News & Blogs - June 2016

Jordans Farm Partnership is a collaboration of Jordans farmers, the Wildlife Trusts, LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and the Prince’s Countryside Fund. Later this year the scheme will be rolled out across all 42 Jordans farms to create n...
Jordans~Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 14:54    
Designed for: Farmers, produce supply chain professionals and others within agriculture who use temporary labour and want to understand their legal responsibilities and correct compliance with relevant authorities (e.g. Gangmasters Licensing Authorit...
ARTIS Training~Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 14:38    
Over half a million pounds of rural funding has been announced by The Prince’s Countryside Fund to help tackle rural isolation, declining skills and digital exclusion.     Twenty diverse rural projects across the UK will receive the c...
The Prince's Countryside Fund~Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 14:25    
Purchasing heifers to replace lactating cow that either were culled or died is a standard practice on dairies. But there may be times when it is more prudent to leave facilities under stocked, according to University of Florida Extension dairy specia...
Maureen Hanson, Dairy Herd Management~Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 13:35    
This article focuses on the latest research and highlight emerging technologies that are being developed to help farmers optimise the quantity and quality of their grass crops. There is growing pressure on UK farmers to use more home grown forage and...
Pete Berry, Alice Willett & Paul Newell-Price, ADAS~Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 08:20    
One of the key targets of the Teagasc Better Farm Programme is to show that beef farms are capable of making a gross margin of €1,000 per hectare. On Tuesday, heavy down pours failed to deter 120 farmers from visiting Tomas Murphy’s mixed...
Seán Cummins, Agriland~Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 08:02    
Distance learning begins again September 2016! Click on the links for more information Ruminant Nutrition  (Qualifies for 16 ARPAS CEU’s) This module will outline the fundamental physiological and microbiological principles underpinning r...
Advanced Training Partnership~Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 05:48    
Taking business advice and contingency planning is more important than ever in the uncertain post-EU referendum climate, rural accountant Old Mill has warned. “Nobody knows exactly what the next few weeks, months and years will hold,” say...
Old Mill Accountants~Wednesday, 29 June, 2016 - 09:49    
With rising public concern for animal welfare, many major food chains and restaurants are changing their policies, strictly buying their eggs from non-cage producers. However, with the additional space in these cage-free systems to perform natural be...
Stpehanie Leblanc, University of Guelph~Wednesday, 29 June, 2016 - 06:55    
A PhD student at Rothamsted Research is working with wheat breeder Syngenta to unlock the secrets to combating the damaging root disease take-all. Take-all is a fungal disease that can cause total death of wheat and barley crops in extreme cases by a...
Gregor Heard, The Land~Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 - 06:27    
With over 1000 delegates already registered, time is running out for early bird registration for Europe’s premier event for animal scientists: The European Federation of Animal Production (EAAP) 2016 conference. The conference will be held i...
EAAP~Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 - 06:16    
The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) has changed its name to the “Earlham Institute”. The Earlham Institute (EI) will build upon the research foundation developed as TGAC and continue to help answer the most fundamental questions in biologic...
Earlham Institute~Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 - 06:08    
Researchers believe untapped consumer markets exist for ancient foods such as einkorn, emmer, and spelt, which fed large swaths of the world's population for thousands of years but disappeared almost completely during the rise of industrial farming a...
Science Daily~Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 - 06:00    
Mycotoxin contamination: assessment of risk in livestock systems A desk review to assess the risk to pig and ruminant systems from microtoxins was conducted by a group of researchers and veterinarians with experience of mycotoxins, cereal crops/agro...
S MacDonald, Fera Science Ltd et al, AHDB Research Review No 85~Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 - 05:25    
An Australian study has revealed free-range chickens spend more time outside when there are fewer hens per hectare and greater outside space available. Research from the University of New England and CSIRO, in conjunction with the Poultry Cooperative...
Alex Sampson, Weekly Times (Australia)~Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 - 05:10    
The long term impacts of exit from the EU will play out slowly and, good or bad, they will be profound Grocery on the frontline Business impacts in the UK and Europe will be profound. The UK has been a member of the EU since 1973, and current busine...
James Walton, IGD~Monday, 27 June, 2016 - 07:53    
Soil is full of microbes. Specialized border cells at the outer surface of plant roots fight off these microbes as the roots penetrate the soil in search of water and nutrients. A study reveals how plant pathogens fight back against entrapment by sti...
ScienceDaily~Saturday, 25 June, 2016 - 13:46    
An old technology that uses natural bacteria predators, called bacteriophages, is the focus of new research at the University of Nevada, Reno. The technique is being used to reduce salmonella bacteria in meat products. Assistant Professor Amilton de...
ScienceDaily~Saturday, 25 June, 2016 - 13:35    
The genome of the corn plant "is a lot more exciting" than scientists have previously believed. So says the lead scientist in a new effort to analyze and annotate the depth of the plant's genetic resources. "Our new research establishes the amazing d...
Science Daily~Saturday, 25 June, 2016 - 13:18    
Rural Business Research (RBR) has published a new report under the “publications” tab and “Farm Business Survey 2014/15”. The Organic Farming in England report is drawn from the latest results from Farm Business Survey (FBS) 2...
Rural Business Research~Saturday, 25 June, 2016 - 04:31