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News - Farming UK

News updates on farming across the UK.

Decision to extend temporary 2017 RHI Regulations 'extremely alarming'

The Northern Irish government has confirmed that non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) installation audits will commence this month, creating a backlash within the farming community. The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says that while it welcome...<br />

Derbyshire vet to walk 330 miles to raise money for farming charities

A Derbyshire vet will walk 330 miles along the Pennine Way to raise money for two farming charities: R.A.B.I and Vetlife. Michael Colgan, a director and vet at the Buxton-based practise Overdale Vets, will set off during the August Bank Holiday we...<br />

Government seeks continuity of the availability of goods for EU and UK post-Brexit

The UK Government’s has released a position paper on the continuity of the availability of goods for the EU and the UK post-Brexit. The government has set out more proposals that it said would help "give businesses and consumers certainty and conf...<br />

RSPCA appeals for information after video shows man throwing sheep

The RSPCA has issued an appeal for information after footage emerged online showing a man throwing a sheep into a field. The video shows a man carrying an ewe by the skin down a rural area in the Midlands. He then proceeds to throw the sheep in...<br />

Union launches 'share farming' project to assist new entrants and retirees

A farming union has started a research project on the potential of 'share farming' to assist both new entrants and farm owners worried about succession on their farm. The NFU Scotland project aims to inform farmers of the options available and con...<br />

'Urgent need' for agri-summit that brings all UK administrations together

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has called for the 'urgent need' for a UK agri summit, which brings all 4 administrations together to discuss constitutional arrangements for the UK in light of Brexit. In a meeting with Stephen Crabb MP and Simon Hart ...<br />

Red Tractor standards change for pig producers

Red Tractor has added 'eMB Pigs' into their pig standards for 2017, making it compulsory for producers to submit their quarterly total antibiotic usage onto the industry’s electronic Medicines Book. Pig producers, representing 70% of England’s pig...<br />

Insolvency risk for South East farmers increases nearly 6% since July

Agricultural businesses in the South East of England are now at the highest risk of entering into an insolvency procedure in the next 12 months since this time last year, according to new research. The research, by restructuring and insolvency tra...<br />