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Monday, September 29, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Given Winter Mycotoxin Warning
UK – Warm humid weather this summer means farmers should be aware of an increased risk of feedstuffs being contaminated with mycotoxins....
View news from United Kingdom Extension to Dual Use Announced
UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the NFU....
View news from United Kingdom Leaving Message from BVA President: Vets Must Build on Trust for the Future
UK - Vets must maintain trust in a changing and cynical world is the message from outgoing British Veterinary Association (BVA) President, Robin Hargreaves....
Friday, September 26, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Lots of Green Make Scotland's Beef a Sustainability Win
ANALYSIS - Scotland, being covered in green, green grass, is perfect for grazing - 80 per cent is known as uplander hill country. One of best things you can do with this land is put a ruminant on it and turn it into protein, which makes Scotland a haven...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
View news from United Kingdom How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
View news from United Kingdom Minimum Wage Increase for Agricultural Workers
UK- A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Pedigreed Aberdeen-Angus Producer Shares Success Story
ANALYSIS - Neil Wattie, owner of Tonley Aberdeen-Angus Farm in Scotland, shares how his family got started in the Aberdeen Angus business along with the growth and success of their pedigreed breeding herd, reports Sarah Mikesell from Scotland....
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Autumn's Time to Address Soil Compaction
EBLEX - Autumn is usually the best time to use aerators or sward lifters, giving the soil and roots time to recover before spring. However, an assessment of soil structure is essential to justify their use....
Monday, September 22, 2014
View news from United Kingdom British Vets Prefer British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelming majority buying British....
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....
 
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