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Creamy, untreated and in a glass bottle: Britain gets a taste for old-fashioned milk

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Creamy, untreated and in a glass bottle: Britain gets a taste for old-fashioned milk

Written by Freya Herring

Dairy farmers cash in on a growing trend to replace both homogenisation and plastic with a revival of the traditional ways
“When the milk price crashed five years ago, we were in a bad...

Latest IRONCLAD trials providing excellent results!

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Latest IRONCLAD trials providing excellent results!

Since the launch of Ironclad at Cereals earlier this year, the feedback from famers has been excellent. The latest efficacy trials, conducted by i2L Researchnear Newcastle, has provided further robust data against current market standards.

Caged arena trials assessed the level of crop...

£2m fund opens to help flood-affected farmers

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£2m fund opens to help flood-affected farmers

Written by Defra Press Office

Flood water running through the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park


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89: Reducing the risk of pneumonia in youngstock

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89: Reducing the risk of pneumonia in youngstock

Written by AHDB

Sarah Pick, Knowledge Exchange Manager for AHDB, speaks to Nick Gibbon of Belmont Farm and Equine Vets about calf rearing and how to offset the risk of pneumonia. Nick facilitates a discussion group funded by AHDB, consisting of seven meadow quality calf rearers who have been collecting data over the past 18 months on the calf’s...

Calls for public money to be spent on public goods

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Calls for public money to be spent on public goods

Written by Defra Press Office

Green and verdant landscape

A green and verdant landscape

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Data-linked field boundaries open new opportunities for agri-food sector

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

UK agri-tech centre, Agrimetrics, have used satellite imagery and cutting-edge AI to map all 2.8 million UK field boundaries. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The lack of accurate field boundaries has been a pain point for the agri-food sector since the Rural Payments Agency stopped making these publicly available. To solve this, one of four agri-tech centres that make up...

Comfortable power in a compact package

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Written by John Swire

John Deere has developed a completely new 6M Series tractor range, with higher standards of comfort, performance, manoeuvrability and visibility.

These replace the previous 6M, 6MC and 6RC Series and include four new four-cylinder models from 90 to 120hp, featuring a 2.4m wheelbase. This is a more compact 6M Series tractor than John Deere has offered before, with the low...

Easy-to-use packaging makes chemical handling safer, quicker and more convenient

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ADAMA has announced the launch of a new range of easy-to-use packaging for its portfolio of herbicide, fungicide and insecticide products. Featuring design elements which are the result of feedback from farmers and sprayer operators, the new containers make it easier, quicker and safer to use ADAMA’s range of crop protection products.

The new 5-litre containers feature a standard 63mm diameter pouring neck which is now sealed with a...

Farming is Changing Leaflet

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Farming is Changing Leaflet

A new leaflet has been published, covering all of Defra’s agricultural policy decisions to date.

The Farming is Changing leaflet is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the changes that will follow after Brexit. These changes include: phasing out Direct Payments, delinking them from the requirement to farm the land, and...

Variety choice decides agronomy spend

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Variety choice decides agronomy spend

03.09.19

After what has been a difficult year, the importance growers attach to a variety’s disease resistance is likely to increase even further. For many, the ability of a variety to resist disease has overtaken yield as the deciding factor when choosing what to sow.

KWS Siskin is a prime example. Its...

87: Top tip(ple)s: growing malting barley for beer and whisky

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87: Top tip(ple)s: growing malting barley for beer and whisky

Written by AHDB

With the vast majority of spring barley now safely in storage, this episode we're looking at opportunities and challenges for growing malting barley in the UK. How can you get the most out of your crop? Where might you be able to get a commercial advantage? What new varieties are coming up?

We hear from:
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The start of Von der Leyen’s Commission Presidency

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The start of Von der Leyen’s Commission Presidency

Written by Alan Matthews

Ursula von der Leyen, then the German Minister for Defence, emerged as the surprise choice of the European Council leaders at their meeting on 21 June 2019 following its inability to agree on any of the Spitzenkandidaten. After an amazingly short period to read herself into the brief, she presented her...

NOAH response to Government publication on no deal planning assumptions

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Written by John Swire

The majority of veterinary medicines used in the UK (including the ingredients and components needed to make them) are either produced in or enter via the EU.

Our industry has been working closely with regulators, and has responded very well to concerns about supply, with detailed planning measures for all EU Exit scenarios including no deal.

These plans have involved...

Here are the top jobs available in the agri-sector at the moment

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Written by Agriland Team

A number of interesting and challenging jobs are available in the agriculture sector at the moment, across a range of interests, skills, locations and organisations.

Here, AgriLand previews just some of them. To find out more about these positions and others, visit AgriRecruit.

Teagasc

Teagasc has a...

Route to zero farm emissions by 2040

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Written by Jamie Day

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has set out its plans for achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rom British Agriculture by 2040 – a decade ahead of the government’s ambition for the whole UK economy. NFU president Minette Batters first announced the net zero by 2040 goal at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference in […]

The post...

Yellowhammer: No-deal warning over veterinary medicines and food supplies

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Written by Rachel Martin

Cross-Channel imports to the UK could face “significant disruption lasting up to six months” with the potential to cause shortages of human and animal medicines and supplies, according to secret Government No-deal planning papers.

The Government was forced to publish documents from Operation Yellowhammer, its No-deal contingency planning paper earlier this week.

It...

High output feeder bedder on show at UK Dairy Day

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High output feeder bedder on show at UK Dairy Day

KUHN Farm Machinery displayed a 15m3 capacity trailed feeder and straw bedding machine at UK Dairy Day, highlighting its extra-wide 2.53 metre body and ability to handle at one time as many as four 1.30 x 1.20 x 2.70 metre rectangular bales or three round bales up to 2.00 metres in diameter.

The Primor...

Response to Jeremy Paxman’s claims about Defra and littering and badger control licenses announced

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Response to Jeremy Paxman’s claims about Defra and littering and badger control licenses announced

Written by Defra Press Office

A group of people taking part in a litter pick.


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New Pioneer Rapid React maize inoculant allows silage to be fed one week after harvest

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New Pioneer Rapid React maize inoculant allows silage to be fed one week after harvest


Pioneer is launching a new, faster-acting inoculant for use on maize silage in time for the 2019 harvest.

Pioneer Brand 11C33 Rapid React (RR) contains an additional patented strain of next-generation Lactobacillus buchneri, which speeds up the establishment of aerobic...

Animal feed additive firm opens new £1 million UK bottling plant

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Written by Rachel Martin

UK natural animal feed additives manufacturer Anpario plc. has announced the opening of its new £1 million, fully automated, bottling plant at its Manton Wood facility in Nottinghamshire.

The new plant will enable the firm to produce its liquid products with greater flexibility in production, allowing Anpario to respond to customer demands more efficiently, whilst...

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