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AHDB board positions open to NI applicants

AHDB board positions open to NI applicants

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is currently seeking applications for two new members to join its main board,...

February 6, 2018

The future of arable: Can we compete with £60/t?

The future of arable: Can we compete with £60/t?

With a push towards lower subsidies, no likely advances towards GM and foreign competition on the cards – growers in...

January 13, 2018

How more than 100 Scottish farmers pooled together for fairer prices

How more than 100 Scottish farmers pooled together for fairer prices

A group of farmers in Scotland, who banded together to negotiate the first post Milk Marketing Board milk price contract,...

January 7, 2018

Attention to detail, management time and running costs: Don’t buy new kit until you know

Attention to detail, management time and running costs: Don’t buy new kit until you know

Farmers at an Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) meeting in Cornwall (England) were warned of the dangers of buying new equipment...

January 5, 2018

Plant protection product given approval for UK use in record time

Plant protection product given approval for UK use in record time

UK herb growers will be able to protect their crops with a new weed control product approved in record time,...

January 4, 2018

Managing slurry nutrients: Are you making the most of the brown stuff?

Managing slurry nutrients: Are you making the most of the brown stuff?

The amount of livestock manure applied in the UK each year would fill all the lanes of the M1, plus...

December 27, 2017

Pregnancy test science could protect the Christmas sprout

Pregnancy test science could protect the Christmas sprout

The science behind the home-pregnancy test is now being trialled to detect the presence of plant diseases, which can devastate...

December 23, 2017

UK sets up potato database as spud prices plunge to three-year low

UK sets up potato database as spud prices plunge to three-year low

A major British agricultural body is to set up a new potato database, as potato prices in the country hit...

November 13, 2017

Monitor farms wanted for research programme

Monitor farms wanted for research programme

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking for six new monitor farms to join its research network –...

November 5, 2017

Spanish market ‘may demand more barley imports after dry season’

Spanish market ‘may demand more barley imports after dry season’

There is the potential for increased demand for barley in the Spanish market after dryness was experienced across key growing...

July 5, 2017

EU average milk price continues to strengthen

EU average milk price continues to strengthen

The January EU weighted average milk price stood at €33.38/100kg (34.41c/L), up €0.33/100kg (1.0%) on the previous month, according to...

March 14, 2017

Steady as she goes for EU milk prices

Steady as she goes for EU milk prices

European milk markets are expected to become more balanced in 2017, according to AHDB Dairy analysts. This will provide more...

February 5, 2017

Irish sheepmeat exports to France and UK climb

Irish sheepmeat exports to France and UK climb

The volume of Irish sheepmeat exported to both the UK and France climbed during the first three quarters of 2016,...

December 19, 2016

EU cattle herd increases for the fourth year in a row

EU cattle herd increases for the fourth year in a row

The European Union cattle herd increased for the fourth successive year, according to the May/June cattle census. But, the AHDB (the...

October 8, 2016

UK cattle prices continue to strengthen

UK cattle prices continue to strengthen

The average UK cattle price continued its upward trajectory during the week ending September 24, the AHDB (the body for...

October 1, 2016

UK beef trade continues its upward trend

UK beef trade continues its upward trend

UK beef prices continued to climb last week as prime cattle prices increased by 1p/kg compared to the week before,...

September 24, 2016

Irish sheepmeat exports to the UK up 21% in the first seven months of 2016

Irish sheepmeat exports to the UK up 21% in the first seven months of 2016

The volume of Irish sheepmeat exported to the UK has jumped 21% year-on-year during the first seven months of 2016,...

September 24, 2016

Poland exported 20% of all EU beef shipments between January and March

Poland exported 20% of all EU beef shipments between January and March

Poland was the largest exporter of beef from the European Union between January and March of this year, according to...

June 15, 2016