Farmers Weekly Interactive

Cheese company invests £750,000

The UK’s largest independent regional cheese producer has invested £750,000 in a new whey processing facility in Cheshire.

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UK biogas sector reaches milestone

The UK biogas industry has reached a “significant milestone” after figures revealed the number of anaerobic digestion plants outside the water industry has passed 100 for the first time.

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Welsh Black attracts premium

Pure breed beef appears to be the flavour of the month, with yet another scheme offering a premium for certain breeds introduced.

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TayForth sees turnover boost in difficult year

Scottish machinery co-operative TayForth Machinery Ring has reported a turnover of £11.3m, an increase of 16% on the previous year.

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Farmers must demonstrate sustainability

It is becoming increasingly important for farmers to demonstrate and measure how sustainable their business is, according to an industry body.

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Brewer promises 100% Scottish barley

Tennent Caledonian has committed to using 100% Scottish barley in its range of beers from this year.

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Completion bonus announced for 2013/14 sugar beet season

Beet growers will receive a £1.50/tonne bonus payment if they deliver on their 2013/14 contracted tonnage, the NFU and British Sugar have confirmed.

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Dairy Crest buys Proper Welsh Milk for £325,000

Dairy Crest has bought specialist dairy business Proper Welsh Milk, the same day the company went into administration following cash flow problems.

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Supply management post-quotas isn’t necessary, says Dairy UK

There is no need for supply management after the abolition of milk quotas in 2015, says Dairy UK. Speaking at the Agra Europe Conference in Brussels this week, the organisation’s policy director Peter Dawson said the impact of the abolition of milk quotas on the global milk supply-demand balance was only likely to be marginal. […]

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Single Payment Scheme 2013 – online applications now open

The Rural Payments Agency is urging English farmers to submit their Single Payment Scheme (SPS) applications online.

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