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06 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Safe Cattle Handling Course
This course is designed to get people thinking from the cows’ viewpoint when it comes to handling....
02 June 2017
View news from United Kingdom Farmgate Cattle Prices Up 13% Year-on-Year
SCOTLAND, UK - The firmness of the beef market over the past two months is continuing, with farmgate prices in Scotland around 13 per cent higher (and 16p/kg dwt higher) than this time last year, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland...
30 May 2017
View news from United Kingdom Bluetongue: UK Farmers Urged to be Vigilant as Cattle Test Positive in Northern France
UK - Farmers are being urged to be vigilant for signs of Bluetongue virus (BTV) and consider vaccinating their livestock after BTV-8 was detected in cattle in a previously disease-free area of northern France....
View news from United Kingdom Monty Reigns Supreme at Beef Expo 17
UK - The prestigious annual Beef Event, the Beef Expo, took place the week before last at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. ...
25 May 2017
View news from United Kingdom Beef Science Live Highlights Latest Research
UK - The latest research projects in beef production will be showcased at AHDB’s Beef Science Live event next month....
24 May 2017
View news from United Kingdom AHDB: Download the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
15 May 2017
View news from United Kingdom Researchers Develop Low-tech Method for Environmental Sampling of Campylobacter
UK - A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their shoes during walks in the countryside. In the...
11 May 2017
View news from United Kingdom Sampling Organic Materials Effectively
UK - Two videos from AHDB demonstrate how to sample slurries and farmyard manures (FYM) for nutritional profiling....
10 May 2017
View news from United Kingdom Oriental Adventure for Quality British Meat, Says AHDB
UK - Quality meat from Britain will be highlighted in Hong Kong and China this month at the food and hospitality trade shows Hofex and SIAL....
09 May 2017
View news from United Kingdom Border’s Monitor Farm Focuses on Boosting Grass Production
SCOTLAND, UK - Plans to improve grassland management will be the focus of the next Borders monitor farm meeting on Wednesday, 17 May....
05 May 2017
View news from United Kingdom Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
26 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Beef, Sheep Producers Urged to Use Medicines Wisely
UK - Helping beef and sheep producers understand best practice around medicine use is the focus of a new publication from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
25 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Reduced Cattle Availability Supports Modest Farmgate Price Rise
UK - Farmgate prime cattle prices have shown some modest increase over the past couple of weeks, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) analysis, and currently stand 10-11 per cent higher than this time last year. ...
19 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Mini Roast Campaign Creates £18.6M Red Meat Roast 'Halo'
UK - A high-profile campaign to increase sales using mini roasts has created an £18.6 million “halo” effect of incremental sales for beef, lamb or pork joints....
07 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom QMS: Business as Usual for Overseas Trade
SCOTLAND, UK - Despite the prevailing Brexit uncertainty, the next two years are expected to be pretty much “business as usual” for red meat overseas trade, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Economics Services....
06 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Beef & Lamb to Contribute Funding Towards AI Course
UK - English suckler herd producers are being encouraged to improve the genetics within their herd thanks to a new initiative from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
05 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Map Highlights Real-time Parasite Risks in Local Areas
UK - Livestock farmers, vets and SQP’s will be able to get up to date parasite information in their local area thanks to the monitoring of worm, fluke and fly levels on 18 farms across the UK....
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
View news from United Kingdom Importance of Migrant Labour to Scottish Abattoirs Highlighted
SCOTLAND, UK - The important role played by migrant labour in the Scottish red meat industry supply chain has been highlighted in the results of a survey of Scottish abattoir operators revealed on Monday, 3 April....
04 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom MasterChef Champion Backs Scotch Beef PGI Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - The winner of BBC MasterChef: The Professionals has set himself the challenge of doing all he can to inspire consumers about the exceptional quality of Scottish produce, including Scotch Beef PGI....
View news from United Kingdom IFA Meets UK Farming Unions on Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy attended a meeting of UK farm leaders hosted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Co Down last week to discuss the implications of Brexit and to co-ordinate the approach of farm leaders to the negotiations....
31 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Govt Should Delay Complex Digital Tax Plans, Farming Unions Say
UK - The UK’s four farming unions are calling on Government to delay the new Making Tax Digital scheme for farm businesses, many of whom will find it almost impossible to access....
View news from United Kingdom Predicting Midge Seasonality Key to Reducing Livestock Diseases
UK - Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have led a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus that affect cattle and sheep in the UK and beyond....
30 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly
UK - Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock;...
View news from United Kingdom New Poster Highlights Careers in Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A new poster aimed at highlighting the careers available in the Scottish red meat industry has been launched today (29 March 2017) by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland....
22 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Shoppers Urged to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Strategic Farm Programme Targets Stock in Spec
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit producers who want to improve the performance of their livestock enterprise to take part in its new Strategic Beef & Lamb Farm Programme....
21 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Three Model Farms Showcasing Best of British Beef Production
UK - The National Beef Association has announced the farms that will be hosting their prestigious Beef Expo farm tours on 17 May. They include a diverse selection of beef farms all championing efficiencies in their relative sectors and showcasing the...
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