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16 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
14 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the RSPB, the National Trust and the World Wildlife Fund....
13 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Heightened Risk of Bluetongue Virus Outbreak in UK Leads to Ongoing Monitoring
UK - The Pirbright Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are closely monitoring and preparing for the potential outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) Type 8 in the UK, where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates there is...
12 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been announced as speakers at the 2016 Official Veterinarian...
09 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Free Online CPD Offered at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference
UK - Improve International, the organisers of the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, are offering all delegates an extended free trial of their new online learning platform Bitesize....
08 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Image of Red Meat Improving
UK - The image of red meat has been undergoing a major positive change with consumers seeing it more and more as 'full of flavour', easy to cook and suitable for any day of the week....
05 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Union Calls for Cross-Party Bovine TB Debate
WALES, UK - The Farmers’ Union of Wales has called for a cross party debate at the Welsh Assembly for elected members to discuss the urgent need for a change to the current Bovine TB eradication programme....
02 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Labour from Outside UK Crucial for Meat Processing Roles
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s farmers, crofters and meat processors have united to highlight the importance of non-UK labour to Scotland’s red meat sector, in the light of the Brexit vote....
31 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Farmers Asked to Assess Antibiotic Use for Research
UK - All cattle farmers are being asked to help compile an accurate assessment of antibiotic use within their herds by completing a major national survey carried out by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and the University of Bristol....
30 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom New TB Controls Include Further Badger Control Licenses
UK - New measures have been announced by the government to tackle the spread of bovine TB in England, including additional licences for the controversial badger culling programme....
View news from United Kingdom Cheaper Test for Foot and Mouth Disease Developed
UK - Scientists have found a new way of diagnosing foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which is more cost effective and relies less on the use of small animals....
24 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom TB Badger Culls to Expand in England
UK - Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England, as part of government efforts to control bovine TB....
23 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Greater Transparency Needed in Beef Supply Chain
UK - A lack of transparency throughout the British beef supply chain is affecting returns for all and the industry needs to start to work together better to deliver greater efficiency, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
19 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
17 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Further Calls for Post-Brexit Revolution in British Farm Funding
UK - A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient over the coming years....
15 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK to Maintain Agriculture Funding until 2020 Despite Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has opened its largest consultation in a generation, to find out what members think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British farming sector post-Brexit, whilst the Treasury has confirmed...
10 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Union Targets Improved Self-Sufficiency for UK Food After Brexit
UK - Yesterday (9 August) marks the day in the calendar when the British larder would run bare if we fed the nation only British food from the start of January. ...
08 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Mince Drives Volume Sales Growth for Beef
UK - The long awaited summer heatwave finally hit in July, but did little to drive additional sales of burgers and sausages, according to the latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 17th July 2016. ...
04 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom National Trust Comments on Farm Financing Cause Debate
UK - Landscape protection charity the National Trust has said that in the wake of the Brexit vote, the subsidy system that supports farmers should be fundamentally changed....
29 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farm Trespass Warning for Pokémon Go Players
UK - The new mobile app Pokémon Go has become contagious, capturing the public's imagination, but a specialist in real estate and agricultural law has warned that players could find themselves breaking trespass laws....
25 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Prices Still Behind Last Year's Levels
SCOTLAND, UK - Prime cattle prices have been enjoying some seasonal strength over the past month but are still behind the prices seen one year ago, according to the latest market information from Quality Meat Scotland....
22 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Poultry Litter Blamed for Botulism in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has confirmed that cases of botulism continue to occur in ruminants in Northern Ireland following results of tests carried out by the Agri-Food and Biosciences...
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Looking Out for Fluke-Spreading Mud Snails
SCOTLAND, UK - Cattle and sheep farmers have been warned to look out for mud snails and any signs that their animals may have fallen prey to the parasites the snails carry....
20 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Bluetongue Vaccine Now Available for British Farmers
UK - The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that bluetongue (BTV-8) vaccine is now available from two pharmaceutical retailers to manage the risk of a BTV incursion from France....
19 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Bovine TB 'Could Put Trade at Risk' Post-Brexit
UK - The current status of bovine TB in Wales could put future trade deals at risk, the Farmers’ Union of Wales warned at its Press Conference on Sunday ahead of the Royal Welsh Show....
18 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
15 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Ag Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
08 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Consumers Put Off After Tough Steak Experiences
UK - More than three quarters of consumers have been put off buying steak after a bad experience with a tough cut – with one third of those saying they waited at least a month before buying one again, new research has shown....
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