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23 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vets: Your Opinions are in Demand
Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education and further qualifications. Your clients and employers...
View news from United Kingdom Farmgate Livestock Prices Need to Rise to Acheive Sustainable Supply, Unions Say
UK & IRELAND - The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors....
20 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farmers Urged to Sign Up for Beef Efficiency Scheme
Scottish beef cattle farmers are being urged to embrace the Scottish Government’s Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) as an opportunity to drive their businesses forward....
19 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Beef Returns Should Improve if Processors Up Their Game, Union Says
UK - Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) beef and lamb chairman, Crosby Cleland has said the big drop in the number of slaughter ready cattle this month must lead to better prices for farmers....
View news from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published today, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
View news from United Kingdom Warnings of Brexit Impact on UK's Beef Exports
UK - Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned beef farming could be under threat if the UK left the EU, as ninety-three per cent of all Britain's beef exports went to the EU in 2015....
18 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Project to Identify Best Practice for Larger Beef Finishing Units
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has commissioned a three-year project investigating the health, welfare and performance of beef cattle on larger finishing units in England....
16 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food security, high animal welfare standards and stewardship...
13 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss warned on Thursday....
View news from United Kingdom Could Cattle Be Fed on Waste Paper?
COLOMBIA - A new project at the University of Colombia is looking at feeding waste paper to ruminants, as part of an effort to ensure availability of animal feed in times of poor weather....
View news from United Kingdom Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage....
29 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Farm Profitability Fell Sharply in 2015, Latest Figures Show
UK - The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29 per cent in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). ...
28 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
26 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
22 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Moves Closer to Beneficial Deal with US on Beef, Lamb
UK - Defra Secretary of State Liz Truss has announced that the country is a step closer to opening up a £60 million a year export boost, following further talks between the UK and the US to negotiate a deal....
21 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Consolidated Learning Postgraduate Certificate Programme from Improve
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a Consolidated Learning programme to enable veterinary surgeons to gain the skills required for both a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) and a General Practice Certificate (GPCert) in Small...
20 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Beef Prices Influenced by Wider Heavy Cattle Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - The continued easing of prime cattle prices has been a source of concern to farmers keen to maintain cash flows, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
19 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom NFU Favours Remain Vote in Brexit Debate
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has said that the interests of farmers would be best served by remaining in the EU after the referendum in June, based on current evidence....
15 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Parasite Risk at Turnout Difficult to Predict this Year
UK - All cattle being turned out to grass this spring will be at risk from gut and lung worms....
View news from United Kingdom Meetings Held in Scotland Over Beef Price Drop Concerns
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s livestock committee is to extend its programme of drop-in sessions at store sales around the country as farmer concerns about the beef market grow....
View news from United Kingdom New Project Unites Organisations to Tackle BVD
UK - More than 50 organisations and companies from across the agricultural industry are backing a campaign which aims to eliminate a highly contagious disease of cattle from England....
14 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Investors Urge Food Chains to Tackle Use of Antibiotics in Farming
UK & US - A large group of investors this week urged big restaurant chains to fight the use of medically-important (to humans) antibiotics amongst their meat suppliers....
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 3: Take Action with Early and Effective Treatment
ANALYSIS - In the third and final part of this video series, vet Roger Blowey discusses the important actions to take when cattle are showing early signs of hoof problems....
View news from United Kingdom FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
07 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 2: How Does Hoof Damage Occur?
ANALYSIS - In this video, vet Roger Blowey discusses how cows' feet can become damaged, leading to serious welfare issues if treatment is not implemented quickly enough....
View news from United Kingdom Study Finds Brexit Poses Serious Risks to Farmers
UK - A Brexit is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector in the UK, a study by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, funded by the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU), has shown....
05 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Calls for More Promotion as British Beef Price Drops to 5-Year Low
UK - Beef prices have now dropped to a five year low, and yet the retail price has remained relatively static with a 1-2 per cent increase, the National Beef Association (NBA) has said....
31 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Farmers Urged to Remain Vigilant for Bluetongue Disease
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged by the NFU to talk to their vets as the industry braces itself for a return of Bluetongue disease....
 
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