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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Carbon Footprint of Beef Production be Reduced?
ANALYSIS - The beef carbon footprint in the shopping bag in the UK is one of the highest of all the products that is bought by the consumer....
Monday, January 26, 2015
View news from United Kingdom General Improvement to UK Beef Price
UK – Deadweight heifer prices lifted 2 pence per kilo in both Northern Ireland and Great Britain, as euro against sterling pressure caused a relative drop for the Republic of Ireland last week. ...
Friday, January 23, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Employee Motivation Day Set to Build Success in Agriculture
UK - Employees in the agriculture sector have revealed a passion for farming, with 83 per cent citing this as the main motivator for their daily work. ...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
View news from United Kingdom UK Appoints Agri Counsellor in China to Help Boost Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
Monday, January 19, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Beef Calf Numbers Bounce Back
NORTHERN IRELAND – Beef-sired calf records are illustrating the contrasting fortunes of the beef and dairy herd, as a rise in traditional breeds has helped calf numbers recover....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
View news from United Kingdom TB Tests More Effective than Badger Culls
UK – Changing winter housing and increasing tuberculosis cattle testing frequency are more likely to control bovine tuberculosis in the UK than culling badgers, computer modelling suggests....
View news from United Kingdom Pneumonia Vigilance Needed as 'Wonky Weather' Grabs Headlines
UK – Respiratory disease could be on the rise after a rapid eighteen degree temperature lift early in the month....
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Justifying Maize Crop Production for Fuel Not Food
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
View news from United Kingdom BVA Applauds Secretary of State’s Commitment to Frontline Vets
UK - Britain’s leading veterinary association has applauded the Secretary of State’s comments in her speech to the Oxford Farming Conference that “the number of frontline vets must be protected”....
View news from United Kingdom Green Policy Restricting UK Agriculture
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by a third....
Monday, January 12, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Scots Caution Against EU Exit
SCOTLAND - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could see UK farmers lose Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) direct support which is worth nearly...
View news from United Kingdom New Stamp of Approval for Pasture Meat
UK - A new certification mark for meat that comes from animals that only eat pasture and never any cereal feeds, was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference....
View news from United Kingdom BBSRC to Fund New Animal Welfare Research Network
UK - The BBSRC is to fund a new community-led Animal Welfare Research Network which will be focused on research contributing to the welfare of managed animals. Those wishing to join the network must apply before 20 February 2015....
Friday, January 09, 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change....
Thursday, January 08, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Industry Prospects in Focus at AHDB Outlook 2015
UK - Prospects for the beef and lamb, pig and poultry and dairy sectors will come under the spotlight at the 2015 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference....
View news from United Kingdom Changes to Common Agricultural Policy to Reduce Agricultural Red Tape
UK - The UK has called for a rethink on the three crop rule, which is part of the greening arrangement within the recent reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy....
View news from United Kingdom Badger Control to Continue in Battle against Bovine TB
UK - Controlled shooting and cage trapping of badgers can work to help reduce Bovine TB....
View news from United Kingdom Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the Practice with Science Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference....
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Increasing Productivity in British Farming through Research
UK - Increased productivity in British agriculture is directly related to research and development and to raise productivity the UK farming sector needs to focus more on both public and private research....
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Minister Sets Out Agriculture, Fishery Priorities for 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government will continue to work in partnership with stakeholders and agencies to deliver for the farming,...
Monday, January 05, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Knighthood for Former NFU President
UK - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has received a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours issued last week....
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges: Celebrate New Year Safely Without Sky Lanterns
UK - The public is being reminded by the NFU of the huge risks associated with sky lanterns and urged not to release them during New Year celebrations....
View news from United Kingdom UK Farmers Need to be Encouraged to Invest
UK - The British government needs to embrace farmers and growers’ optimism for the longer term future to help grow the industry and reverse the country’s declining self-sufficiency....
View news from United Kingdom EBLEX Grants Encourage Innovation
UK - English beef and sheep farmers looking to innovate their on-farm practices are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of EBLEX Farmer Innovation Grants (FIGs)....
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
View news from United Kingdom Beef Association Forecasts Better Prices in 2015
UK - The last year has been a “rocky year” for the British beef industry but, according to the National Beef Association, better prices are on the cards for 2015 because of an expected shortage in cattle numbers....
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Producers Reminded of New Rules to Drive BVD Eradication
SCOTLAND, UK - All cattle keepers are being reminded that Scotland’s ambitious plans to eradicate the costly production disease Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) move to the next phase in 2015....
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance is a Gut Reaction for Some Bacteria
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics....
 
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