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15 January 2021

AHDB’s Meat Education Programme has now awarded over 10,000 certificates after a surge in popularity last year.

15 January 2021

Knowing your breakeven point is important to both a free-buy grower and a contracted grower. The potato market is notoriously volatile with huge yearly peaks and troughs making it hard to plan long-term profitability.

15 January 2021

There has been a surge in support for agricultural commodities. Chicago wheat, soyabeans and maize futures contracts have gained exponentially since the start of June 2020.

15 January 2021

Prices remain firm in the packing market as restrictions tighten across the UK.

15 January 2021

Free movement of labour between the UK and EU ended on 31 December. The UK Government has started to operate a new points-based immigration system. This system treats migrant workers from the EU and rest of the world the same. In this article we review what this mean for agriculture and horticulture, with suggestions on the action businesses should be taking now.

15 January 2021

In this week’s blog, AHDB’s head of export trade development for potatoes Patrick Hughes examines the issues around gaining third country listed status for seed potatoes and what the industry might do if a resolution is not reached.

14 January 2021

Business Improvement Groups are a great way for farmers to get together and support each other to help improve the profitability of their businesses, with the use of Farmbench to implement change being a topic of discussion in a recent AHDB podcast.

14 January 2021

The UK produced 74,500 tonnes of beef and veal in December, up 5% year-on-year, according to Defra figures.

14 January 2021

Week ending 9 January, the GB deadweight SQQ averaged 518.6p/kg, 32p higher week on week.

14 January 2021

UK lamb kill during December was 1.25 million head, up 5% on year earlier levels, according to Defra. Total lamb kill for the whole of 2020 was estimated at 13.1 million head, which still puts total lamb kill during 2020 down by 50,000 head on the previous year.

14 January 2021

This week, grain markets have seen a plethora of information that has fed the bullish sentiment for the moment. Whilst news has been mostly maize centred, this has still had an effect on UK wheat futures.

14 January 2021

Trading activity in dairy markets has picked up in the past week, helping to increase prices on spot markets.

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