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Friday, September 19, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright’s Centenary Conference Highlights: Advances in the Research of Virus Diseases of Livestock
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September, 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious diseases and discuss current research into virus...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
View news from United Kingdom NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto launched today (Wednesday) ahead of next year’s General...
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Futures: Wednesday's Close Sets Thursday Up for Steady to Higher Start
US - Wednesday's cattle markets finished to position traders for a steady to higher opening on Thursday, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst. ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Assessing Winter Forages: Quality and Quantity
UK - Concentrate feed prices may be lower this winter, but the most efficient production will result from knowing the value of grass and forages on the farm and using them well in the months ahead....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Loss of Food Testing Fund Could Threaten UK Food Safety
ANALYSIS - Removing funding for non-statutory food testing of imported food as part of government cut backs is leading to UK food safety concerns. ...
View news from United Kingdom Growing Concerns over Liver Fluke Impact
ANALYSIS - Changing climates and higher rainfall in the UK are seeing the spread of parasitic pests that are costing the beef, dairy and lamb sectors millions of pounds each year....
View news from United Kingdom Irish Study Centre Reports Booming Grass Sales
UK – Sales of grass varieties developed by a scientific research body have broken records, selling 3,000 tonnes in a year in the UK and Ireland....
Friday, September 12, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Boost Production, Calve at Two Years Old
UK - More heifers should be calving at two years of age providing management is right, British producers have been told....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part of this great national discussion about Scotland’s place...
Monday, September 08, 2014
View news from United Kingdom UK Feed Prices on the Way Up Again?
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak in early to mid-2013, the latest averages are 86, 76, 101 and 93 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pig, poultry and sheep rations than at the start of 2006....
Friday, September 05, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Work with Your Vet to Prevent Common Problems, Urges BVA
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging farmers to work proactively with their vet to avoid common health concerns such as musculoskeletal conditions, infertility and mastitis....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Updated Online Meat Industry Statistics Published
UK - An updated online library of facts and figures about the meat industry available free to levy payers and industry stakeholders has been published by EBLEX and BPEX....
View news from United Kingdom English Beef and Lamb Mark Reaches Ten Years
UK – A quality scheme for English beef and lamb celebrating its tenth year has revealed that over a third of shoppers actively seek the mark on packs of meat....
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Badger Vaccinations to Curb Tuberculosis Spread
UK – A new badger tuberculosis vaccination programme will run in counties surrounding England’s high risk areas to stop the disease spreading from the South West and the Midlands....
Monday, September 01, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Beef Closer to 'Sustainable' Than Most
SCOTLAND – Only a few countries have beef systems close to being called sustainable but Scotland is one, says an industry report....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Government Amends Definition of Moorland
WALES – Farm subsidy payments on marginal land will alter under the next round of Common Agricultural Policy payments....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event 2015 Dates Announced
UK - The Livestock Event 2015 will be held at The NEC, Birmingham on 8 and 9 July, calendar dates which fit with the pattern of summer agricultural events....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Five Point Plan to Tackle Calf Pneumonia
UK - A helpful mantra to simplify calf health plans has been devised by animal health company Zoetis....
Friday, August 15, 2014
View news from United Kingdom New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
UK - BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans. ...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Beef Supplies to Tighten Towards 2015
UK - Forecasts for British beef and veal continue to indicate the situation for the second half of the year and into 2015 is one of lower availability, according to the latest AHDB Market Intelligence/EBLEX information....
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
View news from United Kingdom New Agency to Safeguard Animal Plant Health
UK - A combined agency is to start work this autumn in the UK to ensure the government is better equipped to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases....
Monday, August 11, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Steady Supplies Back on Last Year
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Cattle supplies were steady to Northern Irish plants with throughput over 5000 head back on the same week last year, the Livestock and Meat Commission has reported in its weekly Bulletin. ...
Friday, August 08, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Dry Summer Will Help Fluke Picture Not Cure It
UK – Recent dry weather should lead to a reduction in liver fluke cases but stock keepers should not lower their guard, a leading livestock researcher has told farmers....
View news from United Kingdom How Do You Approach Disease Control on Your Farm?
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - This summer, sheep and cattle farmers in Northern Ireland will be encouraged to participate in an important survey to seek opinions on current disease prevention and control measures....
Thursday, August 07, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Farming Growth Plan Needed to Reverse Declining Self-Sufficiency
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is using today to highlight the backward slide of food security in UK food production as self-sufficiency has dropped two per cent year-on-year to 60 per cent – despite British farmers being geared up to produce...
Friday, August 01, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while a reduction in broiler feed conversion has been achieved in the last two...
 
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