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06 April 2020
Delving into “less and better” meat
When talking about sustainable meat, we often hear the phrase “less and better” as the guiding principle – but what does that mean in reality?...
03 April 2020
A closer look at how the coronavirus is affecting global food supplies
The COVID-19 pandemic has already disrupted the world’s food supplies and is causing labour shortages in the agriculture sector – how resilient is our food system?...
US agriculture, wildlife and conservation groups advocate for conservation funding support
On 2 April, 76 farm, conservation and wildlife groups delivered a letter to Congress requesting full funding for conservation programmes and technical assistance for 2021....
02 April 2020
Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare released
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), the leading global measure of policy commitment, performance and disclosure on animal welfare in food companies, has launched its eighth annual report today revealing that two of the six companies...
19 March 2020
Climate, food and national security at a crossroads
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain interviews Caitlin Werrell, co-founder of the Centre for Climate and Security and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, the UK's former Climate, Energy and Security Envoy, to explore the relationship between climate change, the...
18 March 2020
Common anti-parasite treatments found to devastate wildlife
Researchers at the University of Sussex are calling for alternatives to wormers and anti-ectoparasitic products used widely in cattle....
14 March 2020
Farming Co-Op launches £400k funding bid
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) has today announced the launch of a major funding round to raise £400k through the ethical investment platform Ethex....
12 March 2020
Study reveals beef, dairy production depleting water supply
US - A study by Northern Arizona University has set out to assess river flow depletion across the US, identify the factors driving this depletion and evaluate options to reduce vulnerability to water shortages. The researchers estimate that two-thirds...
Beef farmers criticise calls to slash red meat, dairy Intake
UK - According to a report released by the government-funded research group Energy Systems Catapult, the only way the UK can reach its net zero target by 2050 is by cutting down on consumption of red meat....
On the leading edge of microbiome science
As part of The Cattle Site’s deep dive into new trends in nutrition, we spoke to Mike Seely from Ascus Biosciences to discuss their unique approach to microbiology and animal-health science....
11 March 2020
15,000 people sign NFU’s food standards petition
More than 15,000 people have urged the Government to commit in law that food that would be illegal for British farmers to produce here will not be imported as part of future trade deals....
Beefing up efficiency
There is "considerable opportunity" to improve the efficiency of the beef sector in Scotland, according to new research published by Scotland’s Rural College....
09 March 2020
Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
06 March 2020
Meeting sustainability challenges is possible, says livestock consultant
Scotland’s beef and sheep farms can meet sustainability goals....
Ag organisations petition for reform of “inaccurate” greenhouse gas emission calculators
Multiple UK agricultural organisations have joined forces to demand that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) change “inaccurate” greenhouse gas emissions calculators....
05 March 2020
New advancements for young animal nutrition on display in Amsterdam
The Young Animal Nutrition Summit was held on 3 to 4 March in Amsterdam...
04 March 2020
Fallowing cattle-feed farmland simplest way to alleviate western water shortage
US - All over the world, the rate at which humans consume fresh water is now approaching or surpassing the rate at which water sources are being naturally replenished, creating water shortages for people and ecosystems. ...
UK Rural Payments Agency issues update on farm payment schemes
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has now paid almost 99 percent of eligible farmers under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)....
Safeguarding standards in an uncertain future
Climate-friendly farming will be a huge component of the UK’s free trade posture after Brexit, but lack of government leadership could permanently weaken the agriculture sector....
03 March 2020
RABDF leaflet sets record straight on greenhouse gas emissions in dairy sector
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is pushing back claims the dairy industry is a major source of greenhouse gases (GHG) by producing a leaflet highlighting key emission statistics....
Tyson Foods gets recognition for sustainability programmes
US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef recognises Tyson Foods for beef sustainability programmes. ...
02 March 2020
Careers in food and farming: inspiring the next generation of STEM graduates
Speaking at the NFU Conference 2020, an expert panel discuss the introduction of food and farming into the national curriculum and providing a gateway into STEM careers....
Countries continue supporting the monitoring of antimicrobial use in the animal sector
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced the publication of the Fourth Annual Report on antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals....
29 February 2020
AHDB targets Canadian hospitality sector
Quality beef, lamb and pork from the UK will be in the spotlight when AHDB exhibits at the Restaurants Canada Show this weekend....
27 February 2020
Flooding, food standards and environmental land management – Defra Minister George Eustice addresses the UK’s NFU Conference
The NFU Conference political session, held on 26 February, gave recently appointed Defra Minister George Eustice an opportunity to share his vision for the future of UK farming. ...
25 February 2020
British farm standards must be benchmark in future trade deals, says NFU President
NFU President Minette Batters will today challenge the Government to show global leadership on international trade and insist that British farm standards are the benchmark for any food imports in future trade deals....
NFU tackles misinformation on climate change with its livestock “myth buster” fact sheet
The NFU will publish a livestock fact sheet on livestock and the environment to help farmers counteract misinformation and public misunderstanding of the sector....
24 February 2020
LWR awarded Brazilian patent for their triple-bottom-line approach to manure treatment
Brazil’s agriculture sector booms as LWR prepares to enter this market with a new patent. ...
 
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