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19 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Nutriad releases 2017 Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Mycotoxin Survey
For many years multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been analyzing crops across the world to determine mycotoxin contamination level, so it can better support local producers in their mycotoxin management strategies....
15 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Video: Find solutions to help treat Bovine Respiratory Disease the first time
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a costly disease for the cattle industry, and when it isn’t treated effectively it can lead to repulls and increased treatment and labor costs. Respiratory tract damage can also compromise animal performance for the...
08 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Farm Visit for Halal Sector Stakeholders
UK - Stakeholders from the halal sector had the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the livestock industry during a recent farm visit in Leicestershire....
06 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Decline in UK Beef Exports in 2017
UK - According to the latest available data from HMRC, the UK exported 76,457 tonnes of beef during the first nine months of 2017, reports the Livestock and Meat Commission (MLC) for Northern Ireland....
01 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Seasonal Lift in Prime Cattle Trade Restored in 2017
UK - After a few years with little discernible lift in prime cattle prices in the run up to Christmas, 2017 has restored the trend. ...
30 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance: An Unexpected Chronology
UK - Researchers from the Institut Pasteur have shed light on the rise of ampicillin resistance back in the 60s. ...
29 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Lebey Guide Launch Showcases West Country Beef, Lamb
UK - West Country Beef and Lamb was showcased at the launch of the Lebey Restaurant Guide Tuesday night (27 November 2017), which details 200 of the best restaurants in London and Paris....
28 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom New Interactive Map to Help in Fight Against TB
UK - An interactive map has been launched making it easier for farmers to see at a glance the different bovine TB risk areas in Great Britain....
23 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom New Round of Funding for DIY AI Course Available
UK - Funding for the AHDB Beef & Lamb DIY artificial insemination (AI) courses has been extended, with a further 250 places available following excellent uptake of the initiative in 2017....
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...
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