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In week ended 2nd August, the deadweight cattle trade edged up modestly read more
Trade has rebounded slightly as numbers have remained tighter read more
First Milk will be reducing the milk price paid to members from 1st September 2014
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For the week ended 2nd August, the GB SPP fell below the 160p/kg mark for the first time read more
The GB weekly average price for the week ending 8th August fell by £11.62/t to £143.56/t read more
A bearish sentiment has continued to be felt by the grains market over the past month read more
Latest estimates (July) from the IGC for 2014-15 global soyabean production have been increased by 4m t  read more
United Kingdom Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics – August 2013 (released 26th Sep) read more


 
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Latest News     03 September 2014  
British Veterinary Association welcomes launch of Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) welcomes the launch of the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS) announced today as part of the overall strategy to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in England.
FUW holds successful talks with politicians at Pembrokeshire County Show
Members and officials of the Farmers’ Union of Wales engaged in successful discussions on  issues of concern with local politicians Stephen Crabb MP, Simon Hart MP and Paul Davies AM at Pembrokeshire County Show.
Badger vaccination scheme launched to curb bovine TB spread
A new badger vaccination scheme has been launched today as part of the government’s comprehensive strategy to make England bovine TB free.
Maintain lamb performance post weaning
Despite reliable spring grass growth and favourable conditions leading to strong lamb performance, producers are being urged to carefully manage finishing lambs post weaning as grass quality diminishes.
More UK-grown protein for animal feed would push up meat prices
Meat and milk produced in Britain would cost more, and reliance on cereal imports would increase if the UK grew more of its own crop protein for animal feeds, University of Reading research has found.
First Milk October milk prices confirmed
First Milk will be cutting the price for both its liquid and manufacturing pools by 3ppl from 1 October as a direct consequence of the sharp decline in market prices.
New processing facility set to boost supplies of ‘gold standard’ whey protein
Arla Foods Ingredients is investing £32.5 million (295m DKK) in a new factory in Videbæk, Denmark, to meet booming demand for whey protein hydrolysates.
New eyespot ratings provide useful guide to growing disease risks
Farmers concerned about the growing threat of eyespot in maize have new data on varietal tolerance they can use to help reduce disease risks.
New list topping Hobbit maize combines outstanding energy yields with nationwide versatility
Grainseed’s new 2015 Descriptive List topping maize variety Hobbit is not only the highest yielder available for good growing areas it’s one of the best options for growing under plastic too, says the company’s technical director Neil Groom.
2015 Forage Maize Descriptive List published by BSPB
Nine new first-choice varieties have been added to the BSPB 2015 Forage Maize Descriptive List.
Politics

British Veterinary Association welcomes launch of Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) welcomes the launch of the Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS) announced today as part of the overall strategy to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in England.
FUW holds successful talks with politicians at Pembrokeshire County Show
Members and officials of the Farmers’ Union of Wales engaged in successful discussions on  issues of concern with local politicians Stephen Crabb MP, Simon Hart MP and Paul Davies AM at Pembrokeshire County Show.
Badger vaccination scheme launched to curb bovine TB spread
A new badger vaccination scheme has been launched today as part of the government’s comprehensive strategy to make England bovine TB free.
Concerns expressed over Northern Ireland farm research cuts
In the climate of cutbacks across most areas of government expenditure in Northern Ireland, the trustees of AgriSearch (Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) are seriously concerned that spending by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on research and innovation will be reduced at a time when the agri-food sector is being urged to increase output for the good of the overall economy of NI.
Productive discussions with deputy minister at FUW president’s farm
Farmers’ Union of Wales officials and staff held a productive meeting with deputy minister for agriculture and fisheries Rebecca Evans on union president Emyr Jones’s farm near Bala yesterday (August 28).
Badger control measures authorised in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset
‪Natural England today confirmed that all the criteria have been met to allow the second of four years of badger culling to start in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset, to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).
World

FAO’s Graziano da Silva: ‘Hunger leads to conflict and conflict exacerbates hunger’
“Hunger leads to conflict and conflict exacerbates hunger,” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the 6th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).
New study charts the global invasion of crop pests
Many of the world’s most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
Glyphosate resistant weed found in central Queensland
Central Queensland farmers now have a new enemy in the battle against herbicide resistant weeds - glyphosate resistant Sweet Summer Grass.
Fonterra maintains forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15 season
New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today maintained its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season at $6.00 per kgMS.
At all-star Football Match for Peace, FAO highlights connections between hunger and conflict
Greater progress in the effort to slash world hunger and malnutrition will pay a "peace dividend" by reducing pressures that feed into social unrest and civil conflict, says FAO.
USDA reopens Chinese market access for California citrus
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season. California citrus exports are valued at $30 million annually.

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