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  • NVZ Designations and Appeals

    Defra has announced the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) for 2017-20. NVZs are areas designated as being at risk from agricultural nitrate pollution. They include about 58% of land in England. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) reviews NVZs every 4 years to account for changes in water pollution. 16 January 2017
  • British Cattle Breeders’ Club conference brings industry together

    An exciting line-up of speakers has been booked for the forthcoming British Cattle Breeders Club (BCBC) annual British Cattle Conference, which will take place on January 23-25, 2017. ‘Practical Innovation – Today’s Challenges for Tomorrow’s Generation’ is the theme which has been chosen for 2017 by Conference chairman, Iain Kerr, who is also the chief executive of the British Limousin Society. 16 January 2017
  • Butterfat payments slip behind market

    According to AHDB’s Milk Price Calculator, farm prices in the UK are not currently reflecting the true market value of cream in payments for butterfat. Milk buyers tend to follow one of two approaches when milk prices are adjusted; either the butterfat and protein payments are both changed in line with historically set ratios, or the base price is adjusted. Neither approach is currently giving the full market signal to farmers about the value of butterfat. 13 January 2017
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