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13 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Unions Respond to Govt Brexit White Paper
UK - NFU Scotland, NFU, NFU Cymru and Ulster Farmers’ Union have issued a statement following the publication of today’s Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU....
View news from United Kingdom Aberdeen Angus Farmers to Benefit from Tesco's New Beef Contracts
UK - Tesco has announced it will continue its multi-million pound investment in the growth of the British Aberdeen Angus herd, with 1,600 farmers in the UK set to benefit from new 12 month contracts which will guarantee a price above the standard market...
10 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom New 'Fight the Fluke' Video Highlights Importance of Control
UK - With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods....
09 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Impact Calculator Helps Industry Prepare for Brexit
UK - A new online calculator has been launched this week which will allow farmers and growers to see for the first time how they may be affected by potential Brexit scenarios....
03 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Strategy Director Appointed for AHDB Beef & Lamb
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed Will Jackson as the new Sector Strategy Director for Beef & Lamb....
29 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
22 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Norbrook® to run £2,000 Ritchie Draft Pro competition at UK summer shows
As part of an ongoing campaign to support responsible anthelmintic dosing of livestock, Norbrook is offering visitors to this year’s major summer shows the chance to win a Ritchie Draft Pro weigh crate, valued at more than £2,000....
18 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Launches Farm Data Sharing Project
UK - Creating a best practice guide to sharing farm data is the focus of a new consultation launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
15 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Pelvic Measuring Helps Rate Heifers’ Breeding Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - Pelvic measuring of heifers will now be a regular activity on Morayshire Monitor Farm after recent try outs found merit in it as a management tool....
13 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Urged to Use Correct Injection Sites
UK - Farmers may be losing money by incorrectly injecting livestock and damaging carcase value, a survey carried out by AHDB Beef & Lamb has revealed....
11 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Project to Tackle Challenges of Dairy Beef Calf Rearing
UK - A new project funded by AHDB Beef & Lamb will identify profitable best practice and help address some of the significant challenges that face the calf rearing sector, including reducing antibiotic use and the welfare of calves....
08 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Cost, Scale of Field Trials for Bovine TB Vaccine May be Unfeasible
UK - Field trials for a vaccination to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) would need to involve 500 herds - potentially as many as 75,000-100,000 cattle - to demonstrate cost effectiveness for farmers. ...
07 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
The latest NADIS1 Parasite Forecast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim highlights that the recent warm, wet weather heightens the risk of parasites in sheep and cattle....
25 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Animal Transport Vital to Scottish Livestock, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has outlined the importance of animal transport to the Scottish livestock industry....
23 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Cheeky £1 Million Campaign to Promote Beef Thin Cuts
UK - A £1 million advertising campaign aims to add £6 million to the thin cut steak market over the next three years by engaging new families and young couples....
21 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Huge Opportunities for Farmer-to-farmer Learning This Summer
UK - UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer....
17 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom QMS Unveils Focused Five Year Strategy, Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisation tasked with promoting some of Scotland’s most iconic food brands, Quality Meat Scotland, has this week (Wednesday, 16 May 2018) unveiled a new strategy and vision for the five-year period to 2023....
16 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Frictionless Trade with EU Vital for UK Livestock Sector, Say Farming Unions
UK - Livestock representatives from farming unions in all parts of the UK attended a meeting in Edinburgh last week, hosted by NFU Scotland. Top of the agenda for the representatives was the on-going uncertainty over the UK Governments policy for post-Brexit...
11 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Trade Firms in Line with Seasonal Trend
UK - UK farmgate prices for prime cattle continue to rise, following the same pattern as last year and maintaining a premium of around three percent on the year. ...
10 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Varieties Added to Recommended Grass, Clover Lists
UK - Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding....
View news from United Kingdom Meaty Social Media Merger for 'The Scotch Kitchen'
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has merged its consumer-facing social media platforms to further strengthen The Scotch Kitchen, as its lead social media channel, promoting the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands....
03 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU Scotland Welcomes Cash Flow Boost from Beef Calf Scheme Payments
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the news that payments worth £38 million to Scottish beef producers will arrive in farmers' bank accounts in the coming weeks, easing cash flow worries....
18 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Countryside Must Not Become a ‘Soft Target’, NFU Tells Police C
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
17 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU South East Prepared to Respond to Govt on Future Farm Policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU...
13 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Eye-catching Advertising Driving Awareness of Scotch Beef in London
UK - Four million Londoners are currently being targeted with eye-catching Scotch Beef billboard advertising as part of a high-impact campaign being run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), with a focus on London and the Home Counties....
04 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Help Improve Control of Liver Fluke on Cattle Farms, Urges AHDB
UK - Cattle producers in northern England are needed for a project that aims to help control liver fluke in cattle....
26 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom One Step Closer to CCTV in All Welsh Slaughterhouses
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a statement from the Welsh Government which hints at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses...
View news from United Kingdom UK Leading Charge in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that it will be partnering with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to embark on two new projects which will take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating Bovine...
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