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‘Farmvention’ brings farming to the classroom

‘Farmvention’ brings farming to the classroom

The National Farmers’ Unions’s (NFU) ‘Farmvention’ competition, which aims to encourage primary school students to design and create their own...

Agri-tech entrepreneurs revealed for 2018 world Summit

Agri-tech entrepreneurs revealed for 2018 world Summit

The upcoming World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit has revealed its line-up of international entrepreneurs selected to showcase their new technologies and...

Scottish farmers urged to take advantage of loan schemes

Scottish farmers urged to take advantage of loan schemes

National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland is urging Scotland’s farmers and crofters to take advantage of Government loan schemes for a vital...

The search is on for the ‘Scotch Lamb Butcher of the Year’

The search is on for the ‘Scotch Lamb Butcher of the Year’

The search is on to find a top butcher with the skills and passion worthy of being crowned the “Scotch...

Maximising lamb production from grass based systems

Maximising lamb production from grass based systems

Making the most of grass will be the key topic of discussion at the AgriSearch ‘Flock health and grassland walks’...

Which English area is ‘top of the flocks?’

Which English area is ‘top of the flocks?’

More than 15 million sheep graze the English countryside and as Love Lamb Week begins, data has revealed the top...

Countryside Alliance reveals its 5-point post-Brexit aims

Countryside Alliance reveals its 5-point post-Brexit aims

The Countryside Alliance has outlined what it believes should be the key aspects in a new British agricultural policy to...

Industry call for consumers to make Scotch Lamb the ‘natural choice’ for midweek meals

Industry call for consumers to make Scotch Lamb the ‘natural choice’ for midweek meals

An industry-led lamb campaign is challenging consumers to reinvent their midweek meals and let Scottish lamb take pride of place...

UK flour trade likely to be hit even in event of an EU trade deal

UK flour trade likely to be hit even in event of an EU trade deal

A new report published by the Agriculture Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) scrutinises the future of the UK milling and malting...

Farmer urges others to ‘take heed’ when mixing slurry

Farmer urges others to ‘take heed’ when mixing slurry

One Argyll farmer has attempted to highlight the dangers of the extremely poisonous ‘silent killer’ that is hydrogen sulphide. A video...

Farmers fined over £2,000 for pollution to waterway

Farmers fined over £2,000 for pollution to waterway

Three Coleraine farmers were convicted at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Friday (September 7) for causing two separate discharges of silage...

Scottish farmers urged to ‘make safety a priority’

Scottish farmers urged to ‘make safety a priority’

Farm Safety Partnership Scotland (FSPS) turns its focus on Scotland’s farm safety record which continues to be one of the poorest...

Farmers urged consider succession planning now

Farmers urged consider succession planning now

The North Ayrshire Monitor farm meeting taking place on September 12 will focus on the important but sometimes sensitive subject...

Farmers urged to get behind scotch lamb campaign

Farmers urged to get behind scotch lamb campaign

Farmers attending this week’s sheep sales at United Auctions Stirling will have the opportunity to support the Love Lamb Week...

AHDB needs to ‘demonstrate value’ to whole industry

AHDB needs to ‘demonstrate value’ to whole industry

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) needs to demonstrate its value to the whole of the UK’s agriculture industry,...

From living in a yurt to producing the ‘creme de la creme’ of British beef

From living in a yurt to producing the ‘creme de la creme’ of British beef

A young South Cumbria couple who kick-started their farming career by crowdfunding while living in a yurt has gone on...

ABP raises £10,000 for union’s air ambulance centenary charity appeal

ABP raises £10,000 for union’s air ambulance centenary charity appeal

One of Northern Ireland’s leading beef and lamb processors, ABP, has raised an “impressive” £10,000 for Air Ambulance NI. The meat...

First fruit-picking robots could be ready in 5 months

First fruit-picking robots could be ready in 5 months

Robotics experts at the University of Essex design fruit-picking robots in an attempt to tackle a loss in seasonal migrant...