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CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

OSR prices fall on crude oil price drop

Oilseed rape prices fell by about £7/t in the week to Friday (30 October), pushed down by falling oil prices which, in turn, pressured European rapeseed futures markets. Regional spot…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Barbers latest to push up milk price amid dairy market calm

Milk processor Barbers has announced its second farmgate price increase in three months following the recovery of cheese prices. The firm will add 1p/litre to its December price to bring…

LAND MARKETS

Autumn farmland market still brimming with opportunities

With properties still coming to the land and farms market this late in the year and buyers still eager to snap up a rural opportunity, it’s clear the selling season…

TAKING STOCK

More ewes go for feeding in attempt to mitigate Brexit risks

An abundance of grass and sky-high store lamb values have prompted feeders to buy more light cull ewes this autumn as a more “Brexit-proof” investment for next year. Amid fierce…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Growers set to rely heavily on area payments this season

Prompt subsidy payments will be essential to prop up arable farmers heading for a cashflow squeeze next spring, the NFU has warned. Growers have just harvested a wheat crop estimated…

BUSINESS

IT problems disrupt online-only livestock sales in Ireland

The Irish government has insisted that livestock marts must continue with online video sales only, despite technical problems over the weekend that led to delays at 16 sales and the…

LIVESTOCK MARKETING

Welsh mart will shut unless farmers obey Covid-19 rules

A Welsh mart operator is appealing to farmers to comply with the Covid-19 safety measures in place at the site – or risk its closure. JJ Morris Auctioneers, which runs…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Germany pins hope on regional resumption of pigmeat exports

German officials are hoping pigmeat exports to Asian countries could resume on a regional basis, despite the growing number of African swine fever (ASF) cases in wild boar. Pig prices…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Decline in demand sees Guernsey dairy cut production by 10%

Channel island-based milk processor Guernsey Dairy has announced plans to cut production by 10%, due to falling demand. The state-backed processor is contractually obliged to take all 8m litres of…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

November milk price rise for Arla members

Arla members’ farmgate milk price will rise by 0.9p/litre for both conventional and organic milk from 1 November.  This takes its conventional milk manufacturing price to 30.66p/litre and the organic…

BUSINESS

Early straw auction sees prices rocket

Exceptional demand for straw saw average prices rocket to more than £130/t at one of the first auctions of the year. In response to demand from trade buyers struggling to…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Wheat price rally gathers pace

The wheat price rise continues, with London’s May 2021 feed wheat futures contract closing above £190/t for the first time this week. This morning saw the November feed wheat futures…

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