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28 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Proposals to Tackle Bovine TB Announced
UK - New proposals have been announced by the government to help tackle bovine tuberculosis (TB), as part of a 25-year strategy to eradicate the disease....
26 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Last Call for Wormer Survey
UK - Livestock farmers wishing to complete an industry survey assessing how wormer products are bought and sold have less than a week to do so....
25 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom College Values Farm Manure at £14,000
SCOTLAND – Slurry and manure produced by a farm in the Scottish borders has been given an equivalent nutrient value worth £14,000....
24 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Deadweight of UK Cows and Primestock Declining
UK – Prime cattle prices were back last week in Northern Ireland and across Great Britain, with cull cows coming under “significant pressure”, reports the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland....
20 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Pea Variety Could Help Livestock, Poultry Protein Intake
UK - Scientists at the John Innes Centre have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. ...
19 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Illegal Badger Persecution Could Worsen TB, Say Scientists
UK, NORTHERN IRELAND - Tighter cattle movement restrictions and knowledge of disease history could do more to control bovine tuberculosis (bTB) than illegally persecuting badgers, which could be making things worse....
17 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Orkney Farmers Short of Fodder After Wet Weather Struggle
UK - Orkney, along with Shetland, the north of Scotland and the western parts of the country have struggled with persistent rain and wind since the spring, leaving farmers short of fodder and bedding and forced into making low quality silage for the winter....
14 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Improve International Helps Veterinarians Deliver Cymorth TB in Wales
UK - Improve International, the veterinary CPD specialist which handles Official Veterinarians (OV) training in England, Scotland and Wales, has launched a new OCQ(V) to prepare OVs to deliver Cymorth TB, a Welsh Government initiative which provides advice,...
12 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Seminal Scottish Feed Mill Opens with Eye on Farmer Costs
UK, SCOTLAND – Scotland’s first new intake-to-product feed mill for many years opened last week, promising to run a tight ship to pass cost savings on to farms....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Crisis Pressures Cull Cow Trade
UK – Dairy sector difficulties and a weak euro have begun to erode cull cow prices in recent weeks following a “remarkably stable” first half of the year....
11 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Guidelines for Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle Production
ANALYSIS - Cattle farmers should draw up, implement and regularly review an appropriate herd health plan that outlines routine preventive treatments and disease control policy, together with a veterinary surgeon....
07 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Unions Call for Price Discussions with Ministers
UK - The UK’s four main farming unions are calling for the four UK farming ministers to hold a joint meeting with them to find solutions to the serious problems currently facing farmers....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Union Calls for Set Agricultural Wages Under General Law
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling for abolition of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) and for agricultural worker’s pay and conditions to be determined under general employment law....
06 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Diverse Ways to Slow Wormer Resistance
UK - There are two ways cattle producers can slow the rate of resistance to wormers, according to researchers surveying farmers to gauge perceptions to the risk of anthelmintic resistance....
05 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Grim Forage Picture for Northerners
UK – Beef and sheep farmers across Scotland and Northern England should be analysing silage to flag up problems ahead of winter, according to leading UK livestock experts....
04 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom August Warning Issued for Cattle Parasites
UK – Farms with cattle out on pasture should be vigilant against parasites this month, according to the industry’s latest parasite forecast....
03 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
View news from United Kingdom Wormer Survey Needs Your Input
UK - An online survey from a leading animal health research centre strives to establish how livestock owners are buying and using anthelmintic wormer products....
29 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Breeding Data Helping Charolais Calves
UK – Charolais cattle have bucked a trend by being one of the major beef breeds to show improvements in calving ease and growth rate....
27 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Escape Rat Rule For Now
UK – Farmers have more time to undertake rodenticide training thanks to farm assurance membership qualifying as ‘proof of competence’, an interim measure until 31 December 2017....
24 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Partnerships Needed for Successful, Sustainable UK Farming Sector
UK - Working effectively to create a sustainable farming sector is only possible if the industry, retailers and Government works together, according to National Farmers' Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond. ...
22 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom UK Exit from EU 'Would be Catastrophic' for Welsh Farmers
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reiterated her concerns for the future of the farming industry in Wales in the event of an out vote in the forthcoming referendum on membership of the European Union....
20 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Beefing Up Cattle Genetic Selection
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is seeking to recruit commercial beef units to take part in a landmark project to drive forward the genetic selection of beef cattle for feed use efficiency....
17 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Council Votes to Keep Challenging Ammonia Targets
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed its bitter disappointment at the outcome of a vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament over ammonia and methane targets....
15 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Grass-fed Beef Still to Get Serious in Texas
US - Comparing grass-fed and feedlot beef models must use the “best examples” from each, according to a staunch US grass-fed beef advocate who says grass-fed beef remains largely at "hobby" level in his state....
14 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Beating Upland Rushes Starts at the Soil
UK – Controlling farm rushes in the uplands can be achieved by analysing soils and non-chemical approaches, Scottish farmers heard last week....
10 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Cost and Convenience Beats Origin for UK Shoppers
UK - Consumers may say they desire food with provenance and quality but cost and convenience is driving choice, a study from Barclays bank has found....
09 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Monitor Cattle and Keep Worms in Check
UK – Integrated parasite management plans can beat the challenge of worms on summer pasture, says the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) industry steering group....
 
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