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28 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Entries Open for Scotch Brand Product of the Year Award
SCOTLAND, UK - The search has begun for the best product made using Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2020....
27 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Store Cattle Market Starts 2020 on Firm Footing
UK - Producer prices for prime cattle have started 2020 lacking direction as they did in early 2019, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). ...
24 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
View news from United Kingdom New Look QMS Cattle & Sheep Assurance Standards Launched
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has revamped its cattle & sheep assurance standards, making them more user friendly, with simple easy to read content that clearly explains each standard and its importance....
23 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom QMS 'Meat the Future' Conference Focuses on Future Opportunities for Scottish Red Meat Supply Chain
SCOTLAND, UK - Members of the Scottish red meat supply chain are being encouraged to register via the QMS website for Quality Meat Scotland’s free "Meat the Future" conference on 25 February at Radisson Blue Hotel, in Glasgow. ...
22 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Updates on the UK's Rural Payments scheme
Latest figures on Rural Payments Agency shows record levels of payments across three schemes. 97 percent of farmers and land managers eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme received funding by 20 January, £109 million paid to customers under Countryside...
21 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom What’s the best way to improve the UK’s farm productivity?
Tim Mordan from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gives a policymaker’s perspective on how the UK can improve its farm productivity and safeguard the environment as it leaves the EU trading bloc....
18 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom New updates to parasite control guide
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle group (COWS) has released updated chapters of its technical guide to parasite control, at the Animal Health Distributors’ Association conference in Birmingham on 15 January....
17 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
View news from United Kingdom Trade deals to dictate success of the UK's new Agriculture Bill
Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), the largest certifier of UK organic land has reacted to the new Agriculture Bill introduced to Parliament....
16 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom QMS's Future Strategy Highlighted to MSPs
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland’s future strategy to further support, develop, promote and protect the Scottish red meat industry has been highlighted to MSPs....
View news from United Kingdom Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
13 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Technical Efficiencies Made Over Past Decade Crucial to Long-term Financial Viability
UK - As we start a new decade, hindsight emphasises the challenges our industry will continue to face, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). ...
10 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to 'Apocalypse Cow' Documentary
UK - Last week, Channel 4 released a documentary called Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet wherein the channel refers to it as a "provocative documentary" and how "environmental campaigner George Monbiot argues the biggest problem driving us towards...
View news from United Kingdom Additional 'Meat the Market' Workshops Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - The next in the series of 'Meat the Market' workshops will be held at Scotbeef in Bridge of Allan at the start of next month....
09 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farm Gate Podcast: Practical Solutions for Climate and Food Security
Farm Gate, a new podcast, has launched focused on practical solutions for climate and food security. The topics are relevant for everyone who eats food, but particularly intended for farmers, food chain professionals and policy makers....
View news from United Kingdom QMS Kicks off 2020 by Celebrating Meat with Integrity
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this month putting Meat with Integrity back at the forefront of consumers’ minds as it relaunches its campaign to raise awareness of the quality and provenance of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially...
08 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges Govt to be Global Leader of Climate-friendly Food
UK - NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the Government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place as a global leader in climate-friendly food....
07 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU Launches New Offer to Help Members Stay Safe on Farm
UK - The NFU is today launching a new member offer which provides a 25 percent discount off all Spada helmets, as part of its work to help farmers stay safe and legal on farm....
06 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Activity Programme Reassures People There’s No Need to Cut Out Red Meat
UK - The benefits of red meat as part of a healthy balanced diet will be heard loud and clear this month, thanks to a joint activity planned by levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales....
26 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom North of Scotland ‘Meat the Market’ Events Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - Sheep and beef farmers based in the north of Scotland are invited to attend two free meetings to help them boost their bottom line by improving their livestock selection and presentation for slaughter....
24 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Meets with MPs, Urges Them to Support British Farming's High Standards
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has urged MPs to recognise the importance of Britain’s high farming standards and ensure they are not sacrificed by the UK’s future trade policy, as the NFU held one of its first receptions for politicians after...
View news from United Kingdom North of Scotland ‘Meat the Market’ Events Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - Sheep and beef farmers based in the north of Scotland are invited to attend two free meetings to help them boost their bottom line by improving their livestock selection and presentation for slaughter....
23 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom Programme Reassures People There’s No Need to Cut Out Red Meat in January
SCOTLAND - The benefits of red meat as part of a healthy balanced diet will be heard loud and clear next month, thanks to joint activity planned by levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales....
20 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom Research Shows Domestic Animals Link Virus Spread Among Humans, Wildlife
UK - Our domesticated animals - both pets and livestock - hold the key to the spread of viruses among humans and wildlife according to new research involving Swansea University....
19 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom Ag Bill a Necessity, Must Provide Launch Pad to Future Policy Development
SCOTLAND, UK - In evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee in Scottish Parliament yesterday (18 December), NFUS said a bill that allows continuity of CAP payments is a necessity but must provide a launch pad to driving forward future...
18 December 2019
View news from United Kingdom New Evidence Demonstrates Importance of Govt's Comprehensive bTB Eradication Strategy
UK - New research shows that cattle are ten times more likely to catch bovine TB from badgers than badgers are to catch it from cattle, providing an important insight into the transmission of bTB between badgers and cattle....
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