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Prepare farm business for impact of CAP reform

November 29, 2013 by  
Filed under News & Business

After many years of political wrangling, the three EU institutions involved in CAP’s implementation – the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers – have now arrived at an agreement. And it is one that is set to resonate heavily with those farming in our predominantly arable region.

Pneumonia costs £80m a year in losses

November 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Livestock

Calf pneumonia could be costing UK agriculture as much as £80 million per year according to Merial Animal Health. This financial loss includes veterinary and medicine costs, mortality, weight loss, milk yield loss, extra labour and other costs.

Finance tops agenda at livestock festival

November 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Livestock

A seminar programme covering a range of financial and technical topics for livestock producers will be a new feature of the East of England Smithfield Festival, thanks to support from HSBC Bank.

Beet sector boosts yields while slashing inputs

November 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Crops

Sugar beet growers have reduced crop inputs while increasing yields – leading the way to a sustainable future, say industry leaders.

New fertiliser adviser for eastern region

November 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Crops

Mark Riches has joined GrowHow UK as the company’s field-based farm adviser for East Anglia – offering practical, technical advice on fertiliser and crop nutrition.

Farmers ‘crucial’ to region’s future well-being

November 29, 2013 by  
Filed under News & Business

The future well-being of society is dependent on effective management of the land by farmers, believes CLA president Henry Robinson.

Wayland show raises £25k for local charities

November 22, 2013 by  
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The Wayland Agricultural Society has donated a record £25,000 to charity after more than 15,000 visitors flocked to its 140th anniversary show in August.

Green scheme deadlines prompts to turbine ‘wind rush’

November 15, 2013 by  
Filed under News & Business

Rising energy costs and looming regulator deadlines are seeing increasing number of farmers turning to wind turbines as an additional source.

Muddy conditions exacerbate sheep foot problems

November 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Livestock

Wet and muddy underfoot conditions are exacerbating sheep foot problems, with farmers urged to implement a five-point disease reduction plan and treat lame sheep before winter housing. “High rainfall in many areas and the relatively mild early autumn temperatures are combining to create the perfect environment for lameness problems to proliferate,” said independent flock lameness [...]

Wheat area rises sharply on back of better autumn

November 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Crops

A sharp rise will see a 22% increase in the UK wheat area for harvest 2014, suggests an early-bird survey of drilled crops and planting intentions.

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