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19 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods UK Welcomes Success of Courtauld Commitment 3
UK - Arla Foods UK, the farmer-owned dairy company, has welcomed Waste & Resource Action Programme’s (WRAP) results of Courtauld Commitment 3 (CC3), the food and drink industry’s ambitious approach to reduce food waste in the UK....
View news from United Kingdom Highly Competitive Wholesale Meat Market Expected in 2017
UK - Early reports from the retail sector suggest that the overall grocery trade had a better than expected Christmas....
View news from United Kingdom Search on for Scotland’s Top “Scotch Brand” Product
SCOTLAND, UK - A brand new category for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork has been added to the recently launched Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards....
18 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out there was still considerable uncertainty about...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Sets out Vision for Future Role of Groceries Code Adjudicator
UK - Dairy UK last week that it supports government proposals to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to cover smaller retailers and the food service....
17 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Breeders' Club Conference Brings Industry Together
UK - The British Cattle Breeders' Club Conference, which is being held once again at the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort in Shropshire, will see experts around the globe giving delegates an insight into a variety of topics, including the latest technology...
13 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Müller Announces Investment and Site Closure
UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients has announced a £60m investment to upgrade the network of fresh milk and ingredients in Britain....
View news from United Kingdom 'Have You Got the Selection Factor?' Asks AHDB
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit a team with the “selection factor” to join its new Selection Academy....
View news from United Kingdom Call for Continuity in Existing Border Arrangements to Safeguard NI Dairy Industry
UK - Resolving issues around the future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland is critical for the dairy industry, said Dairy UK this week (Wednesday, 11 January)....
12 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Supporting Small Farmers to Build Better Businesses
UK - AHDB is playing a key role in helping small family farms build more viable businesses, as part of its support for the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Seminar to Highlight Consumer Needs in Halal Sector
UK - Consumer needs in the halal sector will be in the spotlight at a major industry event next month....
View news from United Kingdom More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action
UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and...
View news from United Kingdom New Approach to Mastitis ‘Almost Halves’ Farmer’s Antibiotic Costs
UK - At a recent event hosted on Bryn Jones’ farm near Oswestry local farmers heard how AHDB Dairy’s Mastitis Control Plan had helped him to significantly reduce the rate of new clinical mastitis cases and reduce antibiotic use across his 800-cow...
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers as Frustrated as Ever with Bovine TB
UK - NFU Cymru has made it clear to the Welsh Government that farmers across Wales are ‘as frustrated as they have ever been’ with the impact bovine TB is having on Wales. ...
10 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Müller Farmers See Farm Gate Milk Price Rise in 5-Month Period
UK - Müller has followed a 2.5ppl January milk price increase with a further 1.25ppl which will apply from 1 February 2017. This is the fifth consecutive price increase for Müller’s non aligned suppliers, who have seen their milk price increase by...
09 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Stewardship Policy Reduces Antimicrobial Use on Farms
UK - Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. ...
06 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cuts to 'Red Tape' Promised for UK Farmers
UK - Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has outlined her hopes for a reduced regulatory burden on farmers when the UK leaves the European Union, saying this should help them to get on with growing food....
05 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
View news from United Kingdom UK Farmers, Food Industry Urged to 'Step Up' to Address Global Competitiveness
UK - Farmers, growers and the food industry need to “step up” to address the challenge of agricultural competitiveness and productivity in a rapidly-changing world....
04 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Prime Cattle Producers Respond to Market Signals
SCOTLAND, UK - The response of prime cattle producers to market signals about carcase size, particularly for steers, has been one of the striking features of the market over the past year....
03 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Targets Task Force Co-ordinates on Antibiotic Reduction in Farming
UK - A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK livestock sectors can be identified....
30 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Call for Extension on Govt 'Approved Finishing Units' Proposal
UK - With changes to Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) in the pipeline, the National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for a four year extension before any phasing out occurs which could cause 'serious welfare and cash-flow problems' for farmers....
29 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Confirms Price Increase in January 2017
UK - First Milk has confirmed that the A price increase for January will be 2ppl....
23 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Rodenticides Leaflet Explains Rule Change and Options
UK - Since 1 October 2016, a rule that buyers of stewardship-label rodenticides must show proof of competence certification means farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers unable to do so cannot be supplied....
22 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Beef Student of the Year Launched with £3k at Stake
UK - The Beef Shorthorn Society has launched Beef Student of the Year, a first time award open to those studying agriculture or a related course at a UK agricultural college or university....
View news from United Kingdom Optimise Herd Housing to Optimise Health and Production
UK - When it comes to optimising both milk production and animal welfare, dairy farmers should look to optimise their current facilities, before making substantial investments in new sheds or parlours. That was the message at two recent cow accommodation...
21 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Govt Recommends CCTV Not Mandatory in Slaughterhouses
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Farms Show Resilience in Face of Price Crashes
UK - Dairy farms across the country showed great resilience as they adapted to crashing milk prices in 2016. ...
 
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