Farmers Weekly Interactive

Archive | May, 2011

Valuable NI savings for new businesses

Many new businesses could be missing out on Class 1 National Insurance savings of up to £5,000 for each employee and for up to 10 staff members.

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More lamb producers meeting the spec

It seems British lamb producers are getting better at meeting the carcase specification required by major buyers

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Lancashire biogas plant is go

A £3m farm-based anaerobic digestion plant in Lancashire has been officially “switched on”

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AMC offers European Investment Bank loans at a discount

Discounted loans at 0.8% lower than normal rates are available through AMC which has access to European Investment Bank funding to support small and medium sized businesses.

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Price increase for Sainsbury’s pork suppliers

Sainsbury’s has increased the price paid to pig farmers in its dedicated supply group by 5p/kg in response to soaring feed costs

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Russian fertiliser producer targets UK market

The world’s second largest ammonium nitrate producer has become the first foreign company to join the UK’s Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

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UK beef back in South African market

The South African market is open to certain UK beef exports again following a 15 year ban. The country was the largest non-EU market for English beef before the 1996 BSE crisis.

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Banks strengthen renewables offering

The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest have launched a £50m fund dedicated to financing farm-based renewable energy projects

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Feed and fuel expected to deliver record year for NWF Group

Good winter and spring trading in feed and fuel is expected to contribute significantly to a record year for the Cheshire based NWF Group.

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Cranswick profits rise again to new record

Food producer Cranswick increased pre tax profits by 8% to £47.1m on preliminary results for the year to 31 March 2011.

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