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Wednesday 01 April 2015

Austria

Eighty Percent of Livestock Producing Regions Face High Threats from Mycotoxins according to BIOMIN

Eighty Percent of Livestock Producing Regions Face High Threats from Mycotoxins, according to BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey

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United Kingdom

Buoyant First Land Sale of 2015

Confident Bidding and Buying at Opening Land Sale of the Season

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Tuesday 31 March 2015

United Kingdom

Innovation on-line gives seasonal solutions

A new website detailing the pioneering crop research and seasonal agronomy challenges on the nationwide Syngenta Innovation Centres now gives growers early-warning of potential problems, and practical solutions to make better decisions.

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United Kingdom

Pastor gets the ‘Pro’ treatment

Dow AgroSciences is introducing a new, improved formulation of its broad-spectrum herbicide Pastor called PastorPro. It will join DoxstarPro and GrazonPro in the company’s portfolio of grassland products.

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United Kingdom

The National Beef Association (NBA) announce results of their Big Farm Survey

The NBA carried out a survey within its members to ascertain their feelings and concerns towards whole life assurance. 523 respondents from throughout England gave their views to a series of 12 questions.

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Monday 30 March 2015

Northern Ireland

Suckler Beef Farmer Co-researchers wanted!

AgriSearch is seeking farmers interested in becoming involved as co-researchers in partnership with AFBI on a project co-funded by the DARD Research Challenge Fund.

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United Kingdom

£3.2 million boost for rural businesses

Ngage Solutions has been awarded £3.2 million LEADER funding to support farmers, foresters, rural businesses and communities. Grants of up to £50,000 will become available between 2015-2020 to support projects that create jobs, help businesses to grow and benefit the rural economy.

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United Kingdom

BGS-DairyCo-EBLEX join forces to deliver seminars at Grassland UK

BGS, DairyCo and EBLEX are organising a diverse programme of technical seminars to run in 30-minute slots at Grassland UK this year. This much-respected one-day triennial show returns to the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset on 7 May.

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United Kingdom

Farmers tax changes bring welcome relief

Increased flexibility which allows farmers to average their profits over five years for tax purposes instead of two have been applauded by a leading rural tax specialist.

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United Kingdom

Harrison and Hetherington to host the largest sale of pedigree Holstein Friesian Bulls in UKHarri

Harrison & Hetherington have just announced the date of the hotly anticipated and largest UK show and sale of pedigree Holstein Friesian Bulls. Taking place on Wednesday 8th April at Borderway Mart the sale comprises of 73 Holstein and 7 British Friesian bulls including 7 special Red & Whites.

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United Kingdom

Oxford Real Farming Conference set to examine the link between farming and social entrepreneurship

On April 15th the Oxford Real Farming Conference and the Funding for Enlightened Agriculture will host two events examining the links between farming and social entrepreneurship, focusing on Community Supported Agriculture and Microdairies. The events are organised as part of Marmalade, a new platform for social change events, which launches on the 13th – 17th April in Oxford.

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United Kingdom

Oxford Real Farming Conference set to examine the link between farming and social entrepreneurship

Oxford Real Farming Conference set to examine the link between farming and social entrepreneurship this Spring.

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Friday 27 March 2015

United Kingdom

Dairy heifers peak at £2,420 as trade remains strong at Shrewsbury mart

The dairy trade at Shrewsbury Auction Centre has remained good throughout the challenging time for the industry and now shows signs of sharpening with spring approaching, report auctioneers Halls.

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United Kingdom

Support British sheep farmers this Easter

With lamb consumption doubling at Easter, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling for people to support British farmers and buy home-grown lamb when choosing their roast.

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USA

Which will win the fight for our food: pests or pesticides?

Those farms out there in the country may look peaceful, but in fact they are battlefields in which pests compete with farmers for the crops. This competition leads us to ask…

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Thursday 26 March 2015

France

The OIE joins in the celebration of World Health Day 2015

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is delighted to be involved in the launch of World Health Day 2015, to be held on 7 April. This year, the event focuses on the importance of food safety.

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United Kingdom

Strong trade as Bishops Castle store cattle entries up on same time last year

An entry of 325 store cattle was up on the same time last year as auctioneers Halls reported an “extremely strong” trade at Bishops Castle Auction last Thursday, March 19 despite the negative beef price fluctuations.

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Tuesday 24 March 2015

Ireland

Michelin-star chefs confirmed for Burren Slow Food Week Festival

The rising popularity of the Slow Food movement in Ireland will be demonstrated in County Clare this May when Michelin Star chefs and food producers come together for the Burren Slow Food Week Festival 2015.

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Friday 20 March 2015

Canada

Motivating beef cattle farm employees, respecting the employee's psychological needs

Every successful manager knows that a motivated employee is a productive employee. The key to motivating employees is to create an internal drive in the employee’s mind to carry out his duties at the most optimal manner that is consistent with the objective of maximizing the profitability of the operation.

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United Kingdom

BVD Uncovered in Online ‘Ask The Expert’ Sessions

Dairy and beef farmers will have the opportunity to put their key questions about Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) to disease expert Dr Richard Booth MRCVS during two interactive webinars in April.

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Wales

FUW urges reporting of found dead badgers

As the warmer spring weather leads to a marked increase in badger activity, the Farmers’ Union of Wales is urging farmers and members of the public to report badgers killed by vehicles to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) so they can be tested for bovine TB.

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Thursday 19 March 2015

United Arab Emirates

International award for innovative hygiene solution SmartProtec®

Viessmann Refrigeration Systems receives the coveted title ‘Highly Commended’ at the Gulfood Awards 2015 in Dubai.

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United Kingdom

CLA’s HS2 campaign receives boost from Planning Minister

The CLA campaign for a fair deal for rural businesses affected by HS2 has received a boost through action from the Planning Minister to address a major business concern.

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United Kingdom

The Budget: major milestones on compulsory purchase and rural broadband, says CLA

The CLA, which represents more than 33,000 landowners, farmers and rural businesses across England and Wales, has responded to the announcements about compulsory purchase reform and delivery of broadband to rural areas made in today’s Budget speech.

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United Kingdom

Trip to NSA Sheep Event proves lucky for new member

Sheep farmer Chris Mallaber found his trip to the NSA Central Region Winter Fair so enjoyable and informative that he decided to sign up as an NSA member on the day – and then went on a few weeks later to be the lucky winner of a NSA prize draw as the result.

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Wales

Budget announcement a sigh of relief for farmers

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has welcomed the Chancellor’s budget announcement that farmers will be allowed to average their earnings over a five-year period.

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Wednesday 18 March 2015

United Kingdom

Catch your 2015 Grant

Window of opportunity now open for the Countryside Stewardship: Water Capital Grants 2015 Carlisle based H&H Land and Property today announced that the window for the submission of applications for this year’s Countryside Stewardship Water Capital Grants will be open between 2nd March and 30th April 2015. Applications will be managed as a paper-based system this year with the assessments being carried out in May 2015 and approved in June 2015.

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United Kingdom

Landowners welcome new law to deal with fly-grazed horses

Landowners have welcomed a new law passed today (18 March) which gives them greater powers to deal with horses left illegally on their land.

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Tuesday 17 March 2015

United Kingdom

Landia slurry mixer gets beneath the surface at award-winning Worthy Farm in Pilton

Landia slurry mixer gets beneath the surface at award-winning Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, home of the Glastonbury Festival.

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Monday 16 March 2015

Ireland

Ireland - Ewe colostrum no better than whey based alternative says UCD

Lamb performance identical according to University College Dublin (UCD) R&D findings

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United Kingdom

Delays and changes slow down registration for new payment scheme

With the application period for claiming the new Basic Payment fast approaching, chartered surveyor Charlotte Rogerson at Berrys is updating farmers about the registration and application process.

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United Kingdom

NSA member rewarded for recruitment effort

An NSA member who encouraged his workman to sign up and join the organisation has been rewarded for his recruitment efforts with a brand new Shearwell EID stick reader kit, worth £910.

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Tuesday 10 March 2015

United Kingdom

Double action Symetra to drive up oilseed yields

New oilseed rape fungicide from Syngenta – Designed for application at flowering – Combines two complementary actives – Enhanced disease control and positive green leaf retention

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Monday 09 March 2015

Northern Ireland

Toni McEwan New Dow AgroSciences MD

Toni McEwan New Dow AgroSciences MD Toni McEwan has been appointed Managing Director of Dow AgroSciences in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

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Scotland

Opportunities for Lamb Supply Chain to Spring into Action

Sheep farmers identified a range of opportunities for action at the final meeting of the Borders Lamb Supply Chain Group which was held at Carfraemill.

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United Kingdom

Andigestion Launches Food Waste Collection services in Gloucestershire

Andigestion, the UK anaerobic digestion innovator has launched its first dedicated food collection service for the hospitality and catering sector. The service that operates across Gloucestershire offers pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges the opportunity to recycle their food waste instead of sending it to landfill. Andigestion has targeted schools initially and already have over one hundred and fifty 240L wheelie bins in circulation collecting waste food.

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United Kingdom

Farming and Land Experts to Host Free Shrewsbury Legal Seminar

Key issues affecting Shropshire’s farming and rural communities will be central to an annual Spring seminar set to be held in March.

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United Kingdom

On-farm Demonstration of Anaerobic Digestion Systems

H&H Land and Property, in association with AWS Power and Clydesdale Bank, is hosting a farm educational tour on March 26th with Anaerobic Digestion (AD) as the focus.

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United Kingdom

Planning and Prevention to Improve Profitability

In this the third guide being published, by The National Beef Association (NBA) to help farmers protect the Health of their Herd, Charlie Maclaren Chair of the NBA’s Animal Health Committee Looks at Planning and Prevention.

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United Kingdom

Residential village development site in Shropshire on market for £1,475,000

A unique residential development opportunity for up to 30 dwellings has arisen in a prime village location in Shropshire.

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United Kingdom

Safeguarding your herd - Biosecurity

In this, the second advisory guide being published by The National Beef Association’s (NBA) Animal Health Committee, they look at on farm Bio-security. The aim of these unique guides is to help beef farmers protect the health of their herds, and to ensure that they have the correct protocols in place.

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Friday 06 March 2015

Northern Ireland

How best to feed high yielders

A gradual increase in concentrate feeding over the first 21 days of lactation is recommended in the latest AgriSearch booklet.

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Thailand

BIOMIN to launch Mycofix® 5.0 - the most complete mycotoxin risk management solution to date

BIOMIN will unveil Mycofix® 5.0, a fully re-formulated, all-in-one mycotoxin risk management solution for livestock at the VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok.

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United Kingdom

Farmers Have Your Say

The National Beef Association (NBA) has launched an Independent survey to determine livestock farmer’s opinions on Red Tractor’s Proposal to introduce a whole life assurance for livestock.

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United Kingdom

NBA Beef Expo 2015 to host Future Beef Farmer Challenge

A unique contest is being launched to test the skills, knowledge and abilities of teams and individual young beef farmers at this year’s National Beef Association (NBA) Beef Expo.

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United Kingdom

Quality machinery on offer at South Shropshire farm dispersal auction

An excellent range of good quality farm machinery and equipment, which has been utilised for cereal, potato and dairy enterprises on 1,700 acres of land in South Shropshire, will be going under the auctioneer’s hammer later this month.

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United Kingdom

Ruairidh MacKinnon is Lantra Scotland’s Agriculture Learner of the Year 2015

Ruairidh MacKinnon, aged 19 from Oban, has won the Agriculture Learner of the Year Award and was one of four winners of the prestigious CARAS awards at Lantra Scotland’s annual land-based and aquaculture learner of the year ceremony. Ryan Paxton, 20, from Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, took the runner up spot.

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Thursday 05 March 2015

Brazil

Notice to Market - JBS

JBS announces that its subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride priced a US$500 million 5.75% Senior Notes Offering

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Spain

Spanish exporters, focused on French market, showcased innovative technologies at SIMA 2015

France is the best client for Spanish exports of agricultural and livestock equipment, which rised up to 268 M€ in 2014. AGRAGEX, the Spanish exporters association, wants to focus great part of its efforts to promote the Spanish manufacturers in France, where they currently sell a wide range of products developed specifically for French requirements. They will also showcase great innovations for the international markets at SIMA 2015.

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United Kingdom

Premier poultry show opener imminent at Skipton

Skipton Auction Mart is this year staging a total of three Craven Feather Auctions Premier Poultry shows and sales of pure-bred poultry & waterfowl – and the first of them is scheduled to take place this month on Saturday, March 14.

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