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23 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom New Round of Funding for DIY AI Course Available
UK - Funding for the AHDB Beef & Lamb DIY artificial insemination (AI) courses has been extended, with a further 250 places available following excellent uptake of the initiative in 2017....
21 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Growing Level of Volatility in UK Markets
UK - Global dairy markets have tended to follow a three-year cycle of prices, but do UK prices show the same trends?...
16 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Dairy in the Spotlight in AHDB's Latest Report
UK - AHDB has shone a spotlight on the potential impacts of Brexit on agriculture and horticulture in Scotland in its latest "Horizon" report....
15 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Holds Milk Price for December
UK - First Milk yesterday announced that it will be holding its current milk price for December 2017. This follows four consecutive months of milk price increase....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Well-Positioned for Strong Future
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry has all the right ingredients for a strong future despite its challenges and the evolving Brexit situation, according to Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United Kingdom Industry Productivity in the Spotlight at Beef and Lamb Conference
UK - The English beef and sheep supply chain must come together to make real productivity gains in an ever more competitive world....
10 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Autumn parasite risk requires action from livestock farmers
The risk of parasitic disease and production loss from gastrointestinal worms and liver fluke is expected to be high this autumn, according to Merial Animal Health and the NADIS Parasite Forecast. Sheep and cattle farmers are advised to implement parasite...
09 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Research Finds Current Cattle Injections Increase Risk of Injury
UK - Research by experts at the University of Nottingham suggests that current injection techniques in UK dairy cattle need to change to avoid the risk of nerve injury....
06 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Big Hitters Confirmed for Question Time Panel at AgriScot
SCOTLAND - Some of the biggest names in the dairy sector will be answering farmers’ questions at a debate organised by the Scottish Dairy Hub at this year’s AgriScot on 15 November....
01 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Calls for Early Publication of New UK Ag Policy at Dairy Summit
UK - At the IDF World Dairy Summit taking place in Belfast this week, Tomas Pietrangeli, Managing Director of Arla Foods UK has spoken on the opportunities and challenges posed by Brexit to the UK dairy industry....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Dorset Conference Highlights Supply Chain Value for Farms Post Brexit
UK - The regional conference will address the importance of UK farms being and remaining competitive in the marketplace and more connected in supply chains. ...
30 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Committed to Striking Right Brexit Deal for Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland remains fully committed to striking the right Brexit deal for Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Commits to Sustainable Animal Health; Encourages Responsible Use of Medicines
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is actively engaged with livestock farmers, vets and supply chain stakeholders in building sustainable animal health and encouraging the responsible use of all medicines to ensure good health...
26 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Sets Out 'Game Changing' Hopes, Fears for Industry Over Brexit
UK - Dairy UK yesterday published the 'White Paper' report for 2017 which details the 'game changing' opportunities and challenges which the industry is facing over issues such as Brexit and consumer confidence in dairy foods....
View news from United Kingdom Detection of Bluetongue 8 in the UK reinforces the need to consider vaccination
News of Bluetongue serotype 8 entering the UK reinforces the need for farmers to consider vaccinating their stock in order to protect them from the midge-borne virus....
25 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to EU Council Conclusions on Brexit Negotiations
UK - On 20 October, the European Council (Article 50), in an EU-27 format, reviewed the state of Brexit negotiations and adopted conclusions....
View news from United Kingdom New Test to Improve Liver Fluke Control in Cattle
UK - A new test to screen herds for liver fluke has been developed, which could help to reduce the risk of cattle developing immunity to existing de-worming treatments....
20 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Holds November Milk Price
UK - Arla’s price for both conventional milk will remain unchanged in November at 32.30 pence for the conventional manufacturing litre....
View news from United Kingdom UK Signs Up to Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
UK - The UK dairy industry yesterday (Thursday, 20 October) endorsed a declaration to promote the sustainability of dairy systems worldwide....
19 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Carbon Audits Begin as Part of Beef Efficiency Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will undertake a carbon audit in the coming weeks and months which will form part of a farm advisor visit which will be part of the scheme....
18 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Confirms Commitment to Industrial Decarbonisation, Energy Efficiency Action Plan
UK - The Food & Drink Joint Industry - Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Action Plan was published recently, identifying actions which will promote long-term decarbonisation, energy efficiency and emissions reductions within the food and...
View news from United Kingdom Quality Cook Up as Arla Goes Pro
UK - The good and the great of the UK foodservice industry will meet today at Dinerama, a global street food market in Shoreditch, where Arla Foods will launch its new foodservice division, Arla Pro....
17 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Protein Milk Launched in Ambition to Up Country's Protein Intake
UK - Arla Foods, the farmer owned dairy company, is to expand its successful protein range, with the launch of Arla Protein Milk, in a move that sees it continue to innovate in the dairy sector through increasing protein content via everyday dairy products....
13 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Early Pregnancy Test for Cows Improves Welfare, Food Production
UK - Early pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs....
11 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Beef, Lamb Exports from Scotland Top £80 million
SCOTLAND, UK - The value of exports of beef and lamb from Scotland has increased to over £80 million in the past year, according to the results of the annual exporters’ survey conducted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United Kingdom Quorn Protein Found to Be on Par with Animal Sources
UK - Protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests....
09 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Scotland's Dairy Farmers Still Being Short-Changed
SCOTLAND, UK - Despite some milk prices now stretching to more than 30p per litre (ppl), NFU Scotland states that Scotland’s dairy farmers are still being short-changed....
06 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom Ambitious Aim to Sign All Scottish Dairy Farmers Up for Dairy Pro
UK - AHDB and the Scottish Government are aiming to have all Scottish dairy businesses signed up to continuing professional development programme Dairy Pro by the end of the year....
 
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