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15 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RABDF identifies shortfalls in government's EFRA evidence call
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has highlighted ways the Government could have supported British dairy farmers better during the pandemic after the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee issued an urgent call for evidence....
14 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Kingshay reports shows UK dairy margins increasing almost 25 percent in 10 years
Margins over purchased feed for conventional dairy herds have increased by 24.1 percent in the past 10 years, to £1,704/cow, according to the annual Kingshay Dairy Costings Focus Report....
13 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA dismisses UK Trade Commission
The UK's leading welfare charity criticises industry-led commission, saying that it lacks animal welfare representation. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK retailers warn of price hikes if no-deal Brexit
The UK’s retail industry urged the UK and European negotiators to reach a post-Brexit trade agreement, warning that consumers could face higher prices without tariff-free trade....
11 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RABDF launches virtual dairy training course for aspiring UK farmers
A specialist business course for aspiring dairy producers that offers expert training and a networking opportunity is now open for applications....
10 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK creates Trade and Agriculture Commission amid trade negotiations
The UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission represents farmers, retailers and consumers and will advise the government on trade, animal welfare and environmental standards. ...
09 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Control to Crypto: new animation from Moredun Institute
The Moredun Institute has created a new informative animation on how to effectively manage and control cryptosporidium on-farm. ...
View news from United Kingdom NFU warns of long road to recovery after statement from UK Chancellor
“It remains clear that the entire nation and economy will be facing a long recovery to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic."...
08 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA hails Aldi's commitment to not sell lower-welfare products as UK debates new policies
Higher animal welfare standards hang in the balance as the House of Lords debates the new Agriculture Bill....
View news from United Kingdom UK's landmark Agriculture Bill moves forward
The transformative Agriculture Bill that will replace the EU's Common Agriculture Policy in the UK has returned to the House of Lords. ...
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright: pooled milk can be used for FMD surveillance
A case study undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute is the first to confirm that milk obtained from in-line milk samplers on a large-scale dairy farm can be used to detect circulating foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in cattle....
07 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK veterinary college explores how to help farmers in crisis
A research team at Hartpury University in the UK is carrying out a study to find out how farmers can be supported in times of crisis in the future, after assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. ...
View news from United Kingdom How to manage rights of way on farmland
What UK landowners need to know about rights of way on their land. ...
06 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA urges UK government to prioritise animal welfare as Agriculture Bill reaches Lords
Higher animal welfare laws hang in the balance as next week’s Lords vote looms as the House of Lords prepares to vote on crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill to protect millions of farm animals, the RSPCA urges the government to keep its promises....
05 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Latest AHDB outlooks outlines farming’s potential future
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis, unusually dry weather and uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future trading relationships are all explored in the latest Agri-Market Outlook....
03 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
View news from United Kingdom BMPA hits back at union description of conditions in meat plants
The BMPA is criticising claims made by Unite the Union about working conditions in the UK's meat processing plants. The BMPA believes that Unite the Union's depictions are misleading and are muddying the waters in the fight to understand and combat the...
02 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
01 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vows to uphold its food standards in US trade talks
On 30 June, the UK government said it would not compromise on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in talks with the United States as the parties negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal....
30 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom New BMPA report offers solutions to meat industry labour challenges
In a new report submitted to the UK's Migration Advisory Committee by the British Meat Processors Association, the BMPA offers solutions to the sector's recurring workforce challenges. ...
View news from United Kingdom Reaction to UK's announcement of Trade and Agriculture Commission
The British Veterinary Association and NOAH welcome the formation of the new Trade and Agriculture Commission, and stress that animal health and welfare must be safeguarded. ...
29 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU welcomes formation of Trade and Agriculture Commission
UK NFU hails the government's concrete action towards safeguarding the UK's food standards as trade talks ramp up. ...
View news from United Kingdom Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
28 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
26 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK food labelling fast track welcomed but it’s no excuse to drop standards
"Method of production" labelling long overdue but must not be used to justify imports of animal products produced to standards illegal in UK, says RSPCA....
25 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Women in Dairy Conference moves online for 2020
The 2020 Women in Dairy (WID) Conference organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is moving online this year due to uncertainty surrounding social distancing measures brought in to control Coronavirus....
View news from United Kingdom Industry groups raise concerns over farmer well-being as pandemic continues
Mart closures and show cancellations will impact farmers' mental health and well-being. ...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy farmers urged to speak up for fair contract terms as government consults on contracts
The NFU is urging dairy farmers to engage with the long-awaited government consultation on dairy contracts and speak up for a more effective dairy supply chain, with fairer terms for farmers....
 
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