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31 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU provides new service to report how coronavirus impacts UK farming
A new online service aimed at capturing farm business issues related to coronavirus has been launched by the NFU....
View news from United Kingdom Increased demand for ground beef signals trouble in the next two weeks
Though massive demand from shoppers for meat and other products might mean big profits for manufacturers, the truth is more complicated. ...
30 March 2020
28 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Vet groups and charities work together to continue care and support veterinary teams and clients during coronavirus
Veterinary groups and animal welfare charities have joined together to help ensure the UK’s animals are cared for during the coronavirus pandemic....
23 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK publishes coronavirus advice for employers
The NFU has published a Q&A webpage for employers on coronavirus....
19 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Scottish butchers rally together to support local communities
SCOTLAND, UK - Butchers across the country are supporting their local communities in efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19....
18 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom 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....
View news from United Kingdom UK's Moredun Foundation for animal health and welfare celebrates 100 years of research and education
The Moredun, located just outside Edinburgh, celebrated its centenary on 17 March. ...
16 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Partnering during bluetongue outbreak to offer diagnostic solutions
The Pirbright Institute is home to the OIE World Organisation for Animal Health Reference Laboratory for bluetongue virus (BTV). The team at Pirbright is responsible for receiving samples for diagnosis from the UK and around the world and responding to...
View news from United Kingdom UK's APHA receives £1.4 billion budget windfall for world-leading Weybridge Laboratory
The UK’s world-leading scientific and veterinary capability will be enhanced after a £1.4 billion investment boost to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) to protect the country against the increasing threats of animal and plant diseases....
View news from United Kingdom UK-US beef protocol positive result for NI beef farmers, says UFU
UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) beef and lamb chairman Sam Chesney said the announcement of the UK-United States beef protocol is a positive result for Northern Ireland (NI) beef farmers and the timing of this could not be more fitting....
14 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom 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
View news from United Kingdom 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....
View news from United Kingdom US opens market to UK beef exports
UK - Beef from the UK could soon be heading to America after government officials agreed the next step of an export deal worth around £66 million over the first five years....
11 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom QMS launches new "Make it" campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Two of Scotland’s finest ingredients, Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI, are set to be in the spotlight in the coming weeks as Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) launches it’s new 'Make it' campaign....
View news from United Kingdom 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....
View news from United Kingdom 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....
View news from United Kingdom UK loses "A" grade in global test of animal welfare leadership
The UK has dropped a grade in the global assessment of countries’ records on animal welfare due to Brexit parliamentary delays which have held up planned laws such as animal sentience and export regulation....
09 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Report confirms TB strategy retains culling option
UK - The UK government has announced plans for the next stage of its 25-year bovine TB eradication strategy including field trials of a cattle vaccine, plans to vaccinate more badgers against the disease and improved testing to intercept bTB earlier....
View news from United Kingdom Supply of prime cattle forecast to tighten throughout 2020
UK - Scotland’s calf registration during 2019 reached 552,700 head, the same as 2018 but 2.5 percent lower than in 2017, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United Kingdom Women in Food and Agriculture celebrate International Women's Day
Agricultural and food businesses are turning the tide on gender inequality, with two high profile companies meeting their goals to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions....
06 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Union calls for govt to drop tariff proposals
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland submitted its response to the UK Government’s consultation on the future of UK tariffs yesterday (Thursday, 5 March), in which it reinforced the message that any compromise on standards for products being imported would have...
View news from United Kingdom Meeting sustainability challenges is possible, says livestock consultant
Scotland’s beef and sheep farms can meet sustainability goals....
View news from United Kingdom 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
04 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFUS outlines policy vision for 2021 to 2024
SCOTLAND, UK - Launching its newest policy document for Scottish agriculture, NFU Scotland is crystal clear that change to the current system is a necessity for the industry to adapt to the many challenges it faces....
View news from United Kingdom 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)....
View news from United Kingdom 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....
 
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