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Best practice agronomy benefits biodiversity

Sustainability is a long-term business, as BASF is proving at its network of demonstration farms across Europe.

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
Pig virus continues to affect global pork markets

Global pork prices have reached new highs as porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) reduces supply.

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
Morrisons announce sheep CT scanning research project

Morrisons is launching a new research project in which they will be using CT scanning technology to develop a new selection tool to identify breeding animals with higher eating quality and lower total carcass fat.

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
Five chicken-related videos you can't afford to miss

If you have ever sought proof that poultry mixes with culture like bread and butter, then here it is. Poultry World’s mascot, Gunter (pictured) has spent a lifetime trawling the web for the best chicken videos on offer.

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
Aviagen expands as poultrymeat market takes off

Breeding companies are having to run faster to keep up with the growth in broiler demand, as Philip Clarke discovers

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
10 key findings of EU sustainable intensification report

The term “sustainable intensification” (SI) of agriculture has been suggested as part of the answer to feeding a global population expected to reach nine billion by 2050.

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: We shed no tears over Paterson's departure

The initial reaction chez Elder when we heard Owen Paterson had been sacked as Defra secretary was: “Hard luck and thanks for trying to do something about bovine TB. What will the new person do?”

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Yields reap rewards of a good job

Back in the big green combine again. So far we have flown through the rape and slowly completed the barley, writes Simon Beddows.

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Feed costs set to pressure pig prices

The cereal feed price looks set to fall, as harvest is well under way here, writes Andrew McCrea.

Posted: 02 August 2014 | Full Article
World record set by Lincs oilseed rape grower

A Lincolnshire grower has set a new world record for oilseed rape yields.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Wheat subdued as heavy crop weighs on market

Grain markets remained subdued to the end of the week, with harvest feed wheat at between £105/t and £111/t ex-farm on Friday.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Scottish CAP plans come under fire

The Scottish government’s final CAP submission plans to the EU have come under fire for a lack of detail on EFAs and changes to cross-compliance rules.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Potato growers should rethink speculative planting

Potato growers were urged to reconsider planting outside of contracts, as the GB weekly free-buy potato price hit just £131/t in the week ending 25 July.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Growers reveal secret to profitable winter beans

This autumn may well see a surge in the winter bean acreage as growers look to meet new CAP greening legislation. Luke Casswell spoke to three growers to find out how to turn the rules into profit with a successful crop.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Scottish government finalises CAP greening plans

Farmers in Scotland have finally been told how they can comply with greening measures to receive their full support payment under the new CAP

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Harvest round-up: Rain stops play

Rain has brought harvest to a halt across much of the country today (1 August), with some mixed reports on yields and quality.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Harvest rained off near Kettering

Harvest has been rained off at Geddington Farms, Kettering, Northamptonshire, but David Reynolds is still pleased with progress so far.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
How tractors helped to win the war

Britain's declaration of war in August 1914 began a grim battle with an appalling death toll. But it was also a war that farm tractors helped to win, explains Mike Williams.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Finished winter barley near Alnwick

Carl Tuer has finished combining winter barley at Rock Farms, Alnwick, Northumberland, and is very pleased with yields.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article
Disappointing harvest near Newbury

Harvest has been a very disappointing affair at Priors Farm, Newbury, Berkshire, with yields and quality looking generally poor.

Posted: 01 August 2014 | Full Article

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