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26 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
25 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Lupins Could Replace Imported Soya in Feeds
WALES, UK - Home grown lupins are as good as source of protein a imported soya, scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown....
24 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Provenance Trend Will Benefit Local Butchers
UK - Food trends are seeing greater importance placed and provenance and sourcing, putting independent butchers in the driving seat. ...
23 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Bovela – A New and Innovative BVD Vaccine Launched in the UK
UK - A new bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) vaccine called Bovela® is being launched by pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica to farmers during April 2015. ...
19 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Chancellors 2015 Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced the 2015 final budget. One highlight of the announcement is the allowance to farmers to spread their incomes over five years, helping them to manage market volatility....
View news from United Kingdom Moderate Increases in Some Scottish Livestock Production
SCOTLAND, UK - The results of the latest December Agricultural Survey show that livestock numbers have generally increased since last year, though poultry numbers fell sharply....
17 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Formalise Animal Welfare With Document
UK, SCOTLAND - Animal welfare has been prioritised in Scotland with the release of a document designed to "articulate and formalise" the red meat sector. ...
View news from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Prime Kill Reaches Second Highest in 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND - Prime cattle supplies were strong in Northern Ireland last week, with cattle throughput being the second highest for 2015....
12 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Native UK Breed Calf Numbers Growing
UK – Interest in native breeds is continuing in the UK cattle sector, while continental calf numbers are shrinking....
View news from United Kingdom Charolais Popular at Northern Irish Sale
NORTHERN IRELAND - The recent Dungannon bull sale reported high demand for Charolais bulls with 29 sales averaging £3067 and peaking at 5,400 guineas. ...
View news from United Kingdom Is It Time We Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - It's been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
10 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Look to Catch Lungworm Early at Turn-Out
UK – Controlling the most unpredictable parasite is best done through vaccination but anthelmintics work well when lungworm is caught early....
09 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Bull Infertility Problems Could Be Greater than Many Think
UK – Veterinary reports on bull fertility suggest problems are far more common than many would think, UK farmers area being warned this spring....
View news from United Kingdom Is Your Farm Safe Enough?
UK - To support vets and farmers to achieve better safety when working together on farms the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has produced a package of guidance to help all parties understand their share of legal responsibility....
06 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom NFU and Kennel Club Team Up to Keep Dogs and Livestock Safe
UK - The NFU has joined forces with The Kennel Club to make countryside dog walks safer and more stress free for both pet dogs and farm animals, by creating new footpath signs which encourage responsible dog ownership....
View news from United Kingdom Spotlight on Halal Sector
UK - Opportunities and challenges facing the Halal sector will this month come under the spotlight at an event in Warwickshire....
03 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Brucellosis Free Northern Ireland Would Save £15 Million
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Ireland can now officially apply for Brucellosis free status, potentially saving the country £15 million in cattle testing annually....
27 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom Moves to Increase Welfare in Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British government is to look at ways of introducing post-cut stunning in religious slaughter systems....
View news from United Kingdom Labour Pledges to End Badger Culls
UK - A future Labour government in the UK would call an immediate end to the pilot badger culls as part of the strategy to control bovine TB....
26 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom Smaller Markets Push UK Beef Export Higher
UK - Smaller markets, such as Greece and Denmark, have helped drive a six per cent growth in UK beef export volumes. ...
View news from United Kingdom NFU: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
View news from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain....
25 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom Charolais Spring Sales Strong Once More
UK, SCOTLAND - Charolais has again taken the lead at the UK's spring sales, with a major Scottish sale topping at 18,000 guineas. ...
View news from United Kingdom Commitment Shown to bTB Eradication Strategy
UK - Culling of badgers in two pilot areas of the UK to help eradicate Bovine TB is starting to show signs of success....
View news from United Kingdom Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient....
View news from United Kingdom Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets....
24 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom Quick Response Needed on BVD to Avoid Farm Restrictions
SCOTLAND – Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) herd screening is an annual requirement and herds without a test in the last twelve months will face restrictions in June....
View news from United Kingdom New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at current rates, just 53 per cent of the nation’s food needs will be produced from home...
 
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