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20 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Tesco Leads Way with Food Surplus Donations from Stores
UK - Tesco has revealed its food surplus redistribution initiative, Community Food Connection, has so far helped serve five million meals to more than 3,300 community groups and charities since its launch less than a year ago....
19 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Highly Competitive Wholesale Meat Market Expected in 2017
UK - Early reports from the retail sector suggest that the overall grocery trade had a better than expected Christmas....
View news from United Kingdom Search on for Scotland’s Top “Scotch Brand” Product
SCOTLAND, UK - A brand new category for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork has been added to the recently launched Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards....
18 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out there was still considerable uncertainty about...
17 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Breeders' Club Conference Brings Industry Together
UK - The British Cattle Breeders' Club Conference, which is being held once again at the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort in Shropshire, will see experts around the globe giving delegates an insight into a variety of topics, including the latest technology...
13 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom 'Have You Got the Selection Factor?' Asks AHDB
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit a team with the “selection factor” to join its new Selection Academy....
12 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Seminar to Highlight Consumer Needs in Halal Sector
UK - Consumer needs in the halal sector will be in the spotlight at a major industry event next month....
View news from United Kingdom More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action
UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and...
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers as Frustrated as Ever with Bovine TB
UK - NFU Cymru has made it clear to the Welsh Government that farmers across Wales are ‘as frustrated as they have ever been’ with the impact bovine TB is having on Wales. ...
09 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Stewardship Policy Reduces Antimicrobial Use on Farms
UK - Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. ...
06 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cuts to 'Red Tape' Promised for UK Farmers
UK - Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has outlined her hopes for a reduced regulatory burden on farmers when the UK leaves the European Union, saying this should help them to get on with growing food....
05 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
View news from United Kingdom UK Farmers, Food Industry Urged to 'Step Up' to Address Global Competitiveness
UK - Farmers, growers and the food industry need to “step up” to address the challenge of agricultural competitiveness and productivity in a rapidly-changing world....
04 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Prime Cattle Producers Respond to Market Signals
SCOTLAND, UK - The response of prime cattle producers to market signals about carcase size, particularly for steers, has been one of the striking features of the market over the past year....
03 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Targets Task Force Co-ordinates on Antibiotic Reduction in Farming
UK - A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK livestock sectors can be identified....
30 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Call for Extension on Govt 'Approved Finishing Units' Proposal
UK - With changes to Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) in the pipeline, the National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for a four year extension before any phasing out occurs which could cause 'serious welfare and cash-flow problems' for farmers....
23 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Rodenticides Leaflet Explains Rule Change and Options
UK - Since 1 October 2016, a rule that buyers of stewardship-label rodenticides must show proof of competence certification means farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers unable to do so cannot be supplied....
22 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Beef Student of the Year Launched with £3k at Stake
UK - The Beef Shorthorn Society has launched Beef Student of the Year, a first time award open to those studying agriculture or a related course at a UK agricultural college or university....
21 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Govt Recommends CCTV Not Mandatory in Slaughterhouses
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
20 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmer Confidence Falls Amid Prospects of Labour Shortage
UK - Farmer confidence in the dairy and livestock sectors has risen over the last year, with overall farmer confidence for 2017 rising by 12 points, a new survey by the NFU has revealed....
19 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vaccine Developed to Fight E.coli in Cattle
UK - After a decade of collaboration, staff at the Moredun Institute, the Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College have developed the vaccine which is capable of controlling e.coli 0157 in cattle under experimental conditions. It remains to be...
16 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Urged to Take Extra Care to Work Safely in Winter
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging farmers to take extra care this winter to stay safe and well on farm....
View news from United Kingdom Steaking a Claim to Growth
UK - Sales of beef steaks are at a five-year high and account for almost 70 per cent of sales in the category....
13 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef, Lamb High Profile at British Pie Awards
SCOTLAND, UK - All eyes will be on the pies at the British Pie Awards next year where Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will play starring roles as the sponsors of two classes....
12 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Retailers Can Educate and Inspire Consumers
UK - Retailers and processors could be missing a trick when it comes to educating and inspiring consumers about red meat says research from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
09 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Advised to Plan Strategy Now Before Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business plans to make the most of the good times and protect...
08 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Limousin Cattle Needed for AHDB Beef & Lamb Industry Project
UK - Cattle farmers in the South West and North Yorkshire are being encouraged to get involved in a major feed efficiency industry project taking place in both regions....
View news from United Kingdom Bright Ideas to Shape the Future of Farming Wanted
UK - Farmers: Do you have a bright idea which needs some help to develop? Or a project that’s already under way which could be rolled out across the industry? If so, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum wants to hear from you. It is seeking to bring...
 
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