"The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not mean all who were laughed at were geniuses. They laughed at Columbus. They laughed at Fulton. They also laughed at Bozo the clown." Carl Sagan
In week ended 5th January, the deadweight prime cattle average price levelled on the week at 365.0p/kg. read more
As domestic lamb continues to compete with increased volumes of cheaper imports and demand remains subdued, DW lamb prices eased in week ended 5th January. read more
World prices eased back towards the end of 2012 although remained at levels comparable to the same period in 2011. read more
Having shot to record levels during September and October, GB finished pig prices continued to rise in November and early December, albeit more slowly. read more
The GB weekly average price rose by £4.63/t to £227.93/t and the free-buy average fell by £4.45/t to £330.74/t. read more
Mid-January saw the release of much-anticipated information from the USDA in the form of world supply and demand estimates, US winter wheat plantings, final 2012 production estimates and quarterly stocks. read more
The USDA data set a bearish tone for oilseed markets with upward revisions to US and Brazilian crops. read more
UK malting barley export prices are at €245/t FOB (spring, South Coast) w/e 11th April. read more
The latest National Statistics produced by Defra on the activity of UK hatcheries and poultry slaughterhouses. read more
USDA’s latest quarterly stocks report, released on 28th September, estimated US maize stocks (at 1st September) at 25.1m t, down 12% on the same point in 2011 and the lowest since 2004. read more
The 2012 Food & Farming Charity Regatta sailed out in brilliant sunshine with a record 23 boats competing for the Farm Business Charity Cup and the Gentlemen’s Cup.
£4,101 was raised at the evening meal before race day, for our chosen charity the Not Forgotten Association, www.nfassociation.org. The Not Forgotten Association is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded and ex-service men and women with disabilities. One of whom attened the event and helmed Selkie the Farm Business boat to a win in race 1. A further £1,000 will be donated to the Demelza House Children’s Hospice by Farm Business magazine.
There were some contentious moves by many of the boats this year and the competitive spirit was running high but the overall winner on board Fleur De Lis was the Kendalls PR crew well deserving of the cup for their consistent placing across the 3 races, and best-in-show for some very fetching stripy pink t-shirts! Well done Andrew. But the most outstanding crew rig had to be Tim Holt’s Bayer Crop Science crew in unmissable bright orange!
Winners of the informal practice day race was the RW & LH Lumbers crew onboard Modernistic Lady. Winners on race day were the Farm Business crew on Selkie, The Jolley Rogers on D’Artagnan and Syngenta 2 crew on Pourquoi Pas. Winner of the Nufarm Cup was the Nufarm Agrovista crew on Creme De La Creme.
Photos and the full results will shortly be on the Farm Business website on Monday as we await the official photos from Fairview.
A big thank you to this year’s sponsors and also to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and auction
SPONSORS AGROVISTA UK, AGCO, YARA, RW & LH LUMBERS, BAYER CROPSCIENCE, BAYER FOUR SEASONS, NUFARM- PROCAM, NUFARM-FRONTIER, NUFARM-AGROVISTA, NUFARM AGRII, SAFETY REVOLUTION, MAUK, SYNGENTA, MP & JA CHERRY, COUNTRYWIDE, JOLLY ROGERS, KENDALLS COMMUNICATIONS, HIVE/MACCORMACK MEDIA, FARM BUSINESS, OVERTHECOUNTER
Coming next year to the Food & Farming Regatta?
Let us know, we have also reserved 6 boats for Round the Island Yacht race – are you game for this?
25th, 26th June 2013 – Farm Business Regatta
AWARD WINNING ‘KENDALLS COMMUNICATIONS’ – OVER ALL
2012 REGATTA WINNERS WITH THEIR ENGRAVED SILVER CUP.
WELL DONE KENDALLS
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