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Tuesday 23 December 2014

United Kingdom

Compact Gyrorake extends range of silage making kit from Kuhn

Kuhn Farm Machinery has added a new semi-mounted gyrorake to its range of hay and silage making equipment. With a 5.40 to 6.40 metre working width, the compact twin-rotor GA 6501 machine includes all of the main features from Kuhn’s range topping professional rakes, at a very attractive feature-to-price ratio.

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United Kingdom

Electricity Wayleaves – Are You Getting The Full Compensation You Are Entitled To?

H&H Land and Property, over the past couple of months, have found that there have been issues with incorrect documentation with electricity wayleave agreements. David Quayle, Director at H&H Land and Property says: “It is always worthwhile checking your agreement, often apparatus has been changed over the years, and documentation has not always followed. It may be the case that you are not getting the full compensation to which you are entitled.”

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United Kingdom

Showcase your skills in the Cogent Futures programme 2015

Young cattle breeding enthusiasts aged 16–26 can be in with a shot of winning an elite Holstein embryo package and an all-inclusive trip to Holland with the Cogent Futures programme 2015.

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Monday 22 December 2014

United Kingdom

Lodders’ top ranking agricultural team boosted by senior hire

Midlands law firm Lodders has strengthened its top ranking specialist agricultural and estates team, one of the largest dedicated to the sector in the region, with the appointment of Caroline Nemecek as Associate.

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Wales

Top-up for FUW Somerset appeal

A £500 top-up to the Farmers’ Union of Wales Somerset floods appeal fund has been handed over by Gamallt Concrete Ltd, Cardigan.

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Friday 19 December 2014

United Kingdom

Americans visit UK for technology training

American pig technicians, who are helping US pig farmers develop information harvesting systems for production management, have visited a UK company for a high-tech training session.

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United Kingdom

Introduce low cost cereals to cut ration costs

There may be little festive cheer around for dairy farmers operating in a falling milk price environment, but many producers could cut feed costs by between 15p and 40p per cow per day by tweaking current winter rations.

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United Kingdom

Oxford Real Farming Conference set to kick start the UN Year of Soils 2015

The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), 6th and 7th January, is set to kick start the UN Year of Soils 2015 in January, bringing together speakers from across the world to discuss this vital competent of agriculture.

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United Kingdom

Producers review sow nutrition following events

The impact of sow nutrition on piglet quality was highlighted at the BPEX Regional Producer Events and it set producers thinking.

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United Kingdom

Time running out to have views heard on HS2 rail link from Fradley to Crewe

Land and property owners likely to be impacted by the proposed HS2 rail link from Fradley to Crewe are being reminded that the deadline is fast approaching to make their views heard in the safeguarding consultation.

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Thursday 18 December 2014

United Kingdom

Berrys lands national property management contract

Property and business specialist Berrys has won a major government contract to manage the agricultural land portfolio held by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

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United Kingdom

New director appointed for The British Grassland Society

The Trustees of the British Grassland Society (BGS) have announced the appointment of Elaine Jewkes as director of the society.

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United Kingdom

Pulse growth prompts PGRO roadshow spread

An upsurge of interest for pulse crop growing in the spring has prompted the further spread of the popular PGRO Pulse Roadshows for 2015. An additional event in Kent will ensure more growers have the chance to hear and discuss the free advice with the industry’s leading specialists.

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United Kingdom

Scholarship Success Continues

The pig scholarship scheme facilitated by BPEX in conjunction with Harper Adams University is going from strength to strength.

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Wednesday 17 December 2014

Ireland

Mark Lambe farms at Cloneen near Rhode, Co. Offaly in the Irish Midlands

This young farmer is a member of the IFA, has a herd of 100 Rotbunt x dairy cows and is a supplier to Lakeland Dairies.

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United Kingdom

Ex-auctioneer is top price champion at Skipton poultry auction

Retired auctioneer-turned-poultry showman Trevor Addison headed the pecking order when presenting the supreme champion pair of Large White Wyandotte at the Craven Feather Auction Christmas show at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Dec 13)

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United Kingdom

NSA welcomes Welsh Government’s decision on land classification

The National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the decision made by the Welsh Government to avoid going to a court hearing on the legality of the division of the CAP Basic Payment Scheme in Wales, relating to the challenge against the low level of proposed payment for farmland above the 400 metre line.

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United Kingdom

Rich vein of trade at final Bishops Castle store cattle auction of the year

The final store cattle sale of the year at Bishops Castle Auction ended on a high with auctioneers Halls reporting “a fairly rich vein” of trade.

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United Kingdom

The Lawsons finish the dairy year on a high at Skipton Auction Mart

The final Craven Dairy Auction of the year saw the Lawson family, from Mill Farm, Arthington, emerge victorious once again at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, Dec 15)

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United Kingdom

Tim Kerridge appointed Managing Director for DLF Trifolium for UK and Ireland

Tim Kerridge appointed Managing Director for DLF Trifolium for UK and IrelandTim Kerridge appointed Managing Director for DLF Trifolium for UK and Ireland

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Tuesday 16 December 2014

European Union

CEJA hails Presidency Conclusions on Young Farmers

At the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels yesterday, Agriculture Ministers from across the EU agreed on Presidency Conclusions in order to promote generational renewal in the sector. These conclusions, drawing on some of the proposals initiated by CEJA earlier this year, mark important progress in securing the future of the EU agricultural sector and are testament to the fact that young farmers must play a key role in it.

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Ireland

Keenan’s InTouch AgriTech Paving the Way for Greater Efficiency

At a time when thousands of Irish dairy and beef farmers are suffering swingeing price cuts, InTouch AgriTech is geared to helping farmers cope with volatile commodity (milk and beef prices & feed input costs) as well as unpredictable weather conditions such as those encountered in the summer of 2012 and spring of 2013.

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Spain

New market for pig semen opened up

Following a visit by a group of Latvians to Spain, organised by the Latvian Pig Breeders Association, a commercial organisation placed a trial order for 100 doses of semen from a British genetics company.

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United Kingdom

Beautry flock leads way at Skipton Beltex winter highlight

Stuart Currie’s Beautry pedigree flock in Rathmell secured both championship and top price honours at the Northern Beltex Society’s third winter show and sale of pedigree in-lamb ewes at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Dec 13)

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United Kingdom

Suffolk Producer Joins BPEX Board

Suffolk pig producer Simon Watchorn has been appointed by The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to be a member of the BPEX board.

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Wales

FUW welcomes £20m boost to help develop Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus

Welsh Government finance and business minister Jane Hutt’s announcement that Aberystwyth University’s Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AIEC) will be the first multi-million pound project to receive substantial backing through the new £2 billion EU funding programme 2014-2020 was welcomed today by the Farmers’ Union of Wales.

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Monday 15 December 2014

European Union

CEJA Calls for Council Conclusions on Young Farmers

Issues of crucial importance for young farmers will be discussed by EU farm Ministers at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 15 and 16 December 2014 in Brussels. CEJA implores Ministers to come to an agreement on the issues and support the Presidency document.

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United Kingdom

Crown Estate funds new flood defences for Sunk Island

The Crown Estate has completed the construction of a £325,000 flood defence wall at Hawkins Point, Sunk Island to protect the areas high grade agricultural land from flooding. This follows a £450,000 investment last year which saw the tidal doors and drainage system on the island upgraded.

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United Kingdom

Positive outlook for farming a conference in Cumbria hears

The outlook for farming looks good and farmers in Cumbria are well placed to meet the challenges ahead, the NFU President Meurig Raymond said in Cumbria recently.

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United Kingdom

Procters Farm lands another Skipton Texel title win

Procters Farm in Slaidburn continued to dominate the 2014 Texel sheep show arena at Skipton Auction Mart when exhibiting the supreme champion at the 22nd annual Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders’ winter show and sale of pedigree in-lamb females. (Sat, Dec 13)

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Friday 12 December 2014

United Kingdom

Addingham Sheepbreeders net more money for Manorlands

Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’ Association staged its eighth annual charity sheep show and sale of predominantly Mule wether lambs at Skipton Auction Mart, raising a resounding £3,337 at the ringside for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, Keighley. (Wed, Dec 10)

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United Kingdom

Clasado and University of Oxford demonstrate effect of advanced prebiotics on anxiety

Clasado and University of Oxford demonstrate effect of advanced prebiotics on anxiety in clinical study

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United Kingdom

Cogent celebrates the strength of its stud

Cogent is celebrating the strength of its stud following the December proof run. The results confirm the company’s consistency and reliability with some of the most dependable bulls available in the dairy industry today.

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United Kingdom

Pig Herd Performance Improving

The latest figures from the annual Interpig report show the physical performance of the British pig herd is still improving.

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United Kingdom

Shrewsbury mart’s Christmas show and sale proves a family affair

Two families dominated the prizes in the beef and sheep sections at Shrewsbury Livestock Market’s annual Christmas show and sale on Tuesday.

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Thursday 11 December 2014

United Kingdom

Be aware of third parties with rights on your land

Farmers in negotiations with renewable energy companies for wind turbines should investigate whether Mineral Rights on the property are owned by third parties as this could potentially affect any agreements drawn up.

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Wednesday 10 December 2014

United Kingdom

Third NSA Central Region Winter Fair aims to move sheep farming forward

‘Helping sheep farmers move forward’ will be the theme of the third NSA Central Region Winter Fair, which is to be held at Bakewell Agricultural Centre on Thursday 29th January 2015

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Wales

Edwards of Conwy invited to Downing Street to mark Small Business Saturday

A small business from Conwy, North Wales was one of less than 100 from around the country invited to represent the UK’s 5.2 million small businesses in Downing Street on Friday to mark the UK’s second Small Business Saturday the following day - on December 6th - when small, independent businesses in communities across the country were put in the national spotlight.

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Tuesday 09 December 2014

European Union

CEJA President meets Commissioner Hogan

In a bid to secure a prominent agenda for young farmers in the new Commission, CEJA President Matteo Bartolini had his first official meeting with the new Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, today (Friday 5 Dec).

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United Kingdom

Busy end to successful year of plant and farm machinery auctions at Shrewsbury

Auctioneers Halls completed a successful year of bi-monthly plant and agricultural machinery auctions at Shrewsbury Auction Centre on Friday, attracting one of the biggest attendances of 2014.

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United Kingdom

Centre of Excellence Moves Forward

Plans to create a monogastric centre of excellence serving the pig and poultry industries have taken another step forward.

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Monday 08 December 2014

European Union

Euro-Med Ministerial Conference on Agriculture calls for increased policy support

Euro-Med Ministerial Conference on Agriculture calls for increased policy support and political focus on young farmers

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United Kingdom

Joined up approach is best for health and welfare of sheep

The many benefits of improved endemic disease control were highlighted at the Sheep Health and Welfare Conference, organised by the Sheep Health and Welfare Group and held last week in Staffordshire.

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Friday 05 December 2014

Scotland

Monitor Farm Growth Opportunities Identified

Potential opportunities to further increase the impact of Scotland’s monitor farm programme were among the topics under review during last week’s Monitor Farm Workshop at Dunkeld.

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United Kingdom

New standalone machine offers faster, more cost-effective bale wrapping

An e-Twin equipped version of Kuhn’s standalone round bale wrapper is now available to the UK market, with the patented wrapping system offering users a fast and cost-effective bale wrapping solution.

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United Kingdom

Plumpton College students win top wine judging prize two years in a row!

For the second year in a row, Plumpton Wine students have been awarded the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Peter & Penelope Duff Memorial Trophy for the top-performing Associate.

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Uzbekistan

Aviagen Kft celebrates 10th Anniversary and hosts Uzbekistan Seminar

Aviagen® Kft celebrated a decade in business recently. Over the last 10 years, the company has grown from just 10 staff to more than 80 as the Ross® 308 continues to rise in popularity in the region.

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Thursday 04 December 2014

Ukraine

IFWexpo Heidelberg expands its exhibition portfolio

IFWexpo Heidelberg expands its exhibition portfolio with the International Forum of Food Industry and Packaging (IFFIP) 2015 in Ukraine

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United Kingdom

Consistent high performance lists SY Harnas

Consistent high yields that have topped the four year average for oilseed rape varieties has seen SY Harnas added to the full national HGCA Recommended Lists for both the East & West and the North.

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Wednesday 03 December 2014

United Kingdom

1,200 lots entered for final Shrewsbury plant and machinery auction of 2014

Auctioneers Halls are set to complete a busy year of bi-monthly plant and agricultural machinery auctions at Shrewsbury Auction Centre with a pre-Christmas offering of 1,200 lots on Friday.

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