Farmers Weekly Interactive

Archive | August, 2012

Presence of ‘British’ ham in UK supermarkets reaches high

The latest figures released in BPEX’s Porkwatch show that presence of ‘British’ pork on UK supermarket shelves fell back slightly to 81% in July 2012, compared to 82% in July 2011. For this same period, the presence of the Red Tractor (RT) logo on pork products was 68%, compared to 75% in July 2011. ‘British’ bacon levels […]

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ANM seeks two new board members

Aberdeen and Northern Marts is holding an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on 12 September to co-opt two new members to its board. The meeting, which will be overseen by the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society, will see 12 candidates present themselves and two will then be co-opted on to the board at a board meeting in October.  They […]

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Staff training top of agenda for Lantra at Livestock 2012

A new online staff training tool launched by Lantra will be showcased at this year’s Livestock 2012 event on 4 and 5 September. The Professional Skills Framework is an online tool designed to manage skills, training and achievements of farm employees; it allows managers to assign job functions to staff, assess training needs and record […]

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Morrisons publishes renewable energy guidebook

Morrisons has published a new renewable energy guidebook to help farmers who are looking to develop renewable energy projects on their farms. Energy in Farming is the second in a series of indpendent guidebooks published by the supermarket, looking at a range of renewable technologies which are suitable for all sectors in agriculture – dairy, […]

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Opportunity for young farmers to visit German biogas plants

Young farmers are being given the opportunity to travel to Germany to receive training from the German Biogas and Bioenergy Society.   Principally aimed at young people, this EU-funded biogas training scheme is part of the LEONARDO programme – it is being managed in the UK by the Renewable Energy Association (REA).   UK farming […]

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New fertiliser plant unveiled by Simpsons Malt

A brand new state-of-the-art fertiliser plant has been unveiled at the headquarters of Simpsons Malt in Berwick-upon-Tweed. The £250,000 plant features a continuous flow blender which will see the company’s fertiliser production increase to 100 tonnes/hour. This investment follows on from other investments made by the company in its agricultural merchanting businesses, McCreath, Simpson and […]

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Farmers could lose capital allowances

Farmers buying property should make sure they value for capital allowances promptly, or risk losing them forever.

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German target for Scots beef and lamb

Quality Meat Scotland is collaborating with Scottish Development International to improve the global marketing of Scottish beef and lamb.

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EU beef prices buck global trend

Global cattle prices fell during the second quarter of 2012 due to weaker demand and a stronger US dollar, according to a Rabobank report.

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Woodland Trust helps farmers with native woodland creation

The Woodland Trust is offering advice to farmers on all aspects of woodland creation, including guidance on sources of funding.

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