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21 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Suckler Herd Down but Productivity Up, Reports QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - The latest Scottish agricultural census figures reveal the Scottish suckler cow herd is down 1.3 per cent year-on-year, making the beef herd 12 per cent smaller than it was a decade ago....
19 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU Welcomes PM’s Ambition to Deliver Successful Farming Policy
UK - The NFU President has welcomed last week's (14 March) comments from the Prime Minister which acknowledged the ‘historic opportunity’ the government has to deliver a farming policy that will work for the whole food industry...
09 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Where Next for UK, Irish Livestock Science and Production?
Post-Brexit future under the spotlight at major animal science conference...
02 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Industries Map Out Vision for Scotland as a Good Food Nation
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of leading organisations representing Scottish food producers and processors this week (28 February) launched a joint industry vision on what the Scottish Government’s upcoming Good Food Nation Bill must deliver....
01 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Japanese Buyers Impressed by Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of Japanese meat buyers were invited by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to visit key sites in the Scottish red meat industry supply chain, to gain a better understanding of Scotch Beef PGI production and learn why it is recognised internationally...
View news from United Kingdom Monitoring Animal Welfare at Slaughter with New CCTV Legislation
UK - Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar ahead of new legislation coming into force....
28 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom DNA Study of Cow Stomachs Could Aid Meat, Dairy Production
UK - Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs....
27 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Public Goods of Animal Health, Welfare Must be at Heart of New Ag Policy
UK - The BVA issues response to the Environment Secretary's proposals regarding a "Green Brexit."...
View news from United Kingdom New Guide Helps Consumers Cook Perfect Scotch Beef PGI Steak
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new guide to help consumers across the UK to select and cook the perfect Scotch Beef PGI steak, just the way they like it....
15 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Strong Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
14 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Development Opportunities for Beef Industry Advisers
UK - Advisers to the beef industry are being encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in the Developing Beef Expertise Programme....
13 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Roadshow to Give Farmers Guidance on Thriving After Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are running three Brexit roadshows across Scotland in February and March....
08 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Levy Bodies Announce £2M Programme of Joint Activity
UK - The red meat levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales have announced a major programme of joint activities to be paid for by a ring-fenced fund of £2 million of AHDB red meat levies....
05 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Crucial Step Forward for Beef Exports to China
UK - An agreement to progress lifting the BSE ban on British beef exports to China is a vital first step in unlocking this major market, which could be worth £250 million in the first five years, according to AHDB....
View news from United Kingdom Range of Factors Affecting Farmgate Cattle Prices
UK - While average Scottish prime cattle prices generally eased towards the end of January, prime cattle prices ended the month some three percent higher than this time last year with similar volumes reaching the market. ...
31 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Approval for Export of Manufacturing Beef to Canada
UK - Manufacturing beef from the UK can now be exported to the lucrative Canadian market after approval was given by inspectors....
View news from United Kingdom Giving fresh cows that extra boost
What goes into the cow before it calves, impacts both health and production in subsequent lactation. Marcos Zenobi, Jose Santos and Charlie Staples from the University of Florida explain....
30 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Keeps Pushing on Importance of Health Benefits of Red Meat, Dairy
UK - More beef, lamb and dairy products would be sold if a brighter spotlight was shone on their health benefits, research conducted by AHDB has showed....
23 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom High liver fluke risk for cattle predicted in 2018
After a record wet summer, cattle farmers should review parasite control plans for 2018 with their vets as a high risk of liver fluke is predicted in several UK regions this year....
17 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
15 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Wettest summer in years means high fluke and worm risk for sheep and cattle
The wettest summer for many years has led to a high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle across large areas of the UK, including the North, West and Central Scotland, West Wales and Cornwall. While Eastern Scotland and parts of North and...
11 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Search on for Scotland’s Top “Scotch Brand” Product
SCOTLAND, UK - The search is on for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as part of the Scotland Food & Drink 2018 Excellence Awards....
View news from United Kingdom New AHDB Guides, Nutritional Promotion of Red Meat
UK - Guidance on exactly what health claims can be made about beef, lamb and pork have been compiled by AHDB to help retailers, processors and producers promote red meat....
10 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom NBA Welcomes News of Gove Staying as Secretary of State
UK - The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the news that Michael Gove is to stay in place as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
09 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Top Chefs Share Tips to Increase Whole Carcase Use
UK - Six top British chefs have revealed how they use the whole beef and lamb carcase in dishes, to provide increased depth of flavour, reduce waste and get maximum value for money....
04 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Food, Trade Commitments Welcomed in Secretary of State’s Oxford Address
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed Michael Gove’s support for food production, delivering fairer food supply chains and securing the right trading platforms post-Brexit when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs addressed the Oxford...
03 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom 46 Farms Now at Heart of Expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network
UK - Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities....
21 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Call for Clean Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Following a rise in dirty animals being presented to abattoirs this winter, beef and sheep producers are being reminded of the importance of sending clean livestock to slaughter....
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