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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....
View news from United Kingdom Welfare Research Can Influence Change, Lead to On-farm Solutions
ANALYSIS - Collaborating with industry partners, FAI Farms develops research programs that influence welfare and sustainability change in the livestock industry. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK Farmers Warned of Bluetongue Risk as French Outbreaks Continue
UK - Farmers in the UK are being urged to monitor their stock carefully following the ongoing presence of Bluetongue Disease in France....
10 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Mild Winter Increases Fluke Risk in UK Sheep, Cattle
UK - There is a high risk chronic liver fluke burdens in livestock in western regions of the UK and especially in Scotland, according to the latest NADIS Parasite Forecast, sponsored by Merial Animal Health....
09 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
View news from United Kingdom Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
04 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Badger TB Vaccination Report Causes More Debate
WALES, UK - The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) accused ministers of 'avoiding the issue' of bovine TB in badgers after a report suggested that an abandoned badger vaccination project could be restarted in 2017....
View news from United Kingdom Two Thirds of Cattle Attacks on People Involve Dogs
UK - Dog owners are being urged to remember to be vigilant with their pets when walking near cows in the countryside, following a new review into cattle attacks by the University of Liverpool....
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
03 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vets Disappointed with Lack of Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only four per cent having a “universal commitment”....
29 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Turns Down Proposal to Fund Ladies in Beef
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has turned down a £50,000 proposal to fund Ladies in Beef work in the coming financial year....
28 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator. ...
27 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
26 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
View news from United Kingdom Funding Available for Young Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - A £30,000 funding package has been agreed to provide agricultural training opportunities for young farmers and other young people working in the rural economy....
25 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
22 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports
UK - A Great British Food Unit has been established to turbo-charge UK food exports and support industry growth plans, like their target of increasing manufactured food exports to £6 billion by 2020....
18 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Videos Highlight Dangers of Dirty Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Producers are being reminded about the importance of ensuring livestock are clean when they are presented for slaughter in two videos produced by levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb....
15 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
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