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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
View news from United Kingdom McDonald's Business Tool Saves Dorset Farmer £10,000
UK – A digital business tool from McDonald’s has assisted a Dorset farmer in saving almost £10,000 by improving efficiency in the daily running of his farm....
Monday, April 14, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Green Party Opposes 'Factory Farming', Live Animal Exports
UK - Top of the Green Party's manifesto priorities for the May elections is action against mega-farms and 'factory farming'; it also aims to ban live animal exports and put greater regulation on animal transportation. ...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Irish President Visits Benchmark Holdings Farm
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have today (Thursday 10 April) visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state visit to...
View news from United Kingdom Red Tape Cut Without Fall in Farm Standards
UK – Recent cuts to red tape and bureaucracy have made farming easier and at no cost to food production standards, the government has announced this week....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Peter Kendall Appointed as New Chair for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
UK - The Government has appointed Peter Kendall as the new Chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with effect from 1 April 2014 for a three-year term. Mr Kendall, previously NFU President, will take over the role with AHDB...
View news from United Kingdom Relentless Tuberculosis To Claim a Quarter of a Dorset Herd
UK – A south of England dairy farm is having a quarter of its herd culled after 36 animals tested positive to a recent routine bovine tuberculosis test....
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Old Pond Publishing Joins 5m Publishing
UK - International media business, 5m Publishing - part of Benchmark Holdings plc - has announced their successful acquisition of Suffolk-based agriculture and machinery specialist Old Pond Publishing....
View news from United Kingdom UK Beef, Pork and Lamb Star in Singapore
UK - A record 14 meat exporters are attending this week the Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) exhibition in Singapore on the EBLEX-BPEX pavilion as part of the strongest ever UK delegation to this important gateway to Asian markets....
Monday, April 07, 2014
View news from United Kingdom New Figures Expose Myth of Mis-stunning in UK Abattoirs
UK - Animals in British slaughterhouses are correctly stunned before slaughter in over 99 per cent of cases, according to official figures released by the Government....
View news from United Kingdom UK Experiencing Decline in Cattle Numbers
UK - December's UK livestock survey released by Defra showed a downward trend in cattle numbers which has little hope of reversing in the short term, says Bord Bia analyst Eoin Kelly....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
View news from United Kingdom England Has 24 Years to be Tuberculosis Free
UK – The government has announced 2038 as the target year for a TB-free England with north and eastern parts intended to be cleared by 2025....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
View news from United Kingdom First Robotic Milking and Feeding Demonstration Announced for Leading UK Event
UK - The world’s first combined live robotic milking and feeding system demonstration at an exhibition will be staged at the Livestock Event, to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on 2 and 3 July by its organisers the Royal Association of British Dairy...
View news from United Kingdom Antibiotic Featured in Newspaper Story Unrelated to Farm Animal Use
UK - Following a recent newspaper article blaming on the development of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens on animal agriculture, an industry organisation states that carbapenems are not used in livestock. ...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
View news from United Kingdom £4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative business ideas....
Monday, March 31, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Water Abstraction Licensing A 'Mixed Bag' for Farming Industry
UK - Government proposals for the biggest shake up of water abstraction licensing in 50 years throws up a mixed bag for the farming industry, the NFU said today (Friday 28th March)....
Friday, March 28, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Two People Contract TB from Pet Cat in First Ever Case
UK - Two people have developed tuberculosis (TB) after contact with a cat, experts have warned - the first ever recorded case of this kind. ...
View news from United Kingdom Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
Thursday, March 27, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Imported Cattle End 30 Year Scab Free Run For Scots
UK, SCOTLAND – A skin piercing cattle mite causing severe dermatitis has been confirmed in Scotland after being reintroduced after 30 years by imported livestock....
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Potential For Dire Liver Fluke After Mild Wet Winter
UK - Farmers should stay vigilant against liver fluke following an exceptionally mild and wet winter, warn Merial Animal Health experts. ...
View news from United Kingdom Charles Sercombe Back in the NFU Livestock Chair
UK - Leicestershire farmer Charles Sercombe has been unanimously re-elected chairman of the National Farmers Union’s national livestock board. Mr Sercombe, who has 2,000 sheep on 200 acres at Frisby-on-the-Wreake near Melton Mowbray, took over as chairman...
View news from United Kingdom Concern at Call for Sick Animals to be Slaughtered not Treated
UK - The British Veterinary Association is calling for a clarification of remarks made by the Chief Medical Officer in which she called for sick animals to be slaughtered rather than treated as part of the strategy to reduce antibiotic resistance in humans....
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
View news from United Kingdom How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
Friday, March 21, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Winter Crop Areas Up, Livestock Down
SCOTLAND, UK - A first look towards this year’s harvest shows an increase in winter crop areas but livestock numbers have continued to fall....
View news from United Kingdom 2014 Budget: Good News for Agriculture, but Not Permanent
UK - The NFU says the Chancellor’s announcement to double the rate of the Annual Investment Allowance is welcome news for agriculture but it would have been better if George Osborne had made it a permanent fixture....
Thursday, March 20, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Fewer Cattle Overall in UK, Most Recent Census Shows
UK - Cattle and calves fell 0.7 per cent to 9.7 million, the latest census of cattle numbers in the United Kingdom in December 2013 reveals....
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Updated Animal Health Surveillance Announced
ENGLAND & WALES - Details have been announced about the updated approach to veterinary scanning surveillance in a programme called ‘Surveillance 2014’....
View news from United Kingdom Research Council Celebrates 20 Years of Advances in Animal Welfare
UK - BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. For its 20th anniversary, the Research Council will be exploring a variety of ways that BBSRC helps to deliver impact from research, focusing here on animal welfare....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
View news from United Kingdom More Beef at This Year's NEC Livestock Event
UK - The nation's leading livestock event will see beef feature more prominently this year. ...
 
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