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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Administration leaves farmers owed for six weeks' milk

About 70 milk producers have been left without payment for about six weeks’ milk supply as a result of Tomlinson’s Dairies going into administration. Mike Denny and Peter Dickens of…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Sell grain before next spring, arable farmers advised

Farmers should consider marketing more grain than average before spring in the event of a no-deal Brexit, analysts have advised. This will help them avoid getting embroiled in a heavily…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Tomlinson’s Dairies goes into administration

Tomlinson’s Dairies has gone into administration, leaving about 70 farmers owed for six weeks’ milk supply. Mike Denny and Peter Dickens of PwC were appointed joint administrators to the Wrexham-based…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Scottish cattle numbers fall to lowest level for 60 years

Cattle numbers in Scotland are at their lowest level since the 1950s, because of the decline in the profitability of beef production, according to the latest government figures. The Scottish…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Relief for farmers as rising cost of inputs halted

Fuel and fertiliser costs are among only a handful of inputs that have seen significant price rises in the past 12 months, bringing some relief to farmers who have suffered…

TAKING STOCK

Commercial milkers £100 a head dearer on the year

Dairy cattle trade has remained strong into the autumn, with bovine TB culling and ample forage stocks supporting demand. Freshly calved cows and heifers were £108 and £138 dearer on…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Pig producers close in on profitability as prices rise

Rising pork prices are bringing relief to hard-pressed pig producers and mean many of them are close to a return to profitability. Pig prices rose by 1.11p/kg in the week…

LAND MARKETS

Wide range of smaller farms across Britain come to market

England, Wales and Scotland have seen a number of smaller arable and livestock holdings come to the market as autumn proceeds. Dairy units, versatile properties and productive blocks of land…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

High volumes of grain move for export before Brexit deadline

UK grain has been moving for export in huge volumes to beat the 31 October Brexit deadline. Analyst CRM Agricommodities estimates that grain purchases by the trade are running at…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

First Milk to double member premium to 0.5p/litre

Milk producers who trade with farmer co-operative First Milk will see their member premium double to 0.5p/litre for milk produced from April 2020. The bonus payment was introduced at 0.25p/litre…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

UK wheat and barley harvest 2019 a bumper year, says Defra

The 2019 wheat crop is up 20.1% on last year and barley production increased by 25.6%, according to provisional Defra figures. It is estimated that the total wheat crop is…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

NI dairy farmers face 10p/litre price cut in no-deal Brexit

Dairy farmers in Northern Ireland could be facing milk price cuts of more than 10p/litre in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to Dairy Council Northern Ireland (DCNI). The…

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