Charles O'Donnell

Summer barbecuing increased burger and banger sales by 35%
Summer barbecuing increased burger and banger sales by 35%

The hot summer, and England’s impressive showing at the World Cup, are being cited as causes for a large increase...

NFUS calls on Westminster and Holyrood to end spat and resolve differences
NFUS calls on Westminster and Holyrood to end spat and resolve differences

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has called on London and Edinburgh to “work constructively” and end the differences over...

‘Craft beef’ on the menu for new London company
‘Craft beef’ on the menu for new London company

A London-based company is seeking to revolutionise the UK meat market by delivering what it proclaims to be ‘carbon negative...

Farmers urged to improve soil quality now in advance of spring
Farmers urged to improve soil quality now in advance of spring

A major supplier of agricultural products is urging farmers to improve soil quality now, in order to reap the benefits...

ABP named Food Manufacturing Company of the Year
ABP named Food Manufacturing Company of the Year

Meat processor ABP has been named UK Food Manufacturing Company of the Year at the 2018 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards...

EU PiG Grand Prix now open for applications
EU PiG Grand Prix now open for applications

The 2019 European Pig Innovation (EU PiG) Grand Prix is now open for entries, and all pig producers across the...

Calls for Treasury to make bridging payments a part of the BPS
Calls for Treasury to make bridging payments a part of the BPS

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has called on the Treasury to make annual January bridging payments for the...

AFBI scientist wins Belfast Ambassador Award
AFBI scientist wins Belfast Ambassador Award

A leading scientist from the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) was recognised at this week’s 2018 Belfast Ambassador Award for...

Countryside Alliance aims to tackle hare poaching
Countryside Alliance aims to tackle hare poaching

More needs to be done to tackle the growing issue of hare poaching – or coursing – according to the...

‘AHDB must give farmers value for money’ – CLA
‘AHDB must give farmers value for money’ – CLA

The roles and activities of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) need to be reviewed, according to the Country...

Dairy exporters heading for leading food and drink fair in China
Dairy exporters heading for leading food and drink fair in China

Dairy exporters will be travelling to China later this month, in a UK delegation led by the Agriculture and Horticulture...

World War I: Tributes to those who farmed to feed the country
World War I: Tributes to those who farmed to feed the country

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has paid tribute to the ‘key role’ of those who worked to...

Welsh sausage crowned ‘Champion of Champions’
Welsh sausage crowned ‘Champion of Champions’

A butcher shop in Wales has had its own sausage creation named the ‘Champion of Champions’ at the Butcher Shop...

Defra seeks ‘environmentally-sound’ farming in new strategy
Defra seeks ‘environmentally-sound’ farming in new strategy

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has set down a new environmental strategy, in which it outlines...

Farm succession the focus at Borders Monitor farm meeting
Farm succession the focus at Borders Monitor farm meeting

Farm succession will come into focus at the next meeting of the Borders Monitor farm, where the importance of planning...

Vaccination for ewes required to prevent orf – MSD
Vaccination for ewes required to prevent orf – MSD

MSD Animal Health has said that it’s “impossible” to prevent the spread of orf without vaccinating both ewes and lambs....

Major Brexit conference scheduled in Wales
Major Brexit conference scheduled in Wales

Farmers, processors, retailers and politicians will gather in Wales next week to discuss Brexit and the possibility of the UK...

Norwich-based professor wins prestigious farming lecture award
Norwich-based professor wins prestigious farming lecture award

A Professor at Norwich Business School has won the 2020 Nuffield Farming Lecture Award, which will see him address the...