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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...

Technical Debt in Digital Farming

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Written by Matt Hopkins

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Technical debt is like any form of debt. It originates from any action taken now that requires a […]

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McCormick tractor dealers will be out in force at the Midlands Machinery Show

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Written by John Swire

McCormick tractor dealers are mounting a concerted effort to catch the eye of farmers and contractors visiting this year’s Midlands Machinery Show at Newark on November 20/21.

No fewer than five dealerships supplying and supporting the red and silver machines are exhibiting, some for the first time, as the event continues to grow in popularity.

Among established dealers...

Research Briefing – Technology raises urea performance

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Written by cpm

Download PDF BASF has brought its formulation expertise to the fertiliser industry with a new product to stabilise urea fertilisers and reduce ammonia losses by up to 98%. CPM finds out how Limus works and reviews independent trials results and analysis from this harvest. Trials consistently show that Limus-treated urea works as reliably as AN. By Lucy de la Pasture Earlier this year...

Body condition score: Are your cows on track for drying off?

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Written by Agriland Team

With the drying-off period only around the corner, one of the key components of setting your cows up for next spring is having them at the correct body condition score (BCS) at drying off.

Ideally, cows should be at a target BCS of three at drying off – to allow for some of an increase before calving to, at most, reach a target BCS of 3.5.

The importance of...

How do we feed the world without destroying it? | Bob Geldof

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How do we feed the world without destroying it? | Bob Geldof

Written by Bob Geldof

An international summit next year will tackle the world’s most enduring crisis – hunger. Radical action is needed

Hunger is the most awful and profound expression of poverty. It exists in every country. It is something that most people can identify with on some perhaps primordial level. It is innate. The...

Ethofumesate key in overcoming high blackgrass dormancy

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Growers facing high blackgrass dormancy this season are being encouraged to extend the application of residual chemistry by using ethofumesate in post-emergence sprays, according to the latest advice from UPL. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Although pre-emergence chemistry plays a vital role in controlling blackgrass, due to a predicted extended emergence period, further...

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill reintroduced to the House of Commons

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Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill reintroduced to the House of Commons

Written by Defra Press Office

The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill has been reintroduced to the House of Commons this afternoon (Tuesday 15 October).

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Lower carcase weights are not an issue for Charolais users

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Written by John Swire

Major beef processor plans to reduce carcase weights from October are offering great opportunities for the Charolais breed as finishers look for adaptable and flexible animals that meet changing consumer demands.

The weight drop of between 20kgs and 40kgs per carcass depending on buyer, also brings with it new penalties for heavier beasts which, when coupled to a six-year...

95: Grain Market Outlook Conference 2019

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95: Grain Market Outlook Conference 2019

Written by AHDB

“As delegates gather in London for the annual Grain Market Outlook Conference today, David Eudall and Peter Collier of AHDB’s Market Intelligence sit down to review the latest market data.

David and Peter discuss global issues, with lower prices resulting from trade surpluses meaning plenty of export competition for cereals. Meanwhile...

Mussolini as farmer – archive, 15 October, 1928

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Mussolini as farmer – archive, 15 October, 1928

Written by From a correspondent

15 October, 1928: Encouraging Italy to be self-supporting, the Duce acknowledges farmers who have increased grain output



Rome, Sunday

In the Argentina Theatre at Rome this morning the Duce distributed prizes ranging from £20 to £200 to Italian farmers who had increased the grain output...

Suspended sentence for farmer sentenced on multiple animal welfare charges

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Written by Agriland Team

A farmer has been given a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to 18 charges relating to animal welfare and recording offences, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland.

William Ronald Armstrong, of Gorey Road, Cabragh, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, was sentenced today, Monday, October 14, at Dungannon...

Emma Howard Boyd and Tony Juniper visit farm tackling water pollution

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Emma Howard Boyd and Tony Juniper visit farm tackling water pollution

Written by Defra Press Office

Natural England chair Tony Juniper, farmer Paul Tompkins and Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd on a farm

(L-R): NE chair Tony Juniper, farmer Paul Tompkins and EA...

Introducing NZ Extreme 1250-1425

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Introducing NZ Extreme 1250-1425


New innovative design, Swedish quality steel, excellent field performance and great capacity. Introducing the all-new 12.5 to 14.25m wide heavy-duty tine harrow Väderstad NZ Extreme 1250-1425.

At Agritechnica 2019 Väderstad gives the farmers the...

NMiTE launches Lean Manufacturing CPD courses with Avara Foods

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Written by John Swire

NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering), aims to deliver a new age of engineering-related education, fulfilling every learner’s potential and, in turn, adding value to industry, community, society and economy, launches Lean Manufacturing CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses with Hereford based food manufacturer, Avara Foods as Anchor Partner.

Through...

Vacancies: Agri-sector jobs open for applications

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Written by Agriland Team

A number of exciting job opportunities are currently available in the agri-sector and related sectors that will be of interest to people across a wide range of skill sets.

Here are just a handful of them. For more information on these jobs and others, click here.

Technical support engineer

Fullwood Packo –...

Industry unites over no-deal tariffs threat

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Written by Jamie Day

Revised tariff schedules published ahead of a potential no-deal exit for the EU at the end of this month will leave UK farmers and growers exposed to cheaper imported products, warn industry leaders. The impact could be disastrous, especially in Northern Ireland. The NFU says the government’s removal of tariff safeguards for a number of […]

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Who should consider selective dry cow therapy and why?

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Written by Agriland Team

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rising and it is not just happening at farm level. AMR is linked to increased antibiotic use in both humans and animals and estimated to cause as many as 25,000 deaths in the EU each year. Consequently, selective dry cow therapy has become a hot topic for discussion, as of late.

Recently, AMR in humans is being linked to antibiotic use...

Potential to drill hybrid barley later offers help in rain-delayed autumn

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Cereal growers concerned about planting delays brought on by wet weather could drill winter hybrid barley 2-3 weeks later than a conventional winter barley variety in suitable conditions, according to the latest advice from Syngenta. Charlotte Cunningham reports. According to Syngenta marketing manager for hybrid barley, Mark Bullen, while the latest that growers may...

UK’s £3 billion agri-food exports celebrated at AHDB’s ‘British Meat Dinner’

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Written by Agriland Team

Every year, around £3 billion worth of red meat, potatoes, dairy and cereal and oilseeds products are exported around the world – and there are more opportunities to be had.

That’s according to AHDB’s international market development director Dr. Phil Hadley, who this week told more than 300 guests in Germany that work was ongoing to gain access to key export markets...

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