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Terraton Project

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A global effort to remove 1 trillion metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to enrich our agricultural soils.

The world's 3.6 billion acres of agricultural soils offer the most immediate, scalable, and affordable opportunity to remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. This requires innovation, open-source experimentation, and investment

Coxicert for Calves

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Prevent clinical signs of Coccidiosis with Coxicert. Coxicert prevents coccidiosis by killing parasites already in the gut and reducing environmental contamination by limiting oocyst excretion. Treats lambs and calves and helps to prevent further contamination of the environment.A single oral dose – easy to administer.

For advice and further information please contact your local Downland retailer

Hauling Bales Home - Massey Ferguson 7616

Protecting lambs from pasteurellosis this autumn

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Disease diagnostic data from the last five years highlights a spike in the number of lambs succumbing to pasteurellosis during September, October and November (see figure 1).

“Last autumn, pasteurellosis – the pneumonic and septicaemic form – was the most common cause of death in lambs,” points out Dr Katie Waine, who is based at the University of Nottingham undertaking a three-year training residency to become a veterinary pathologist...

371.15 acres, Land At Burlington, Shifnal/Staffs Border

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For Sale - Guide Price £3,600,000


Whole or 5 Lots, 371 Acres, Productive Arable Land, Modern Grain Store, Other Buildings, Pasture and Woodland

Situation: The land at Burlington is situated in a productive agricultural area and has an excellent road network with the A5 and A41 adjoining and the M54 (Jct 3) close by. Minor roads are well located for easy access around the land.

The land is relatively flat with medium to light sandy loam...

NSA launches a UK-wide survey on sea eagle release

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Written by Rachel Martin

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has opened a farmer-facing survey to gather views on the introduction of sea eagles in the Isle of Wight following the release in recent weeks.

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “While this release may currently be considered a local event, if successful, it could result in White-Tailed Sea Eagles being widespread across the UK...

Cardigan mart closure ‘another blow’ for industry

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Written by Rachel Martin

The announcement by J.J. Morris Auctioneers that Cardigan Animal Market will close next month, has been described as another blow for the industry by the Farmers’ Union of Wales.

According to the auctioneer, the final market will be held on Monday, September 9. It is believed that the closure of Cardigan mart will not affect markets in Crymych and Whitland.

The mart...

Herbicide resistance crisis targeted by new Oxford tech firm MoA Technology

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Crop protection discovery company, MoA Technology Ltd, has secured over £6m of funding to develop its unique crop protection discovery platforms in a bid to avert the global herbicide resistance crisis. Charlotte Cunningham reports. It’s no secret that the overuse of a range of herbicides has led to increasing levels of weed resistance. The weeds are winning, and the the...

Deere Hints at Q4 Restructure, Added Focus on Precision Agriculture

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Written by David Frabotta

Deere, the giant maker of tractors and combines, plans to cut costs as U.S. farmers continue to grapple […]

The post Deere Hints at Q4 Restructure, Added Focus on Precision Agriculture appeared first on...

Red meat exports up 13% in half quarter of 2019

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Written by Rachel Martin

Exports of red meat and offal from the UK have enjoyed a strong start to the year with shipments surpassing 300,000t – up 13% on 2018.

According to the latest HMRC figures, more than £711 million worth of beef, lamb and pork products were shipped around the world in the first six months of the year.

However, compared to the 13% increase in volume, it’s only a rise of...

Natural England Chairman Tony Juniper at the Birdfair and Call for Evidence on the National Food Strategy

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Natural England Chairman Tony Juniper at the Birdfair and Call for Evidence on the National Food Strategy

Written by Defra Press Office

Tony Juniper at the Birdfair

[IMG alt="Tony Juniper, chairman of Natural England, standing on stage in front of a crowd in a tent at the Birdfair event at Rutland Water in...

260 acres, Belchamp Walter, Sudbury, Suffolk

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For Sale - £3,650,000


  • 5/6 double bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Swimming pool
  • 245 acres of farmland
  • Sporting rights
  • Only five miles from the popular market town of Sudbury
  • Double garage with converted office space
  • Secluded position with gardens overlooking farmland beyond
  • Includes Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements
  • Features 10.67acres of woodland
The property:
The Georgian style house, which is...

Situation Vacant Agricultural machinery sales person.

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Job vacancy, agricultural machinery sales person.


The Last Days of Wheat Harvest 2019

786.56 acres, Lot 2: The Bere Heath Estate, Bere Regis

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For Sale - Guide Price £3,700,000


  • Bare land suitable for livestock grazing and arable
  • Woodland let on a long lease to the Forestry Commission
  • 2 livestock farms let on Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) Tenancies
  • Range of modern and traditional farm buildings
  • Vacant farmhouse and buildings with development potential
A portfolio of land and farm investments, some with development potential, mainly on long term...

AHDB campaign makes strides in reversing falling dairy consumption

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Written by Rachel Martin

11% more young parents will buy dairy products according to research carried out after the second year of AHDB and Dairy UK’s marketing campaign.

The study also showed an 8% fall in the number of people cutting their dairy consumption, along with an 11% reduction in intentions to consume plant-based substitutes.

Targeting 20 to 35-year-old parents, the promotional...

Opinion: 5G Wireless Internet Service is Necessary to Meet Future Farming Demands

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Expanding wireless internet access in rural areas will continue to fuel the truly game-changing advances being made by […]

The post Opinion: 5G Wireless Internet Service is Necessary to Meet Future Farming Demands...

Welsh dairy co-op posts record sales of £52.9 million

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Written by Rachel Martin

Wales’s oldest dairy farming co-operative is celebrating record sales of £52.9 million.

The boost has allowed South Caernarfon Creameries to create 11 new jobs taking its total workforce to 130.

Based in Chwilog, near Pwllheli, the firm has expanded its product range, grown its customer base and recruited more Welsh farmers as supplying members.

The creamery, which is...

Government launches consultation on future of UK agri-food industry

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Written by Rachel Martin

British shoppers could be able to buy environmentally-friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s agri-food industry.

As one of the first steps, the Government is today (August 17), launching a call for evidence, giving everyone from consumers, farmers and food producers, to scientists and academics, an opportunity to shape how...

Situation Vacant Engineer/manager needed for Norfolk farming business

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We are looking for someone to come in and join the business, for general management and looking after the digester, the equipment we have built for the cheese (including the heating system, but mainly electrical, electronic and mechanical. Programming in ladder logic also required). There will be plenty of opportunities for engineering development on the farm, to improve our own operations as well as to develop marketable systems.

We have good arable and dairy staff, who can more or less be...

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