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Jumping through hoops.(National Farmers Union)(Brief article)
March 15, 2012 ... For politicians to get one round of applause at the NFU Conference is unusual, but to get two is almost unheard of. Anything more might smack of sycophancy. So who was this rising star of the firmament and what was their party trick? Well, it...

NEWS IN BRIEF: Dairy bites the dust.
March 15, 2012 ... * The Dairystix portion pack of milk was viewed at one time as being one of the most innovative in the industry. But the company behind it - Farmright, whose subsidiary Quadar Foods manufactured it - has been forced into administration as it...

NEWS IN BRIEF: UK bottom of league.
March 15, 2012 ... * The UK is still residing at the bottom of the EU milk price league table, according to the latest EU milk price comparisons compiled by Willem Koops of LTO Netherlands for the European Dairy Farmers Association. But there was some good...

NEWS IN BRIEF: Milk production.
March 15, 2012 ... * January's production came in at 1118.5 million litres, some 22.3m litres more than January 2011. Butterfats are running at 4.05% for the year, some 11 points up from last year's 3.94. Cumulatively we have now produced 11,238.6m litres of milk,...

NFU anger over missing 5p/litre.
March 15, 2012 ... Last week's NFU Conference saw farmers' anger directed onto milk contracts. Over the last 18 months there has been a 5ppl differential between the farmgate milk price and the Actual Milk Price Equivalent, said Dairy Board chairman Mansel...