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02 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom RABI's Big Farming Survey sees huge uptake from UK farmers
The positive uptake of the survey into the health and wellbeing of the farming community will define future support. ...
30 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom #FarmingCan launches in the UK with backing from Prime Minister
Farmers Guardian launches the #FarmingCan campaign to showcase what agriculture delivers for the United Kingdom and how it can be a key block as the country rebuilds from the pandemic....
29 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's International Trade Secretary visits farm as part of Great British Beef Week
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and NFU President Minette Batters visited Yorkshire beef farmers Michael and Margaret Atkinson to celebrate Great British Beef Week and to explore how the UK government and farmers can make the most of future export...
28 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom BSAS awards Dr Jude Capper for her sustainability research
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) announces Dr Jude Capper as the winner of the prestigious Sir John Hammond Award 2021....
26 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Great British Beef Week can help build Britain’s food brand
As the industry celebrates Great British Beef Week, the NFU is urging farmers to use this opportunity to demonstrate why government should support the promotion of world-class, sustainable British beef both at home and abroad....
25 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's Royal Academy of Engineering awards NFU £30,000 to teach STEM through agriculture
The Royal Academy of Engineering has recognized the value of delivering Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning through the lens of food and farming and its role in inspiring the next generation of engineers by funding the NFU’s brand...
23 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK researchers are learning more about lumpy skin disease in cattle
Researchers at the Pirbright Institute are determining which insects vector lumpy skin disease, an emerging cattle virus. ...
21 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Calling all UK AgriTech start-ups
Harper Adams University is launching Cultivate, an AgriTech pre-accelerator to support early stage ag-tech businesses with mentoring and expertise. ...
20 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom What's the impact of dietary protein on heifer growth and milk yield?
Protein feeding strategies to help lower the carbon footprint and financial costs of heifer rearing are the focus of a new trial involving Nottingham University and Mole Valley Farmers....
18 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom What the NFU is doing to create a safer, cleaner, greener rural Britain
With Coronavirus restrictions lifting and the number of people visiting the countryside increasing, the National Farmers Union is working hard to make sure farms are kept safe and profitable....
17 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom How will UK farm businesses react to changing land use?
Climate change, new policies and other pressures will change how land is used around the UK in the coming years, says the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)....
12 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom The UK's meat and dairy industry should maintain in-home offerings post pandemic
With over a quarter of the population saying they plan to eat out less when lockdown eases, AHDB has produced a new report exploring future opportunities for meat and dairy in-home....
View news from United Kingdom OPINION - The government can avoid talking about Brexit but the numbers don’t lie
An article written by Peter Hardwick from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that the declining level of red meat exports between the UK and EU illustrates the new-found trade friction between the blocs. ...
11 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom New trailer for film documenting mental health struggles in the farming community
A new film looking at mental health in the farming community, called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making”....
07 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK offers training scheme for potential cattle TB testers
Several veterinary practices in England are now looking to recruit people from across the agricultural community to help support them in fulfilling their cattle TB testing responsibilities....
06 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Student research looks at whether insects are the next new meat replacement
Student research from Harper Adams University is exploring how people react to consuming insects. ...
05 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom How do livestock farms benefit from genome editing?
Animal breeding could become more efficient with an approach that combines DNA-editing techniques with new reproductive technologies....
03 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Making mental health a priority for young farmers
Charities across the UK have developed Rural+, new training modules designed to support young farmers' mental health and well-being. ...
01 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Loved-up Brits choose meat and dairy this Valentine's
UK meat and dairy felt the love in lockdown, helping boost food and drink retail sales to record levels this Valentine's Day – up £85 million on last year....
View news from United Kingdom Leading UK ag college wants to create sustainable farming school
Harper Adams University hopes to launch the UK's first School of Sustainable Food and Farming....
31 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom New survey shows low business confidence among UK farmers
Research from the UK NFU shows that business confidence among British farmers remains low due to regulatory changes and pandemic shocks. ...
View news from United Kingdom How have livestock evolved to deal with extreme climates?
New research from the RVC explores the genetic adaptions and evolution of livestock and wild animals in response to extreme climates....
29 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK revises veterinary rules in abattoirs as Brexit pressures mount
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved proposals from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to allow temporary veterinary registrants to undertake Official Veterinarian (OV) work at slaughterhouses....
View news from United Kingdom UK meat and seafood exports to EU recovered in February, says government official
Britain's meat and seafood exports to the European Union recovered in February from the January slump that followed the country's exit from the EU's single market and customs union, a government official said, citing preliminary data....
27 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK grocers call on government to align trade and environmental targets
UK retailers Co-op, Iceland, Waitrose, Nestle, and Pilgrim's Pride are urging the government to align its trade policies with its environmental ambitions. ...
26 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom What are the implications of the UK’s proposed policy on animal transport?
The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee is exploring the logistics of moving animals across UK borders now that they are outside of the EU trading bloc. What are the main sticking points?...
25 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's bovine TB policy must keep effective disease control methods, says NFU
Any changes to the government’s 25-year bovine TB eradication strategy must be based on science and evidence that can prove effective in reducing incidents of the disease, says the NFU....
View news from United Kingdom Brexit's impact on the UK meat industry extends beyond "teething problems", says industry group
New Impact Report from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reveals the real cost of Brexit to the UK meat industry. ...
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