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Thursday, October 23, 2014
View news from United Kingdom £5 Million Boost for Food Security
UK - £5 million is being invested in UK businesses and universities to combat some of the world's greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control and livestock disease....
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Animal Pychology in Focus at Agricultural Safety Workshop
UK - Agricultural workers can get an insight into animal psychology as part of efforts to improve farm safety while handling cattle....
View news from United Kingdom Over-grooming Risks Apply to Animals as well as Humans
UK - Over-grooming fingernails and toenails could potentially lead to serious nail conditions. Experts from Nottingham University's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science say that this research will improve understanding of disease in the hooves of...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Food Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock
US - With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production....
Monday, October 20, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate to undertake a three-year programme of research leading to a PhD degree....
Friday, October 17, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Recognition for Professionalism in Agriculture
UK - A British professional accreditation for people working in agriculture has been launched by the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM)....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Releases New Video on Protecting UK Wildlife and Environment
UK - The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife and the environment. ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Slowly Does It For Lesser Beef and Lamb Cuts
UK - The crucial role farmers play in beef and sheep production has been in the spotlight as part of an EBLEX campaign to encourage caterers to make full use of carcases....
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
View news from United Kingdom New Test to Prevent Long Bone Deformity
SCOTLAND - A new test for measuring manganese in cattle is to help reduce long bone deformity in their calves. ...
Monday, October 13, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Semen Sorting to Improve Dairy, Beef Farmer Profit
GLOBAL – A sperm sorting technology released by the UK’s biggest semen company will increase the speed and accuracy of semen sexing and boost farm profits....
View news from United Kingdom EBLEX Research Investment Worth £217 million to Beef Sheep sectors
UK - EBLEX’s efforts to help average-performing producers bridge the gap to become top producers through its £3.1 million investment in research and development and knowledge transfer, could be worth £217 million to the English beef and sheep industry....
Friday, October 10, 2014
View news from United Kingdom New Members Appointed to UK Agriculture Board
UK - The Government has appointed three new members to the Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with effect from 1 October 2014. Applications are invited for another four Board Member positions....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Fund Announced For Upcoming Bioscientists
UK - £18.5 million will be invested in training the next generation of bioscience leaders to tackle global challenges such as food security and animal health....
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Launch of UK Animal and Plant Health Agency
UK - The new agency responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health, Animal and Plant Health Agency, has started work....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Morrisons Develops Taste for Beef Shorthorn
UK – A supermarket retailer is pushing to stock more Beef Shorthorn meat, offering a 30 pence per kilo premium for cattle that meet specification along its traditional beef scheme....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Prepares for the Next Generation of British Farmers
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has teamed up with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Warwickshire Rural Hub to focus on the potential that precision agriculture has for the industry and the next generation of livestock farmers....
Thursday, October 02, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Public Perception of UK Farming is Increasingly Positive
UK - More of the British public think positively about farmers and farming than last year according to a recent OnePoll survey commissioned by the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
Wednesday, October 01, 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....
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)....
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...
 
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