1. Agriland RSS

    New collaboration to establish low carbon milk

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Agolin SA, a Swiss based company which develops and markets feed additives, has joined forces with global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut and Gold Standard (GS), a leading carbon reduction project development provider, to establish a way in which dairy...
  2. Agriland RSS

    UN food summit: 50 winners of ‘Good Food for All’ contest announced

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland 50 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world have been announced as the ‘Best Small Businesses’ of the ‘Good Food for All ‘ competition, held in conjunction with the UN Food Systems Summit. Selected from nearly 2,000 applications from...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    National Food Strategy Plan – innovation and healthy animals support improved sustainability of food supply, says NOAH

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The animal health industry recognises the importance of a strategic approach to food in the UK. We welcome the value placed on innovation in the new National Food Strategy Plan and are ready to support efforts to produce food from livestock more...
  4. Brisel

    Software model for nutrient flows on and off the farm

    Does such a programme exist here yet? I’m after something that I can input bought in nutrients, carbon sequestration in soil organic matter, grassland, hedges and trees then work out what leaves the farm as grain, straw, meat, milk etc as well as an attempt at NPK leaching etc. The NZ...
  5. S

    Is the answer to UK livestock sustainability

    Insect protein? To replace soya?
  6. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – Sustainable solutions

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF As COVID restrictions continue to limit travel, John Deere recently held its first ‘Sustainability Day’ – livestreamed from Mannheim – to discuss how technology could play a key role in the future of sustainable farming. CPM joined the launch from...
  7. BSPB News

    Joint National Food Strategy response from crop genetics breeding companies

    Take action to harness the unique contribution of plant genetic innovation, Government urged Responding to last week’s National Food Strategy, leading players along the length of the UK’s crop improvement pipeline, from fundamental and applied genetic science to commercial plant breeding, have...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Red Tractor announces new standards across its schemes

    Written by Alistair Driver from Farm Business Red Tractor has outlined new standards across its six schemes, following widespread consultation with industry. Version 5 of the farm standards will come into effect from November 1, with the complete standards for each sector being made available...
  9. Agriland RSS

    FBIS Tier 2 to change to 2-step process for tranche 2

    Written by Rachel Martin from Agriland The application process for Northern Ireland’s Tier 2 grant has been changed to a two-part process after planning issues hampered many of the projects backed by the first tranche. In some cases, farmers said they had spent tens of thousands on the...
  10. Agriland RSS

    ‘Food and drink manufacturers are close to breaking point’ – FDF

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has warned that consumers will inevitably face higher food and drink prices if manufacturers are forced to absorb the cost of proposed government policies during the next few years. In the report, entitled ‘Eating...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Cash flow crisis unfolding for farmers in Northern Ireland

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Despite the record beef prices and exceptionally good returns now available for all other commodities, it seems that significant cash flow challenges are now developing on many farms across Northern Ireland (NI). According to a leading accountant...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Keep quality as Wales’ watchword – HCC

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Quality is the watchword of Welsh farming and we must guard against importing lower farming standards as the UK opens up its trade to the rest of the world, the chair of Hybu CigCymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) told stakeholders attending the virtual...
  13. bobk

    The world watches Boris's bold gamble

    Clearly the PM doesn't want to vaccinate kids , therefore taking a chance to develop some herd immunity in the quiet months before the winter virus situation hits our shores Well worth it imo ?
  14. thesilentone

    When is the time to confront the elephant in the room ?

    Our action to negate or slow global warming is clearly not going fast enough. I don't point the finger at the UK exclusively, we are far from the worst offenders, however in general, are we doing enough ? Looking at Agriculture alone, currently social media is full of pictures of tractors...
  15. Agriland RSS

    First Milk net profits up 24% in the last 12 months

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland First Milk has published its annual report and accounts for the year ending March 31, 2021, and have reported “strong financial results” despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Key highlights include: Group turnover up 6% to £299.5 million...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Meat intake must be reduced – National Food Strategy

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland The publication of the National Food Strategy today (July 15) has recommended that the consumption of meat needs to be cut by 30% by 2030, in order to meet both environmental and health targets. Other changes recommended in the report include the...
  17. Agriland RSS

    National Food Strategy serves as a ‘wake-up call for us all’ – Batters

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has said that the National Food Strategy should act as “a wake-up call for us all that we need to value the food we eat”. The report which was published today (July 15) sets out recommendations for...
  18. D


    There you go. The nice Mr Dimbleby has set out how you need to stop your cows destroying the planet. Bring them indoors and fit methane capturing masks. Well done to the NFU. Top job you have done there in explaining why cows are part of the solution not part of the problem. Methane...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    National Food Strategy: the industry responds

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy, which will advise the government ahead of its White Paper on the issue, has encouraged an industry wide response. NFU President Minette Batters said: “This food strategy should act as a wake-up call for us all...
  20. Steevo

    Future Farming Resilience Fund - more jobs for consultants?

    Seems like DEFRA are planning to make funds available for consultants to advise farmers (yet again!) on how to survive post direct payments. Am I cynical in thinking it's more like a gravy train for consultants...