Farmers Weekly Interactive

Archive | January, 2012

Quick remedy for AIA headache

Cumbria based accountant Dodd & Co has come up with a brilliant tool to help businesses work out how much Annual Investment Allowance they are entitled to.

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Higher beer and malt consumption

Global beer consumption topped 182.69m kilolitres in 2010, a rise of 2.4% on the previous year, according to Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings.

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Food and farming insolvencies rise in 2011

Business insolvencies in farming and food production and retailing rose significantly in 2011 according to an Experian report. A total of 107 agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses became insolvent in 2011, a 9.2% increase on 2010.

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Wynnstay posts record results

Agricultural supply and specialist retail business Wynnstay Group has revealed its strongest ever set of annual results for the year ending 31 October 2011.

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Warning on bogus tax refund emails

HMRC is once again warning farmers to be vigilant against bogus emails telling taxpayers that they are due a tax refund. The emails are the latest in a series of scams which encourage people to hand over bank details and then have money taken illegally from their accounts.

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Red meat potential is there but so are challenges

“You can win … you can grow … you can be one of the food industry’s great success stories,” was the positive message from Joanne Denney-Finch to producers at Quality Meat Scotland’s conference this week.

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Pick up bright ideas and much more at farm attractions event

Looking to set up a farm park? Or pull more visitors into an existing attraction? Then a visit to the 2012 National Farm Attractions Network conference and trade exhibition will help you keep abreast of the latest developments and pick up some top tips to help your project flourish.

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Lamb’s share of retail price grows but beef and pork struggle

Sheep producers received a bigger share of the retail price for lamb in December 2011, but beef and pig farmers saw little change, according to AHDB’s latest UK Market Survey.

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Bigger wool cheques are in sight for 2011 clip

Wool cheques from the 2011 clip are expected to be bigger than last year’s despite a slight reduction in prices at recent sales. With more than half the clip sold, the average wool price achieved at auction is 45p/kg above 2010 prices, said British Wool Marketing Board chairman Malcolm Corbett.

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Pig survey will gauge industry confidence

Producers and others from the pig supply chain have been urged to take part in the annual confidence survey carried out by BPEX

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