THE NFU has called for badger culling to be rolled out nationally, after Defra unveiled a mixed set of results from this year’s pilot culls.
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It has been four years since the acquisition of Sleaford-based tillage company Simba by American firm Great Plains, but what has that meant for both parties and, more importantly, the end user? James Rickard finds out with a trip to its HQ in Kansas.
In a difficult period for potato growers, how to develop new markets was a key topic of discussion at a potato variety demonstration at Sutton Bridge Crop Research, Lincolnshire. Heather Briggs reports.
COMPARED to Denmark’s domestic pigmeat market worth £3.9 billion, its export value currently stands at £33bn, with produce exported to 140 countries worldwide.
WOODIES Wriggley, from Stuart Wood, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, took the pre-sale show championship at the Beltex Sheep Society sale at Carlisle. It then went on to sell for what is thought to be a breed record for a ewe lamb of 7,000gns.
Competition is fierce in the British cheese market, but Godminster Farm is more than holding its own following organic conversion and careful selection of dairy cows. Rachel Lovell meets farm manager Pete Cheek in Somerset.
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Bridging the so-called valley of death between agricultural research and the farmgate is a perennial problem, but Sainsbury’s thinks strong bonds throughout the supply chain will create an agricultural revolution. Ben Pike reports from the retailer’s Farming Conference.
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In the final episode of Food Guru our Deputy editor, Vickie Robinson whips up a classic fig, blueberry and blackberry cheesecake, perfect for Christmas.
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