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In week ended 5th July, the deadweight cattle trade levelled for the second consecutive week read more
In week ended 9th July the GB NSL SQQ was down 25p at 178.9p/kg read more
UK milk production in June amounted to 1,239 million litres
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The EU-spec DAPP fell back a penny for week ended 5th July, to 162.87p/kg read more
In the 2014 crop packing market, movement increased  read more
Monthly flour production recorded its first year-on-year increase since August read more
Oilseed prices have shown big falls in recent weeks read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – August 2013 (released 26th Sep) read more


 
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Latest News     22 July 2014  
New Holland Agriculture completes TC range with new four strawwalker model
New Holland completed its TC combine range designed to deliver a dependable performance in varied crops and conditions, adding the new TC4.90 four strawwalker model which, just like the 5 strawwalker models launched in 2013, significantly increases output without compromising straw and sample quality.
Austrian food service sector gets taste for beef and lamb
Members of the high-end Austrian food service sector were given a taste of Quality Standard beef and lamb at a special reception in Vienna.
Increased new entrants to the dairy industry promising for agriculture in Wales, FUW says
An increase in the number of new entrants to the dairy sector, have been described as extremely positive for the industry by the Farmers’ Union of Wales today.
Smart segregation gates aid cow flow and management
UK milking equipment manufacturer, Fullwood Limited, has announced the launch of a new range of automatic cow-segregation gate systems which are designed to aid herd management and improve cow flow.
DAPP to cease in September
The BPEX Board has confirmed the date the Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) will cease to be published will be Wednesday 1 October, for the week ended Saturday 27 September 2014.
Cargill, KW renew C*Traffordgold contract
KW, AB Agri’s retail co-product business, and Cargill have announced that that their sales and marketing contract for C*Traffordgold has been renewed.
FUW welcomes positive meeting with new DEFRA secretary of state
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has described a meeting with newly appointed DEFRA secretary of state, Liz Truss, as extremely positive.
Farmers in lamb protest at Royal Welsh Show
NFU members have staged a demonstration outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh Show in protest at the retailer’s failure to back British lamb.
South West insurer issues warning on farm machinery fires after 19 farm fires since 1 June
South West insurance firm Cornish Mutual is issuing a warning to farmers as the hot weather causes an increase in farm machinery fires during intensive haymaking and harvesting work.
Tesco CEO to step down
Tesco plc has announced that Dave Lewis will join the Board of Tesco on 1 October, 2014 as Chief Executive Officer in succession to Philip Clarke.
Politics

FUW welcomes positive meeting with new DEFRA secretary of state
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has described a meeting with newly appointed DEFRA secretary of state, Liz Truss, as extremely positive.
Defra’s £400m food procurement plans NFU response
The NFU is delighted to play its part in ensuring the public sector sources more British food, as the Government launched a new plan for driving more locally sourced food and drink into public procurement.
PM and Environment Secretary announce multi-million pound boost for British food industry
£400 million of potential new business for the British food industry was announced today by Prime Minister David Cameron and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, as part of the government’s long-term economic plan to back British businesses.
EU farmers ’slightly’ more confident
New results from Copa-Cogeca’s survey for the first quarter of 2014 show confidence amongst farmers in their economic situation has picked up slightly in the past year, mainly as a result of a slight recovery in EU farm prices and lower input costs and a gradual emergence from the economic recession.
Flooding and water security key priorities for new EA chair, says CLA
The CLA has called on the newly appointed Chairman of the Environment Agency, Philip Dilley, to address its priorities regarding flooding and water security.
Public urged to help support our bees’ needs
Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vital contribution these insects make to our economy.
World

UN strengthens regulations on lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice
UN food standards body the Codex Alimentarius Commission this week adopted new standards to protect consumer health worldwide, including setting out maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and of arsenic in rice.
New Zealand dairy farmers fear for milk price
A fall in the GlobalDairyTrade auction platform reflects the most perfect global production season in many years and New Zealand’s Federated Farmers anticipates it could lead to downwards revision in Fonterra’s benchmark forecast of $7 per kilogram of Milk Solids (kg/MS).
Farm chemicals Bill passes Senate: Less red tape for farmers
New legislation will ensure Australian farmers retain access to safe and effective farm chemicals—an outcome strongly welcomed by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF).
OECD and FAO see lower farm prices - livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production
The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.
Fonterra and Abbott to form strategic alliance for dairy farming in China
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and healthcare company Abbott today announced the signing of an agreement to develop a proposed dairy farm hub in China.
Neonicotinoid licensing system encouraging, says NFU-Ontario
The National Farmers Union in Ontario welcomes Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Hon. Jeff Leal’s recent announcement that Ontario intends to bring in measures to move away from the widespread, prophylactic use of neonicotinoid-based pesticidesin agriculture.

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