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Deadweight cattle rose in week ended 10th September read more
Liveweight lamb market prices declined in the week to 14th September read more
Müller Wiseman Dairies propses to buy Dairy Crest’s dairy operations
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The EU-spec SPP rose further in week ended 10th September read more
Prices remained firm for the most part of the week ending 16th September read more
In July the UK exported 201,000t of wheat read more
Chicago soyabean futures (Nov-16) lost $10.93/t between 9th September and 15th September read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     01 October 2016  
Women in Dairy share solutions to challenges facing the sector
More than 100 delegates were challenged and inspired at the second annual Women in Dairy conference, staged at Sixways Stadium, Worcester on 28 September.
New study shows British public awareness of animal medicines is improving but there is still much to do
The British public are becoming better informed when it comes to understanding the vital role veterinary medicines play in supporting the health and welfare of our farm animals and pets.
Tenants becoming more discerning over land to let
With farm rents across most sectors remaining static and land prices starting to slide, the market for let land is not as strong as it was and supply is limited.
Maize open day gives reason to be positive
The importance of early maturing varieties and total plant digestibility was stressed at a maize open day in Bangor on Dee where farmers got the opportunity to see the latest developments and test their forage maize for feed quality ahead of harvest.
Scientists say cities can serve as a refuge for insect pollinators
Residents living in towns and cities can play a major role in ensuring insect pollinators survive and thrive around them, a team of international scientists has said.
Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa
Feeding the burgeoning world population will require significant improvements in agricultural productivity, above all in Africa, and mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play, according to a new report from FAO.
5 drilling tips for top practice
With drilling now underway, and many growers having to cover large areas of land in the process, it can be easy to forget about the importance of good drilling practice.
FUW highlights why #FarmingMatters to Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee delegates
In a bid to highlight just how much #FarmingMatters to the wider rural economy, the Farmers’ Union of Wales, alongside local businesses, met the Welsh Government Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee at a Ceredigion farm, just outside of New Quay.
Weighing heifers vital as grass quality takes toll
This season’s reduced grazing quality has taken its toll on heifer growth rates meaning that regular weighing and appropriate supplementation will be a must this autumn to keep heifers on track.
Involve ag professionals more in industry regulation says Australian association
Agricultural professionals should be more widely consulted on controlling red tape in the industry, according to Ag Institute Australia (AIA).
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Scientists say cities can serve as a refuge for insect pollinators
Residents living in towns and cities can play a major role in ensuring insect pollinators survive and thrive around them, a team of international scientists has said.
FUW highlights why #FarmingMatters to Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee delegates
In a bid to highlight just how much #FarmingMatters to the wider rural economy, the Farmers’ Union of Wales, alongside local businesses, met the Welsh Government Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee at a Ceredigion farm, just outside of New Quay.
N8 AgriFood success in securing £1.5m funding
The N8 group of universities have been successful in securing more than £1.5m of funding through six awards from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC).
NFU President will call for European GCA to tackle unfair trading practices
NFU President Meurig Raymond will call for a European equivalent of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to be introduced at a food supply chain seminar hosted by the European political group European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR).
Safeguarding animal health and welfare and the veterinary workforce at the heart of BVA’s Brexit priorities
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling on the UK Government to ensure existing animal health and welfare, public health, veterinary medicines, workforce, and environmental protection standards are at least maintained as part of negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Union stresses importance of agricultural industry ahead of parliamentary debate
NFU Scotland has stressed the importance of Scotland’s farmers and crofters to the Scottish economy and all of the downstream and ancillary rural industries that they underpin ahead of a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s rural economy and the Brexit negotiation on Tuesday 27 September.
World

Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa
Feeding the burgeoning world population will require significant improvements in agricultural productivity, above all in Africa, and mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play, according to a new report from FAO.
Involve ag professionals more in industry regulation says Australian association
Agricultural professionals should be more widely consulted on controlling red tape in the industry, according to Ag Institute Australia (AIA).
Stable Canadian canola access to China welcomed
Last week in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced that stable canola trade with China can continue until 2020.
Indonesia lifts restrictions on Austalian beef
The Indonesian Government has lifted restrictions on imports of Australian secondary cuts of beef and offal, imposed in 2015, restoring opportunities for Australia’s farmers and exporters of boxed beef.
United Nations agencies in Rome vow to take forward Zero Hunger Challenge
The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies have thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to reach Zero Hunger. They promised to maintain momentum to reach the ambitious target by 2030.
China moves to reopen market to US beef
China has reopened its market to US beef, kept out of the country after a case of BSE was discovered in 2003.

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