- NWF Group's H1 pretax profit rose to £2.9m, from £2.0m. Revenue was £259.1m, from £256.5m. It proposed an interim dividend of 1.0p/share, unchanged on the year.

"NWF has delivered a very solid set of results in the first half, with the performance of the Group and each of the operating divisions in line with the Board's expectations," said chairman Mark Hudson in a statement.

"The acquisition of S.C. Feeds in November supports the Group's strategy to invest in agriculture," he added.

NWF Group is a specialist agricultural and distribution business.

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