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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....
12 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Changes to Two Scottish Disease Surveillance Centres
UK - Scotland’s Rural College has announced proposals for changes to the network of Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres (DSCs) it runs in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government....
11 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Industries Unite for Successful CCIR
UK - Livestock industries have agreed to work together to ensure the successful implementation of the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) across poultry, pig, beef and sheep sectors....
View news from United Kingdom New AHDB Branding Launched at Cereals
UK - New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire....
10 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Over 300 Jobs to Go at Friesland Campina
NETHERLANDS – Between 337 and 375 jobs cuts are scheduled for two plants operated by Dutch dairy processor Friesland Campina....
View news from United Kingdom Where the UK is on Bovine Tuberculosis Control and the Badger Cull
ANALYSIS - Along with New Zealand, Australia and Ireland as notable examples, the UK is one of several regions to try addressing bovine tuberculosis by culling the wildlife disease reservoir. Farmer and writer, Jim Webster, gives a state-of-play assessment...
View news from United Kingdom EC Urged to Back Proposals to Introduce Labelling of Non-stun Slaughtered Meat
UK - The British Veterinary Association has called on the European Commission to back proposals to introduce labelling of non-stun slaughtered meat after a study of 13,500 meat consumers across 27 EU Member States found 72 per cent want information of...
08 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Concerns Over Changes to Reporting of Veterinary Medicine Use
EU - Proposals have been put forward in Europe to increase the notification period before slaughter that veterinary medicines have been used on livestock....
01 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
UK - The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) is a step closer to becoming reality following confirmation that the bid has reached formal interview stage....
28 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Russia Ends Six Year Colombia Beef Ban
COLOMBIA – Russian food health authority Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted a foot and mouth disease ban imposed on a Colombian region since 2009....
27 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Plan Ahead for Videos in Cattle Abattoirs
UK – A Scottish beef farmer has warned fellow cattle producers that, while they may not currently be penalised for producing out-of spec cattle, videos in abattoirs mean they soon will be....
View news from United Kingdom New Chair Elected to UK Office of Animal Health
UK - Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been elected as Chair of the UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2015, following this year’s AGM in London on 21 May....
26 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Shorthorns Peak at 7,000 Guineas at Carlisle
UK - Beef Shorthorn bulls topped at 7,000 Guineas at the society's official spring sale with several bulls and heifers over the 4,000 mark....
22 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Milk Prices to Play Role in Dairy Herd’s Impact on Beef
UK - How beef supply is affected by UK dairy farming in the future will hinge partly on how dairy farms can deal with market volatility....
20 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges New Crop of MPs to Back British Farming
UK - The British agriculture industry will work with Government on its plan to grow more, buy more and sell more British food at home and abroad, the NFU has told MPs....
19 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event Offers Forage Insights
UK - Farmers attending this year’s Livestock Event at the NEC in Birmingham can tap into the best technical advice to get more from their forage....
18 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Free UK Meat Event to Discuss Supply Chain Improvements
UK - The use and flow of information in the meat supply chain will be discussed at a free conference next month hosted by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
15 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Shorthorn Genetics Offer Safe Way into Traditional Beef
UK – A beef Shorthorn scheme quoting a 20 p/kg premium could offer a secure way into the traditional beef market for beef and dairy farmers battling tough prices....
13 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Northern Irish Cattle Under Quoted in Plants
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Irish cattle consistently make more than the plants quote, according to an industry levy board....
 
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