Farm Operations News

  • SSF profits drop but Orkney performs well

    Q1 revenues fell from NOK 519 million (£46.6 million) in 2018 to NOK 405 million (£36.3 million) this year, while pre-tax profits dropped from NOK 178 million (£16 million) to NOK 58 million (£5.2 million). ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Permanent skilled workforce nears for dairy owners

    Dairy business owners are one step closer to securing a permanent skilled workforce with the Federal Government amending its occupation classification list to make it easier for farmers to attract experienced and skilled overseas labour. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Women In Ag: Changing The Face Of Farming

    Based on the 2016 agriculture census from Stats Canada, the proportion of female farmers is increasing even as the total number of farm operators decreases. In fact, women make up 28.7% of the 272,000 farmers in the country. Yet while more women are working hard on the land, sometimes they also have to work equally as hard to dispel public and ...


    By Dutch Openers

  • Top salmon farmer denies price fixing

    MANY of Norway’s biggest salmon companies are being sued in the US over alleged price fixing, according to reports yesterday. The move follows raids by European Commission officials in February at the Scottish offices of Norwegian owned producers. Mowi, ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Future Focus a road map for shaping change

    The plan has been assembled in collaboration with Dairy Australia, Agriculture Victoria and the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria. Future Focus has been over a year in the making, with 165 dairy farmers, service providers and processors from the Murray region consulted during its development. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Dairy industry scores greater access to vital skilled labour

    government amending its occupation classification list to make it easier for farmers to attract experienced and skilled overseas labour. Under changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation List, high level dairy farm managers who have responsibility for overseeing farming operations are eligible for the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa entry to Australia for up to four years with the ...

  • Bigger smolts to drive Bakkafrost growth

    THE Faroese fish farmer Bakkafrost has outlined two important developments in its annual sustainability and financial reports, published yesterday. First, there will be a significant increase in the number, and size, of smolts released this year. About 12.6 million smolts were released during 2018 and 9.9 million in 2017. The company now plans to raise that figure to more than 13.5 million in ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Iceland MPs on Norway fact finder

    AS Iceland gears up to expand its aquaculture sector, a group from the country’s parliament, the Althingi, has just completed a fact finding mission to study how the Norwegians successfully developed their own industry. Eleven members of the parliamentary employment committee had been in Bergen for the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) last week and, after sitting in at the various ...


    By FISHupdate

  • US gives GM salmon ‘all clear’

    THE word’s first genetically modified salmon can now be farmed in the US, following a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift its final restrictions. AquaBounty Technologies, which is based in Prince Edward Island, Canada, described the decision as a milestone for its AquaAdvantage salmon. The company can now go ahead with its farming operations at a land based RAS ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Shift into Digital Agriculture: CEMA welcomes Member States’ Draft Declaration supporting technology uptake in EU farming

    Brussels, 11th of March 2019 – ‘A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas’ is the title of the Draft Declaration (click here) presented today by the European Commission to the Council’s Special Committee on Agriculture. The European ...

  • Aquaculture and the Global Food Challenge

    Aquaculture represents 40% of the global fish supply and continues to be the fastest-growing animal food-producing sector. With limited availability of land and water, however, the only way to increase production in aquaculture is intensification: producing more fish per unit of area and water. ...


    By BioFishency

  • The Dangers of Mad Cow Disease!

    For the first time in over ten years Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) better known as Mad Cow Disease has reared its head again in the UK with cases recorded on a farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland this October. ...

  • Kames plans farm west of Jura

    PLANS have been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council to build the first fish farm off the Isle of Jura’s uninhabited west coast, the Oban Times reported. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Lack of Trust prevents Farmers

    Lack of Trust prevents Farmers in Developing countries from realising their full income potential The defining moment of AgUnity’s inception came when Founding CEO David Davies realised that the key ingredient holding back poor farmers from improving their lives was not physical inputs such as machinery, money or good weather. The key ingredient was in fact, the most basic and ...


    By AgUnity

  • Iceland salmon farmer plans Oslo listing

    ARNARLAX, Iceland’s largest fish farming company, has said it is working towards a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Company chairman Kjartan Ólafsson told the Icelandic newspaper Frettabladid that the completion of a 2.6 billion (Icelandic) kroner share capital increase and expanding its balance sheet should underpin further development. He hopes to register the business on the ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Editorial: Composting, The “Gateway Drug”

    We lost David Buckel, a compassionate, brilliant composting champion, in mid-April. He died of self-immolation in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, taking his own life to draw attention to the harsh realities of climate change. “My early death by fossil fuel,” he wrote in a suicide letter, “reflects what we are doing to ourselves.” We met David in early 2013. By that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • SmartPro NF is chosen by Wayne Farms for US hatchery renovation project

    Wayne Farms LLC, one of the top-six poultry producers in the United States, has chosen SmartPro NF incubators from NatureForm and Pas Reform for its hatchery upgrade project in Decatur, north Alabama. ...

  • Minnesota Premium Garlic Project Field Days: June 30 in Kenyon, July 7 in Chokio

    SFA’s Upper Midwest Garlic Growers Group and the Minnesota Premium Garlic Project are hosting two upcoming field days on opposite sides of Minnesota, with more to come this fall. ...

  • Lower salmon prices hit Lerøy Q1

    THE Lerøy Seafood Group, whose operations include salmon farming, white fish trawling and fish processing today reported a significant drop in both earnings and operating profit for the first quarter of 2018. Revenues for the period totalled NOK 5,000 million, compared with NOK 5,459 million in Q1 2017, while the operating profit before fair value adjustment related to biological assets ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Bakkafrost Q1 down, but outlook good

    THE Bakkafrost Group, the largest salmon farming company in the Faroe Islands, today unveiled a first quarter operating profit (EBIT) of 268.2 million Danish kroners (£31.7 million) for the first three months of this year. The figure is down on the Q1 performance for same period in 2017 when the EBIT was DKK 335.5 million, but that was at a time when salmon prices were at a record high ...


    By FISHupdate

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