Contents tagged with quality

12 December 2019

Defra's provisional October milk price seems high compared to quoted standard litre prices. So what's driving up the overall average?

25 November 2019

Over the last 25 years, the number of independent butchers in the UK has reduced by 60%. However, this has now steadied as consumers are increasingly willing to shop based on factors other than convenience and price.

27 February 2019

Levels of erucic acid in double-low oilseed rape crops can become elevated due to contamination from volunteers (via seeds or cross-pollination)

14 April 2020

Higher than expected levels of erucic acid have been found in seed grown from double-low oilseed rape varieties. These guidelines highlight the key risk points where management of erucic acid levels can make a difference.

10 March 2020

Seeds represent a significant and essential proportion of the input costs in vegetable production. This factsheet has been produced following requests from growers for guidance on how to get the best from seed and therefore maximise the value returned from the initial investment.

13 August 2018

Ventilation systems can improve living conditions. An efficient ventilation system draws fresh air in and removes stale air along with microbes, dust, harmful gases and water vapour. Inefficient ventilation is detrimental to pig and staff performance (particularly on hot days) and costs more to run

19 March 2020

The aim of this guide is to enable barley growers to identify where production may be falling short of potential.

1 June 2020

Voluntary schemes which establish production standards covering food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection