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The GB all prime deadweight average price edged modestly higher on the week read more
Prices during the latter half of week ended 8th October began to ease read more
EU wholesale prices for butter, SMP and whey powder continued their downward trend during September
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For the week ended 4th October, the EU-spec GB SPP edged up by 0.41p on the week read more
The GB weekly average price for the week ending 10th October increased by £0.16/t to £119.23/t  read more
Provisional estimates for the UK wheat and barley harvest indicate the biggest UK wheat crop since 2008 read more
The FAO’s second biannual Food Outlook report provided more confirmation of bumper harvests and abundant stockpiles for the 2014-15 season read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     23 October 2014  
UK’s first revolutionary floating solar power system launches
Floating Solar UK Ltd, www.floatingsolarpanels.co.uk is pleased to announce that it has installed and successfully launched the UK’s first fully operational floating solar panel system.
Ex-hurricane Gonzalo: record windfall for UK energy farmers
The stormy tail end of ex-hurricane Gonzalo might have dampened the start of the week across the UK, but for many diversifying farmers the weather brought a power generation windfall.
OvertheCounter Awards - winners celebrate
The industry celebrated at the 10th OvertheCounter awards on the 22rd of October, at the famous and newly renovated Café Royal in central London.
Centre of Excellence grant bid submitted
The first vital step has been taken in setting up a pig and poultry centre of excellence in the UK. An expression of interest has been submitted as part of the plan to apply for some of the £70 million Government Agri-tech grants.
GB: retail sales September 2014
The quantity bought in the retail industry in September 2014 was estimated to have decreased by 0.3% compared with August 2014. However, it increased by 2.7% compared with September 2013 making this the 18th consecutive month of year-on-year growth.
New Monogastric Science Research Centre launched in Scotland
Scotland’s Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre. The Centre will be a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition.
Treat calf pneumonia rapidly to prevent long-term costs
Rapid, effective treatment of calf pneumonia could help to reduce the costs incurred by UK farmers according to Sioned Timothy, Merial Animal Health’s Veterinary Advisor.
Results of natural nitrogen fixation trials
Azotic Technologies, the developer and producer of natural Nitrogen-fixation for increased agronomic benefit, today announces the results from the Company’s Field Trials in natural-nitrogen fixation for agriculture.
100th new poultry house for Moy Park
Moy Park’s ‘Plan to Grow’ programme has hit a significant milestone with construction beginning on the 100th new poultry house since the launch of the programme last year. 
AGCO signs up to nationally-recognised Land-based Training Accreditation Scheme
The Land-based Education and Training Committee (LETEC), which is made up of IAgrE, AEA and BAGMA, is delighted to welcome AGCO to the Land-based Training Accreditation scheme.
Politics

Copa-Cogeca welcomes appointment of new Agriculture Commissioner Hogan from Ireland
Copa-Cogeca welcomes the appointment of new EU Agriculture Commission Mr Hogan (EPP) from Ireland who  will take over from Commissioner Ciolos.
New report underlines importance of plant protection to British food
The availability of iconic British foods could be drastically reduced according to an independent report released today by farm business consultants Andersons.
Truss attack on solar farms ‘misguided’, says CLA
The CLA, which represents landowners, farms and rural businesses, has said comments made by Environment Secretary Liz Truss about solar farms are “misguided”.
Farming and food groups urge EU not to delay allowing new GM varieties
Copa-Cogeca, Coceral, Fediol, Fefac, Uecbv and A.v.e.c., urged the EU Barroso Commission today not to delay authorization of 8 new varieties of genetically modified grain for import, food and feed processing which have scientifically proved to be safe, to avoid a further threat to the EU food and feed supply and market balance, warning they are especially essential for the livestock industry.
Copa-Cogeca underlines role of family farms and agri-cooperatives in alleviating hunger and poverty
Celebrating World Food Day, Copa-Cogeca highlighted the vital role of family farmers and agri-cooperatives in alleviating hunger and poverty across the world and tackling malnutrition, and outlined ways to ensure they have a viable future.
Farming minister discusses wildlife-friendly farming at RSPB farm
Farming minister George Eustice has visited RSPB-owned Hope Farm to see first-hand some examples of the great work taking place to better protect our farmland birds.
World

Global buyers applaud innovation, technology in ag production
Biotechnology benefits farmers and consumers worldwide, and innovation in plant science is essential to meet the world’s rapidly growing demand for food, said Dr. Howard Minigh, president and chief executive officer of CropLife International, when he presented to the nearly 500 attendees of Export Exchange 2014 on Wednesday.
Fonterra looking to strengthen South Canterbury milk processing
New Zealand’s Fonterra has started the consultation process with the view of lodging consent applications to build two new high-efficiency milk powder driers at its Studholme site in South Canterbury.
Bullish outlook for feed grains, global food trade
The outlook is good for global agricultural producers and agricultural trade, according to Curtis Jones, the global director of economic analysis for Bunge Global Agribusiness, who spoke Tuesday to the 450 attendees of the Export Exchange 2014 conference in Seattle, Washington.
Australian conference calls for culture change on safety
Culture change is needed to improve health and safety in Australia’s primary industries, with far too many people still dying and being injured on farms.
Research to improve soil management in Africa
African farmers will be able to improve their soil management thanks to new technical guidelines that are being produced through work by Harper Adams University.
Fonterra and MFAT partner to advance dairy in developing countries
Fonterra and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge.

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