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Thursday, July 24, 2014
View news from United Kingdom How to Approach On-farm Disease Control
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....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Morrisons Launches Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd Award
UK - The search is on for the UK’s top suckler herd, an annual award organised by Beef Shorthorn Society and supported by Morrison with £1,500 at stake....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Hardy Cattle Celebrated For Landscape Maintenance
UK - The Luing Cattle Society is holding its annual open day in England for the first ever time this year....
View news from United Kingdom NFU 'Delighted' at Defra’s £400 Million Food Procurement Plans
UK - Following the launch of Defra’s £400million ‘A Plan for Public Procurement’ (Monday), NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said the plan was a significant step in the right direction to Government backing British Farming....
View news from United Kingdom Expert Animal Welfare Visit For Lancashire Plant
UK - Leading meat processor Dunbia has hosted a visit by world renowned animal behaviour and welfare expert Dr Temple Grandin PhD at their Sawley plant....
Monday, July 21, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Beef Supplies Drop But Demand Stays Low
UK – Northern Irish beef markets are reporting tighter supplies of cattle for slaughter with demand ‘remaining subdued’....
View news from United Kingdom Science Minister Announces 'War Cabinet' to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
UK - BBSRC is part of a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts....
Friday, July 18, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Pork, Lamb and Beef Production Up In June
UK – Pork, beef and sheep production increased in June, latest slaughter statistics for the UK show....
View news from United Kingdom Community Service and Fines for Owners Who Neglected Pregnant Horses and Cattle
UK - Two horse owners, who pleaded guilty last month to seven charges relating to the neglect of a group of horses, and cattle, were sentenced at Cannock Magistrates Court in Staffordshire this week. ...
View news from United Kingdom MEPs Commit to Backing British Farming
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has visited Strasbourg to rally support from MEPs to sign the ‘Back British Farming EU Pledge.’ ...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
View news from United Kingdom Clear Interest for West Country Beef and Lamb
UK – Meat sold under the protected geographical indication status of West Country beef and lamb has been met with clear demand, an audience of producers has heard....
View news from United Kingdom Call for Better Data on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - More dependable data is needed to understand the progress on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in farming, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Urged to Slaughter Sooner
UK – Cattle are being kept too long on many of Britain’s beef farms at the expense of farmers’ pockets and the environment....
Friday, July 11, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Free Online Course Offered on Animal Welfare
SCOTLAND - A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare begins on Monday (14 July)....
Thursday, July 10, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Automatic Heat Detection: Expensive But Worthwhile
ANALYSIS - An English cattleman has taken the guesswork out of spotting cows on heat by investing in a solar-powered, computerised heat detection system....
View news from United Kingdom Bovine Viral Diarrhoea History of Calves Can Now Be Checked Online
UK – A database providing verification of negative test results for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) has been announced by a leading veterinary company....
View news from United Kingdom Money to be Released for Tuberculosis Vaccination Research
UK – Major gaps in understanding bovine Tuberculosis (bTB), including new information for a cattle vaccination, are to be addressed by a funding boost for UK science....
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
View news from United Kingdom UK Agency Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Companies
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA), in collaboration with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), has finalised agreements that further extend earned recognition to the animal feed sector....
Monday, July 07, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Female Farmers Important to Future of Farming
UK - Female farmers are becoming increasingly more important to the future of the British agricultural and livestock sectors....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event Achieves Record Attendance, Up Six Per Cent
UK - A record 17,000 visitors attended the Livestock Event staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 2 and 3 July, 6 per cent up on the year....
View news from United Kingdom ForFarmers Expands in UK with Acquisition of Wheyfeed
UK - ForFarmers has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Wheyfeed Holdings Ltd, which owns Wheyfeed Ltd....
View news from United Kingdom Defra-Approved Disinfectant: When and How to Use it
Find out when you must use a Defra approved disinfectant, which product to use, and in what concentration....
View news from United Kingdom UK Leads the Way on Global Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - The Prime Minister has warned of the global threat of antibiotic resistance....
Friday, July 04, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Supermarket Chain Launches App for Cattle Farmers
UK – British supermarket chain Morrisons has become the first to launch a free app for cattle farmers to help simplify livestock management....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Do Strong Land Prices Help or Hinder Farming?
ANALYSIS – Land values are underpinning much of UK agriculture in an era of huge market volatility but there may be a detrimental effect further down the line....
View news from United Kingdom Minister Welcomes Increased Exports at Opening of Livestock Event
UK - The prospects for food and farming in the UK are promising with export markets opening up and global demand for food rising....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Calls Made to Produce More Consistent Beef and Shun Commodity Markets
UK - Britain’s beef industry should be aiming for high quality markets and far more consistent results, according to two speakers at a Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) seminar....
 
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