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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....
11 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom More Form Filling to Secure Organic Stewardship Payments
UK – Farmers wishing to go organic this year will need to provide more business information to receive countryside stewardship payments....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Movement Licences Changed in Wales
WALES, UK - Changes to General Movement Licences (GMLs) for livestock have come into force in Wales....
View news from United Kingdom Beef Prices Suffer from Strong Sterling
UK – Changing currency strengths has had a big effect on the price of beef recently, leading to a difficult start to the year in the UK and Ireland, but prices are looking to firm up in the next quarter as supplies decrease....
06 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Volatility Takes its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
05 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Beef Scam Fears Force Scottish Government Probe
SCOTLAND, UK – Beef farmers have been given government reassurance that reasons for a sudden drop in cattle prices are being investigated....
28 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom Lamb Loses Out as Consumers Buy More Beef
UK – Winter consumer data has shown a two per cent lift in beef sales while lamb has seen a much stronger decline, according to market analyst Kantar....
View news from United Kingdom Calf Rearing Demonstration to be Held at Livestock Event
UK - The UK’s first ever live calf rearing demonstration at an event will be featured at Livestock Event in Birmingham this year, featuring calves housed in igloos....
View news from United Kingdom EU Help to Promote Scotch Beef, Lamb
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch beef and lamb will be promoted across the UK and in five important European markets, thanks to funding from the European Commission (EC)....
27 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray, said the Scottish National Farmers Union (NFU)...
22 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom Vets Call for Badger Cull Change
UK – A veterinary body has withdrawn support for the current method of controlled shooting of badgers in the south west of England....
View news from United Kingdom Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos. ...
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Markets to Display bTB History on Screens
Wales, UK - Livestock markets in Wales will soon be able to display the TB testing records of cattle on screens, enabling farmers to make informed buying decisions....
20 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Replacement for 'Freedom Food' Label
UK - The new RSPCA Assured label will replace 'Freedom Food' from next month, giving members greater value, according to the Society....
17 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Projects Announced in Animal Disease Research
UK - Eight new research projects to improve the health of livestock have been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC)....
View news from United Kingdom Improving Cattle Health Could Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - Efforts to reduce cattle greenhouse gas emissions by improved animal health could be undermined by increased herd size, according to research presented at the British Society for Animal Science conference....
15 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom European Slaughter Cow Prices Lifting
EU – European cull cow values have bounced back this quarter, with France being the major exception to the rule....
View news from United Kingdom New Processing, Packaging Guide to Support UK Export Opportunities
UK - EBLEX has produced a new and unique offal and variety meats processing and packaging guide for English processors....
14 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom Rough Grazing Means Less Methane
UK - Grazing cattle on hill pasture could be a step towards reducing beef's hefty methane output, providing the system is integrated, say Scottish researchers....
View news from United Kingdom Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
13 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Chair of Animal Disease Surveillance Board
UK- The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has announced the appointment of Professor Dirk Pfeiffer from the Royal Veterinary College as chair of the new Animal Disease Surveillance Governance Board....
10 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom Rising Neospora Cases Prompt Vet Response
UK and Ireland - A pathogen hosted in dogs which causes abortion in cattle has been added to a cattle health registry due to rising levels of infection in the UK and Ireland....
View news from United Kingdom Weak Euro Causes Scotch Beef Back-Up
SCOTLAND, UK – Beef supplies have bottlenecked in Scotland as a weak Euro makes importing easier and exporting less appealing....
 
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