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14 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
UK - Soon, the supply of rodenticide products in the UK will require farmers and pest controllers to show certificates of competence in their use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime....
View news from United Kingdom Unpredictable Nature of Lungworm Infections Makes Vaccination Important
UK – Lungworm infections in cattle are now so unpredictable that pre-turnout vaccination of youngstock prior to their first grazing season is becoming increasingly important....
View news from United Kingdom Managing Cows According to Condition Score Can Improve Profitability
UK - Managing suckler cows according to their condition score can have a huge impact on herd output and profitability, according to Dr Basil Lowman, Beef Specialist with SAC Consulting, a division of SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)....
11 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Measures Against TB in Cattle to Start from April
UK - Further measures to protect England from bovine TB are being introduced as part of the UK government's strategy to deliver TB-free status for over half of the country by 2019....
10 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Beef Cuts, Offal Export Campaign Pays Off
UK - Exports of beef cuts and offal were the stand out successes of 2015, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
09 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Co-op Price Cuts Emphasise Difficulties in Red Meat Sector
UK - The challenges facing the UK food retail sector are illustrated by the announcement that the Co-operative’s food division is to cut the cost of over 200 of its own-brand, British-sourced meat and poultry products, by an average of 10 per cent but...
04 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Inspection Reporting to Improve Livestock Health
UK - The British meat and livestock sector is to establish new systems and protocols for reporting abattoir meat inspection results along the food chain....
03 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Call for Fairer Share of Beef Retail Price
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland Livestock Committee is calling for a fairer share of the retail price of beef to be fed down the chain, saying that less than half the retail value of beef is coming back to the farm....
View news from United Kingdom Farmgate Prices Report Recommends Action on Rural Payments, Exports
UK - A report published by a cross-party group of MPs acknowledges the threats facing the farming industry but positive, visible and tangible action must now be taken, said the NFU....
01 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Would British Farmers be Better Supported Outside the EU?
UK - British farmers could receive a basic grant of £90 per acre to replace the subsidies in the Common Agricultural Policy if the UK votes to leave the EU in June....
View news from United Kingdom McDonald’s Launches Carbon Footprinting Scheme for Beef Suppliers
UK - Fast food chain McDonalds has launched a new scheme to reduce the carbon footprint of its beef farmer suppliers....
29 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Consumers Don't Feel a Need to Cut Back on Red Meat
UK - The majority of consumers feel they eat the right amount of red meat and do not need to cut back, according to consumer research commissioned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
25 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Britons Throw Out Thousands of Tonnes of Beef Per Year
UK - People in the UK throw away 34,000 tonnes of beef every year, which is equivalent to 300 million beef burgers, according to figures released by Love Food Hate Waste....
View news from United Kingdom Call for More Government Support for Farming Sector
UK - The National Farmers Union has called on the British government strengthen the powers of the Grocery Codes Adjudicator to be extended across the supply chain....
View news from United Kingdom EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
UK - At a time of severe price volatility and global market uncertainty it would be wrong to leave the European Union, the UK's Environment Secretary Liz Truss told the National Farmers Conference in Birmingham....
24 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Cow Digestive System Could Revolutionise Renewable Energy
UK - A group of scientists are looking at the way relatively unknown fungi works inside the guts of herbivores, including elephants and cows, in the hope that it holds the key to revolutionising biomass technology....
View news from United Kingdom Badger Cull Expansion Measures Against Bovine TB Applauded
UK - Half of England is expected to be declared free of bovine TB by 2019....
23 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Isle of Man Cattle Herd Officially Free from Bovine TB
ISLE OF MAN - The news the Island's cattle herd has been granted official tuberculosis-free status is welcome for the economy, its government said....
22 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Robot Hill Farmer Starts Weeding Trials in Peak District
UK - A new robot, which will drive itself around steep grassland dairy and sheep farms identifying and destroying weeds, has begun fully autonomous trials in the Peak District....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Margins Still Very Tight Despite Lower Input Costs
UK - Despite falling input costs livestock farmers still face a challenge to achieve positive margins when selling finished animals, according to the latest figures from Quality Meat Scotland’s Economics Services team....
19 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vets Mark Foot and Mouth Anniversary by Protesting Budget Cuts
UK - On the 15th anniversary of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has emphasised the vital role of vets and veterinary surveillance in protecting the UK from devastating disease outbreaks....
18 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom What Factors Will Influence Competitiveness of UK Livestock Markets?
ANALYSIS - The prospects for livestock markets over the next 10 to 20 years will be in the developing and emerging markets....
17 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Industry to Work More Closely Together to Promote Beef, Lamb
UK - The supply chain must continue to find ways to work together more closely to stimulate demand for beef and lamb, an industry round table meeting agreed last week....
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Warn of Financial Hardship After EU Payments Delayed
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Beef Association (SBA) have raised grave concerns about the prospect of all BPS payments being made to eligible beef producers, which are expected before the deadline at the end of April....
View news from United Kingdom What are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries....
15 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Roller Coaster Ride for UK Beef Sector
ANALYSIS - The last year has been a roller coaster experience for the UK beef sector – as it has been for the last five years....
12 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Bovine TB Control Gets £7 Million Research Boost
UK - Nine new research projects on the control and eradication of bovine TB have been awarded in the UK. ...
View news from United Kingdom Survey Results Show Flood Damage Cost Cumbria Farmers Thousands
UK - Farmers who suffered flood damage in the worst hit areas of Cumbria have responded to an industry led survey and the results are staggering....
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