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Practical tips to help livestock farmers turn over a new leaf

Livestock | Last edited 17/12/14
To help farmers thinking about changing the way they manage their grassland in 2015, Barenbrug has come up with five simple steps designed to help improve fields, pastures and paddocks.

Cirencester crowned champions

News | Alice Dyer Last edited 17/12/14
Four final year BSc (Hons) Agriculture students from the Royal Agricultural University successfully tested their crop management skills to win the 2014 Countrywide NIAB Agronomy Cup competition.

98% of farmers are complying with pesticide residue laws

News | Last edited 16/12/14
The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has welcomed the findings of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) annual report on pesticide residues in food, which has shown residue compliance rates above 98%.

Formula 1 Legends inspire agricultural students

News | Last edited 16/12/14
Students and staff at Sparsholt College were inspired as Formula 1 legends Jody Scheckter, and Ross Brawn OBE officially opened the new multi-million pound Motor Vehicle and Agricultural Engineering complex on the campus today.

Local producer helps Young Farmers celebrate their 70th

News | Last edited 16/12/14
The Canterbury Young Farmer’s Club enjoyed a sweet ending to their 70th anniversary dinner dance, thanks to Solley’s Kentish ice cream.

Survey shows British pig producers making quantum leap in biosecurity

News | Last edited 15/12/14
British pig farmers have made a quantum leap in their defences against foreign diseases this year, reports the National Pig Association.

Farming Industry unites to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

News | Last edited 15/12/14
The launch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count got off to a remarkable start this week, when all the GWCT’s key partner organisations plus local farmers spent the day on the GWCT’s first of ten country-wide bird identification days on the award winning LEAF demonstration farm of Patrick Barker in Suffolk.

Calls for resignation of councillor over vile suicide comments

News | Last edited 15/12/14
The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, (BASC) has called for the immediate resignation of an elected local councillor and animal rights extremist who posted comments on facebook mocking the suicide of a former soldier and game dealer. A further comment called for everyone who lawfully owns a gun and shoots live quarry to “kill themselves.”