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  1. Agriland RSS

    Confidential helpline set up to support pig industry

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland A confidential, 24-hour helpline has been set up by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) to support workers affected by the current crisis in the British pig industry. The helpline will supplement the charity’s current system of support...
  2. AHDB Podcast RSS

    303: AHDB Beef & Lamb: How calving heifers at two years old can help to boost profits in the suckler herd

    303: AHDB Beef & Lamb: How calving heifers at two years old can help to boost profits in the suckler herd Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board The AHDB Maternal Matters campaign aims to highlight the connection between maternal performance and profitability in the suckler...
  3. Direct Driller Magazine

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

    Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming? Written by Pete Williams from The Soil Association A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs...
  4. C

    Agricultural Matters scares me so I'll ask it here...

    Wtf is plant based sausage?!?
  5. GOV.UK RSS

    Package of measures announced to support pig sector

    Package of measures announced to support pig sector Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread coverage of the announcement of a package of measures to support the pig industry. This was widely covered in national, regional and trade media, including The Times, The Financial...
  6. AHDB Podcast RSS

    302: Grain marketing with Ed Ussett

    302: Grain marketing with Ed Ussett Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this AHDB Food and Farming podcast we talk with Ed Ussett, a Grain Marketing Economist at the University of Minnesota, about all things grain marketing. Looking at what constitutes a “good price”...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    UK cattle vets to spearhead crucial antibiotic data collection

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Cattle vets are being called on to spearhead efforts to populate the new national Medicine Hub with farm antibiotic data. The call to action, made at the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) Congress this week (14-16 October) in Newport, South...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Levy holiday announced for English and Scottish pig producers

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Two meat levy bodies, in agreement with Ministers from Scotland and England, have today (Thursday, October 14) announced a pork levy holiday for November 2021. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) are...
  9. Bruce Almighty

    AHDB survey

    I had the survey call this morning (01904732249) Yes AHDB do some very good work . . . But I let them know my views about Red Tractor funding from AHDB etc Reign in Red Tractor or lose the vote. Don't miss the chance to tell them what you think
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Grain Market Outlook 2021

  11. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    WASDE tightens wheat

    Yesterday, the USDA released, amongst other reports, its latest global supply and demand estimates. The report tightened the outlook further for wheat, taking the stocks-to-use of the crop to 35.2%, [1]still the tightest point since 2015/16. Excluding China, stocks-to-use is at the tightest...
  12. H

    Biggest sham in history?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-58897151 2 cruise ships arriving in Glasgow to accommodate some of the 25000 delegates, experts and campaigners who will fly in from all over the world. Thousands of tons of fossile fuel getting burnt so that they can tell us how to live our...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    BBSRC and AHDB to fund research into helping farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have teamed up to invest £500,000 in UK agriculture to help the industry transition to more sustainable practices, and...
  14. Worsall

    Hope Everyone Is Ok?

    I went to the AHDB conference yesterday, and as I sat there, I was thinking how much Levy money was spent on Hotels/Meals and the conference itself. As I looked around the room of 80 or so people, you can spot a farmer a mile off, and I would be surprised if there were more than a dozen actual...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Agri-EPI appoints farming industry experts to its Board

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Agri-EPI has appointed three farming industry experts to its Board: Sarah Calcutt, Tom Hind and Allan Stevenson. Sarah Calcutt is a 6th generation farmer from the Weald of Kent. She returned to the family business in her mid-20s and has spent the...
  16. Poncherello1976

    The Economist

    Does anyone know about the ownership of this publication? This is not the first anti-meat article I have seen from them. I think there must be a hidden agenda. Is there a media regulator to complain to like the ASA?
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    The 3.5% Rule

    The “3.5% rule” refers to the claim that no government or organisation has withstood a challenge of this percentage of their population or membership mobilised against it during a peak event. This rule is based on an insight that political scientist Mark Lichbach developed in his 1995 book “The...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Shortage of lamb imports forecast for the UK Christmas period

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland UK lamb imports for the Christmas period look likely to be tight, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). This expected tightness in lamb supplies is partly due to the lack of New Zealand lamb being available, according...
  19. AHDB Podcast RSS

    301: Future Farming Resilience Fund

    301: Future Farming Resilience Fund Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this podcast AHDB’s Derek Carless and Peter Shallcross a dairy and arable farmer in the South of Wiltshire speak to John Bates about how levy payers can access free support to help decision making...
  20. Aspiring Peasants

    The positive thread

    Having flicked through the forum this morning I came away feeling quite negative. There is a lot of worry and uncertainty about and a lot of biased reporting by the supposedly neutral BBC. I have no quarrel with posters highlighting this information because it can't be ignored. However there...
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