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04 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Prime Cattle Producers Respond to Market Signals
SCOTLAND, UK - The response of prime cattle producers to market signals about carcase size, particularly for steers, has been one of the striking features of the market over the past year....
03 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Targets Task Force Co-ordinates on Antibiotic Reduction in Farming
UK - A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK livestock sectors can be identified....
30 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Call for Extension on Govt 'Approved Finishing Units' Proposal
UK - With changes to Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) in the pipeline, the National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for a four year extension before any phasing out occurs which could cause 'serious welfare and cash-flow problems' for farmers....
23 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Rodenticides Leaflet Explains Rule Change and Options
UK - Since 1 October 2016, a rule that buyers of stewardship-label rodenticides must show proof of competence certification means farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers unable to do so cannot be supplied....
22 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Beef Student of the Year Launched with £3k at Stake
UK - The Beef Shorthorn Society has launched Beef Student of the Year, a first time award open to those studying agriculture or a related course at a UK agricultural college or university....
21 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Govt Recommends CCTV Not Mandatory in Slaughterhouses
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
20 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmer Confidence Falls Amid Prospects of Labour Shortage
UK - Farmer confidence in the dairy and livestock sectors has risen over the last year, with overall farmer confidence for 2017 rising by 12 points, a new survey by the NFU has revealed....
19 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vaccine Developed to Fight E.coli in Cattle
UK - After a decade of collaboration, staff at the Moredun Institute, the Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College have developed the vaccine which is capable of controlling e.coli 0157 in cattle under experimental conditions. It remains to be...
16 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Urged to Take Extra Care to Work Safely in Winter
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging farmers to take extra care this winter to stay safe and well on farm....
View news from United Kingdom Steaking a Claim to Growth
UK - Sales of beef steaks are at a five-year high and account for almost 70 per cent of sales in the category....
13 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef, Lamb High Profile at British Pie Awards
SCOTLAND, UK - All eyes will be on the pies at the British Pie Awards next year where Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will play starring roles as the sponsors of two classes....
12 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Retailers Can Educate and Inspire Consumers
UK - Retailers and processors could be missing a trick when it comes to educating and inspiring consumers about red meat says research from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
09 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Advised to Plan Strategy Now Before Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business plans to make the most of the good times and protect...
08 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Limousin Cattle Needed for AHDB Beef & Lamb Industry Project
UK - Cattle farmers in the South West and North Yorkshire are being encouraged to get involved in a major feed efficiency industry project taking place in both regions....
View news from United Kingdom Bright Ideas to Shape the Future of Farming Wanted
UK - Farmers: Do you have a bright idea which needs some help to develop? Or a project that’s already under way which could be rolled out across the industry? If so, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum wants to hear from you. It is seeking to bring...
07 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Selecting Replacement Heifers
UK - Breeding or purchasing high-quality replacement heifers is an essential investment for suckled calf producers. ...
05 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Nutriad Concludes 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey
UK - The Nutriad 2016 mycotoxin survey concludes that this year’s harvest of wheat in the UK and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination but the situation is much worse than in last...
02 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to Europe's Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable workforce in order for British food and farming...
30 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Warnings of Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
View news from United Kingdom Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris....
29 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
28 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Scheme Launched to Tackle Bovine TB
UK - A new industry-led cattle health programme to evaluate risk and recognise farmers who step up biosecurity to help control bovine TB (bTB), launches today on a dairy farm at Iron Acton near Bristol....
24 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Researchers to Improve Foot and Mouth Vaccines with £1.5 Million Funding Boost
UK - Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have secured almost $1.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the development of improved foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines for East Africa....
23 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Chief Vets Highlight GB Cattle Health, Welfare Progress
UK - The latest state-of-the-industry report examining the health and welfare of cattle in Great Britain has identified significant progress across key areas of mastitis, lameness and longevity, and for the first time looks in depth at the issues facing...
18 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
15 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
14 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
11 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom US Beef Exports Performing Well in Japan
US - September was another solid month for US red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
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