Agricultural & Farming News

Live in Cornwall and thinking about career in agriculture or horticulture?

Duchy College, Rosewarne in Cornwall, is holding an open day for those interested in a land-based education.

Can lupins be grown commercially as organic proteins for making animal feed?

Can lupins be the answer to the rising demand for organic proteins to feed animals? This is the focus of a trial by a group of twelve farmers in the south west.

M&S first retailer to pledge to meet welfare needs for meat chickens

The RSPCA is celebrating news that Marks & Spencer has committed to a huge improvement in chicken welfare and is urging other supermarkets and retailers to follow suit.

Tallis Amos Group takes on Bristol based turf machinery dealer

Agriculture and turf dealership Tallis Amos Group Limited (TAG) has acquired the trade and assets of Bristol based professional turf dealer BS Mowers Limited, as part of John Deere’s ‘Dealer of Tomorrow’ strategy.

Worming at lambing cuts parasites and boosts growth in lambs

Sheep farmers can reduce worm burdens in lambs and improve their growth rates by treating ewes with a long-acting wormer prior to lambing, a recent study has found.

NFU elects Wales new top team

John Davies, a beef and sheep farmer from Powys, has been unanimously elected the new president of NFU Cymru. Aled Jones, a dairy farmer from mid-Gwynedd, has been elected to the role of deputy president for the next two years.

Bird flu vigilance urged – but no Wales compulsory controls

POULTRY keepers in Wales have been urged to tighten up bio-security measures after a bird flu prevention zone was declared across the whole of England, as more dead wild birds were found with the virus.

Leading the way in expansion plans

Diversification opportunities for livestock producers, created by the expansion plans of two existing Welsh beef and poultry businesses, have sparked a surge of interest.

Pembrokeshire farms lead moves for expansion

Diversification opportunities for livestock producers, created by the expansion plans of two existing Welsh beef and poultry businesses, have sparked a surge of interest.

First Milk announces February milk price to drop by 1ppl

First Milk will be reducing its milk price for February 2018 by 1p per litre as a result of the downward pressure in global commodity dairy markets in recent months.

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