INTENSIVE FARMING CAN BE SUSTAINABLE
Sustainable intensification of farming and food production can be achieved - but only through commitment from all partners and the application of new...

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WEAK CURRENCY ADDS TO IMPORT BILL
 The falling value of sterling is adding millions of pounds to the UK’s import bill every day. The good news for livestock farmers dependent on the...

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As businesses across the UK attempt to plan for the effects of the forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union, trade bodies within every sector...

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TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
The challenge of maintaining a healthy rural environment while operating a profitable farm business is one of the big issues for the local agri-food...

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US report drives protein markets
World protein prices are being driven up rapidly as the financial fund buyers have surged back into the commodity markets. Funds moved from near...

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OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF HIGH STANDARDS IN THE FEED SECTOR
High standards of safety and manufacturing integrity are a feature of Feed businesses in Northern Ireland and the success of the industry assurance...

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FIRMER FEEL TO FEED MARKETS
Traders have been surprised by the activity of fund buyers in driving commodity prices upwards in recent weeks in spite of plentiful supplies of the...

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FUNDS FARMERS AND VOLATILITY
Northern Irelands Farmers will have been pleased to receive the lion’s share of their single farm payment in recent days. The weakness of sterling...

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Weather Hits Soya Harvest
A couple of weeks can make a big difference to global commodity markets and the predictions of a record soya crop in South America reported in this...

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WEATHER DICTATES HARVEST OUTCOME
With the new harvest imminent in many of the main crop producing countries in the world growers and traders will be paying close attention to the...

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TIME TO SAMPLE SOILS
With the 1st of February signalling the start of slurry spreading most farmers will still have a chance to collect and analyse some soil samples...

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THE VALUE OF GOOD ADVICE
Attention to detail and sound advice are among the key ingredients of a successful dairy business today according to producer Seamus Lappin who farms...

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Weak market for commodities
Feed materials are sharing in the general torpor of the global commodity markets as plentiful supply meets limited demand from consumers. The bumper...

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