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High demand for best quality straw sees competitive bidding

Demand for standing straw continues to be strong, with the first major auctions in south-west England seeing winter barley straw average £110/acre as livestock farmers seek to restock barns. Greenslade…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Lamb prices rally after plunge in values

Lamb prices have had a very mixed week with sharp declines in live markets early on, followed by rises that helped values regain ground. AHDB figures for the week ending…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Rising confidence sees tractor sales hit 10-year peak

The surge in new tractor sales has continued, with the highest June sales figure recorded for a decade. Statistics released by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) showed 1,473 tractors were…

LAND MARKETS

7 things we know about the 2021 farmland market

Farmers are increasingly competing with non-agricultural buyers for land as forestry, environmental assets, outdoor space and privacy move up priority lists.  Conservation and climate change, additional income streams and lifestyle…

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