"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
Kubota offers 0% finance
Kubota, has introduced a three year 0% finance offer on its industry leading M Series tractors.
Twin Air modifications allow application of granular fertiliser and herbicides
For the 2013 season, Horstine’s seed and slug pellet applicator the Twin Air, can be upgraded to apply micro granular fertilisers, such as Microstar PMX and granular herbicides such as Avadex.
Three year 0% finance schemes now running on Kuhn drill range
Two new three year finance schemes have been introduced on all Kuhn drills and drill combinations from May 2013, each offering autumn payment periods to suit many arable farmers’ peak cash flow windows.
Kubota’s launches utility vehicle range
Construction, groundcare and agricultural machinery specialists Kubota has launched a brand new range of compact and high performance all terrain utility vehicles.
New study reveals Michelin’s Improved Flexion tyres best for lowering soil compaction
A new study has demonstrated the effectiveness of Michelin’s Improved Flexion (IF) tyres at reducing soil compaction compared to a set of caterpillar tread tracks.
Produce World leads the industry with new machine installation
Produce World continues to lead the industry with the installation a new carrot grading machine that will improve quality control.
French scholar designs unmanned aircraft for farmers at Shropshire university
A French postgraduate student has completed seven months research at Harper Adams University developing an unmanned aircraft for use in agriculture.
Deere & Company among top 50 most admired companies
For the fifth consecutive year, Deere & Company has achieved a ranking among Fortune magazine’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies.
New Quadrant Roto Cut option
Following the launch of the Quadrant 3300 Roto Feed (RF) big square baler in 2011, Claas has further expanded and completed the range with the addition of a new Quadrant 3300 Roto Cut (RC) version.
Horsch highlights resurgence in seed and fertiliser drillsmore
Combination drilling is in resurgence according to Horsch, with the company now selling more than 20% of its drills in the UK and Ireland with the ability to place fertiliser and seed in one pass.
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