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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....
View news from United Kingdom New Markets Open for Northern Ireland Pork, Beef in 2016
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Beef and pork from Northern Ireland will soon be sampled by consumers in India and Canada after new international markets were opened to the products....
14 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food
ANALYSIS - Reducing the amount of animal feed grown on crop land could have a positive effect on the availability of food and have a positive environmental impact by cutting greenhouse gas emissions....
13 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Measuring Yield Alone Fails to Show Full Grazing Benefits, Researchers Say
UK - The first international Global Farm Platform conference hosted by the University of Bristol this week [12 to 15 January] will highlight the benefits of utilising pasture and robust cows over high-yield, intensive systems....
12 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows and the effects of climate change are felt....
11 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment secretary Owen Paterson....
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Call for Economic Viability for Sustainable Farming
UK - Economic viability and environmental sustainability are the major issues facing British farming....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Warned of Heavy Rain Effects on Cattle Nutrition
SCOTLAND, UK - Experts from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are alerting farmers that in light of this winter’s extreme weather, there is an increased risk of their cows suffering from magnesium deficiency....
08 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Badger Culls to be Stepped Up in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - Half of England will be declared free of bovine TB by 2020, according to the agriculture secretary Liz Truss....
View news from United Kingdom New Educational Programme to Improve Skills in Beef, Lamb Sectors
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled the hugely anticipated Meat Education Programme, an accessible and free-to-use educational resource for the whole of the meat industry....
07 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
View news from United Kingdom OFC: Call for More Entrepreneurship on Farms
UK - UK farmers are less entrepreneurial than many other industries, but more entrepreneurial farms are more profitable....
05 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry could be largely offset by 2050....
04 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Help Extended for Flood-Hit UK Farmers
UK - Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
31 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Rodent Control Hub to Help Farmers Gain New Certification
UK - A free, self-study training course on rodent control is now available for farmers via an industry online hub, ‘Rodent Control on Farms’....
29 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture, through a letter and expert critique of his Report....
25 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Vets Urge Disease Data Innovation After Lab Closures
UK - Nine out of ten production animal vets now conduct their own post-mortems (PMs) following the closure of some laboratories in the APHA surveillance network, reveal figures from the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) Voice of the Veterinary...
24 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom London Buses Get Greener by Running on Meat Waste
UK - Almost a third of London's bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, made from blending diesel with renewable biodiesel from waste products, including cooking oil and tallow from the meat processing trade....
View news from United Kingdom Poster Campaign Halves Dog Fouling on Farmland
SCOTLAND, UK - A dramatic pilot poster campaign urging dog walkers to clean up after their pets has more than halved the incidence of dog fouling on agricultural land....
23 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Farmers Live With Volatility?
ANALYSIS - Price volatility is something that farmers are going to have to live with as it is going to be a feature of farming given the impacts of climate change and swings in production across the globe, writes Chris Harris....
22 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Reminded of Changes to Welsh TB Testing Regime for Common Land
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has reminded farmers that from 31 December 2015, cattle that are moved to or from common land will need to have had a clear Pre-Movement TB Test to reduce the risk of the disease spreading...
View news from United Kingdom Ear Tag Testing Could Help Eradicate BVD
UK - The National Beef Association (NBA) has said that monitoring BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) with the use of tag tests has helped to make it easier to eradicate what is a very complex disease....
21 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Union Calls for Better Retailer Support for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling on all UK retailers to commit to getting behind Scottish farmers, address supply chain issues and ensure food producers share in the rewards as well as the risks....
View news from United Kingdom FAI Farms: Practicing Sustainable Farming for 10+ Years
ANALYSIS - One commercial farming operation in the UK doesn't just think about sustainability as a hot topic that will come and go - it's been working to develop sustainable farming practices for more than 10 years. ...
18 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Badger Controls to Expand in Bovine TB Eradication Efforts
UK - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Liz Truss, updated Parliament yesterday on the state of bovine tuberculosis eradication efforts in the UK....
15 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Rustling a Serious Problem in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Cattle theft in Northern Ireland has become increasingly problematic in recent years, however tackling it remains a difficult issue. Melanie Jenkins reports....
11 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom UK Red Meat Levy Boards Plan New Way to Spread Money
UK - The red meat levy boards in England, Scotland and Wales have submitted a briefing document to Ministers outlining an alternative option for the distribution of red meat levy income....
View news from United Kingdom UK Government Issues Support to Flood Affected Farmers
UK - The UK's Farming Minister, George Eustice, has confirmed that support payments worth up to £20,000 will be available to farmers across Cumbria and North Lancashire who have been affected by flooding....
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