Farming news

EADT NEWS. David Ball with Stantion Esq ,the Britsih Breed champion  at the South Suffolk Show. PIC RICHARD SNASDELL

EADT 10 05 04

Obituary: Tributes paid to farmer and auctioneer David Ball

East Anglia’s livestock community has lost one of its most enthusiastic and indomitable characters, following the death of farmer and auctioneer David Ball at the age of 60.

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Dr Tony Wilson and Andrew Farley, Easton and Otley College

Pre-16s education ‘not geared up to produce next generation of farmers’

The pre-16s education system is not being geared up to produce the next generation of land-based professionals, college lecturers have warned.

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Simon Witheford, Bill Lankford and Jacob Nymand at Ickworth

Bury St Edmunds: Seed firm KWS launches UK rye campaign

A German seed company is hoping to put rye on the UK map by encouraging more farmers to grow the versatile crop.

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Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis).

Bird count recruits 1400 farmers

More than 1400 farmers across the country have now registered to take part in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) second Big Farmland Bird Count, which will take place between February 7 and 15.

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Lindsay Hargreaves, managing director, Frederick Hiam Ltd

Machinery under hammer as eight jobs go in farm business restructure at Frederick Hiam Ltd

A restructuring operation to bring greater efficiency to an East Anglian agricultural business has created a large surplus of farm machinery – which will be sold via an online auction.

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Sarah Chambers


Farming is a major industry in East Anglia, with agricultural issues impacting on the lives of residents right across the region.

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Farming features

A Taste of Game recipe will accompany the oven-ready pheasant

Try a Taste of Game at Aldi

Taste of Game has teamed up with DB Foods and supermarket Aldi to stock oven-ready pheasants under the Brookfield Game brand

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015 Claydon Drills

Wickhambrook: East-made cutting edge technology at LAMMA with Claydon Drills’ new Hybrid T drill

The UK’s largest farm machinery show next week is set to include some cutting-edge technology from Suffolk.

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Land at Line Tree Farm, Blaxhall.

Another year of rising farmland prices in East Anglia

Farmland values in and around Suffolk continued to climb during 2014, as unmet demand resulting from relatively low volumes of land coming to the market offset any impact of lower commodity prices on farming incomes.

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Paramount Park

BBC strike partnership agreement with Swanscombe theme park developers

The deal will mean that the park will be able to feature BBC programmes and characters

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A nurse-in is being held in Ipswich (Ransomes Euro Park) at Sports Direct. It's part of a national event taking place after a woman was asked to leave a Sports Direct store in Nottingham because she was feeding her three month old baby. The national campaign is being organised by Free to Feed campaign.

The Week Ahead: Updates due from Sports Direct International, SuperGroup and Stagecoach

More strong financial figures from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct retail empire are likely to feature strongly in a quieter week for corporate results.

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