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14 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom BVA: Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Veterinary Public Health Association...
View news from United Kingdom Merial vets put their best foot forward for Farm Africa
A group of 100 farm vets and staff from Merial Animal Health have walked over 26,000 miles, or the length of the Amazon River, in a steps challenge that raises money for charity Farm Africa. The challenge is part of Merial’s #CALFMATTERS calf pneumonia...
08 August 2017
View news from United Kingdom Workshop Aims to Make Impact
UK - Making an impact on beef and sheep farms is the theme of an AHDB Beef & Lamb event for industry advisers taking place next month....
27 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Event Sets Focus for Future R&D in UK Agriculture
UK - Research, development and knowledge exchange experts gathered to discuss priorities and develop lasting collaborative partnerships, to drive innovation and improvement in UK agriculture....
24 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
Warm, wet weather may prompt rapid development and release of worm larvae onto pastures, increasing the risk of productivity-limiting parasite burdens in sheep this summer. While in cattle, lungworm infection begins to pose a threat to unvaccinated and...
17 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food, Report Warns
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
13 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom New Yearbook Holds Latest Farm-to-Fork facts, Figures
UK - Livestock producers can now access a wealth of industry information collected from the 2016 beef and sheep industry in a new pocket-sized yearbook produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb....
12 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Video Promotes Greater Understanding of VIA Technology
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is aiming to increase understanding about the use of Video Image Analysis (VIA) in beef carcase classification through a new video....
07 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cull Cattle Prices Up by 15% Year-on-Year
UK - Slaughter prices for both prime and cull cattle are seeing year-on-year increases, with the 15% increase for cull stock, outstripping a 12 per cent increase for prime stock, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
05 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Retailers Encouraged to Support Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunities to build a sustainable future for Scottish agriculture was the focus of discussions led by NFU Scotland with supermarket retailers at the Royal Highland Show....
04 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Demands Leadership at Every Level, Warns CAAV
UK - Brexit will accelerate changes that have been under way in agriculture for decades, and the industry must look ahead and adapt quickly to make the most of potential opportunities....
View news from United Kingdom Brexit 360 Urges Farmers to Take Stock Now
UK - With uncertainty over the future of agricultural policy, farm labour and exports, AHDB has urged farmers to concentrate on understanding their own business first in preparation for Brexit....
03 July 2017
View news from United Kingdom Health Advice Group Established for Calf Rearers
UK - To reduce the costly impact of calf health problems, AHDB Beef & Lamb has formed an on-farm discussion group....
30 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
UK - A new study, conducted by a team of UK-based researchers led by the University of Liverpool known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the public's risk of getting food poisoning....
View news from United Kingdom Policy Makers Must Follow WTO Rule Book, Says AHDB
UK - The UK does not have a blank sheet of paper to redesign its agricultural trade and farm support policies post Brexit....
22 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Food Citizenship Report Explores False, Limiting Idea of 'Consumer'
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’. The report includes a review of international...
21 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Muscles Matter to Get maximum Carcase Value
UK - To help businesses maximise value and quality from the beef carcase, AHDB has drawn on years of master butchery experience to create a new Beef Muscle Guide....
20 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Better Supply Chain Communications to Play Vital Role in Post-Brexit Era
UK - While there will be tough and challenging times ahead there will also be opportunities in the post-Brexit era, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United Kingdom Merial challenges farm vets to walk 141 million steps for charity
Representatives from Merial Animal Health and a group of farm vets will walk a combined 70,500 miles, or 141 million steps, raising money for charity Farm Africa, as part of Merial’s #CALFMATTERS campaign to raise awareness of calf pneumonia and improve...
19 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Focus on Feed Efficiency at Dorchester Event
UK - The Beef Feed Efficiency Programme’s first commercial beef unit will be showcased at an event in Dorset on 6 July. The four-year Defra and AHDB-funded project aims to demonstrate how feed efficiency traits can be measured and selected for in beef...
16 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Warm Weather Increases Parasite Risk in Sheep, Cattle
NADIS and Merial Animal Health are warning sheep and cattle farmers that recent above average temperatures could lead to a rise in parasitic disease in growing animals this summer....
13 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU Sends Open Letter to New Defra Secretary of State
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has congratulated Michael Gove MP, Defra Secretary of State....
View news from United Kingdom Campaign to Put Steak on Britain's BBQs Begins
UK - More than a quarter of Brits would like to see more lamb and beef steaks on the barbecue this summer....
09 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom New Poster Highlights Nutritional, Performance Targets for Suckler Herds
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has developed a new resource for cattle farmers to help ensure the nutritional requirements of suckler herds are met throughout the year....
07 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom New Guide Helps Producers Reduce Livestock Losses
UK - A new guide has been developed to help beef and sheep producers use disease information recorded during inspection at the abattoir as a tool for assessing the health and welfare of their livestock on farm....
06 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Changes Welcome to Tissue Tagging for Beef Efficiency Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - While the aims of the Beef Efficiency Scheme are admirable, the administration of the scheme has resulted in a number of beef farmers choosing not to participate and others deciding to withdraw their participation....
View news from United Kingdom Emergency Care of Alpacas
THIS NEW COURSE FOR 2017 will provide tools for the approach to, and decision making in, the emergency patient....
View news from United Kingdom First Aid for the Large Animal Vet course.
Do you know how to treat a crush injury, or what to do if a colleague is bleeding badly, before help arrives?...
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