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Gove announces 'fair funding' review for farming

Defra secretary Michael Gove has announced a review he says will help ensure farmers across the UK receive a fair share of funding after Brexit. An independent advisory panel will…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

UK lamb crop estimated to be down 1m head

The 2018 UK lamb crop is estimated to be about a million head lower than in 2017, because of the harsh spring weather. June 2018 census figures published by the…

POTATOES

Major potato desiccant diquat set to be banned

Major potato desiccant diquat is set to be banned due to concerns related to the exposure of bystanders and residents and also its effect on bird life, with growers only…

FARMERS APPRENTICE

Video: Farmers Apprentice 2018 episode 5 – watch now

It’s the penultimate day of Farmers Apprentice 2018 bootcamp and the competition is heating up as the girls take on the boys in task 4. Never has the environment been…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Egg contracts 'not worth the paper they are written on'

Work is under way to determine the fairness of free-range egg contracts. The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (Bfrepa) is calling on farmers to send in their contracts with…

LIVESTOCK DISEASES

Winter housing: How to deal with lice in cattle

Lice in cattle cause intense irritation, causing animals to scratch and rub. Not only can this become a welfare issue, but it can have severe consequences on productivity through reduced…

TAKING STOCK

Crossing Leicesters back £66 at Carlisle

Averages were back on the year at the Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders’ Association show and sale at Borderway mart, Carlisle, on Friday (12 October). Smaller numbers of crossing-type Leicesters saw…

BUSINESS

2,500 acres to be lost to Lower Thames Crossing

Nearly 2,500 acres of land will be lost to create a new road crossing across the River Thames, said to be the biggest road-building project since the construction of the…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Arla offers premium for dairy best practice

Members of the UK’s largest milk producer co-op are being encouraged to join the Arla UK 360 programme to ensure sustainable production of high-quality milk. In return for producing to…

ENVIRONMENT

Plant-based diets could be key to reducing carbon footprint

The UK is the 25th highest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world and tackling meat over-consumption could be key to meeting climate targets, according to a new report.…

LIVESTOCK DISEASES

Major African swine fever outbreak in China

An African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on a large Chinese pig unit has been described as a “significant escalation” of a disease that is already causing huge damage to the…

NEWS

Tributes to Harper Adams student killed in road accident

Tributes have poured in for a popular and much-loved Harper Adams University student who died after being hit by a car in a road accident. George Crawford, 20, was struck…

DIET FEEDERS

New Teagle Tomahawk offers extra chop control

Built in response to customers' feedback, Teagle’s popular Tomahawk 8550 has been upgraded and can now chew through long and short straw, hay and silage. The new Tomahawk Chief 8555…

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