Category: British Farming

Agricultural supplies procurement service

Agricultural Supplies Procurement

AGRISMART PROCUREMENT LAUNCH – IT’S TIME TO CHANGE  Katie Jarvis-Grove, a purchasing expert with over 20 years of buying experience has joined forces with AgriSmart to offer an outsourced buying service. Agricultural Supplies Procurement – Never has the future of the country been so unsure. With today’s shock election results, what changes will we see in the agricultural community in the coming months and years? One thing is for sure, running costs of businesses are set to rise. Over the last…

Farm diversification: Irish farmer turns his farm into a multi-million-euro business

Farm Diversification

Farm diversification has long been a hot topic of conversation both for government ministers and for farmers themselves. In this ever-changing world, can farmers continue to concentrate solely on the production of arable crops and the raising of livestock to make a living? Prices are continually being driven down on milk and meat, leaving farmers with little profit at the end of the day. One man in Ireland believed that diversification away from traditional farming was the direction he should…

Passive transfer of immunity – testing calves

Passive Transfer - Testing Calves

Passive Transfer – The process of ensuring that a newly born calf receives colostrum from its mother within the first twenty-four hours of life, thereby receiving maternal antibodies which are absorbed into the small intestine, is known as ‘passive transfer’.   The importance of the passive transfer of immunity So why is passive transfer so important in the calving process? A calf, while born with a functional immune system, has limited immune resources. Colostrum should be fed to the calf…

Abattoirs deny cattle grid changes have hit farmers’ incomes

Abattoirs

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee has questioned senior managers from the leading three abattoirs in the UK about the changes to cattle grids. Representatives from Dunbia, ABP and 2 Sisters faced questioning by MPs about the 7% reduction in payments to farmers that these changes have brought about. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has suggested that £1.1 million has been wiped off cattle prices each month since the changes but ABP UK’s chief executive, Tom…

British Suppliers Wanted by Morrisons in UK Self-Sufficiency Drive

British Suppliers

Very timely support for British suppliers from Morrisons, whilst other supermarkets are selling out Britain to line their pockets with the pennies they save and their huge carbon footprint from favouring imports. Morrisons is offering the opportunity for British suppliers to pitch for a chance to be stocked in their stores. They are looking for more than 2oo suppliers in a drive to encourage the UK to be more self-sufficient. This latest news does follow some controversy for Morrisons who…