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In week ended 7th February the prime cattle trade edged back on the previous week read more
Liveweight lamb trade in the week ending 11th February was broadly firm read more
Müller Wiseman Dairies propses to buy Dairy Crest’s dairy operations
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The EU-spec GB SPP in the week ending 7th February fell again read more
The GB weekly average price (free-buy and contract trade) for the week ending 13th February fell £1.43/t to £120.04/t read more
The UK milling wheat premium continues to grow read more
Non-European Union wheat exports from the UK have been strong, but not strong enough read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – July 2014 read more


 
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Latest News     02 March 2015  
St David’s day celebration trumpets record lamb exports and 376 million daffodil bulbs shipped around the world
St David’s Day revellers around the world will be tucking into tasty Welsh lamb as figures show exports have reached a record high, generating millions for the UK economy, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced today.
Hogan: ’cooperatives are essential to improve the position of farmers in the food supply chain’
The Commissioner for Agriculture of the European Union, Phil Hogan, has spoken yesterday on the seventh Congress of Agri-food Cooperatives Spain, which is taking since yesterday and it will finish today in Valencia and which brings together over 1000 representatives of cooperatives from all over the country.
Know your plant density to control pollen beetle, says HGCA
Knowing your oilseed rape plant population density is crucial for making pollen beetle control decisions, according to HGCA.
Fantastic four earn Futures opportunity with Cogent
Four young cattle breeding enthusiasts from all over the UK have seen off the competition to become finalists in Cogent’s Futures Programme 2015. 
Learn from the past to stop unintended consequences of environmental stewardship schemes
The single-focus nature of environmental stewardship schemes means the traditional role of tenanted farms in upland areas is gradually being dismantled and the future for young sheep farmers jeopardised, says the National Sheep Association (NSA) and Tenant Farmers Association (TFA).
Deutz-Fahr 9 TTV Series, productivity without limits
Deutz-Fahr moves into the high power sector with the introduction of the new 9 Series tractors which comprise four models from 270hp to 340 hp and employ TTV continuously variable transmissions.
Copa, Cogeca welcome EU discussions on ways to alleviate pressure on EU dairy producers, but warn more must be done
Copa and Cogeca welcomed today discussions in an EU Committee on the Commissions’ initiative to ease the burden of the milk superlevy bill on European dairy producers, but warned more must be done.
Brussels, Scottish government must work to deliver CAP simplification
NFU Scotland has laid out its list of priorities if European Commissioner Phil Hogan’s urgent review on CAP simplification is to deliver a badly-needed cut in red tape and simplify rules.
Lower production standards abroad must not undermine British poultry - NFU
British poultry producers must not be left at a competitive disadvantage by lower standard imports, the NFU told delegates at a meeting in the European Parliament today.
FSA publishes campylobacter results
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published the latest set of results from its year-long survey of campylobacter on fresh chickens. Campylobacter is a food bug mainly found on raw poultry and is the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK.
Politics

Hogan: ’cooperatives are essential to improve the position of farmers in the food supply chain’
The Commissioner for Agriculture of the European Union, Phil Hogan, has spoken yesterday on the seventh Congress of Agri-food Cooperatives Spain, which is taking since yesterday and it will finish today in Valencia and which brings together over 1000 representatives of cooperatives from all over the country.
Learn from the past to stop unintended consequences of environmental stewardship schemes
The single-focus nature of environmental stewardship schemes means the traditional role of tenanted farms in upland areas is gradually being dismantled and the future for young sheep farmers jeopardised, says the National Sheep Association (NSA) and Tenant Farmers Association (TFA).
Brussels, Scottish government must work to deliver CAP simplification
NFU Scotland has laid out its list of priorities if European Commissioner Phil Hogan’s urgent review on CAP simplification is to deliver a badly-needed cut in red tape and simplify rules.
EU regulation on GM Organisms not ’fit for purpose’
EU regulations that prevent genetically modified crops from being grown in the UK—even after they have passed rigorous safety testing procedures—are not fit for purpose and should be replaced with a trait-based system for regulating new crop breeding technologies, the Science and Technology Committee argues in a new report.
EU vote on biofuels ‘undermines food security’ says NFU
The latest vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee signifies a bad day for sustainable biofuels and damages renewable energy policy across Europe, the NFU has said.
MEPs back switchover to advanced biofuels
A draft law to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as seaweed and waste, was approved by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee on Tuesday.
World

Fonterra maintans current 2014/15 forecast Farmgate milk price
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today maintained its current forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season at $4.70 per kgMS.
NFF welcomes changes to Seasonal Worker Program
Australia’s  National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomed the announcement of proposed changes to the Seasonal Worker Program, which aims to assist Australian employers unable to find enough local Australian workers to meet their seasonal labour demands.
Agriculture must change, FAO Director-General tells International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change
The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.
Fertilizer use to surpass 200 million tonnes in 2018
World fertilizer consumption will grow by 1.8% a year through 2018, according to FAO’s new report "World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2018."
US union praises introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015
American National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson praised Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on the introduction of the Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015, a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate that would modernize U.S. policy towards Cuba and boost opportunities for American family farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
Minister welcomes New Zealand’s National Lamb Day
New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming Sunday February 15 as ‘National Lamb Day’, a new initiative from Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

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