Norbrook is a United Kingdom-based pharmaceutical company. It was founded in 1969 by Lord Ballyedmond as Norbrook Laboratories Ltd in Northern Ireland. In 1970, Norbrook began manufacturing of veterinary pharmaceuticals. In 2011 the Norbrook Group was listed by the Belfast Telegraph in its Top 100 Companies list as being in position 28.
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The Agricultural Land Classification system forms part of the planning system in England and Wales. It classifies agricultural land in five categories according to versatility and suitability for growing crops.
Grade 1, 2 and 3a, are referred to as 'Best and Most Versatile' land, and enjoy significant protection from development.
Grade 4 and 5 are described as poor quality agricultural land and very poor quality agricultural landAgricultural Land Classification in Wales
In November 2017, the Welsh Government launched the Predictive Agricultural Land Classification Map.
This is the first update since the 1970s and replaces the Provisional Agricultual Land Classiciation Map for Wales. Importantly it distinguishes between ALC Sub-grades 3a and 3b.
The Welsh Government is undertaking the first update to the Predictive Agricultural Land Classification Map between 2018 and 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions describes how the quality of farm land is graded and what this grade means for landowners.British Egg Industry Council
The British Egg Industry Council is an organisation set up in 1986 to represent the British egg industry. It currently has 11 member organisations including the British Egg Products Association, the National Farmers Union and the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA). The BEIC operates the British Egg Information Service, which promotes the consumption of eggs to the public.British Poultry Council
The British Poultry Council is the United Kingdom's national trade group for the poultry meat industry, representing them in public relations, policy making and standardisation.Eglu
The Omlet Ltd Eglu is a brand of chicken coop marketed in the UK. The Eglu is intended for small-scale, backyard chicken keeping. The original design was created by four graduates from the Royal College of Art.Farmcare
Farmcare Trading Limited is the largest lowland farming organisation in the United Kingdom. Farmcare traded as The Co-operative Farms while a subsidiary of The Co-operative Group until it was sold to the Wellcome Trust in 2014.Farmers Weekly
Farmers Weekly is a magazine aimed at the British farming industry. It provides news; business features; a weekly digest of facts and figures about British, European and world agriculture; and Livestock, Arable and Machinery sections with reports on technical developments, farm sales and analysis of prices.Farming Today
Farming Today is a radio programme about food, farming, and the countryside broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom.
It is broadcast each weekday morning (having been recorded the day before) from 5.45 to 5.58, and a longer programme (Farming Today This Week) is broadcast on Saturdays between 6.30 and 6.55. Around one million people listen to the programme.Fishing industry in England
The fishing industry in England covers the fish processing industry and fishing trawler companies that fish around England.Frontier Agriculture
Frontier Agriculture Ltd is the UK’s largest crop production and grain marketing business, jointly owned by Associated British Foods and Cargill plc.
As at 2016, Frontier has a market share of 20% of the grain market, trades around 5million mt of grain per annum and has an annual turnover in excess of £1.5 bn. The Frontier seed business supplies 65,000 tonnes of seed to UK farmers. Frontier employs 140 agronomists, managing 750,000 hectares of land, and supported by a national trials programme that consists of over 12,000 replicated plots. Frontier is the largest UK distributor of fertiliser.
Frontier belongs to the Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops, run by the Agricultural Industries Confederation.Genus plc
Genus plc is a British-based business selling products manufactured using biotechnology to cattle and pig farmers. It is headquartered in Basingstoke and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.Grazing marsh
Grazing marsh is a British Isles term for flat, marshy grassland in polders. It consists of large grass fields separated by fresh or brackish ditches, and is often important for its wildlife.June Gap
The June Gap refers to a phenomenon in which a shortage of forage available for bees occurs (typically in June) and has been observed in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Subsequent to the massive volume of pollen and nectar produced by trees and hedges in the spring, there is a reduction in the amount of nectar available to the bees due to long grasses and dandelions suppressing many wildflowers. Before the herbaceous "summer rush" of July-through-September which reinstates the high level of nectar, the high hive populations brought around by trees in the spring struggle to produce honey and may lay fewer eggs.
Beekeepers need to pay special attention to the levels of honey in the hive as well as the level of water the bees use during this gap. Annual weather patterns can cause this event to occur later or earlier.
Some plants which can help provide nectar in this gap are Cotoneaster, the closely related Pyracantha, common garden [herbs], and perennial garden plants.Lowland Clearances
The Lowland Clearances were one of the results of the Scottish Agricultural Revolution, which changed the traditional system of agriculture which had existed in Lowland Scotland in the seventeenth century. Thousands of cottars and tenant farmers from the southern counties (Lowlands) of Scotland migrated from farms and small holdings they had occupied to the new industrial centres of Glasgow, Edinburgh and northern England or abroad, or remaining upon land though adapting to the Scottish Agricultural Revolution.Royal Welsh Show
The Royal Welsh Show (Welsh: Sioe Frenhinol Cymru) is organised by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, which was formed in 1904. It takes place in July of each year, at Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells, in Powys, Mid Wales.
The first show was held in Aberystwyth in 1904, and its success led to the development of the permanent showground at Llanelwedd, first used in 1963.Rural Reconstruction Association
The Rural Reconstruction Association (RRA) was a British agricultural reform movement established in 1926 with Montague Fordham as its Council Secretary, a post he held for 20 years.Shetland animal breeds
The Shetland Islands of Scotland have long had their own distinct animal breeds, due to the remoteness of the archipelago. Below is a list of Shetland's domesticated animals.Tenant Farmers Association
The Tenant Farmers Association is an organisation which represents the interests of tenant farmers in England, it provides advice to its members and lobbies government. The TFA was formed in 1981 and has its head office in Reading, Berkshire. The association has a team of employed staff in addition to elected regional chairmen, the current national chairman is James Gray.Ulster Farmers' Union
The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) is a member organisation/industry association for farmers in Northern Ireland. The UFU was formed in 1918 and currently claims over 12,500 members.Vestey Group
The Vestey Group (Vestey Group Ltd) (formerly Vestey Brothers) is a privately owned UK group of companies, comprising an international food product business (that includes meats, dairy products, frozen vegetables, bakery products, food services and trading) and significant cattle ranching and sugar cane farming interests in Brazil and elsewhere. Union International, the former core of the Vestey family business, went into receivership in 1995.
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