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29 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farm Trespass Warning for Pokémon Go Players
UK - The new mobile app Pokémon Go has become contagious, capturing the public's imagination, but a specialist in real estate and agricultural law has warned that players could find themselves breaking trespass laws....
25 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Prices Still Behind Last Year's Levels
SCOTLAND, UK - Prime cattle prices have been enjoying some seasonal strength over the past month but are still behind the prices seen one year ago, according to the latest market information from Quality Meat Scotland....
22 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Poultry Litter Blamed for Botulism in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has confirmed that cases of botulism continue to occur in ruminants in Northern Ireland following results of tests carried out by the Agri-Food and Biosciences...
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Looking Out for Fluke-Spreading Mud Snails
SCOTLAND, UK - Cattle and sheep farmers have been warned to look out for mud snails and any signs that their animals may have fallen prey to the parasites the snails carry....
20 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Bluetongue Vaccine Now Available for British Farmers
UK - The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that bluetongue (BTV-8) vaccine is now available from two pharmaceutical retailers to manage the risk of a BTV incursion from France....
19 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Bovine TB 'Could Put Trade at Risk' Post-Brexit
UK - The current status of bovine TB in Wales could put future trade deals at risk, the Farmers’ Union of Wales warned at its Press Conference on Sunday ahead of the Royal Welsh Show....
View news from United Kingdom UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been announced as speakers at the 2016 Official Veterinarian...
18 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
15 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
08 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Consumers Put Off After Tough Steak Experiences
UK - More than three quarters of consumers have been put off buying steak after a bad experience with a tough cut – with one third of those saying they waited at least a month before buying one again, new research has shown....
04 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom MSD Animal Health Announces 2016 Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund Scholarship Winner
UK - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is proud to support the award of the Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund Scholarship to Dr. Guilherme Rizzoto, a veterinarian from Brazil, at The World Buiatrics Congress in Dublin,...
01 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK to Promote Beef Exports to Premium Markets Following EU Exit Vote
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris....
30 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom 'Three Years of Uncertainty' for Meat Trade Post-Brexit
UK - Beef, sheep meat and pig meat exporters and other key industry stakeholders gathered in Warwickshire earlier this week for the 12th annual AHDB Meat Export Conference, and began discussions on how to maximise opportunities for meat exports in a post-Brexit...
29 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan today calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place until 2020....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event to Become One-Day Dairy Event from 2017
UK - Livestock Event organiser, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is returning the event to its traditional time slot with next year’s event scheduled for 6 September at The NEC, accompanied by a name change to the National Dairy Event....
28 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Minister of Agriculture to Answer Brexit Questions at Livestock 2016
UK - Minister of Agriculture George Eustice MP will officially open Livestock Event, the UK industry’s leading show within the sector to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 July. He will be responding to queries on the Referendum outcome,...
27 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
View news from United Kingdom Research Looks Into Preventing Further Resistance to Dewormers
UK - Research recently published in the Journal of Preventative Veterinary Medicine looks at the quality of advice and how the uptake of best practice in relation to anthelmintic usage can be improved, and why this is so important....
24 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Meat Industry Pushes for Recognition of Low BSE Risk
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has asked the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, for a meeting to examine the case for Scotland to be upgraded to the highest possible BSE status, ahead...
21 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Best of British Breeding on Show at Livestock Event
UK - The best of British genetics are scheduled to be showcased in front of a line-up of judges and the country’s largest audience of farmers from throughout the UK and beyond at the Livestock Event, staged at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 and...
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Beef Herd Expands as Sheep Flock Shrinks
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish beef and pig herds increased in size during 2015 while the Scottish sheep flock contracted slightly, according to a report published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
15 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Diverging Consumer Demands Put Contradictory Pressures on Producers, Says Prof. David Hughes
UK - “Quite clearly, the future is bright for animal-derived protein consumption. However, the further polarization of consumer demands presents a real challenge for the livestock and dairy industry,” warned Prof. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor...
View news from United Kingdom Risk of Bluetongue Spread from France to UK to Rise as Weather Warms
UK - The UK's risk level remains the same, but the risk of Bluetongue spread from France will start to increase with daily average temperatures heading into summer, concludes the latest situation report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)....
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers Concerned over Cattle TB Figures, Strategy
WALES, UK - The worsening Bovine TB disease situation in the county was the major talking point at a recent meeting of the Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru county branch....
14 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event: The Open Forums
UK - Farmers will be able question industry influencers at two Open Forums sessions hosted by Barclays at the Livestock Event, held at The NEC on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July....
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Prices Show Seasonal Strength in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish prime cattle prices have been showing some seasonal strength and rising steadily over the past six weeks, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
10 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare....
 
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