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19 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Carbon Audits Begin as Part of Beef Efficiency Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will undertake a carbon audit in the coming weeks and months which will form part of a farm advisor visit which will be part of the scheme....
13 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Early Pregnancy Test for Cows Improves Welfare, Food Production
UK - Early pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs....
11 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Beef, Lamb Exports from Scotland Top £80 million
SCOTLAND, UK - The value of exports of beef and lamb from Scotland has increased to over £80 million in the past year, according to the results of the annual exporters’ survey conducted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United Kingdom Quorn Protein Found to Be on Par with Animal Sources
UK - Protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests....
06 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Conference Majors on Ensuring Supply Chain 'Fit for the Future'
UK - The impact of future trends in technology on the food sector will be among the topics discussed at the AHDB Beef & Lamb Stakeholder Conference on Tuesday, 14 November....
05 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Tiny Protein Offers Major Insight Into FMD Virus
UK - Scientists have identified that a tiny protein, which plays a major role in the replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus, demonstrates a greater level of genetic economy than previously reported....
27 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom Strategic Farms Confirmed in Project to Increase Productivity
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced a countrywide network of Strategic Farms, which have been selected to drive improvements and increase productivity across a variety of farming systems....
26 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom New £1M Partnership to Address Knowledge Gaps in Soil Biology
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance....
25 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Prices Remain Stable, Firm
UK - Prime cattle prices have remained stable and firm over the past month and continue to be around three to four per cent higher than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
13 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom Merial launches vaccination awareness campaign as survey finds calf pneumonia remains prevalent on UK cattle farms
Merial has launched a national vaccination awareness campaign at UK Dairy Day 2017 to encourage farmers to consider vaccinating calves against calf pneumonia. The campaign follows the results of a national cattle survey, which shows that calf pneumonia...
11 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom Expert Calls for Brexit to Revolutionise Sustainable Farming
UK - Brexit should be used as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end industrialised farming in the UK and make a radical shift towards more sustainable smallholdings and allotments, University of Sussex Professor Dave Goulson has said....
31 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Beefy Visit for Canadian Importers
UK - A group of Canadian beef importers made a special visit to the UK this month to see first-hand the country’s high standards in meat production....
28 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Strong Start to Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of beef, lamb and pork from the UK have surpassed the £500 million mark for the first six months of 2017 – up 18 per cent year-on-year....
24 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Meetings Focus on Maximising Livestock Production from Grass
SCOTLAND, UK - Livestock farmers are invited to attend one of the six free "Better Grazing" meetings being held across Scotland next month....
23 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Food Exports to China Up 35%
UK - British food and drink exports saw record growth in the first half of this year, rising by 8.5 per cent on the same period last year, buoyed in part by a 35 per cent increase in exports to China....
18 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom New QMS Video Highlights Health Benefits of Red Meat
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has this week launched a new video highlighting the important role of beef, lamb and pork in a healthy diet....
16 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom QMS Welcomes Opening of Key Export Market for Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) welcomed the announcement last week (9 August 2017) that beef from the UK is set to be back on the menu in the Philippines....
15 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom British Beef Heading Toward Philippines
UK - Filipinos can now enjoy British beef following a new export deal estimated to be worth £34 million....
14 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Strong Farmgate Beef Prices Set to Continue
UK - Farmgate beef prices remain historically strong in the prevailing marketplace reflecting the low numbers of prime cattle on the market coupled with low carcase weights....
View news from United Kingdom BVA: Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Veterinary Public Health Association...
View news from United Kingdom Merial vets put their best foot forward for Farm Africa
A group of 100 farm vets and staff from Merial Animal Health have walked over 26,000 miles, or the length of the Amazon River, in a steps challenge that raises money for charity Farm Africa. The challenge is part of Merial’s #CALFMATTERS calf pneumonia...
08 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Workshop Aims to Make Impact
UK - Making an impact on beef and sheep farms is the theme of an AHDB Beef & Lamb event for industry advisers taking place next month....
27 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Event Sets Focus for Future R&D in UK Agriculture
UK - Research, development and knowledge exchange experts gathered to discuss priorities and develop lasting collaborative partnerships, to drive innovation and improvement in UK agriculture....
24 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
Warm, wet weather may prompt rapid development and release of worm larvae onto pastures, increasing the risk of productivity-limiting parasite burdens in sheep this summer. While in cattle, lungworm infection begins to pose a threat to unvaccinated and...
17 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food, Report Warns
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
13 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom New Yearbook Holds Latest Farm-to-Fork facts, Figures
UK - Livestock producers can now access a wealth of industry information collected from the 2016 beef and sheep industry in a new pocket-sized yearbook produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb....
12 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Video Promotes Greater Understanding of VIA Technology
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is aiming to increase understanding about the use of Video Image Analysis (VIA) in beef carcase classification through a new video....
07 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cull Cattle Prices Up by 15% Year-on-Year
UK - Slaughter prices for both prime and cull cattle are seeing year-on-year increases, with the 15% increase for cull stock, outstripping a 12 per cent increase for prime stock, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
 
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