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15 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Buying, Selling Cattle can Link Individual Farms to Thousands of Others Per Purchase
UK - Understanding the complex networks of "contact chains" between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
View news from United Kingdom No-deal Import Tariff Arrangements Mixed Picture for Scottish Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Analysis of the UK Government’s temporary import tariff regime in the case of a no-deal Brexit suggests a mixed picture for Scotland’s red meat industry, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
14 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Tariff Reduction Proposals Undermine UK Food Security
UK - Publication of the Government’s tariff schedule in the event of a no-deal Brexit has further exposed the catastrophic impact that a no deal would have on the nation’s farming; food and drink sectors and the wider rural economy....
11 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Why a No-deal Brexit is Catastrophic for British Farming
UK - The NFU has said everything must to be done to avoid a no-deal Brexit, and the catastrophic impact this could have on British farming....
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef PGI Backs Scottish Young Chef Competition
SCOTLAND, UK - The heat in professional kitchens across the country is starting to rise as one of Scotland’s top young chefs is set to be named Scotch Beef Scottish Young Chef of the Year this week at Scotland’s largest food, drink hospitality and...
08 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Advised About Risks of Straw Impaction
UK - Reports of cows dying from straw impaction is highlighting the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows....
View news from United Kingdom Steaks High Ahead of Scotland vs Wales Game
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland rugby stars Fraser Brown and Grant Gilchrist met up with renowned Scottish chef Jak O’Donnell this week to learn about the great taste and many health benefits of Scotch Beef PGI ahead of their Guinness Six Nations Test against...
06 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Applauds Appointment of New Defra Minister
UK - According to the National Farmers' Union, Defra has appointed a new minister....
05 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Clydebank Students Learn How to be a Cut Above the Rest
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of second year professional cookery students from West College Scotland in Clydebank had the opportunity to hone their skills recently during a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) butchery demonstration....
04 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Industry Rallies to Highlight Credentials of Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s red meat industry is rallying behind a brand new "Know Your Beef" campaign in a united push back against misinformation which will highlight the credentials of Scotch Beef PGI....
01 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Importance of Red Meat in Children’s Diets Highlighted at Children in Scotland Conference
SCOTLAND, UK - The important role of red meat in children’s diets is set to be part of a high-profile Children in Scotland conference being held at Queen Margaret University on Wednesday 20 March 2019....
28 February 2019
View news from United Kingdom Shoppers Urged to Back Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is urging shoppers and retailers to boost their support for tasty, nutritious Scotch beef this spring....
26 February 2019
View news from United Kingdom Search on for Scotland’s Top 'Scotch Brand' Product
SCOTLAND, UK - The search is on for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as part of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2019....
25 February 2019
View news from United Kingdom Prime Beef Supply Set to Tighten
UK - With the 2018 UK cow kill at its highest level in a decade and prime heifer slaughterings at their highest level for more than five years, there is little indication that any breeding herd rebuilding is underway, according to the latest market analysis...
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Pushes for Opportunity for Change in Scottish Agriculture Post-Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunity for change within the Scottish agricultural industry post-Brexit was the focus for NFU Scotland as it attended the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference on Friday (22 February)....
22 February 2019
View news from United Kingdom Strategies to Optimise Silage Quality, Cattle Health
SCOTLAND, UK - Strategies to boost silage quality and optimise herd and calf health will be the focus of the next Borders Monitor farm meeting on Wednesday (6 March) at Whitriggs Farm, near Denholm....
21 February 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU19: Taking UK Red Meat Global
UK - Livestock farmers sized-up the international marketplace during the sector’s NFU Conference breakout session....
View news from United Kingdom Oxford Study Says Climate-friendly Labriculture Depends on Energy Revolution
UK - Currently proposed types of lab-grown meat cannot provide a cure-all for the detrimental climate impacts of meat production without a large-scale transition to a decarbonised energy system, a new study has found....
18 February 2019
View news from United Kingdom 50 UK farms selected in GrassCheckGB initiative
UK - 50 farms from England, Scotland and Wales have been selected as pilot farmers in GrassCheckGB – the new initiative aiming to help all farmers across Great Britain improve grassland productivity and pasture utilisation....
01 February 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK One Health Report on antimicrobial resistance published
UK - The UK One Health Report, published Thursday 31 January, brings together data on the levels of antibiotic use in humans and animals, said DEFRA...
22 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom Industry Rallies Behind New Scotch Beef Campaigns
SCOTLAND, UK - People working throughout the Scottish red meat industry are rallying behind a raft of new initiatives being launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to highlight the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
18 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite Behind New Initiatives
SCOTLAND, UK - People working in every area of the Scottish red meat industry were yesterday (Thursday, 17 January) urged to rally behind a raft of new initiatives to raise awareness of the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
16 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Agrees Six Principles to Deliver Best Brexit Outcome
UK - An extraordinary meeting of the NFU’s Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers....
15 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom IFA President to Meet UK Farm Leaders in London on Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy will meet UK farm leaders in London this morning ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons this evening....
View news from United Kingdom UK Must Stay Vigilant for Bluetongue After 2007 'Lucky Escape'
UK - A set of fortunate circumstances may have prevented the UK from being harder hit by bluetongue in the past but the threat of future outbreaks is only set to increase, new research reveals....
14 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom Range of Factors Impacting Prime Cattle Price
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish prime cattle prices have started the year 4 percent lower than at the start of 2018, with the wider European beef market also down around 3 percent in Euro terms, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland...
10 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom Japan Opens Market to British Beef
UK - UK exporters are set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost as Japan today (10 January 2019) opened its market to imports of UK lamb and beef....
View news from United Kingdom British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
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