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Farming couple launch plan to produce local goat’s milk

jerseyeveningpost.com

Farming couple launch plan to produce local goat’s milk

- A FARMING husband and wife team want to expand their livestock business to produce fresh organic goat’s milk and meat for the local market. Laurence and Louise Agnès currently rear grass-fed cows and lambs at Douet Farm in Trinity in their spare time, while they work in other jobs. To enable them to become full-time farmers and to expand the business, they are seeking planning permission for a new three-bedroom farm cottage and office in the Green Zone – where there is a presumption against new developments, and an agricultural shed, including a milking parlour
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Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farms |  Animal Husbandry |  Goats | 
Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Jersey | 

Chinese company arrives in French Polynesia for launch of fish farm

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Chinese company arrives in French Polynesia for launch of fish farm

- A delegation of the Chinese company Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods has arrived in French Polynesia as the territory is awaiting the launch of the Hao atoll fish farm. Its head Wang Chen, who again met top leaders in Tahiti, had been expected to announce the date of when construction would start on the fish farm which was originally projected to have 3,000 fish cages
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Tags: Farms |  Fish farming |  Fish farms | 
Places: Oceania |  New Zealand |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  French Polynesia |  Europe |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France | 

Farmers 'don't want special treatment from Fair Deal'

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Farmers 'don't want special treatment from Fair Deal'

- The body representing farmers has rejected claims that its members are seeking special treatment out of the review into the 'Fair Deal' scheme.
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Tags: Farmers | 
Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Ireland | 

Farmer (49) killed in tractor accident laid to rest as investigation continues

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Farmer (49) killed in tractor accident laid to rest as investigation continues

- Described as a "quiet" and "well-liked man", Mr Moore was a full-time bicycle mechanic but also farmed part-time. Mourners gathered at Bairds Funeral Home for a service led by Rev Richard Kerr of Templepatrick Presbyterian Church to remember his life. The cause of Mr Moore's death is still under investigation, but the incident is being treated as a farming accident. However, it is understood he was found trapped underneath a tractor by his brother Samuel after he went to check on him
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Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Ireland | 

Online matchmaker aims to save Dutch farms with no heirs

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Online matchmaker aims to save Dutch farms with no heirs

- Standing in his rubber boots in his fields surrounded by his beloved Red Holstein cows, Dutch farmer Gerard Hartveld has an air of resignation as he contemplates the future. Hartveld says he is a dairy farmer in "his heart" and soul. Yet, his heart is heavy knowing that, like many who work the land today in The Netherlands, he has no-one to inherit his family farm
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Tags: Farmers |  Farms | 
Places: Singapore |  Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Benelux |  Netherlands | 

Online matchmaker aims to save Dutch farms with no heirs

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Online matchmaker aims to save Dutch farms with no heirs

- NIEUWVEEN (NETHERLANDS) (AFP) - Standing in his rubber boots in his fields surrounded by his beloved Red Holstein cows, Dutch farmer Gerard Hartveld has an air of resignation as he contemplates the future. Hartveld says he is a dairy farmer in "his heart" and soul. Yet, his heart is heavy knowing that, like many who work the land today in The Netherlands, he has no-one to inherit his family farm
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Tags: Farmers |  Farms | 
Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Benelux |  Netherlands |  France | 

Water quality up as farmers cut pollution from nitrates

jerseyeveningpost.com

Water quality up as farmers cut pollution from nitrates

- NEW farming practices and switching to more environmentally friendly chemicals have significantly improved water quality, the Environment Minister has said. Deputy Steve Luce says compared to the 2016 potato season, when high levels of agricultural pollution were recorded across the Island, nitrate levels have been reduced by 15 per cent. In addition, chemical pollution incidents have more than halved, from 359 to 188
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Tags: Farmers | 
Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Jersey | 

Dutch may need to cull millions of hens after contamination

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Dutch may need to cull millions of hens after contamination

- BRUSSELS: Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak. Retailers in several European countries have pulled millions of eggs from supermarket shelves as the scare over the use of insecticide fipronil widened, though Dutch industry group LTO said consumers were no longer at risk
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Tags: Animal Husbandry |  Poultry Farming |  Hens | 
Places: Malaysia |  Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Benelux |  Netherlands | 

Dutch farmers 'powerless' in the face of contaminated eggs

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Dutch farmers 'powerless' in the face of contaminated eggs

- EDE, NETHERLANDS (AFP) - In the dark and silent shed of a small Dutch poultry farm, 1.8 million eggs closely packed together wait to be destroyed. In the barn, the machine that sorts and packages the eggs has been shut off and its rolling belt is starting to gather dust. In the empty courtyard, the woman of the house and a worker perform small jobs
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Tags: Farmers | 
Places: Singapore |  Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Benelux |  Netherlands | 

Sick animal cruelty video shows ‘chicken farm that supplies Asda and NANDO’S snapping chick’s necks and dumping dead birds in wheelbarrow’

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Sick animal cruelty video shows ‘chicken farm that supplies Asda and NANDO’S snapping chick’s necks and dumping dead birds in wheelbarrow’

- SHOCKING footage shows a chicken producer which ultimately supplies Asda and Nando’s allegedly dumping a live chick in a wheelbarrow full of dead birds. Secret filming at Cambria Farm in Taunton, Somerset, claims to show them breaching animal cruelty laws. The chick was left for an hour before the same worker returns and snaps its neck, according to vegan campaign group Animal Equality
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Tags: Farms |  Animal Husbandry |  Poultry Farming |  Chicks | 
Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  United Kingdom | 

Russian ban on Turkish tomatoes bears domestic fruit

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Russian ban on Turkish tomatoes bears domestic fruit

- MOSCOW: A ban on Turkish tomato imports that was motivated by geopolitics has inspired Russia to become self-sufficient in tomato production, a windfall for companies who invested in the technology that would increase year-round production. Russia has been ramping up production of meats, cheese and vegetables since it banned most Western food imports in 2014 as a retaliatory measure for sanctions meant to punish Russia's support of rebels in eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea
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Tags: Horticulture |  Crops |  Vegetables |  Tomato Farming | 
Places: Asia |  Singapore |  W. Asia |  Turkey |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Russia | 

Man airlifted to hospital from farm after hay bale rolls over him

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Man airlifted to hospital from farm after hay bale rolls over him

- The incident happened at around 7.00pm at a farm in Fanore in the north of the county. It’s understood that a hay bale rolled over the man. The Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard was requested to respond to the scene and assist the National Ambulance Service. The Shannon based search and rescue helicopter, Rescue 115, which had been returning from a training exercise in Galway Bay, was also tasked and requested to land on the beach in Fanore where Coast Guard members had secured and marked a landing zone
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Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Ireland | 

From the Garden of England to Poland, UK farmers look abroad after Brexit

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From the Garden of England to Poland, UK farmers look abroad after Brexit

- LANGLEY, England (Reuters) - For 70 years, Tim Chambers' family has harvested fruit in south-east England, but after Britain's vote last year to leave the European Union he expanded into Poland and is ready to sell some of his land if a shortage of migrant workers worsens. His firm, W. B. Chambers & Son, has relied heavily on seasonal staff from eastern Europe for the past two decades as it focused on growing raspberries and blackberries that require laborious harvesting by hand
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Places: United States |  Europe |  C. Europe |  Poland | 

Poignant tribute on death of 'an ordinary farmer' who worked hard and didn't want to eulogised

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Poignant tribute on death of 'an ordinary farmer' who worked hard and didn't want to eulogised

- His was an ordinary life, little different from any farming man of his generation. He married his young love, a woman from the neighbouring parish, and they had 11 children. As he said himself, “ ’Twas a small bed, we met often.” He spent almost every healthy day of his life on the land until my mother became ill and he abandoned field and yard for kitchen and living room to care for her until that was no longer possible
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'It was horrifically traumatic' - Family devastated as dad (75) dies in farm accident

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'It was horrifically traumatic' - Family devastated as dad (75) dies in farm accident

- The 75-year-old, who was a beef farmer, used the quad everyday to get around his family farm in Carrickmore. His son Aidan, who works at Campsie Veterinary Centre in Omagh, issued a safety warning to other farmers, saying they are not "invulnerable" when carrying out their job. He also said the family have been "overwhelmed" by the support from the community following his sudden death
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Farmers warned of silage effluent pollution after two fish kills in 48hrs

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Farmers warned of silage effluent pollution after two fish kills in 48hrs

- Making the warning, Dr Greg Forde of Inland Fisheries Ireland said on RTE Radio that agriculture is a factor in a 'significant number' of fish kills. “In 2016, agriculture was identified as the source of eight fish kills. “Silage effluent is 200 times more potent in water than human sewage If effluent gets into the water it uses up all the oxygen and fish are killed,” he said
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Farm worker gets €1,500 after being unfairly sacked over sick leave

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Farm worker gets €1,500 after being unfairly sacked over sick leave

- The Workplace Relations Commission heard that in September 2016, the then employee lodged a complaint of Unfair Dismissal, which was disputed by the employer. The worker, who had been working on a pig farm for 14 months, submitted a sick note to cover a planned four-week absence. He had a pressing medical problem for which he had been advised to seek treatment
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  • Farming couple launch plan to produce local goat’s milk
    Farming couple launch plan to produce local goat’s milk

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A FARMING husband and wife team want to expand their livestock business to produce fresh organic goat’s milk and meat for the local market. Laurence and Louise Agnès currently rear grass-fed cows and lambs at Douet Farm in Trinity in their spare time, while they work in other jobs. To enable them to become full-time farmers and to expand the business, they are seeking planning permission for a new three-bedroom farm cottage and office in the Green Zone – where there is a presumption against new developments, and an agricultural shed, including a milking parlour
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    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farms |  Animal Husbandry |  Goats | 
    Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Jersey | 

Animal Agriculture

  • Farming couple launch plan to produce local goat’s milk
    Farming couple launch plan to produce local goat’s milk

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A FARMING husband and wife team want to expand their livestock business to produce fresh organic goat’s milk and meat for the local market. Laurence and Louise Agnès currently rear grass-fed cows and lambs at Douet Farm in Trinity in their spare time, while they work in other jobs. To enable them to become full-time farmers and to expand the business, they are seeking planning permission for a new three-bedroom farm cottage and office in the Green Zone – where there is a presumption against new developments, and an agricultural shed, including a milking parlour
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    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farms |  Animal Husbandry |  Goats | 
    Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Jersey | 

Agriculturers

  • Dutch farmers 'powerless' in the face of contaminated eggs
    Dutch farmers 'powerless' in the face of contaminated eggs

    , straitstimes.com

    EDE, NETHERLANDS (AFP) - In the dark and silent shed of a small Dutch poultry farm, 1.8 million eggs closely packed together wait to be destroyed. In the barn, the machine that sorts and packages the eggs has been shut off and its rolling belt is starting to gather dust. In the empty courtyard, the woman of the house and a worker perform small jobs
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    Categories: Farming | 
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    Places: Singapore |  Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Benelux |  Netherlands | 

Horticulture

  • Strawberry Farm site ‘unviable due to number of regulations’ « Guernsey Press
    Strawberry Farm site ‘unviable due to number of regulations’ « Guernsey Press

    , guernseypress.com

    Ken Smith, the leaseholder for around five years before the Strawberry Farm closed in 2008, was not surprised no one had come forward since with a tourist attraction idea. The owner, Fuller Group, is now seeking permission to build five houses on the land and demolish the redundant greenhouses. ‘The problem is that there are far too many restrictions on that site,’ said Mr Smith
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    Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Guernsey | 

Farms

  • Farming couple launch plan to produce local goat’s milk
    Farming couple launch plan to produce local goat’s milk

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A FARMING husband and wife team want to expand their livestock business to produce fresh organic goat’s milk and meat for the local market. Laurence and Louise Agnès currently rear grass-fed cows and lambs at Douet Farm in Trinity in their spare time, while they work in other jobs. To enable them to become full-time farmers and to expand the business, they are seeking planning permission for a new three-bedroom farm cottage and office in the Green Zone – where there is a presumption against new developments, and an agricultural shed, including a milking parlour
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    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farms |  Animal Husbandry |  Goats | 
    Places: Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Jersey | 

Livestock

  • Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic
    Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic

    , gulfnews.com

    Close Published on 14:26 December 26, 2016 In Russia’s remote Arctic regions, reindeer herding has been a way of life for centuries. Each winter, herders in Russia’s sparsely populated Nenets Autonomous District corral their reindeer into open-air pens before selecting weak animals to be culled. . In Russia’s remote Arctic regions, reindeer herding has been a way of life for centuries. Each winter, herders in Russia’s sparsely populated Nenets Autonomous
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    Places: Polar |  Arctic |  United Arab Emirates |  Europe |  E. Europe | 

Poultry

  • Dutch poultry farmers set to visit Uganda in October
    Dutch poultry farmers set to visit Uganda in October

    , newvision.co.ug

    A group of Dutch poultry stakeholders from the Netherlands will visit Uganda in October, in a trade mission to seek business opportunities between their Ugandan counterparts and dealers in the Netherlands. The group will visit poultry farmers around the country and government officials directly linked to the poultry sector. The tour is being organised by the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC). “Companies in the value chain are part of this trade mission to Uganda,” Paul Van de Ven, a board member of NABC
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    Places: Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Uganda |  Europe |  N.W. Europe |  Benelux |  Netherlands | 

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