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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Lies and more lies from lads with lurcher

A mate was recently writing an article about eccentric British competitions: bog snorkelling, welly throwing, cheese rolling – all that sort of thing. His report of the All-England Lying Championships…

LAND MARKETS

The land market where you live: north-west England

Thin supply and few completed sales at the larger end of the market are the two discernible trends from the land market in north-west England in 2018 so far. The…

TAKING STOCK

Cull cows cheaper as processors take more

A surge in cull cow volumes passing through processors has led to a price drop as farms take a ‘no passengers’ approach before heading into winter. Weekly deadweight throughputs are…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Ag inflation driven up by fuel, fertiliser and feed price hikes

Agricultural input costs rose by almost 8% in the past year, with huge hikes in fuel, fertiliser and animal feed prices the main drivers. The figures produced in AF Group’s…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Maize imports and no-deal Brexit worries undermine wheat price

Maize imports, ethanol plant closures and the looming potential of a no-deal Brexit are putting pressure on wheat prices, according to grain traders. Maize imports are up by one-third and…

LIVESTOCK

Majority of pigs still tail docked in EU countries, study finds

Pig tail docking is still routine practice in many European countries, according to a new study. Researchers at the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), the European Association of Porcine…

BREXIT

Michael Gove decides to stay at Defra – for now

Defra secretary Michael Gove says he is concentrating on the day job – despite speculation he was set to resign over Brexit. Media reports suggested Mr Gove would become the…

FARM POLICY

Sheep sector closes in on mandatory carcass classification

Farm industry leaders have unanimously backed plans for a mandatory sheep carcass classification system based on the Europ grid. The support was revealed in responses to a Defra consultation entitled…

TECHNOLOGY

Dot and Raven combine precision tech systems

Two precision technology companies are teaming up to add as many bells and whistles as possible to the Dot Power Platform, which was featured in Farmers Weekly earlier this year.…

LIVESTOCK

NI farmer fined for BVD-related movement offences

A livestock farmer in Northern Ireland has been fined £750 for breaching cattle movement rules aimed at preventing the spread of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD). Noel Henry Thornton, from Cam…

FLY-TIPPING

Rural landowners demand tougher penalties for fly-tippers

Private landowners are calling for stronger enforcement of legal action to help combat the scourge of fly-tipping in the countryside, after new figures showed a 23% jump in large-scale dumpings.…

ENVIRONMENT

Cut livestock numbers to combat climate change, says committee

Reducing UK livestock numbers would free up grassland that could be used to combat climate change, say government advisors. But the NFU says the proposal is disappointing and fails to…

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