Tuesday, September 29, 2020

What future for family farming?

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Fen Tiger

Do farmers ever really retire? A reluctant  Fen Tiger must decide whether whether to carry on or rent out his land.

‘Be proactive’ in fight against rights of way

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Property

Landowners wanting to protect themselves against new public footpaths across their land must show they have actively tried to prevent third parties from acquiring rights over their property, says  a rural surveyor.

Strutt & Parker (Farms) sold for undisclosed amount

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Property

One of the region’s biggest farming businesses – said to be worth £200m – has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a company backed by European investment.

Red Tractor approves innovative bird welfare tool

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

Farm assurance label Red Tractor has approved a new cervical dislocation tool for poultry – enabling poultry, game and waterfowl to be dispatched humanely.

Butchers face tests to detect whether pork really is British

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

Pork sold in local butcher shops will be tested to see if it is British – or imported pigmeat which is being mislabelled, says the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

North Farm Livestock: Life outdoors

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Profiles

Health is top priority for an outdoor pig company in north Norfolk. Judith Tooth reports.

Swine fever outbreak likely within a year – minister

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

A UK outbreak of African swine fever is likely within a year, according to a startling admission by Defra minister George Eustice.

Defra publishes revised code of practice to improve pig animal welfare

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

Enhanced guidance to improve pig welfare – including advice on farrowing crates and improved practices on how to prevent tail biting – has been published by Defra.

Summer of love for British lamb as sales rise

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

Sales of fresh and frozen lamb increased strongly during the summer, according to the latest figures from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

East of England gears up for Winter Stock Festival

September 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

The East of England Agricultural Society will welcome Melton Mowbray livestock market back to its Winter Stock Festival at the East of England showground next month.

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