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  1. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    EU suggests the concern may be quality, not quantity

    In recent weeks, parts of Europe have seen heavy rainfall causing floods. Despite this, EU yield forecasts remain above the 5-year average according to the latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report. In some cases, the report on Monday increased forecasted grain yields. Much of western Europe...
  2. Agriland RSS

    GLBG calls for research support for the horticulture industry

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Growers’ Better Levy Group (GBLG) is calling for Defra to support a grower managed research agency run by growers following the ballot on the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) statutory levy for horticulture and potato growers...
  3. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will UK protein premiums grow?

    With the UK barley harvest progressing well, it won’t be long before attention starts to turn to the winter wheat crop. Until the crop is cut, there is a wide degree of uncertainty over quality. This year, arguably more than others, concerns about quality are also being fuelled by external...
  4. Agriland RSS

    2 Welsh farms join major research project

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Two Welsh farms have joined the third phase of a major agricultural research project designed to help sheep farmers to achieve the best breeding performance from their flocks. Both farms have an interest in data collection and flock performance recording...
  5. Agriland RSS

    National Farm Management conference set to return in November

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The National Farm Management conference is back for another year, with an exciting new theme focusing on the future of agricultural management. The conference, titled ‘Agriculture 2028 – transitioning to life beyond direct payments’, welcomes both...
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    Biostimulant Seed Treatments

    Hello all, Now this may be a cat among the pigeons post but looking ahead and having used SP seed dressings for many years now for our seed treatments for wheat and following on from discussions with the agronomist and Soil chap I wondered whether anyone has used and seen any noticeable benefit...
  7. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Harvest 2022 gross margins – is rapeseed going to make a comeback?

    As 2021/22 harvest begins, many growers are making, or have already made, cropping decisions for 2022/23. In February, James produced the first gross margins calculations for harvest 2022. Today, we are releasing updated figures. With considerably more trade on the Nov-22 UK feed wheat and...
  8. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Supply picture still uncertain despite global harvests advancing

    Global grain harvests are slowly gaining momentum and starting to realise the 2021/22 crops. But, there’s still little clarity on total global supplies for this season. Harvests are behind usual in top European exporters, due to wet weather and quality is looking variable. With the issues in...
  9. AHDB Podcast RSS

    290: AHDB Beef & Lamb: A look towards autumn grazing

    290: AHDB Beef & Lamb: A look towards autumn grazing Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board In this episode of the Food & Farming podcast, Nic Renison talks to Colina Humphrey, sheep farmer and self-confessed grass addict! They talk about about Colina’s passion for farming...
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    Revystar Experience

    We have used Revystar on Spring Barley at "paint brush" for ramularia and it is disappointing. We used Adexar type (old stock) as a T2 on wheat and I thought we had too much septoria. My independent agronomist brought some plants from a neighbour who had used Revystar (same variety) and it was...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Women in Dairy Conference to focus on the art of communication

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The RABDF’s annual Women in Dairy Conference will take place virtually, on Wednesday 22 September, for the second year running as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. The day is principally sponsored by HSBC, and speaker sessions will focus on the art of...
  12. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Will Chinese maize support feature for a consecutive season?

    In the last twelve months, maize markets (Chicago - nearby) have undergone quite a change. From August Chicago maize futures (nearby) climbed 151% to briefly peak at the $7.70/bsl mark ($304.2/t) in May 2021. As we know Chinese purchases have supported the gains. But, if we look forward a couple...
  13. Agriland RSS

    AHDB set to cut costs by £7.8 million

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) will make £7.8 million of reductions from its annual staff and overheads budget of £29 million as part of plans to reduce operational costs and improve efficiency over the next two years...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Global meat production to rise 13% by 2030

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business Global meat production is projected to continue growing by 13% over the coming decade, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook to 2030. The overall increase is led by poultry production, which is set to rise by 17% by 2030, due to...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Producer organisations set to provide ‘funding relief’ for growers – NFU

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The short-term transition of producer organisation funding by Defra provides welcome relief for growers and avoids a funding gap that could have had a significant impact on horticultural businesses, according to National Farmers’ Union (NFU) horticulture...
  16. AHDB Podcast RSS

    289: Partnership is key to an education in food & farming

    289: Partnership is key to an education in food & farming Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Welcome to AHDBs Food & Farming podcast. No one would argue a good education provides young people with a great start in life and as the years tick by it’s not unusual for...
  17. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Bullish news limiting harvest pressure

    Seasonally, we’d expect to see an element of price pressure as Northern Hemisphere wheat harvests start, but currently we are experiencing quite the opposite. Over the last fortnight, nearby Paris wheat futures and Chicago wheat futures have gained 6.9% and 12.5%, respectively. This rallying...
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    Shepherds pay?

    I may have to employ a full time shepherd soonish and was wondering what’s the going rate atm. house with job, needs own good dogs, 6 day week. I think they are usually underpaid?
  19. Agriland RSS

    Eid boosts lamb prices in the UK

    Written by Michael Geary from Agriland Demand coming from the Eid al-Adha festival helped to boost both liveweight and deadweight lamb prices in the UK last week. During the week ending July 14, the Great Britain (GB) new season lamb (NSL) standard quality quotation (SQQ) was 251.21p/kg – up...
  20. AHDB Podcast RSS

    288: Training and development: cost or asset?

    288: Training and development: cost or asset? Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board This week’s guest is Richard Longthorp. Richard is a cereals and pig farmer from Yorkshire and employees 20 people across his business. In this episode, we delve into the topic of training...
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