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The uplift in cattle prices of recent weeks slowed in week ended 11th May read more
With more new season lambs entering the market, the dynamics of the trade have started to change read more
Provisional data for April milk deliveries of approximately 1,111m litres are 93m litres (7.7%) down on the previous year read more
In April, the DAPP averaged 160.9p/kg, almost 4p up on the month. At the same time, the average retail price came down by a small amount read more
The GB weekly average price fell by £7.68/t to £295.35/t and the free-buy average fell by £22.02/t to £368.39/t. read more
The first USDA estimates for world production in 2013-14 forecast record maize and wheat production, citing larger planted areas and a rebound in yields from the US (maize) and the Former Soviet Union (wheat) read more
The USDA has released its first soyabean supply and demand estimates for the new season 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
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COPA-COGECA calls on EU institutions to strengthen forestry competitiveness through new EU rural development policy
In a letter sent to the European Commission, Parliament, Irish presidency today, Copa-Cogeca stressed that the new EU Rural Development Policy must strengthen the competitiveness of the forestry sector to help boost the economies of rural areas.
Resistance, slaughter and pet vending top the agenda at BVA annual Scottish dinner
The President of the British Veterinary Association has highlighted the value of veterinary surgeons at the Association’s annual Scottish dinner, hosted in the Scottish Parliament by John Scott MSP.
At the dinner, attended by Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead MSP, parliamentarians, key representatives of animal health and welfare organisations and the agri-food industry, and senior members of the veterinary profession, BVA President Peter Jones called for action on veterinary surveillance, new medicines to tackle the problem of resistance, changes to welfare at slaughter regulations, and action to tackle internet sales of pet animals.
FUW leader reviews tough year for Welsh farmers
The past 12 months have been the hardest many Welsh farmers have seen for many years, Farmers’ Union of Wales president Emyr Jones told the union’s annual general meeting in Aberystwyth today (June 17).
Drive for modulation masks Government failure for a fair deal
Latest figures to be released from Brussels show just how bad a deal the UK Government has secured for the Country’s pillar two rural development programmes, the NFU said today.
‘The Treasury doesn’t understand farming’
Sir Jim Paice, popular former minister for farming is concerned that the UK government isn’t prepared to fight for UK farming in EU negotiations, according to a report from the BBC.
New report seen as a ‘game-changer’ for future UK food production
Faced with the need to find a ‘game-changing’ solution to secure the future competitiveness of UK farming, a number of leading industry organisations have come together in an unprecedented move to establish the joint innovation priorities for the primary production sector for the next 20 years.
UK farmers tackle air quality
Farmers from the UK and across Europe are using a range of innovative voluntary measures to improve the quality of the air we breathe, the NFU has told the EU’s Green Week conference.
Future farmers and EU membership discussed at FUW Carmarthenshire AGM
Supporting future farmers and EU membership were among the important topics that generated lively discussion among Carmarthenshire farmers and a panel of speakers during the Farmers’ Union of Wales Carmarthenshire county branch annual general meeting on Monday June 3.
MPs right to back badger cull, says CLA
MPs were right to vote in favour of a badger cull in today’s Opposition Day Debate, the CLA said.
Professor Chris Elliott to lead an independent review of Britain’s food system in light of the recent horsemeat fraud.more
Professor Chris Elliott will lead an independent review of Britain’s food system in light of the recent horsemeat fraud, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department of Health announced today.
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