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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...
View news from United Kingdom Scotland’s Meat Exports Up 11% in 2016
SCOTLAND, UK - Increased meat exports in 2016 played an encouraging role in a record year for food and drink exports from Scotland, according to new figures released by the Scottish Government....
13 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Inspection Failures Prompt Union Reminder
SCOTLAND, UK - The annual round of farm inspections is underway with unofficial reports suggesting failures around cattle ID and tagging are continuing at an unacceptably high level....
09 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU: Collaboration Key to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom NBA Announce National Commercial Cattle Show classes at Beef Expo
UK - Plans for this year’s flagship beef event, National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2017, are in full swing and it has been announced that there will be a total of 11 cattle classes, with four championships and a supreme championship, at the National...
08 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NBA: National Commercial Cattle Show Classes at Beef Expo
UK - Plans for this year’s flagship beef event, National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2017, are in full swing and it has been announced that there will be a total of 11 cattle classes, with four championships and a supreme championship, at the National...
06 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Halal Assurance Standards in Focus at Industry Seminar
UK - The potential development of halal assurance standards was among the subjects discussed at the AHDB Beef & Lamb halal seminar....
03 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Highlights Importance of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
View news from United Kingdom Danish Crown Buys Foodservice Business in UK
DENMARK - Foodservice has been part of Danish Crown’s business in the UK since 2014. Danish Crown has succeeded in establishing a stable base in and around London and Manchester and this is now being further expanded in the Midlands with the acquisition...
02 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU Response to Farm Business Income Figures
UK - The latest Farm Business Income figures suggest that farmers are still feeling the impact of an unpredictable and volatile market place, the NFU said....
27 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Spring Calving Trend Confirmed by Latest Figures
SCOTLAND, UK - A distinct move by Scottish beef cattle producers to focus on spring calving is evident in the statistics for Scottish calf registrations for 2016....
24 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Vaccination Pre-Turnout is Now Critical for Lungworm
UK - Feedback from cattle farmers during the 2016 grazing season suggests lungworm (husk) disease outbreaks are becoming more prevalent and unpredictable....
23 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Trade, Investment Deals Post-Brexit Grab Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom Right Funds, Regulation Vital for Farming’s Future, Says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
22 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom IFA President Welcomes Strong Stand Taken by NFU President on Standards for Imported Food Post-Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the strong stand taken by the President of the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) by insisting that only food produced to the same standards as in the UK should be allowed into the UK post-Brexit....
21 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
20 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Study Shows FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research by the University of Warwick....
15 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Grass Management Delivering Benefits for Scottish Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - The main take-home message from Quality Meat Scotland's grazing conferences this month was that farmers have an opportunity to improve their profits by taking control of their grass management....
View news from United Kingdom Robust Disease Surveillance Network More Vital Than Ever, Say Leading Vets
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak (19 February) offers a timely reminder that a robust...
View news from United Kingdom APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
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