SUMMARY

6 July 2001




SUMMARY

Beef imports might squeeze UK prices

Beef imports will have to rise later this year to cover the UKs market shortfall. This is leading to fears that surplus EU beef and cheap imports might put pressure on domestic beef prices…………………p22

Ireland set to go live

Irelands first live sheep auction since the F&M crisis started will take place next week. The breeding sale represents a big step towards normal marketing activity in the Emerald Isle………………….p23

Home-grown grants

Grants of £215,000 were handed out at the HGCA Enterprise Awards to help 14 companies develop products that will use home-grown cereals. Projects should boost UK cereal use by 94,000t………..p24

Silage on the slide

Next years silage yield is going to be hit at our adopted unit, Sand Farm in Devon. Extra mouths such as cull cows and in-calf heifers mean grass is at a premium, and steps are being taken to overcome the problem…………..p25

Fresh fields in France?

More Britons are crossing the Channel to farm in France. But have they found farming Utopia? They will certainly get more public support, government backing and better prices than UK counterparts……..p26

No more hard-core

It is still slow progress for collection centres, but at the last the debate over the use of hard-core has been settled. More sites should be announced this week as momentum gathers…………p31


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