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In the week ended 29th November, the GB all prime deadweight average price was unchanged on the week at 352.7p/kg read more
The SQQ at GB auction marts picked up pace in the week ended 3rd December read more
Müller Wiseman Dairies propses to buy Dairy Crest’s dairy operations
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For the week ended 29th November, the EU spec GB SPP fell further by 0.61p to 145.53p/kg read more
The GB weekly average price for the week ending 5th December rose £1.53/t to £113.70/t read more
The Australian government’s department of agriculture has decreased production forecasts read more
Non-food  cereals production sets new record read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     22 December 2014  
New sheep tagging rules mean care must be taken in the New Year, says NSA
The National Sheep Association urges sheep keepers in all parts of the UK to be aware that new rules for sheep identification come in on Thursday 1st January 2015.
2015: TFA launches campaign on Farm Business Tenancies
The Tenant Farmers Association is launching a campaign in the New Year under the banner “FBT10+: Too short for too long”, aimed at more than doubling the average length of term offered by landlords on Farm Business Tenancies.
Breakthrough in BVA welfare at slaughter campaign as minister hints at clearer labelling
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warmly welcomed reports in today’s Daily Telegraph that environment minister George Eustice is giving serious consideration to labelling meat and fish as “stunned” or “non-stunned”, in line with BVA’s campaign on non-stun slaughter.
Highly virulent Asian-American pig disease has spread to Europe
Highly virulent Asian-American Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus has spread to Europe. The disease is extremely infectious — a thimbleful of manure from an infected pig unit is sufficient to infect the entire British pig population.
CLA victory over ‘Active Farmer’ tests
A rule excluding landowners and farmers from claiming payments through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) if they also operate a non-agricultural business on their land has been all but scrapped.
Rocky 2014 forecast to give way to strong 2015 for the beef industry
2014 has been a rocky old year for the beef industry but better prices are on the cards for 2015 due to an expected shortage in cattle numbers.
McDonald’s opens gate for the 2015/16 intake of Progressive Young Farmer Training Programme
McDonald’s continues its commitment to cultivating the best of British farming talent as applications open for its 2015/16 Progressive Young Farmer Training Programme.
SRUC and University of Edinburgh ‘most powerful’ in UK agricultural and veterinary Research
Agricultural and veterinary research at SRUC and the University of Edinburgh has been ranked as most powerful in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries
The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production, two UN agencies have warned.
Further measures to combat bovine TB confirmed by Environment Secretary
Further measures to combat bovine TB as part of a comprehensive strategy to beat the disease in England have been confirmed by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss.
Politics

2015: TFA launches campaign on Farm Business Tenancies
The Tenant Farmers Association is launching a campaign in the New Year under the banner “FBT10+: Too short for too long”, aimed at more than doubling the average length of term offered by landlords on Farm Business Tenancies.
Breakthrough in BVA welfare at slaughter campaign as minister hints at clearer labelling
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warmly welcomed reports in today’s Daily Telegraph that environment minister George Eustice is giving serious consideration to labelling meat and fish as “stunned” or “non-stunned”, in line with BVA’s campaign on non-stun slaughter.
CLA victory over ‘Active Farmer’ tests
A rule excluding landowners and farmers from claiming payments through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) if they also operate a non-agricultural business on their land has been all but scrapped.
McDonald’s opens gate for the 2015/16 intake of Progressive Young Farmer Training Programme
McDonald’s continues its commitment to cultivating the best of British farming talent as applications open for its 2015/16 Progressive Young Farmer Training Programme.
SRUC and University of Edinburgh ‘most powerful’ in UK agricultural and veterinary Research
Agricultural and veterinary research at SRUC and the University of Edinburgh has been ranked as most powerful in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Political year like no other for NFU Scotland
NFU Scotland’s political engagement across three parliaments – Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels - reached unprecedented levels in 2014.
World

Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries
The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is drastically improved and measures are put in place to safeguard crop and livestock production, two UN agencies have warned.
US NFU applauds administration on step towards normalized relations with Cuba
US National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba.
2014/2015 corn harvest quality report indicates good quality for record crop
The overall quality of the United States’ 2014 corn crop was good, with 88 percent of samples rating at grade No. 2 or better, according to the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) 2014/2015 Corn Harvest Quality Report.
FAO Investment Centre celebrates 50th anniversary
FAO is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its work devoted to improving public and private investment in developing and transition countries.
USDA provides greater protection for fruit, vegetable and other specialty crop growers
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance.
2014 seen as record year for world cereal production
Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014.

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