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29 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Farm Profitability Fell Sharply in 2015, Latest Figures Show
UK - The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29 per cent in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). ...
28 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
26 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
22 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Moves Closer to Beneficial Deal with US on Beef, Lamb
UK - Defra Secretary of State Liz Truss has announced that the country is a step closer to opening up a £60 million a year export boost, following further talks between the UK and the US to negotiate a deal....
21 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Consolidated Learning Postgraduate Certificate Programme from Improve
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a Consolidated Learning programme to enable veterinary surgeons to gain the skills required for both a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) and a General Practice Certificate (GPCert) in Small...
20 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Beef Prices Influenced by Wider Heavy Cattle Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - The continued easing of prime cattle prices has been a source of concern to farmers keen to maintain cash flows, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
19 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom NFU Favours Remain Vote in Brexit Debate
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has said that the interests of farmers would be best served by remaining in the EU after the referendum in June, based on current evidence....
15 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Parasite Risk at Turnout Difficult to Predict this Year
UK - All cattle being turned out to grass this spring will be at risk from gut and lung worms....
View news from United Kingdom Meetings Held in Scotland Over Beef Price Drop Concerns
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s livestock committee is to extend its programme of drop-in sessions at store sales around the country as farmer concerns about the beef market grow....
View news from United Kingdom New Project Unites Organisations to Tackle BVD
UK - More than 50 organisations and companies from across the agricultural industry are backing a campaign which aims to eliminate a highly contagious disease of cattle from England....
14 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Investors Urge Food Chains to Tackle Use of Antibiotics in Farming
UK & US - A large group of investors this week urged big restaurant chains to fight the use of medically-important (to humans) antibiotics amongst their meat suppliers....
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 3: Take Action with Early and Effective Treatment
ANALYSIS - In the third and final part of this video series, vet Roger Blowey discusses the important actions to take when cattle are showing early signs of hoof problems....
View news from United Kingdom FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
07 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 2: How Does Hoof Damage Occur?
ANALYSIS - In this video, vet Roger Blowey discusses how cows' feet can become damaged, leading to serious welfare issues if treatment is not implemented quickly enough....
View news from United Kingdom Study Finds Brexit Poses Serious Risks to Farmers
UK - A Brexit is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector in the UK, a study by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, funded by the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU), has shown....
05 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Calls for More Promotion as British Beef Price Drops to 5-Year Low
UK - Beef prices have now dropped to a five year low, and yet the retail price has remained relatively static with a 1-2 per cent increase, the National Beef Association (NBA) has said....
31 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Farmers Urged to Remain Vigilant for Bluetongue Disease
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged by the NFU to talk to their vets as the industry braces itself for a return of Bluetongue disease....
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 1: Hoof Structures
ANALYSIS - Hoof care is an extremely important consideration for farmers, as hoof defects have a serious impact on health and welfare, further affecting profitability....
View news from United Kingdom Welfare in the Spotlight at 2016 Official Vet Conference
UK - 'Animal Welfare - the Role of the OV' is the theme of the 2016 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference set to take place between the 29th and 30th September 2016. The programme includes lecture streams and round-table discussions on themes relating...
30 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Union Highlights Beef Farmers' Struggles with Low Prices
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The considerable reduction in beef prices in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015 is seeing beef producers lose a million pounds a week, Ulster Farmers’ Union beef and lamb chairman, Crosby Cleland,...
22 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Urged to Contact Abattoirs Ahead of Shows to Avoid Penalities
UK - Livestock farmers who plan to take cattle to agricultural shows are being encouraged to contact their abattoir to avoid penalties. ...
21 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers Reminded of TB Compensation Changes
WALES, UK - Wales' Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has reminded farmers that from 1 April the new TB Order will come into force changing the way they are compensated for cattle slaughtered for TB....
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Carcase Rejection Conditions Examined
UK - A two-week trial is taking place in nine cattle abattoirs across England and Wales to validate a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions....
17 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Rise in Bovine TB Last Year as Over 28,000 Cattle Destroyed
UK - The annual TB statistics for 2015 reinforce the need to step up the fight against the disease and ensure everything is done to tackle it effectively on all fronts as a matter of urgency, the NFU said today....
14 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
UK - Soon, the supply of rodenticide products in the UK will require farmers and pest controllers to show certificates of competence in their use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime....
View news from United Kingdom Unpredictable Nature of Lungworm Infections Makes Vaccination Important
UK – Lungworm infections in cattle are now so unpredictable that pre-turnout vaccination of youngstock prior to their first grazing season is becoming increasingly important....
View news from United Kingdom Managing Cows According to Condition Score Can Improve Profitability
UK - Managing suckler cows according to their condition score can have a huge impact on herd output and profitability, according to Dr Basil Lowman, Beef Specialist with SAC Consulting, a division of SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)....
11 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Measures Against TB in Cattle to Start from April
UK - Further measures to protect England from bovine TB are being introduced as part of the UK government's strategy to deliver TB-free status for over half of the country by 2019....
 
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