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09 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
View news from United Kingdom Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
04 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Badger TB Vaccination Report Causes More Debate
WALES, UK - The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) accused ministers of 'avoiding the issue' of bovine TB in badgers after a report suggested that an abandoned badger vaccination project could be restarted in 2017....
View news from United Kingdom Two Thirds of Cattle Attacks on People Involve Dogs
UK - Dog owners are being urged to remember to be vigilant with their pets when walking near cows in the countryside, following a new review into cattle attacks by the University of Liverpool....
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
03 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vets Disappointed with Lack of Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only four per cent having a “universal commitment”....
29 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Turns Down Proposal to Fund Ladies in Beef
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has turned down a £50,000 proposal to fund Ladies in Beef work in the coming financial year....
28 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator. ...
27 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
26 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
View news from United Kingdom Funding Available for Young Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - A £30,000 funding package has been agreed to provide agricultural training opportunities for young farmers and other young people working in the rural economy....
25 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
22 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports
UK - A Great British Food Unit has been established to turbo-charge UK food exports and support industry growth plans, like their target of increasing manufactured food exports to £6 billion by 2020....
18 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Videos Highlight Dangers of Dirty Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Producers are being reminded about the importance of ensuring livestock are clean when they are presented for slaughter in two videos produced by levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb....
15 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
View news from United Kingdom New Markets Open for Northern Ireland Pork, Beef in 2016
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Beef and pork from Northern Ireland will soon be sampled by consumers in India and Canada after new international markets were opened to the products....
14 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food
ANALYSIS - Reducing the amount of animal feed grown on crop land could have a positive effect on the availability of food and have a positive environmental impact by cutting greenhouse gas emissions....
13 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Measuring Yield Alone Fails to Show Full Grazing Benefits, Researchers Say
UK - The first international Global Farm Platform conference hosted by the University of Bristol this week [12 to 15 January] will highlight the benefits of utilising pasture and robust cows over high-yield, intensive systems....
12 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows and the effects of climate change are felt....
11 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment secretary Owen Paterson....
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Call for Economic Viability for Sustainable Farming
UK - Economic viability and environmental sustainability are the major issues facing British farming....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Warned of Heavy Rain Effects on Cattle Nutrition
SCOTLAND, UK - Experts from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are alerting farmers that in light of this winter’s extreme weather, there is an increased risk of their cows suffering from magnesium deficiency....
08 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Badger Culls to be Stepped Up in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - Half of England will be declared free of bovine TB by 2020, according to the agriculture secretary Liz Truss....
07 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
View news from United Kingdom OFC: Call for More Entrepreneurship on Farms
UK - UK farmers are less entrepreneurial than many other industries, but more entrepreneurial farms are more profitable....
05 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry could be largely offset by 2050....
04 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Help Extended for Flood-Hit UK Farmers
UK - Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
31 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Rodent Control Hub to Help Farmers Gain New Certification
UK - A free, self-study training course on rodent control is now available for farmers via an industry online hub, ‘Rodent Control on Farms’....
 
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