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    Morrisons to launch carbon neutral eggs in 2022

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Morrisons will reduce the use of soya feed at 10 of its free range egg farms as it works towards becoming the first supermarket to launch own-brand carbon neutral eggs in 2022. New Better Origin insect ‘mini farms’ will be introduced onto the UK egg...
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    New Holland supports energy independence with Italian partnership

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The idea of farms being independent of the established energy distribution infrastructure is hardly new. It was only with the coming of the combustion engine and the electricity grid that farmers become reliant upon external inputs to any great degree...
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    Great Britain milking herd sees further decline

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Great Britain’s milking herd totalled 1.67 million head as of October 1, 2021, a decrease of 1.7% compared to October 2020, according to recent analysis by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). In October 2020, Great Britain’s...
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    Pembrokeshire farmer wins FUW special dairy award

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The 2021 Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) award for a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the Welsh dairy industry was presented to Pembrokeshire farmer Dai Miles yesterday (Monday, November 29). Miles is known for his significant...
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    8 new attachés appointed to boost food/drink exports

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The government will add eight new agri-food and drink attachés in priority markets as part of its plan to boost exports, unlock trade barriers and open new opportunities for UK produce, it has been announced today (Tuesday, November 30). An attaché is a...
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    Scottish gov invest £550,000 in pest management solution

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Scottish government has invested £550,000 into a small device that aims to act as a solution to pest management in forestry across the UK and globally. The device counts weevils and notifies foresters when the weevil population gets to critical...
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    A quarter of infectious calf scour cases likely to be caused by a mix of disease organisms

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland New diagnostic data from MSD Animal Health suggests nearly a quarter of infectious calf scour cases are likely to have been caused by a mix of disease organisms widespread in the UK farming environment. Last winter the company was able to monitor scour...
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    Merits of meat in a diet outlined in lecture to livestock sector

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The critical role of meat in the diet was the subject of a recent public lecture for representatives from the UK and Irish livestock sectors. The inaugural ‘City Meat Lecture’, hosted by the Worshipful Company of Butchers, was addressed by Prof...
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    AgriSearch to present research on low carbon farming at RUAS Winter Fair

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Research results of relevance to producers will be displayed and discussed at the AgriSearch stand at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair at the Eikon Complex, Balmoral Park on Thursday, December 9. The theme of this year’s joint AgriSearch and Agri-Food and...
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    Three AgriScot farming finalists announced

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The three finalists for the AgriScot Business Skills Competition have been announced. The Business Skills competition is designed to encourage young people aged 18-25 to develop their farm and business management skills. The winner will be presented...
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    Deutz AG reports big growth in small engines

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland In its latest quarterly statement, the engine manufacturer, Deutz AG, has reported an increase in new orders of 56.5% to €485.2 million. This is on the back of continued strong demand in all of the main market segments. While sales of individual...
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    Farmers count the cost of Storm Arwen

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Farmers and crofters across many parts of Scotland are counting the cost of Storm Arwen that hit last weekend. One casualty of the weather is the North East rural crime event scheduled to be at Gray Farms, Portsoy, on Wednesday, December 1. The event...
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    Agriland Media makes new editorial appointments

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Digital agri-publisher, Agriland Media is continuing to expand its team with the announcement of two new editorial appointments. Aisling O’Brien has joined the team as a senior news journalist, while Rubina Freiberg has joined the company as a news...
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    Environment Agency progressing plans to protect Worcestershire village from flooding

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Environment Agency is progressing plans to deliver a permanent flood protection scheme for the historical Worcestershire village of Severn Stoke. The £1.8 million flood mitigation embankment scheme will provide protection from the devastating impact...
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    Nominations open for BVA junior vice-president

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Nominations have opened for the 2022/23 junior vice-president role at the British Veterinary Association (BVA), with BVA veterinary surgeon members being invited to nominate themselves for the role. The officer position is open to BVA members who...
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    Ram management after breeding

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland With the breeding season at an end for the majority of mid-season lambing flocks, it’s important to not neglect rams, even though the main focus on sheep farms will be on the ewes over the coming months. Over a six-week breeding season, rams can lose up...
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    Opportunity returns for young sheep farmers to join NSA development programme

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The National Sheep Association (NSA) is starting its search for the next group of Next Generation Ambassadors to join its development programme, becoming part of a scheme supporting the future of the UK sheep sector through young people. The NSA Next...
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    Springhill Texel flock to be sold at Beatties

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland John Foster’s Springhill Texel flock has joined forces with Milestonehill (Murray Annett) and Dynawhyte (Nathan Armstrong) for their forthcoming Female Sale set to take place at Beatties Pedigree Centre, Friday December 3 at 7:00p.m. The Springhill...
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    Strong price increase recorded for October milk supplies

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland New figures released by the UK government shows that the UK average farm-gate milk price for October 2021 is 32.55p/l. This represents a 3.1% (0.98p/l) increase on September 2021 and a 8.5% increase on the same month last year. Butterfat is up 3.6% on...
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    Inaugural Genetic Gems sale sees top price of €9,000

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The inaugural ‘Genetic Gems‘ sale of select Hereford females took place at GVM Tullamore, on Saturday, November 20. According to a statement from the Hereford society, the sale saw huge interest with attendees from across Ireland and many buyers...
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