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Key Autumn Livestock Event Date Announced for 2015 Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Agri Expo 2015 set to return for the ninth year this October http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270415/key_autumn_livestock_event_date_announced_for_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brechin Abattoir Development Well Underway Construction work is now well underway at Brechin abattoir and is on schedule for completion towards the end of this year, according to Quality Pork Limited (QPL) http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240415/brechin_abattoir_development_well_underway.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Major shippers remain sceptical about the benefits conferred by the development of larger shipping Major shippers remain sceptical about the benefits conferred by the development of larger shipping alliances, delegates at this week’s TOC Container Supply China event in Singapore were told http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240415/major_shippers_remain_sceptical_about_the_benefits_conferred_by_the_development_of_larger_shipping_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Plumpton College launches the UK’s first Wine Business Degree Plumpton College launches the first Wine Business honours degree in the United Kingdom, for those seeking a high-level career in the wine trade. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240415/plumpton_college_launches_the_uks_first_wine_business_degree.aspx Plumpton College Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT How does agriculture get so many out of so few? This Saturday at 9am Pacific, Michael Olson’s Food Chain Radio will host Keith Helkes, Chief Operating Officer of the Genex Cooperative, for a conversation about the business of farm animal genetics. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240415/how_does_agriculture_get_so_many_out_of_so_few_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT UK sales team will be strengthened by another expert The biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER (UK) Ltd. based at Stoneleigh (Warwickshire) uses the All-Energy from May, 6th to 7th at Glasgow, Scotland as a platform to showcase its wide range of AD technologies. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230415/uk_sales_team_will_be_strengthened_by_another_expert.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT R-Biopharm Rhône ready to seize new opportunities as global feed market continues to grow As the world market in animal feed continues to grow apace, R-Biopharm Rhône, one of Scotland's most important food safety companies, is poised to ramp up its sales of testing kits, particularly in Asian markets. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220415/r_biopharm_rhne_ready_to_seize_new_opportunities_as_global_feed_market_continues_to_grow.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Two generations of milk production to end as dairy herd is sold at auction A Shropshire family’s decision to cease milk production will result in an important dispersal sale of the entire milking portion of their long founded, home bred, dairy herd later this month. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170415/two_generations_of_milk_production_to_end_as_dairy_herd_is_sold_at_auction.aspx Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Linden Foods wins top award with unique M&S meal A unique Pork Saltimbocca developed by Linden Foods in Northern Ireland for Marks and Spencer has been hailed as a taste winner. The pork dish, the most recent in a series of innovative products for M&S, picked up the top award for Best Product in the prestigious Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160415/linden_foods_wins_top_award_with_unique_mamps_meal.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farmers warned not to hang on to last year’s lambs Farmers are encouraged to get their old season lambs away quickly to avoid losing out financially, says the National Sheep Association (NSA), suggesting the practice of carcase splitting regularly leads to reports of animals being devalued by £25 per head. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/150415/farmers_warned_not_to_hang_on_to_last_years_lambs.aspx National Sheep Association Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Pork Galore Beats Whisky to China All the hard work that went into opening the Chinese market for pig meat has paid off as our exports have overtaken those of Scotch whisky! http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/150415/pork_galore_beats_whisky_to_china.aspx bpex.org Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Final Phase of Scotland’s War on BVD Warning: Do you know your Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) status? http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130415/final_phase_of_scotlands_war_on_bvd.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Golden moment as R-Biopharm Rhône scales the heights with top Investors In People award R-Biopharm Rhône, one of Scotland's most successful scientific exporters, has joined the elite band of British companies which have achieved the outstanding mark of business excellence, the Gold Investors In People award. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130415/golden_moment_as_r_biopharm_rhne_scales_the_heights_with_top_investors_in_people_award.aspx BPM (UK) Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hear from BIM experts at The ACR Show The growth of BIM (Building Information Modelling) is becoming more important as we move towards the deadline which mandates its use on all Government projects by the end of 2016. For this reason BIM will be a key focus at the ACR Show to be held in February 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130415/hear_from_bim_experts_at_the_acr_show.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farmers Earth Day stories inspire others to carry on Stories have the power to move us, they define us, they make us who we are. And over the past two years, farmers have discovered first-hand the power in their own story and how it can drive others. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100415/farmers_earth_day_stories_inspire_others_to_carry_on.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT FUW Anglesey farmers get chance to question general election candidates on future of rural industry FUW Anglesey farmers get chance to question general election candidates on future of rural industry http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100415/fuw_anglesey_farmers_get_chance_to_question_general_election_candidates_on_future_of_rural_industry.aspx FUW Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Clare Fire Service warns against burning Clare County Fire and Rescue Service is advising landowners to desist from burning activities due to a heightened risk of gorse, forest and bog fires. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090415/clare_fire_service_warns_against_burning_.aspx Dunphy PR Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Action needed to boost farmgate prices, says FUW The Farmers’ Union of Wales has warned of a desperate need for improved farmgate returns given low farm incomes and the uncertainty facing the industry over the coming years. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090415/action_needed_to_boost_farmgate_prices_says_fuw.aspx FUW Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT FUW Ceredigion to host general election hustings The Ceredigion branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales is holding a special meeting to provide members and friends of the union with an opportunity to quiz general election candidates in the county. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070415/fuw_ceredigion_to_host_general_election_hustings.aspx FUW Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farmex restructures for future expansion Reading-based control and monitoring company, Farmex, and its associate company Suffolk-based Dicam Technology, have been restructured. Farmex managing director, Hugh Crabtree, is now the sole owner of Farmex, while Mark Nowell, Dicam’s managing director, will have 74 per cent of that company with Crabtree owning 26 per cent. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030415/farmex_restructures_for_future_expansion.aspx BHR Communications Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Spring is well and truly celebrated at The Judge's Lodging! The Judge’s Lodging in Presteigne, on the Powys border with Herefordshire, opened its doors at the beginning of March for what promises to be a bumper season of exhibitions, family activities and the usual Victorian fun. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030415/spring_is_well_and_truly_celebrated_at_the_judges_lodging.aspx Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Genetically Modified Crop Industry Continues to Expand New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends and consequences of genetically modified crops http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030415/genetically_modified_crop_industry_continues_to_expand__.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Kuhn mowers, balers and rakes on display at Grassland UK Kuhn Farm Machinery will have a wide selection of hay and silage making equipment on display at this year’s Grassland UK event. Being held at the Bath and West Showground on 7th May 2015, Kuhn will be running a series of machinery demonstrations on a five-acre plot, with the following machines set to take centre stage: http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020415/kuhn_mowers_balers_and_rakes_on_display_at_grassland_uk.aspx ABC Limited Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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 http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010415/eighty_percent_of_livestock_producing_regions_face_high_threats_from_mycotoxins_according_to_biomin.aspx BIOMIN Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Buoyant First Land Sale of 2015 Confident Bidding and Buying at Opening Land Sale of the Season http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010415/buoyant_first_land_sale_of_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310315/innovation_on_line_gives_seasonal_solutions.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310315/pastor_gets_the_pro_treatment.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310315/the_national_beef_association_nba_announce_results_of_their_big_farm_survey.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Milk quota abolition no April Fool’s Tomorrow sees dairy producers in Wales waking up to the abolition of the European quota system that has operated to limit EU milk production for 30 years. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310315/milk_quota_abolition_no_april_fools_.aspx FUW Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300315/suckler_beef_farmer_co_researchers_wanted.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT £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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300315/_million_boost_for_rural_businesses.aspx Love Communication Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300315/bgs_dairyco_eblex_join_forces_to_deliver_seminars_at_grassland_uk.aspx Sara Gregson Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300315/farmers_tax_changes_bring_welcome_relief.aspx Henry Pepper PR & Communications Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300315/harrison_and_hetherington_to_host_the_largest_sale_of_pedigree_holstein_friesian_bulls_in_ukharri.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300315/oxford_real_farming_conference_set_to_examine_the_link_between_farming_and_social_entrepreneurship_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300315/oxford_real_farming_conference_set_to_examine_the_link_between_farming_and_social_entrepreneurship__0.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270315/dairy_heifers_peak_at__as_trade_remains_strong_at_shrewsbury_mart.aspx Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270315/support_british_sheep_farmers_this_easter.aspx National Sheep Association Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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… http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270315/which_will_win_the_fight_for_our_food_pests_or_pesticides_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260315/the_oie_joins_in_the_celebration_of_world_health_day_.aspx oie.int Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260315/strong_trade_as_bishops_castle_store_cattle_entries_up_on_same_time_last_year.aspx Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240315/michelin_star_chefs_confirmed_for_burren_slow_food_week_festival.aspx Dunphy PR Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200315/motivating_beef_cattle_farm_employees_respecting_the_employees_psychological_needs.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200315/bvd_uncovered_in_online_ask_the_expert_sessions.aspx ABC Limited Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200315/fuw_urges_reporting_of_found_dead_badgers.aspx FUW Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT International award for innovative hygiene solution SmartProtec® Viessmann Refrigeration Systems receives the coveted title ‘Highly Commended’ at the Gulfood Awards 2015 in Dubai. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190315/international_award_for_innovative_hygiene_solution_smartprotec.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190315/clas_hs_campaign_receives_boost_from_planning_minister.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190315/the_budget_major_milestones_on_compulsory_purchase_and_rural_broadband_says_cla.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190315/trip_to_nsa_sheep_event_proves_lucky_for_new_member.aspx National Sheep Association Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190315/budget_announcement_a_sigh_of_relief_for_farmers.aspx FUW Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180315/catch_your__grant.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180315/landowners_welcome_new_law_to_deal_with_fly_grazed_horses.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170315/landia_slurry_mixer_gets_beneath_the_surface_at_award_winning_worthy_farm_in_pilton.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ireland - Ewe colostrum no better than whey based alternative says UCD Lamb performance identical according to University College Dublin (UCD) R&D findings http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160315/ireland___ewe_colostrum_no_better_than_whey_based_alternative_says_ucd.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160315/delays_and_changes_slow_down_registration_for_new_payment_scheme.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160315/nsa_member_rewarded_for_recruitment_effort.aspx National Sheep Association Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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 http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100315/double_action_symetra_to_drive_up_oilseed_yields.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/toni_mcewan_new_dow_agrosciences_md.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/opportunities_for_lamb_supply_chain_to_spring_into_action.aspx Quality Meat Scotland Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/andigestion_launches_food_waste_collection_services_in_gloucestershire.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/farming_and_land_experts_to_host_free_shrewsbury_legal_seminar.aspx Henry Pepper PR & Communications Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/on_farm_demonstration_of_anaerobic_digestion_systems_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/planning_and_prevention_to_improve_profitability.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/residential_village_development_site_in_shropshire_on_market_for_.aspx Heather Jones Communications LImited Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/safeguarding_your_herd___biosecurity.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060315/how_best_to_feed_high_yielders.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060315/biomin_to_launch_mycofix____the_most_complete_mycotoxin_risk_management_solution_to_date.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060315/farmers_have_your_say.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060315/nba_beef_expo__to_host_future_beef_farmer_challenge.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060315/quality_machinery_on_offer_at_south_shropshire_farm_dispersal_auction.aspx Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060315/ruairidh_mackinnon_is_lantra_scotlands_agriculture_learner_of_the_year_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Notice to Market - JBS JBS announces that its subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride priced a US$500 million 5.75% Senior Notes Offering http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050315/notice_to_market___jbs.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050315/spanish_exporters_focused_on_french_market_showcased_innovative_technologies_at_sima__.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050315/premier_poultry_show_opener_imminent_at_skipton.aspx Moulemedia.com Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bio Business Awards 2015 More entries than ever and even better quality in this year's Bio Business Awards as World Bio Markets Celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040315/bio_business_awards_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brown back-to-back Beltex title win at Skipton A second successive monthly prime lamb championship was clinched by well-known North Yorkshire Beltex sheep breeders, husband and wife Martin and Val Brown, at Skipton Auction Mart’s March fixture. (Mon, March 2) http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040315/brown_back_to_back_beltex_title_win_at_skipton_.aspx Moulemedia.com Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Meryl Ward is New BPEX Chairman Lincolnshire pig farmer Meryl Ward has been chosen as an AHDB board member and chairman of BPEX to take over from Stewart Houston who has stepped down. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040315/meryl_ward_is_new_bpex_chairman.aspx bpex.org Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Store cattle trade exceeds expectation at Bishops Castle Auction Auctioneers Halls conducted a successful sale of 250 store cattle on behalf of the Bishops Castle & District Quality Cattle Association at Bishops Castle Auction on Thursday last week. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040315/store_cattle_trade_exceeds_expectation_at_bishops_castle_auction_.aspx Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ceredigion farmer hosts sugar farmer to show support for Fairtrade A Welsh organic arable and dairy farmer and a sugar farmer from Malawi will compare their different experiences of trying to achieve a fair price for their produce on a visit to a Ceredigion farm on Friday (March 6). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040315/ceredigion_farmer_hosts_sugar_farmer_to_show_support_for_fairtrade.aspx FUW Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brian Lund double at Skipton prime cattle showcase A pair of home-bred Limousin-cross heifers from Calderdale’s Brian Lund secured championship and reserve championship honours at Skipton Auction Mart’s March prime cattle show and sale. (Mon, March 2) http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030315/brian_lund_double_at_skipton_prime_cattle_showcase.aspx Moulemedia.com Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT New Peanut Food Scare Highlights the Need for Supplier Compliance Software The UK has been warned by industry experts that a new food crisis could be on the horizon, and be much more serious than the horsemeat scandal. A bad cumin harvest in India has had repercussions around the globe, and it is feared that fraudsters are replacing cumin with almonds and peanuts – which could have fatal consequences for the UK’s half a million nut and legume allergy sufferers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030315/new_peanut_food_scare_highlights_the_need_for_supplier_compliance_software.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Cambodia - CPF enhances its position as a leading agro-industrial business operator in ASEAN CPF will propose to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders No. 1/2558 held on 22 April 2015 to consider and approve the increase of its shareholding in Cambodia from 25% to 100% and to approve the annual dividend payment of THB 0.45 per share. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020315/cambodia___cpf_enhances_its_position_as_a_leading_agro_industrial_business_operator_in_asean.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trial investigates body condition at drying off Cows dried off below the target condition score for calving of 2.5 to 3.0 often cannot regain enough condition over the eight weeks they are dry. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020315/trial_investigates_body_condition_at_drying_off.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Learn from the past to stop unintended consequences of environmental stewardship schemes The single-focus nature of environmental stewardship schemes means the traditional role of tenanted farms in upland areas is gradually being dismantled and the future for young sheep farmers jeopardised, says the National Sheep Association (NSA) and Tenant Farmers Association (TFA). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020315/learn_from_the_past_to_stop_unintended_consequences_of_environmental_stewardship_schemes.aspx National Sheep Association Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT UK - Two blocks of Shropshire land for sale at March auction Two blocks of agricultural land in Shropshire will be going under the hammer at a public auction in Shrewsbury on March 19. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020315/uk___two_blocks_of_shropshire_land_for_sale_at_march_auction.aspx Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Getting rid of sheep and goat plague (peste des petits ruminants, PPR) by 2030 International conference on the control and eradication of PPR in Abidjan - Cote d'Ivoire (31 March-2 April) to launch global PPR control and eradication campaign http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270215/getting_rid_of_sheep_and_goat_plague_peste_des_petits_ruminants_ppr_by_.aspx oie.int Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Funding for Farmers to Support Productivity Next week sees the start of March and most probably the opening of the window for the new 2015 Countryside Productivity Scheme (CPS). With the recent changes to the CAP reform and in order to promote rural development, funding has been transferred from Pillar 1 (direct payments to farmers) to Pillar 2 (investment funding). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270215/funding_for_farmers_to_support_productivity.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Dramatic farm income falls highlight need for focussed RDP Figures released today by the Welsh Government predicting dramatic falls in farm incomes this financial year highlight the need for a greater emphasis on improving farm incomes under the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260215/dramatic_farm_income_falls_highlight_need_for_focussed_rdp.aspx FUW Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT NSA highlights cross-compliance penalties as CAP reform comes under scrutiny The National Sheep Association (NSA) was heartened to hear Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, reiterate his calls for simplification of the CAP during his stay in the UK this week. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250215/nsa_highlights_cross_compliance_penalties_as_cap_reform_comes_under_scrutiny.aspx National Sheep Association Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Spring lambs make first appearance at Skipton The 3,621 prime and lightweight hoggs forward for Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday sheep sale incorporated the first Spring lambs of 2015. (March 23) http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240215/spring_lambs_make_first_appearance_at_skipton.aspx Moulemedia.com Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT NBA kicks off plain English animal health campaign The National Beef Association (NBA) is to publish a series of four guides on protecting the Health of the Herd, kicking off with potential issues when animals are imported. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230215/nba_kicks_off_plain_english_animal_health_campaign.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Keighley young bulls shine again at Skipton A standalone show for young bulls on Craven Champions Day at Skipton Auction Mart saw every single rosette winner in the two show classes sell well into four figures, a standard maintained among all prize winners at the high-profile store cattle show and sale later the same day. (Wed, Feb 18) http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200215/keighley_young_bulls_shine_again_at_skipton.aspx Moulemedia.com Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Walker family steps up for Craven Champions Day coup The Walker farming family from Brennand Farm, Dunsop Bridge, stole the show on Craven Champions Day at Skipton Auction Mart when winning all but one of the main championship classes, as well as landing top price honours in some style. (Wed, Feb 18) http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200215/walker_family_steps_up_for_craven_champions_day_coup.aspx Moulemedia.com Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT FUW Meirionnydd to host election hustings The Farmers’ Union of Wales Meirionnydd branch is inviting members and friends of the union to join a lively discussion with representatives of the political parties in at a special meeting held at Dolgellau at the end of February http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200215/fuw_meirionnydd_to_host_election_hustings.aspx FUW Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Montgomeryshire Farmers question top level politicians Farming representatives from the Farmers’ Union of Wales Montgomeryshire branch met with top level politicians when they visited Welshpool Livestock Sales on Monday February 16. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200215/montgomeryshire_farmers_question_top_level_politicians_.aspx FUW Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Kuhn Shredder range grows with two new models Kuhn Farm Machinery has extended its range of multipurpose agricultural shredders with the introduction of two new models: the BP 10 and BP 100. Suitable for maintaining pastures, fallow land and for shredding crop residues and undergrowth, both machines are available in a range of working widths and with shredding knives suited to a variety of working purposes. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180215/kuhn_shredder_range_grows_with_two_new_models.aspx ABC Limited Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Agricultural honours for Cogent's Innes Drummond Innes Drummond, UK Operations Manager for Cogent Breeding Ltd, has had his significant work for the commercialisation of sexed semen recognised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170215/agricultural_honours_for_cogents_innes_drummond.aspx ABC Limited Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Applicator automation aids nematicide accuracy Improved automation of granular nematicide applicators will help growers improve accuracy and could help to far exceed the new Nematicide Stewardship Programme code of good practice. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170215/applicator_automation_aids_nematicide_accuracy.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Redarling heads for the red carpet Amongst the midst of BAFTAs and Oscar award season, the innovative sweet and attractive red Brussels sprout variety, Redarling, is poised to reach the ultimate accolade of the Best New Vegetable Variety in the UK Grower Awards 2015. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170215/redarling_heads_for_the_red_carpet.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Busy Silotite Stand @ 2015 FTMTA Show The Silotite stand at the busy FTMTA show in Punchestown, Co. Kildare attracted a lot of attention from livestock farmers and baled silage contractors. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160215/busy_silotite_stand___ftmta_show.aspx De Paor Consultancy Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Less time and less noise in new parlour Despite weak prices and a lack of the government support available in some other parts of the UK, such as Scotland, farmers in Northern Ireland continue to invest in the dairy sector reports Rodney Magowan. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160215/less_time_and_less_noise_in_new_parlour.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Importance of Embracing PR Opportunities Highlighted By Hamish Dykes One of the speakers at the QMS "Sharing Best Practice" conference today (12th February) was instantly recognisable to the delegates, having been on their TV screens every evening for a week last March. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160215/importance_of_embracing_pr_opportunities_highlighted_by_hamish_dykes.aspx Quality Meat Scotland Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Alltech strengthens its on-farm presence and agri-environment credentials Alltech strengthens its on-farm presence and agri-environment credentials with the purchase of The E-CO2 Project Limited. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160215/alltech_strengthens_its_on_farm_presence_and_agri_environment_credentials_.aspx ABC Limited Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT John Bell top dog again at Skipton North Yorkshire’s John Bell rung up yet another top price success at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening 2015 working sheep dogs sale with an outstanding young black and white bitch with impeccable breeding credentials that sold for 4,500gns (£4,725). (Fri, Feb 13). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160215/john_bell_top_dog_again_at_skipton.aspx Moulemedia.com Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Land at The City on the market with Halls for £250,000 A 48.12-acre block of pastureland and woodland at Sarn, near Newtown in Mid Wales is on the market with agents Halls. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160215/land_at_the_city_on_the_market_with_halls_for_.aspx Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Online sales and added value way ahead for turkey producers A four-point strategy for traditional turkey producers to develop their sales is spelled out by Paul Kelly, managing director of Farmgate Hatcheries, in his seasonal newsletter for poult customers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160215/online_sales_and_added_value_way_ahead_for_turkey_producers.aspx BHR Communications Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Efficiency Improvements Will Ensure Bright Future for Scottish Sheep Industry Farmers Weekly Sheep Farmer of the Year John Scott shared his thoughts on how productivity and profitability on his farm have been improved, when he spoke to around 140 delegates at the QMS "Sharing Best Practice" conference today (12 February). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130215/efficiency_improvements_will_ensure_bright_future_for_scottish_sheep_industry.aspx Quality Meat Scotland Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT UK MEPs want EU to learn from British best practice in food supply chain Conservative and Ulster Unionist MEPs from two key European Parliament Committees met today to co-ordinate their efforts to ensure a fair deal for farmers from big retailers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/120215/uk_meps_want_eu_to_learn_from_british_best_practice_in_food_supply_chain.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT