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13 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU calls for MPs to advocate for food and farming in Agriculture Bill debate
The UK's NFU has convened a sweeping coalition of farming, environmental and animal welfare organisations to write to all 650 MPs to urge them to ensure the new Agriculture Bill includes vital safeguards for food safety, animal welfare and environmental...
12 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers boost efficiencies by embracing data collection in grassland and manure management
UK farmers are taking an increasingly measured approach to their grassland and manure management, helping drive down costs and boost efficiencies. ...
09 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Keenan unveils Virtual Showroom and range of supports to help farmers during lockdown
Keenan, an Irish-based machine manufacturing company, launches a dedicated Virtual Showroom for farmers....
08 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Extra care advised for this year’s first cut silage
Forage experts have warned that weather conditions over recent weeks could bring multiple challenges to silage-making which may need to be addressed this spring....
07 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom US and UK hoping to secure a quick trade deal as virus hammers global economy
The United States and United Kingdom launched formal negotiations on a free trade agreement on 5 May, promising to work quickly to secure a deal that could counteract the worst economic impacts of COVID-19....
06 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vets welcome "pragmatic" bovine TB testing strategy amid pandemic
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed temporary amendments to bovine TB (TB) testing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that will allow herd tests to continue while maintaining the safety of farmers and vets during the Covid-19 pandemic....
03 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Cryptosporidiosis in calves leads to longer term production losses
A disease in calves caused by the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum, has been shown to result in significant longer term weight loss and appreciable economic impact for farmers, highlighting the importance of developing a vaccine....
02 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre offers fresh support during COVID-19 pandemic
The Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre has launched a new initiative to support agri-tech businesses and food producers during the COVID-19 pandemic....
01 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Breedr - a virtual meat supply network - gains support of producers, processors and NFU
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
View news from United Kingdom Deep Science Ventures and University of Edinburgh team up to deliver Scotland's Agricultural Venture Builder
Deep Science Ventures (DSV) and the University of Edinburgh launch the Food & Agriculture Science Transformer (FAST), an ambitious programme creating the first venture studio in Scotland....
View news from United Kingdom Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 3 – The Bread and Butter Thing
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
28 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom The UK's TB response during coronavirus
The Ulster Farmers' Union union has responded to members'queries during COVID-19. ...
27 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK warehouses could reach full cold storage capacity within three weeks
The world’s biggest cold storage supplier reports that its UK warehouses could soon run out of space due to stalling restaurant demand....
View news from United Kingdom Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 1 – Granville Community Kitchen
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
26 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Limited grass growth and pandemic restrictions highlight need to plan and monitor grazing
In light of the UK's low milk price, increased feed costs following the ongoing lockdown and depressed grass growth, assessing forage stocks and tracking margins are becoming more essential. ...
25 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Mole Valley Farmers pledges support to farmers during COVID-19 lockdown
Whether it’s over the phone or via video calling, the Mole Valley Farmers team are on hand to offer support to farmers during the coronavirus lockdown....
24 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Shocking that some retailers fail to stock British beef during Great British Beef Week
UK - It is inexcusable to see some of the country’s biggest retailers failing to honour their commitment to sourcing British beef, especially at a time when British prime cuts are in plentiful supply and in desperate need of a market, the NFU said yesterday....
View news from United Kingdom Beef prices continue to give cause for concern
SCOTLAND, UK - Market disruption caused by Covid-19 continues to see farmgate prices for prime Scotch beef languish at an unsustainable level. ...
23 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Some UK retailers are failing to stock British beef during Great British Beef Week
It is inexcusable to see some of the country’s biggest retailers failing to honour their commitment to sourcing British beef, especially at a time when British prime cuts are in plentiful supply and in desperate need of a market, the NFU said today....
22 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom 'Make It' campaign set to hit TV screens across Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Three of Scotland’s finest ingredients, Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork, are set to hit TV screens across Scotland in the coming weeks as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s 'Make It' campaign. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
21 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Market challenges continue amidst lockdown
UK - With lockdown restrictions in the UK set to continue for at least another three weeks as the coronavirus outbreak is tackled, the challenges of the red meat supply chain become a little more certain in the short-term, according to the latest market...
17 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom BMPA urges changes to the UK Job Retention Scheme to keep meat processors at work
If the UK chancellor modifies the Job Retention Scheme to permit businesses in key industries like meat packing to “part furlough” staff for part of their working week, taxpayers and workers could reach a “win-win”....
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor trials streamed audits to shore up UK's farm supply chain
Red Tractor plans to roll out live streamed farm audits to allow new applicants to be assessed and current members to retain their assurance status through COVID-19. ...
12 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers launch #LockdownLearning initiative for home education
Farmers and growers from across Britain are hoping to inspire and educate children about food and where it comes from as a part of a new #LockdownLearning project....
11 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom New system illustrates environmental impact of feeding too much protein at turnout
Mole Valley Farmers has found that balancing rations to complement high protein spring grass makes both economic and environmental sense. ...
10 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Increased risk of cocci in calves around turnout
Coccidiosis causing oocysts can build up during the housed period, increasing the risk of both beef and dairy calves contracting the disease as spring progresses....
09 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom How to support British livestock farmers
NFU and NFU Cymru are urging retailers and processors to support British beef and sheep farmers by promoting cuts of meat such as steaks and roasting joints in stores, which are now in high supply due to the complete loss of the food service market....
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