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15 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Well-Positioned for Strong Future
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry has all the right ingredients for a strong future despite its challenges and the evolving Brexit situation, according to Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United Kingdom Industry Productivity in the Spotlight at Beef and Lamb Conference
UK - The English beef and sheep supply chain must come together to make real productivity gains in an ever more competitive world....
10 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Autumn parasite risk requires action from livestock farmers
The risk of parasitic disease and production loss from gastrointestinal worms and liver fluke is expected to be high this autumn, according to Merial Animal Health and the NADIS Parasite Forecast. Sheep and cattle farmers are advised to implement parasite...
01 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Dorset Conference Highlights Supply Chain Value for Farms Post Brexit
UK - The regional conference will address the importance of UK farms being and remaining competitive in the marketplace and more connected in supply chains. ...
30 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Committed to Striking Right Brexit Deal for Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland remains fully committed to striking the right Brexit deal for Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Commits to Sustainable Animal Health; Encourages Responsible Use of Medicines
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is actively engaged with livestock farmers, vets and supply chain stakeholders in building sustainable animal health and encouraging the responsible use of all medicines to ensure good health...
26 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Detection of Bluetongue 8 in the UK reinforces the need to consider vaccination
News of Bluetongue serotype 8 entering the UK reinforces the need for farmers to consider vaccinating their stock in order to protect them from the midge-borne virus....
25 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to EU Council Conclusions on Brexit Negotiations
UK - On 20 October, the European Council (Article 50), in an EU-27 format, reviewed the state of Brexit negotiations and adopted conclusions....
View news from United Kingdom New Test to Improve Liver Fluke Control in Cattle
UK - A new test to screen herds for liver fluke has been developed, which could help to reduce the risk of cattle developing immunity to existing de-worming treatments....
19 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Carbon Audits Begin as Part of Beef Efficiency Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will undertake a carbon audit in the coming weeks and months which will form part of a farm advisor visit which will be part of the scheme....
13 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Early Pregnancy Test for Cows Improves Welfare, Food Production
UK - Early pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs....
11 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Beef, Lamb Exports from Scotland Top £80 million
SCOTLAND, UK - The value of exports of beef and lamb from Scotland has increased to over £80 million in the past year, according to the results of the annual exporters’ survey conducted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United Kingdom Quorn Protein Found to Be on Par with Animal Sources
UK - Protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests....
06 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Conference Majors on Ensuring Supply Chain 'Fit for the Future'
UK - The impact of future trends in technology on the food sector will be among the topics discussed at the AHDB Beef & Lamb Stakeholder Conference on Tuesday, 14 November....
05 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Tiny Protein Offers Major Insight Into FMD Virus
UK - Scientists have identified that a tiny protein, which plays a major role in the replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus, demonstrates a greater level of genetic economy than previously reported....
27 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom Strategic Farms Confirmed in Project to Increase Productivity
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced a countrywide network of Strategic Farms, which have been selected to drive improvements and increase productivity across a variety of farming systems....
26 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom New £1M Partnership to Address Knowledge Gaps in Soil Biology
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance....
25 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Prices Remain Stable, Firm
UK - Prime cattle prices have remained stable and firm over the past month and continue to be around three to four per cent higher than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
13 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom Merial launches vaccination awareness campaign as survey finds calf pneumonia remains prevalent on UK cattle farms
Merial has launched a national vaccination awareness campaign at UK Dairy Day 2017 to encourage farmers to consider vaccinating calves against calf pneumonia. The campaign follows the results of a national cattle survey, which shows that calf pneumonia...
11 September 2017
View news from United Kingdom Expert Calls for Brexit to Revolutionise Sustainable Farming
UK - Brexit should be used as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end industrialised farming in the UK and make a radical shift towards more sustainable smallholdings and allotments, University of Sussex Professor Dave Goulson has said....
31 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Beefy Visit for Canadian Importers
UK - A group of Canadian beef importers made a special visit to the UK this month to see first-hand the country’s high standards in meat production....
28 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Strong Start to Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of beef, lamb and pork from the UK have surpassed the £500 million mark for the first six months of 2017 – up 18 per cent year-on-year....
24 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Meetings Focus on Maximising Livestock Production from Grass
SCOTLAND, UK - Livestock farmers are invited to attend one of the six free "Better Grazing" meetings being held across Scotland next month....
23 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Food Exports to China Up 35%
UK - British food and drink exports saw record growth in the first half of this year, rising by 8.5 per cent on the same period last year, buoyed in part by a 35 per cent increase in exports to China....
18 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom New QMS Video Highlights Health Benefits of Red Meat
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has this week launched a new video highlighting the important role of beef, lamb and pork in a healthy diet....
16 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom QMS Welcomes Opening of Key Export Market for Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) welcomed the announcement last week (9 August 2017) that beef from the UK is set to be back on the menu in the Philippines....
15 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom British Beef Heading Toward Philippines
UK - Filipinos can now enjoy British beef following a new export deal estimated to be worth £34 million....
14 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Strong Farmgate Beef Prices Set to Continue
UK - Farmgate beef prices remain historically strong in the prevailing marketplace reflecting the low numbers of prime cattle on the market coupled with low carcase weights....
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