1. Agriland RSS

    DSM and Thai company to measure sustainability of animal farming

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Global science-based company, Royal DSM and CPF (Thailand) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an aim to measure and improve the environmental footprint and sustainability of animal protein production. This will be done through the use of...
  2. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Support for rapeseed from tight soyabean global balance

    After the USDA world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released last week, the global soyabean balance looks very tight. This tight picture can be expected to support the wider oilseed complex, including rapeseed prices, this season. Soyabean consumption ahead of production for...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Eventful year for beef and lamb in Northern Ireland – LMC

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The last year has seen major changes made to the political, economic and legislative landscape within which beef and lamb in Northern Ireland operate, as both farming and food sectors. Brexit is now a reality and with it has come the additional...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    NFU Scotland urges Government to stop pork imports from countries with confirmed African Swine Fever cases

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business NFU Scotland has written to the UK Government calling for immediate action to stop imports of pork from entering the UK from EU countries with confirmed cases of African Swine Fever (ASF). The disease, which has a mortality rate of up to 100% and has no...
  5. Agriland RSS

    NFU Scotland calls for immediate halt to pork imports

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The National Famers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has written to the UK government calling for immediate action to stop imports of pork into the UK from EU countries with confirmed cases of African Swine Fever (ASF). Writing the Secretary of State for...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Changes to zinc use in pig feed discussed at seminars

    Written by Breifne O'Brien from Agriland “There will be challenges but also great opportunities in the coming months for Irish pig farmers, given the upcoming changes in EU legislation surrounding zinc oxide (ZnO) use in pig feed, but farmers need to act now.” These were the closing remarks...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Former UK Chief Veterinary Officer wins David Black award for 2021

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Prof. Jim Scudamore has been awarded the David Black Award 2021 in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the pig industry over the past 20 years. The prestigious award was presented by the Lord Benyon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at...
  8. The Agrarian

    Strain B1.1.529

    Thought I'd make a start on what could be big news, depending on current spread and whether it evades vaccine immunity. Thoughts and information here please...
  9. Pan mixer

    Cull Boar and sow prices

    I booked some into the main place in the country that takes these today. Fortunately it is not too far away. Three weeks ahead price; Boars 5p per kg, sows 15p. I may unbook them.
  10. D

    Red tractor traceability.

    Now a thought has occurred to me. We currently are rt assured for cereals and beef. Therefore following the red tractor strapline that it’s traceable would it be reasonable to ask them to trace all the commodities I sell and make sure they are been sold to the consumer as red tractor assured...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Disruptions to animal protein industries will continue but growth opportunities will emerge says Rabobank

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business Global meat producers face a leadership test as the disruptions affecting food markets pose challenges but also bring opportunities to drive long-term growth, according to Rabobank’s latest annual Global Animal Protein Outlook. The report, which which...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Rabobank: Markets expected to settle in 2022, but drivers of recent change remain

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland While it is expected that markets will settle somewhat in 2022, many drivers of recent change will remain, according to Rabobank. Global meat producers face a leadership test as the disruptions affecting food markets pose challenges but also bring...
  13. D

    Food shortage in China

    Bad news for the Chinese Which is bad news for us all. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/02/economy/china-food-supply-covid-vegetables-intl-hnk/index.html
  14. Chae1

    Food shortages being kept quiet?

    Has the media been told to stop reporting food shortages? Has anyone else noticed a shortage of food items in restaurants and shops recently? Maybe its just me being stupid. Not essential by any means! But shortages I have noticed and on my mind are walkers ready salted crisps and diet...
  15. kiwi pom

    NZ - UK trade deal.

    Will it make much difference?
  16. Kevtherev

    Agriculture as we know it

    Reading media reports and Facebook posts about tree planting and alternatives to meat on a daily basis. Vegan and save the earth types gathering huge momentum as every week goes on. Are we facing what can only be described as a farming endangerment? Could we as a switched on farming group on...
  17. C


    13 PROBLEMS WITH PORK 1) A pig is a real garbage gut. It will eat anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables. They will even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals. 2) The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge...
  18. Sonoftheheir

    100,000 pigs to be destroyed

    A Couple of weeks ago the news was reporting that up to 100,000 Pigs would have to be destroyed due to foreign labour shortage. Has it happened yet?
  19. Farm Business RSS

    Anpario maintains sales and profit levels in first half of year

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Anpario plc the independent manufacturer of natural sustainable animal feed additives for animal health, nutrition and biosecurity has announced its results for the six months to 30 June 2021. Sales revenue at actual exchange rates was down just 1...
  20. B

    4 day week

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-58403087 Scotland proposes 4 day week Thank goodness for that, who’s going to explain to the livestock, could be more than a few unhappy milking cows around.