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    Low-carbon concrete flood defences to help Environment Agency hit net zero by 2030

    Low-carbon concrete flood defences to help Environment Agency hit net zero by 2030 Written by Defra Press Office The completed Hythe Ranges low-carbon concrete sea defence scheme, March 2021 There is coverage today of the Environment Agency’s roadmap to hit net zero as an organisation by...
  2. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Ruminant Health & Welfare identifies priority areas

    Ruminant Health & Welfare has announced four key areas it will be working on over the next two years to help improve cattle and sheep production in the UK. These are: Priority diseases and syndromes, high impact/low prevalence diseases, welfare opportunities and future farming systems. The...
  3. Ruminant Health & Welfare

    Further appointees to new Ruminant Health and Welfare Group announced

    Two further leadership appointments have been made to the newly formed UK-wide Ruminant Health and Welfare Group (RHWG): Caroline Slay in the role of secretary general, and Gwyn Jones as the new vice chair. They join Berwickshire farmer and qualified vet Nigel Miller, who was appointed chair on...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Cereals to host sustainable farming seminar

    Written by William Kellett There are many factors involved in sustainable agriculture and a special selection of seminars at the Cereals Event will explore how farmers can strengthen all the different pillars of sustainability. From financial and mental strength, to healthy soils and the...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Beef webinar series to explore sustainable production solutions

    Written by Rachel Martin A beef webinar series focusing on improving sustainability within Northern Ireland’s beef industry is set to start tonight (May 20). The series of four webinars is run jointly by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), College of Agriculture, Food and Rural...
  6. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
  7. Precision AG RSS

    Sustainability Is the Starting Point for a Much Bigger Conversation in Agriculture

    Written by Matt Hopkins Demonstrating the sector’s sustainability credentials on the factors that matter most to consumers is dependent on finding ways to work together better. The post Sustainability Is the Starting Point for a Much Bigger Conversation in Agriculture appeared first on...
  8. Agriland RSS

    How good are your calf rearing practices?

    Written by Agriland Team Ongoing Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) research is highlighting the opportunity for calf rearing practices within Northern Ireland’s dairy sector to be improved dramatically. A survey carried out as part of the institute’s OptiHouse project, is pointing...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Agricultural sustainability scientist Jude Capper appointed to Harper Adams professorship

    Written by Rachel Martin Eminent agricultural sustainability scientist Dr. Jude Capper has been appointed to a new professorship in sustainable beef at Harper Adams University. The role, which is sponsored by ABP, will see Capper lead the development of research and taught postgraduate...
  10. MX7

    Are supermarkets manipulating customers towards Veganism?

    I ask the above, as I have just read this weeks Waitrose Weekend magazine and it looks to me if nearly all the recipes are slanted towards vegan recipes. Chicken and lamb are mentioned in a few recipes but hardly any recipes include , beef or pork. Just to add we only shop at Waitrose...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Poots warns Climate Change Bill will do ‘more damage than good’

    Written by Rachel Martin The Climate Change Bill, which passed its second stage at Stormont on Monday (May 10), has the potential to do “more damage than good”, Northern Ireland’s Agriculture and Environment Minister has warned. Minister Poots accused the bill of setting “unachievable...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Innovation and leadership required for egg producers to fulfil carbon-cutting ambitions

    Written by John Swire Innovative solutions are required from the whole industry to help free range egg producers take further steps towards a more carbon-efficient future. A new report from the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has highlighted how farms can make...
  13. Agriland RSS

    New chair of HCC sets out priorities for the year ahead

    Written by William Kellett At her first board meeting as the new chair of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), Catherine Smith has laid out the levy board’s priorities for the new financial year. The meeting – held virtually due to Covid restrictions – welcomed two new Board members in...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Arla Foods aims to become carbon net zero by 2050

    Written by William Kellett European dairy giant Arla Foods has set an ambitious science-based climate target of reducing carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions by 30% in 2030, and has an ambition of becoming carbon net zero by 2050. With a strong focus on sustainability across the entire...
  15. Agriland RSS

    CAFRE investment will ensure NI remains ahead of the curve

    Written by Agriland Team Northern Ireland food and drink leaders have welcomed the announcement by Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots of a £75 million investment at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE). Michael Bell, executive director...
  16. Agriland RSS

    IMS discusses the role of social media within beef sector

    Written by Agriland Team Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson recently participated in an International Meat Secretariat (IMS) marketing and communication meeting, which focused on the use of social media in the beef sector. The global membership event provided the...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Dr. Jude Capper announced as the winner of the Sir John Hammond Award for 2021

    Written by William Kellett The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is delighted to announce that Dr. Jude Capper is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Sir John Hammond award, which was relaunched earlier this year in collaboration with the British Cattle Breeders Club (BCBC). Dr...
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    Large grain merchant gone under.

    Anyone else hearing this in scotland?
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    IS GREEN RENEWABLE ENERGY A CON?

    a good article in the sunday times business section about the drax powerstation, the article said that it imports wood chip from lousiana usa to burn in the powerstation to create electricity and gets nearly £900 million a year in subsities from the govt how the hell does all that make sense ...
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