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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

GB milk production returns to expected pre-Covid-19 levels

GB milk production looks to be roughly back on track, just above the level at which AHDB Dairy estimates it would have been had producers not had to make coronavirus…

LAND MARKETS

Scarcity of land drives demand in Northern Ireland and Wales

The uncertainty of the global pandemic and the Brexit transition period has resulted in significant low supply in Wales and Northern Ireland’s land markets. Similarly to the rest of the…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

AHDB marketing campaign helps drive pork sales spike

A nationwide marketing campaign which urges consumers to eat more home-produced pork has triggered a spike in sales of this versatile meat, new figures reveal. The AHDB’s Love Pork Mix…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Buyers and sellers stay quiet in uncertain grain market

Wheat prices came under pressure again this week, with both buyers and sellers holding off in an uncertain market. While prices are in a wide regional range, the midweek August…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Potato processor's £25m improvements include farmer grants

Growers supplying potato processor McCain are being awarded grants by the firm to help them buy machinery and equipment ranging from irrigation to harvesters. The grants are part of a…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Dairy hardship fund deadline extended to 11 September

Defra’s Dairy Response Fund application deadline has been extended to 11 September. The fund was established to provide up to £10,000 each in cash support to milk producers who lost…

BUSINESS

Livestock auctioneers warn of risks of private sales

Private sales of livestock can leave farmers exposed to unfair pricing and payment dodgers, according to the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS). Private selling is on the…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Grain prices under pressure in mixed harvest news

Grain prices have weakened this week in a mixed picture for harvest outlooks and results. The 2020 London November feed wheat futures contract was at £163.25/t at lunchtime on Friday…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Milk price disputes emerge at Muller and Saputo

Disputes between dairy farmers and their milk buyers have emerged at two more companies as producers express their frustration at low prices across much of the industry. Suppliers of Muller…

LAND MARKETS

Demand sky high in slow Scottish land market

High demand and limited stock characterise the Scottish land market, with few new farms being launched and the total number available down significantly on this time last year. Agents say…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Challenge for lamb sales in 2020 market

A sharp drop in demand for lamb due to the coronavirus pandemic has reversed earlier predictions of firm prices throughout 2020. Prospects for lamb had been good at the start…

TAKING STOCK

Early breeding sheep sales up £10-£20 on year

Early breeding sheep sales have been buoyed by sheep farmers investing profits from dearer prime and store lamb trades.    Analysts said global sheepmeat supplies are tight, however the UK…

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