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24 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Meat Industry Pushes for Recognition of Low BSE Risk
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has asked the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, for a meeting to examine the case for Scotland to be upgraded to the highest possible BSE status, ahead...
21 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Best of British Breeding on Show at Livestock Event
UK - The best of British genetics are scheduled to be showcased in front of a line-up of judges and the country’s largest audience of farmers from throughout the UK and beyond at the Livestock Event, staged at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 and...
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Beef Herd Expands as Sheep Flock Shrinks
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish beef and pig herds increased in size during 2015 while the Scottish sheep flock contracted slightly, according to a report published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
15 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Diverging Consumer Demands Put Contradictory Pressures on Producers, Says Prof. David Hughes
UK - “Quite clearly, the future is bright for animal-derived protein consumption. However, the further polarization of consumer demands presents a real challenge for the livestock and dairy industry,” warned Prof. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor...
View news from United Kingdom Risk of Bluetongue Spread from France to UK to Rise as Weather Warms
UK - The UK's risk level remains the same, but the risk of Bluetongue spread from France will start to increase with daily average temperatures heading into summer, concludes the latest situation report from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)....
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers Concerned over Cattle TB Figures, Strategy
WALES, UK - The worsening Bovine TB disease situation in the county was the major talking point at a recent meeting of the Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru county branch....
14 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event: The Open Forums
UK - Farmers will be able question industry influencers at two Open Forums sessions hosted by Barclays at the Livestock Event, held at The NEC on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July....
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Prices Show Seasonal Strength in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish prime cattle prices have been showing some seasonal strength and rising steadily over the past six weeks, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
10 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare....
View news from United Kingdom £1.5m Grant to Boost Understanding of AMR Bacteria from Cattle
UK - A consortium of nine academics from the University of Bristol has been awarded £1.5 million to carry out research on antibiotic resistance (AMR) in animals and the risks it poses to humans....
View news from United Kingdom New Beef Arena Showcasing Latest Innovations at Livestock Event
UK - A new Beef Arena featuring some of the very latest innovation to help all rearers and finishers improve their management systems will be launched at the Livestock Event, the sector’s largest business to business event staged on Wednesday 6 and...
View news from United Kingdom What impact Might Brexit Have on UK Agriculture?
UK - With the United Kingdom's referendum on continued membership in the European Union (EU) approaching, experts are considering the impact of a vote to leave ('Brexit') on numerous aspects of UK society, including agriculture....
08 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Signed Up to Project to Select Beef Cattle for Feed Efficiency
UK - The AHDB and DEFRA-funded Beef Feed Efficiency programme has reached a significant milestone by contracting two commercial farms to record feed efficiency traits....
07 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the World Buiatrics Congress
UK - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) will present 45 studies at the World Buiatrics Congress in Dublin, Ireland, from July 3-8, 2016. ...
View news from United Kingdom Bluetongue Vaccine Availability is Great News for British Farmers
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the news that Bluetongue vaccine will be available from mid-July and is now telling farmers to speak to their vets as a matter of urgency....
03 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Simplified Beef, Sheep Meat Inspection Conditions Introduced
UK - The roll out of a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions has begun in sheep and cattle abattoirs in England. ...
02 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Bluetongue Vaccine Available from MSD Animal Health
UK - With an 80 per cent chance that the bluetongue virus will reach the south of the country later this summer, MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) has moved quickly to ensure a vaccine is available to help British farmers...
01 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event: Livestock Learning – New for 2016
UK - Dairy, beef and sheep producers will be able to have their say on some of today’s big topics and issues at Livestock Learning, Livestock Event’s exciting new knowledge sharing forum to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 and Thursday...
View news from United Kingdom UK Cattle Getting Heavier to Meet Specifications
UK - Heavier beef carcases targeted at delivering the highest lean meat yield to score premiums for producers may end up incurring additional penalties if processors reduce their maximum weight limits, a study suggests....
View news from United Kingdom New Blood Test Could Help Protect Cattle Against TB
UK - A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by a team at The University of Nottingham led by Dr Cath Rees, an expert in microbiology in the School of Biosciences and Dr Ben Swift from the School of Veterinary Medicine and...
23 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vets: Your Opinions are in Demand
Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education and further qualifications. Your clients and employers...
View news from United Kingdom Farmgate Livestock Prices Need to Rise to Acheive Sustainable Supply, Unions Say
UK & IRELAND - The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors....
20 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farmers Urged to Sign Up for Beef Efficiency Scheme
Scottish beef cattle farmers are being urged to embrace the Scottish Government’s Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) as an opportunity to drive their businesses forward....
19 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Beef Returns Should Improve if Processors Up Their Game, Union Says
UK - Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) beef and lamb chairman, Crosby Cleland has said the big drop in the number of slaughter ready cattle this month must lead to better prices for farmers....
View news from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published today, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
View news from United Kingdom Warnings of Brexit Impact on UK's Beef Exports
UK - Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned beef farming could be under threat if the UK left the EU, as ninety-three per cent of all Britain's beef exports went to the EU in 2015....
18 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event: Focus on Feet
UK - Arresting lameness, one of dairying’s continuing major challenges will come under the microscope at the Livestock Event, to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 6 and 7 July which offers free entry to all visitors....
View news from United Kingdom New Project to Identify Best Practice for Larger Beef Finishing Units
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has commissioned a three-year project investigating the health, welfare and performance of beef cattle on larger finishing units in England....
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