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First Milk pumps £12m into creamery upgrades

Farmer-owned co-op First Milk has announced a £12.5m investment programme to update its cheese and whey processing facilities.   The investment will be split across two processing sites. About £9m…


Value of UK 2020 sheep exports rises on lower volumes

UK sheepmeat exports rose in value to reach £437.9m during 2020, despite shifts in demand because of the coronavirus pandemic. Latest figures from HMRC show that the value of UK…


Depleted lamb stocks drive up prices

Sheep farmers have begun to draw ewe lambs from replacements to capitalise on deadweight prices that have marched through the £6/kg mark. AHDB figures for the week ending 20 February,…


Land in your area 2020: Wales

In contrast to Scotland and almost every region in England, Wales enjoyed an increase in land and farms on the public market in 2020, compared to the previous year. According…

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