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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 £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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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