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29 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Breeding Data Helping Charolais Calves
UK – Charolais cattle have bucked a trend by being one of the major beef breeds to show improvements in calving ease and growth rate....
27 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Escape Rat Rule For Now
UK – Farmers have more time to undertake rodenticide training thanks to farm assurance membership qualifying as ‘proof of competence’, an interim measure until 31 December 2017....
24 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Partnerships Needed for Successful, Sustainable UK Farming Sector
UK - Working effectively to create a sustainable farming sector is only possible if the industry, retailers and Government works together, according to National Farmers' Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond. ...
22 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom UK Exit from EU 'Would be Catastrophic' for Welsh Farmers
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reiterated her concerns for the future of the farming industry in Wales in the event of an out vote in the forthcoming referendum on membership of the European Union....
20 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Beefing Up Cattle Genetic Selection
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is seeking to recruit commercial beef units to take part in a landmark project to drive forward the genetic selection of beef cattle for feed use efficiency....
17 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Council Votes to Keep Challenging Ammonia Targets
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed its bitter disappointment at the outcome of a vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament over ammonia and methane targets....
15 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Grass-fed Beef Still to Get Serious in Texas
US - Comparing grass-fed and feedlot beef models must use the “best examples” from each, according to a staunch US grass-fed beef advocate who says grass-fed beef remains largely at "hobby" level in his state....
14 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Beating Upland Rushes Starts at the Soil
UK – Controlling farm rushes in the uplands can be achieved by analysing soils and non-chemical approaches, Scottish farmers heard last week....
10 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Cost and Convenience Beats Origin for UK Shoppers
UK - Consumers may say they desire food with provenance and quality but cost and convenience is driving choice, a study from Barclays bank has found....
09 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Monitor Cattle and Keep Worms in Check
UK – Integrated parasite management plans can beat the challenge of worms on summer pasture, says the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) industry steering group....
View news from United Kingdom Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
08 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Badger Culling to Commence in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND – The second year of badger culling will start in Northern Ireland as part of a national bovine tuberculosis eradication strategy....
07 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Have You Been Feeling the Heat?
UK - With temperatures soaring to over 30°C in some parts of the country this week, think to yourself, how are the cattle coping?...
06 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom BVA Promotes Farm Safety Guidance as Survey Reveals High Injury Levels
UK - Coinciding with the start of Farm Safety Week (6-10 July) the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging all vets, veterinary employers and farmers to read and act on its Farm Health and Safety guide as a new survey reveals that over half of...
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event 2015: Ensure Youngstock are Healthy and Productive
UK - The health and welfare of young stock, particularly in the dairy sector, are receiving more and more attention not only from the farmers themselves, but also vets, nutritionists and pharmaceutical companies....
03 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Warm Weather Brings Major Parasite Pressure
UK – Graziers are being told to expect a heavy parasite challenge over the coming weeks brought on by warm and wet weather conditions....
01 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Wales Veterinary Science Centre Opens at Aberystwyth
UK - The new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans on 29 June....
View news from United Kingdom Opening New Export Markets is Vital to UK Agriculture
UK - Selling more UK produce abroad and growing export access has never been so important, said the National Farmers Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond, speaking at the AHDB’s 11th annual Meat Export Conference....
30 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Tesco's Must Make Meaningful Commitment to Industry, says NFU
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Tesco to demonstrate exactly how it is delivering on its promises made in 2013 to improve relationships with suppliers, shorten supply chains and improve trust throughout, after comments made by Tesco CEO...
29 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Break the shackles of vaccination timings with new BVD vaccine Bovela
UK - Bovela, the new vaccine for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), gives farmers the chance to break the shackles of traditional vaccination timings with its single shot primary course which goes on to provide a full 12 months’ protection....
26 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Stewardship Graziers Given Poisonous Plant Warning
UK – Upland farmers have been told to discuss grazing arrangements with their Natural England officer on account of rising prevalence of a poisonous plant....
25 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Best of Livestock to Return to Livestock Event
UK - Britain's best genetics are to be once again on show at the NEC next month at the Livestock Event. ...
View news from United Kingdom Silage Wrap Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
UK - A limited edition silage wrap is being sold with donations going to two breast cancer charities. ...
View news from United Kingdom How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
19 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Survey Shows Growing Number Back British Farming
UK - The public’s positive view of farmers has grown for a fourth year running. A new survey from OnePoll shows that 68 per cent of people in England and Wales share a favourable or very favourable view of UK farmers – up from 60 per cent in 2012....
18 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Single Issue Policy Threatening UK Farming Potential
UK - Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation – the trade body for...
View news from United Kingdom Red Meat Export Drive for UK
UK - Exports have become the lifeblood of the red meat industry in the UK with new markets constantly being sought and developed....
17 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom 'Farming Futures' to be Showcased at Great Yorkshire Show
UK – Food producers from across the UK are being recognised for innovative and sustainable approaches at one of the country’s premier agricultural events next month....
 
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