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Dutch agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

Dutch agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports totalled almost 94 billion euros, compared to 90 billion in 2015. Agricultural products accounted for 85 billion euros and agricultural materials, knowledge and technology accounted for 9 billion: a new record. This means […]

Pembrokeshire businesses highlight why farming matters to rural economy

Pembrokeshire businesses highlight why farming matters to rural economy

Pembrokeshire businesses have put the spotlight on the rural economy, highlighting how valuable the farming industry is to the local community, at a recent farm open day arranged by the Pembrokeshire branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales. The event was hosted by dairy farmer Meurig Harries and his family at Eithinman farm, Wolfscastle, Haverfordwest. […]

NSA highlights threat potential Australian trade deal would pose to UK sheep sector

NSA highlights threat potential Australian trade deal would pose to UK sheep sector

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is encouraged to see activity already taking place to negotiate trade agreements for when the UK leaves the European Union – but is seriously alarmed that Australia, a global sheep meat exporter, is proposing a free trade deal. Australia currently has a quota to export just under 20,000 tonnes of […]

Dairy farm profits slump by 25%

Dairy farm profits slump by 25%

Dairy farmers’ net profits fell by around 25% in the year to March 2016, and could fall further this year, according to farm accountant Old Mill. Non-aligned milk prices dropped by around 4-6p/litre over the year, compared with 2014/15, meaning profits typically fell by more than 25%, says head of rural services Andrew Vickery. “However, […]

Alltech agrees to acquire Keenan

Alltech agrees to acquire Keenan

Alltech has agreed to acquire Keenan, a leading farming solutions company in Ireland. Keenan, now part of the Alltech family of companies, is the 14th acquisition for Alltech globally since 2011. “The Keenan group has long been a friend of Alltech. This is a story about two great Irish; globally-minded companies coming together. As an […]

MAGNI Telescopic Handlers announces Dingli investment

MAGNI Telescopic Handlers announces Dingli investment

MAGNI Telescopic Handlers announces Zhejang Dingli Machinery Co Ltd purchase 20% of its shares by increase of capital and the creation of Dingli European R&D Centre. Magni Telescopic Handlers was born in 2013 founded by the Magni Family. The Magni family has a long tradition in the design and construction of machines that started after […]

Alternative proteins market shaken up as AB Agri acquires AgroKorn

Alternative proteins market shaken up as AB Agri acquires AgroKorn

Leading British animal nutrition and agricultural services group AB Agri is growing its capabilities in the fast-developing field of alternative proteins with the acquisition of AgroKorn. The deal sees the Danish developer and producer of animal nutrition products, premix, milk replacers and alternative proteins join AB Agri’s growing community, although AgroKorn’s mink business has not […]

Midland Pig Producers announces plans to close farms

Midland Pig Producers has entered into a period of consultation with workers at two of its 10 farms over plans to close the sites due to the state of the current pig and pork meat market in the UK. A spokesperson for Midland Pig Producers said: “We can confirm that we have entered into a […]

Weetabix re-commits to source wheat from local farmers

Weetabix re-commits to source wheat from local farmers

Weetabix, the nation’s favourite breakfast cereal, has today reaffirmed its commitment to source the wheat it purchases each year from farmers located within 50 miles of its factory in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire. The announcement coincided with a visit from the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss to a local farm that supplies Weetabix. The establishment of Weetabix’s […]

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