AIC’s guidelines for coping with forage shortage

The AIC, AHDB and NFU have collaborated over guidance to ruminant livestock farmers and their nutritionists on managing depleted stocks of forage and feed materials, after the extremes of weather seen so far in 2018. The late spring slowed grass growth and turnout,...

Defra Code to reduce farm ammonia emissions

Defra has published a new guide to reducing ammonia emissions to help improve air quality, aimed at farmers, contractors and their advisors. The voluntary Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for Reducing Ammonia Emissions has been written by Defra in...

Trade and feed assurance updates unveiled

The AIC says that more than 400 delegates have either attended or are registered for its series of seven assurance scheme seminars held around the UK and Ireland from mid-May to early July this year. The Confederation notes that 90% of respondents rated the events as...

Cross industry approach to UK soil health

A new cross industry Soil Health initiative is bringing together scientists, academics, industry farm advisers and farming bodies to take a long-term approach to understanding and improving the health of soils across UK farmland. It recognises the crucial role that effective soil management will play in increasing agricultural productivity while maintaining and enhancing the environment.