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Deadweight prime cattle prices continued their downward movement read more
After a strong start liveweight OSL trade at GB marts was variable in week ended 9th April read more
Global milk production continues to perform well, helping to rebuild stocks. read more
The EU-spec DAPP edged up for week ended 5th April, to 163.07p/kg read more
The provisional GB weekly average price fell by £1.57/t to £158.30/t   read more
The USDA crop progress report resumed on 8th April read more
UK cereals supply and demand estimates forecast higher total season import levels read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – August 2013 (released 26th Sep) read more


 
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Latest News     25 April 2014  
Prepare now or risk strike, sheep farmers warned
A sheep farmer, based near Milton Keynes, has reported the first incidence of blowfly strike in the region, warning other farmers that the parasite season is already threatening flocks in the area.
Beddington appointed new chair of the Rothamsted Research board
Rothamsted Research has announced that Professor Sir John Beddington has been appointed as the chair of the Rothamsted Research board of directors.
Climate change’s potential impact must figure in food production efforts
Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the seventh Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco.
Early maturing Batsman ideal for late drilling
With May rapidly approaching, new Linseed variety Batsman provides growers with an ideal solution to the dilemma of which combinable crop to drill this late, according to Elsoms Sales Manager, Adrian Hayler.
Protect valuable lambs from killer disease threats
With 2014 lamb prices running ahead of 2013 levels, sheep producers are being urged to realise full value for this year’s crop by making sure young lambs on the farm are vaccinated against pasteurellosis and the main clostridial diseases.
Union meets Secretary of State on CAP delivery
NFU Scotland has met Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson, urging the Minister to keep playing his part in identifying all options available to Scotland with regards to introducing new CAP rules in 2015.
Arla Foods recognised by McDonald’s as sustainable supply award winner
McDonald’s has announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” award winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying sustainable solutions in diverse places across the world.
Grow businesses through performance monitoring
Performance monitoring on-farm and benchmarking are vital core components that help producers identify areas for business improvement and growth.
Fonterra’s Waitoa UHT site produces first commercial product
Fonterra’s $120 million UHT milk processing site at Waitoa has produced its first 25,000 Anchor UHT cream packs ready for sale.
NFU backs Great British Beef Week
The NFU is calling on more people to eat British beef as it supports Great British Beef Week.
Politics

Beddington appointed new chair of the Rothamsted Research board
Rothamsted Research has announced that Professor Sir John Beddington has been appointed as the chair of the Rothamsted Research board of directors.
Union meets Secretary of State on CAP delivery
NFU Scotland has met Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson, urging the Minister to keep playing his part in identifying all options available to Scotland with regards to introducing new CAP rules in 2015.
Bursaries scheme to bring new talent into rural, food and engineering professions
Harper Adams University is launching a new scheme to give future rural professionals a financial boost as they embark on their studies.
Call for new Oxford Farming Conference Directors
The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is inviting expressions of interest for three new directors to join the nine-strong team from January 2015 for a three year term to deliver the conferences from 2016-18.
Farmers pulling together for FUW flood relief aid
A huge load of silage donated by West Wales farmers has just been delivered to a Somerset farm that suffered severe flooding recently.
Copa-Cogeca welcomes first package of CAP delegated acts
Copa-Cogeca welcomed today the fact that both the European Council and the European Parliament have given the green light to the first package of delegated acts for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
World

Climate change’s potential impact must figure in food production efforts
Countries need to shift to more sustainable food systems, stepping up action to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the seventh Forum on Agriculture in the Kingdom of Morocco.
Fonterra’s Waitoa UHT site produces first commercial product
Fonterra’s $120 million UHT milk processing site at Waitoa has produced its first 25,000 Anchor UHT cream packs ready for sale.
JSR Genetics signs deal to supply stock to establish nucleus herd in Vietnam
One of Vietnam’s leading farming companies has invested in JSR’s world-class genetics alongside the consultancy services of Checkfarm, to establish a nucleus farm and develop their business strategy.
Lilly announces agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health
Eli Lilly and Company today announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash transaction that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco.
Vilsack announces additional USDA actions to combat spread of pig diseases
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this disease across the United States.
US farmers welcome fertiliser transport decision
The US National Farmers Union has praised a decision by the US Surface Transportation Board (STB) that ordered BNSF Railway (BNSF) and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) to direct all necessary railcars and locomotive power to move fertilizer into position to avoid planting delays this spring.

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