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02 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to Europe's Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable workforce in order for British food and farming...
30 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Warnings of Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
View news from United Kingdom Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris....
29 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
28 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Scheme Launched to Tackle Bovine TB
UK - A new industry-led cattle health programme to evaluate risk and recognise farmers who step up biosecurity to help control bovine TB (bTB), launches today on a dairy farm at Iron Acton near Bristol....
24 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Researchers to Improve Foot and Mouth Vaccines with £1.5 Million Funding Boost
UK - Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have secured almost $1.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the development of improved foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines for East Africa....
23 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Chief Vets Highlight GB Cattle Health, Welfare Progress
UK - The latest state-of-the-industry report examining the health and welfare of cattle in Great Britain has identified significant progress across key areas of mastitis, lameness and longevity, and for the first time looks in depth at the issues facing...
18 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
15 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
14 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
11 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom US Beef Exports Performing Well in Japan
US - September was another solid month for US red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
09 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Warned Over Ergot Toxin Risk in Feed Grains
SCOTLAND, UK - Experts from Scotland’s Rural College are urging livestock farmers to beware of an increased risk posed by feed grain contaminated with ergot, a fungal disease that can be toxic to animals or humans....
08 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Research Worth £1.5m to Drive Beef Efficiency
UK - A new £1.5 million research project is aiming to improve youngstock health and improve efficiency in feed and forage use to drive productivity in the industry....
02 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Botulism Prompts Renewed Call for Poultry Litter Solution in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Northern Ireland politician has expressed concern about the high levels of botulism in the region, blaming the rise on failures of the Executive to find a solution to the problem of large volumes of poultry manure there....
View news from United Kingdom Check Protein Levels in Silage to Keep Cattle Healthy This Winter
SCOTLAND, UK - Concerns over the number of analysed silage samples revealing low protein levels has led staff from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to urge farmers to get their silage analysed as soon as possible, before winter feeding....
01 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Fall in UK Farm Incomes Continues
UK - New figures from the UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have shown a dramatic fall in farm incomes for the third consecutive year....
28 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Win a Year’s Online Bitesize CPD from Improve International at the London Vet Show
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is offering six subscriptions each day to its popular Online Bitesize CPD training programme on its stand – D25 - at the London Vet Show. Visitors will have the opportunity to test their knowledge...
27 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Sales Static for Meat and Poultry, but Fish Thriving
UK - The latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from market research company Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 9th October 2016 show sales volumes virtually static year-on-year in all areas except Chilled Fish....
26 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Gap Closing Between Beef Farmgate, Retail Prices
UK - Farmers received a larger share of the retail price of beef and lamb in August 2016 than at the same time in the previous two years....
24 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
19 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Wales' New Bovine TB Plan Targets High-Risk Areas
WALES, UK - A new approach to eradicating bovine TB was announced by the Welsh government yesterday, using tailored measures for Low, Intermediate and High TB areas....
18 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, at the annual OV Conference, which took place on 29 and 30 September...
11 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Mini Beef Roast Dinner Campaign Running for Third Year
UK - Britons tucked into more roast dinners last year – but fewer of them were on a Sunday, according to analysis from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Kantar Worldpanel....
10 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Take Action to Control Pneumonia Risk in Cattle This Autumn Season
UK - Pneumonia is one of the most significant diseases affecting beef production, costing the UK cattle industry an estimated £50 million each year, according to levy board AHDB Beef and Lamb....
04 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers Warned of Cattle Thieves
WALES, UK - The Farmers’ Union of Wales is reminding farmers across Wales to be vigilant following the report of stolen cattle worth £16,000 in the Carmarthen area....
30 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Live Cattle Exports Key to Better Prices, Union Says
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union , Barclay Bell, says the live export of cattle from Northern Ireland to Great Britain must be encouraged and supported to help boost beef farmers' incomes....
29 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vitamin D Could Help Control Bovine TB in Wild Animal Hosts
UK - Research published in the journal Research in Veterinary Science reveals that vitamin D supplementation reduces the incidence and severity of tuberculosis (TB) in wild boar and red deer....
View news from United Kingdom TB Workshops Aim to Help Official Vets Advise Farm Clients
UK - A series of regional TB workshops has been announced to help Official Veterinarians (OVs) provide evidence-based advice to their farm clients on protecting their herds from TB....
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