Research looks at link between cow social ties and milk yield

A dairy project is seeking to understand how relationships between cows and their position in social groups affect the health and productivity of individuals.

Posted: 24 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
Pig and poultry research at SRUC tied up

Scottish agricultural college SRUC has set up a Monogastric Science Research Centre to find ways in which its pig and poultry research teams can work more closely together.

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
Boost bee health in the hive through mite control

Bayer CropScience is hoping to boost the health of honeybees by 2018 with a product aimed at controlling the bee’s worst enemy.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Cut crop irrigation bills but not your yields

A sprinkler irrigation system for potatoes and other crops developed by a Herefordshire-based specialist could cut bills and improve crop quality and yield. Simon Wragg explains

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Thoughts on the future of family farms

With the UN declaring 2014 the International Year of Family Farming, Farmers Weekly and the Family Farmers’ Association asked readers to pen an essay explaining what the future holds for this cherished group of producers.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Change of tactics in battle for fair milk prices

Dairy farmers will step up their fight for fair milk prices by urging shoppers to boycott supermarkets that sell their milk at rock-bottom prices.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Protester denies assault in badger cull zone

A protester has appeared in court charged with common assault and aggravated trespass over an alleged incident on a farm in the Gloucestershire badger cull zone.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Defra urged to take action on farmland birds

The RSPB has urged Defra to “make every pound count” in the new wildlife-friendly farm scheme after a survey showed farmland bird numbers continue to fall.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
New Scottish pig co-op to take on Brechin plant

Scottish pig producers have formed a new co-op to buy a pig processing plant at Brechin, Angus, from meat wholesalers AP Jess of Paisley.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Grade 1 farm with full irrigation goes on sale

A good-sized fully irrigated Grade 1 farm in Cambridgeshire is being launched at the end of the month.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Big arable farm with ample storage goes on sale

An 1,100-acre mainly arable property on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border is set to provide a good test of the late autumn market.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Business Clinic: Advice on keeping the farm after divorce

Farmers Weekly’s Business expert Peter Cusick on how to approach farm asset division after a divorce.

Posted: 24 October 2014 | Full Article
Moy Park starts building 100th new poultry shed

Work has started on the 100th new poultry shed since Northern Ireland-based integrator Moy Park launched its broiler expansion programme last year.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
Farmer tested: Five telehandlers on trial

Earlier this year a Dorset dairy farmer in the market for a new loader undertook a thorough evaluation of five telehandlers before settling on a surprising choice. Nick Fone got the lowdown on the decision-making process.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
Grain markets firm as buying interest grows

By Suzie Horne Ex-farm wheat prices have risen by about £3/t on the week, putting feed wheat at £106-115/t.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
Key cereal fungicides may be banned as EU tightens rules

Many leading cereal fungicides are likely to be banned by the European Union due to their perceived effect on human health, prompting calls for growers to lobby Brussels.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
Demands on suppliers set to mount in Tesco profit crash

Tesco suppliers may be asked to deliver more on price as the retailer looks to recover from its 92% drop in half-year profits, says a city analyst.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article
Britain’s dairy future is bright, says Defra's Truss

Defra secretary Liz Truss insists dairy farmers have a bright future, despite farmers’ fury over low milk prices pushing many to the brink of collapse.

Posted: 23 October 2014 | Full Article

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