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Virus imposes hefty costs on pig producers

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Livestock

Shocking figures show that pig virus PMWS, which is present on 99% of pig farms, costs producers as much as £84 per animal, according to a study aimed at combating endemic disease.

Direct drilling trials to highlight cost savings

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Crops

A farm consultancy in Northamptonshire has joined forces with a national arable company to organise farm scale crop demonstrations to help growers cut production costs.

Budget brings some benefits for farmers

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under News & Business

Farmers and rural businesses will see some benefits from last month’s Budget – but there was frustration too that the government could have done more.

Farm leaders discuss supermarket pledges

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under News & Business

NFU leaders met Tesco representatives to discuss the supermarket’s commitments to “source closer to home” and build partnerships with British farmers.

Farming joins forces to attract new entrants

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under News & Business

Hundreds of jobs could be created by an industry-led apprenticeship programme to boost training opportunities in food and farming and help young people develop careers in agriculture.

Protect patchy crops from Pollen Beetle

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Crops

Patchy oilseed rape crops will need closer monitoring to avoid pollen beetle damage this season, warns eastern counties independent agronomist Andrew Blazey, of Prime Agriculture.

Former farm minister Jim Paice to retire as MP

April 16, 2013 by  
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Tributes are being paid to former farm minister Jim Paice, who has chosen to stand down as an MP at the next general election.

Vital repairs needed to rural road network

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under News & Business

The Country Land and Business Association is urging local councils in the region to undertake vital repairs to minor roads and rural routes seriously damaged by winter weather.

Treat for fluke to make most of grass

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Livestock

Animal health advisers are being reminded to ensure that farmers make the most of limited grass when their cattle are turned out this spring.

Spring-sown pulses ‘can help beat blackgrass’

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Crops

Spring cropping with pulses can help to fight the ever-increasing problems from blackgrass in cereal crops, growers are bring told.

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