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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The winners of the 2021 Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards were announced at The Royal Lancaster in London last night, Thursday, September 16. The event, which celebrates the UK food and drink industry, brought together over 500 guests. This year, the awards show was hosted by celebrity restaurant critic and food journalist Jay Rayner. The winners of the 2021 FDF Awards are as follows: Apprentice of the Year: Cherri Chan, Unilever UK and...
Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland Visitors to Balmoral Show next week will have the chance to win a roan heifer as part of a charity raffle to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance. The heifer called ‘Hope’ is a Limousin X weighing in at around 570kg. Hope has been bred by Jalex Livestock, one of the region’s top pedigree and commercial sheep and cattle breeders. The winner will be announced at a live draw to take place at Jalex farm, Randalstown, on October 30...
‘Why not start now?’ On the track to regenerative farming Written by Damian Carrington Environment editor from the Guardian The coming revolution in subsidies is driving interest that could help the climate and biodiversity “My farming friends think I’m nuts – I can’t remember when that hedge was cut last,” says Richard Thomas. Cutting is usually an annual event, but the bushy, 3-metre-wide hedgerow is now home to yellowhammers, his favourite birds. Thomas has laid about a kilometre of...
Written by Matt Hopkins from Precision Ag These agriculture drones start-ups have been contributing their part to the agriculture sector. The post Top 5 Agriculture Drones Start-Ups to Know in 2021 appeared first on PrecisionAg. Continue reading on the Precision Ag Website...
Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Holstein UK Premier Herd awards have concluded, with first place this year going to the Davlea herd from the South West. Ian Davies and his son Max run the 140-head Davlea herd in Somerset on around 300ac of both rented and owned land. The herd are all year-round calving and have access to grazing during the summer months, with total mixed ration available consistently. The herd are currently averaging over 10,000kg at 4.12% butterfat and 3.29%...
Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine A UK-wide research and demonstration platform for biomass energy crops is being developed by NIAB. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Funded as part of the Government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation (BFI) Programme launched earlier this year, NIAB aims to provide growers with independent information and advice on varieties, agronomic practices and equipment suitable for cultivating a range of biomass crops on marginal land. “Biomass energy crops...
Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Farmers For Action’s, William Taylor, has confirmed that any premature winding-up of the Stormont Executive will not impede the progress of the Farm Welfare Bill, which is currently being considered by the Northern Assembly’s agriculture committee. The likelihood of a Stormont crash increased on the back of a recent speech given by Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Jeffrey Donaldson, regarding the perceived impact of the Northern Ireland...
Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A man in his twenties has died in incident, believed to have involved a tractor, in Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, the night of Tuesday, September 14. He has been named locally as 21-year-old Bradley Beck. In a statement, Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: “Police attended a report of a sudden death of a man in his 20s, in the Gobbins Road area of Islandmagee, shortly before 12.25p.m today, Tuesday September 14. “The death is not being...
Written by John Swire from Farm Business The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) will deliver an exciting new programme for individuals who demonstrate leadership potential and have never attended the world-renowned event. The OFC Inspire Programme will offer fully funded grants to 18 individuals to attend the Oxford Farming Conference from 5th to 7th January 2022, including accommodation and dinners. Supported by the The Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture (TIAH), it will deliver a...
Written by John Swire from Farm Business BASIS, an independent standard setting organisation within food production and land management, have developed their digital learning services further by updating the BASIS Classroom. The BASIS Classroom is a unique online learning platform which is currently exclusively available for members of the BASIS Professional Register. Over the past 15 months the system has been used extensively with over 20,000 courses being completed, and more than 35,000...
Written by John Swire from Farm Business UK dairy farmers are becoming more discerning about the nutrition they buy for their calves and starting to question the origin of milk replacer ingredients. According to the 2021 Herd Futures survey, 47% of dairy units now firmly disagree with the view that when buying calf milk replacers all you need to know is the price per tonne and nutrient declaration on the bag label. “It’s clear that UK dairy farmers want more information about what they...
Written by John Swire from Farm Business Anpario plc the independent manufacturer of natural sustainable animal feed additives for animal health, nutrition and biosecurity has announced its results for the six months to 30 June 2021. Sales revenue at actual exchange rates was down just 1 percent to £16.0m although, on a constant exchange rate basis, grew by 3 percent to £16.7m. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the impact of foreign exchange gains and losses, increased by 2 percent to £3.5m...
Written by John Swire from Farm Business A pioneering global partnership between responsible protein specialists Livalta, an AB Agri company, and technology leader Pond Technology will create the world’s first commercially viable production of algae-based animal feed ingredients from CO2 emissions. Algae are gaining increasing attention as potentially game-changing animal feed ingredients. Until now, the technology to produce algae at the scale, quality and cost required to be an...
Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland According to Life Scientific UK and Ireland country manager, Ruth Stanley, existing chemistries can still play a role in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds, provided farmers use a much more holistic approach when it comes to the management of their crops. “Cultivation techniques play a critical role in controlling weeds e.g. where wild oats are concerned, ploughing will bury seed to a depth below which they cannot produce viable plants upon...
Written by Agriland Team from Agriland In the Tarragona region of Spain, the General Community of Regants of the Dreta Sant de Sant Jaume d’Enveja is in charge of managing irrigation waters, so that each member of this group of irrigators receives the exact same amount of water for their rice plantations, and has enlisted the help of Bobcat. It is an association made up of 1,166 farms, distributed over more than 2,000ha of agricultural land. The community recently purchased a new...
Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A Dungiven farm business has been fined £2,500 in court for ploughing and reseeding uncultivated and without permission. McCloskey Livestock Ltd., of Teeavan Road, Dungiven, was convicted at Limavady Magistrates Court sitting at Ballymena on September 15, 2021. The case initially arose from a routine monitoring inspection visit by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). The business was sentenced for one offence under the Environmental...
Written by Kathleen O'Sullivan from Agriland 87% of global support to producers in the agricultural sector is “price distorting and environmentally and socially harmful”, according to the UN. A new report is calling for the “repurposing” of the $470 billion in support. Total global support amounts to $540 billion per year, making up 15% of total agricultural production value. By 2030, this is projected to soar up more than three times to $1.759 trillion. The report – A...
Written by John Swire from Farm Business Vets across the UK have welcomed a new vaccine against Mycoplasma Bovis, with 95% of those surveyed recommending its use where the disease is present. The vaccine, which has been used in the US for several years, has since 2019 been assessed in a four-farm case study in Scotland by Graeme Fowlie at Meadows Vets, with the help of Dutch pharmaceutical firm Kernfarm. Since then it has been used by more than 56 vet firms across the UK under the VMD’s...
Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Prime Minister Boris Johnson has swapped Liz Truss for Anne-Marie Trevelyan as the new Secretary of State for International Trade, in a cabinet reshuffle carried out yesterday, Wednesday, September 15. Outgoing trade secretary Liz Truss is replacing Dominic Rabb as foreign secretary, leading the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Who is Anne-Marie Trevelyan? New Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been an...
Written by William Kellett from Agriland As attention turns towards COP26, the UN’s annual climate summit which this year is being hosted in Glasgow between November 1 and November 12, NFU Scotland has launched a social media campaign which seeks to highlight some of the many positive steps Scottish agriculture has already made towards cutting emissions. NFU Scotland recognises that Scottish agriculture must take significant steps if the sector is to achieve net zero greenhouse gas...

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