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Mineral elements exceeding daily requirements for livestock

Livestock mineral experts have warned that there is an oversupply of micronutrients to farm animals in the UK in some cases and are calling for a framework to help address…


Get your harvest picture on FW’s cover in 2020 photo comp

Farmers love taking photos all year round, whether it’s of their families, machinery, pets, livestock or landscapes. Harvest is one of the most iconic and photogenic times of year, though,…


Ineos Automotive reveals farming-friendly Grenadier 4x4

Ineos Automotive has finally whipped the veil off its new Grenadier 4x4 following months of hype. The agricultural industry is expected to be a key market for the firm’s debut…


Video: Winter barley combining kicks off in Norfolk

Cereal harvest is now underway in East Anglia, with Norfolk grower Mike Dennis pleased with the yield and quality of his winter barley, after a very wet winter and parched…


Analysis: What could reform of milk contract law achieve?

Last week, Defra fired the starting pistol on a 12-week consultation with the UK dairy industry on how it may regulate the supply contracts between farmers and processors. Those in…


Prince Charles visits farm park ahead of reopening

The Prince of Wales visited Countryfile host Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park ahead of its reopening this weekend. Like hundreds of farm attractions, the park has been closed since the…


Trade terms, subsidies and demand cloud arable outlook

The arable sector is expected to be among the hardest hit by the reduction in subsidy as the UK leaves the CAP regime, says David Eudall, head of arable market…


Commission must deliver for farmers, warn industry leaders

Industry leaders say a long-awaited trade and agriculture commission must be “genuinely valuable” amid fears that British farmers could still be undermined by substandard food imports. It comes after the…


£53m of rural grants given 'without checks on value for money'

Grants worth £53m for projects to boost the Welsh rural economy were awarded without checks to see if they were worth the money, a damning report has concluded. The Audit…


Coronavirus: Further two major livestock events cancelled

A further two major livestock events have been cancelled due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. UK Dairy Day and the National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Sheep Event were due…


Work under way at Scottish marts for return of vendors

Scottish marts are pulling out all the stops to try to allow vendors as well as buyers to attend livestock sales this autumn. Neil Wilson, executive director of the Institute…


Entries open for Gold Cup dairy competition

Entries are now open for the 2020 NMR RABDF Gold Cup competition, which this year celebrates its centenary. The award, which was launched in 1920, recognises dairy business efficiency and…

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