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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
View news from United Kingdom New Website for Sheep Sector
UK – Today, 5M Publishing officially launches TheSheepSite – the latest in the company's stable of agriculture and livestock oriented websites....
View news from United Kingdom Government Commits to Online CAP Application Assistance for Farmers
UK – Help is at hand for producers worried about the new electronic system for Common Agricultural Policy requirements, farming minister George Eustace told the National Sheep Association Event today....
View news from United Kingdom Funding Will Help Assess Extent of Human Tapeworm in UK Cattle
UK – A project to establish the frequency of human tapeworms in UK cattle has received funding from the Food Standards Agency....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
View news from United Kingdom NFU Launches Focus on Enforcement Review of Local Authority Livestock Inspections
UK - The NFU has been selected by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as one of two trade association and business representative groups to lead a review of red-tape under the Business Focus on Enforcement Initiative....
View news from United Kingdom Imported Food Residue Worries Rumble On
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
View news from United Kingdom Improved Confirmation Could Come From Genetics Progress
UK - An improvement in prime cattle conformation has been noted in the second quarter of 2014 which analysts are attributing to genetic progress. ...
Monday, July 28, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Producers Urged to Look Hard for Prices as Markets Stabilise
UK – Producers should ‘shop around’ before delivering cattle for slaughter, Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) Northern Ireland has advised....
Friday, July 25, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Symposium Explores the Future of Farm Animal Welfare
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential Animal Machines – a book that heralded an entire movement in farm animal welfare and the welfare of animals...
View news from United Kingdom BVA Will Support Second Year of Badger Cull Pilots in England
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports the second year of the pilot culls in England....
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....
 
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