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21 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Calls for Politicians to Stand Up for Dairy
UK - This week, the Prime Minister announced that a snap general election will be held on 8 June....
19 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Mini Roast Campaign Creates £18.6M Red Meat Roast 'Halo'
UK - A high-profile campaign to increase sales using mini roasts has created an £18.6 million “halo” effect of incremental sales for beef, lamb or pork joints....
11 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Organic Farm Milk Lends Support to UK Coffee Week
UK - Arla Organic Farm Milk is proud to be a sponsor of the UK Coffee Week, a nationwide fundraising campaign that takes place in thousands of coffee shops across the country to support the coffee-growing communities around the world....
07 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom QMS: Business as Usual for Overseas Trade
SCOTLAND, UK - Despite the prevailing Brexit uncertainty, the next two years are expected to be pretty much “business as usual” for red meat overseas trade, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Economics Services....
06 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Beef & Lamb to Contribute Funding Towards AI Course
UK - English suckler herd producers are being encouraged to improve the genetics within their herd thanks to a new initiative from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Protein Range Continues to Grow with Launch of Two New Products
UK - As protein continues to reign king with consumers Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company, is continuing to innovate by extending its popular Arla Protein range with the launch of two new products – Arla Protein Pouches and Arla Protein Greens....
05 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Map Highlights Real-time Parasite Risks in Local Areas
UK - Livestock farmers, vets and SQP’s will be able to get up to date parasite information in their local area thanks to the monitoring of worm, fluke and fly levels on 18 farms across the UK....
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
View news from United Kingdom Importance of Migrant Labour to Scottish Abattoirs Highlighted
SCOTLAND, UK - The important role played by migrant labour in the Scottish red meat industry supply chain has been highlighted in the results of a survey of Scottish abattoir operators revealed on Monday, 3 April....
04 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom MasterChef Champion Backs Scotch Beef PGI Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - The winner of BBC MasterChef: The Professionals has set himself the challenge of doing all he can to inspire consumers about the exceptional quality of Scottish produce, including Scotch Beef PGI....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Urges UK Govt to Protect British Dairy Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - This week, Arla Foods and its farmer owners are urging the UK Government to recognise and protect the future of dairy within the forthcoming Brexit negotiations or risk undermining a key sector within the UK economy....
View news from United Kingdom IFA Meets UK Farming Unions on Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy attended a meeting of UK farm leaders hosted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Co Down last week to discuss the implications of Brexit and to co-ordinate the approach of farm leaders to the negotiations....
31 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Govt Should Delay Complex Digital Tax Plans, Farming Unions Say
UK - The UK’s four farming unions are calling on Government to delay the new Making Tax Digital scheme for farm businesses, many of whom will find it almost impossible to access....
View news from United Kingdom Predicting Midge Seasonality Key to Reducing Livestock Diseases
UK - Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have led a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus that affect cattle and sheep in the UK and beyond....
30 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly
UK - Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock;...
View news from United Kingdom New Poster Highlights Careers in Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A new poster aimed at highlighting the careers available in the Scottish red meat industry has been launched today (29 March 2017) by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland....
24 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms April Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods is decreasing its milk price to owners by 0.42 pence per litre from 1 April....
22 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Shoppers Urged to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Strategic Farm Programme Targets Stock in Spec
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit producers who want to improve the performance of their livestock enterprise to take part in its new Strategic Beef & Lamb Farm Programme....
21 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Three Model Farms Showcasing Best of British Beef Production
UK - The National Beef Association has announced the farms that will be hosting their prestigious Beef Expo farm tours on 17 May. They include a diverse selection of beef farms all championing efficiencies in their relative sectors and showcasing the...
View news from United Kingdom Scotland’s Meat Exports Up 11% in 2016
SCOTLAND, UK - Increased meat exports in 2016 played an encouraging role in a record year for food and drink exports from Scotland, according to new figures released by the Scottish Government....
20 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Brand Records Biggest Growth Among UK's Top Grocery Brands
UK - Arla branded products recorded the largest growth of any of the 100 UK grocery brands listed, achieving growth of £37m in 2016. The Arla brand portfolio grew almost four times that of the next closest brand (Pepsi, £8.5m), reflecting a strong sales...
17 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla UK Spends Extra in Milk Aisle as Consumers Choose Branded Milks
UK - Added value milk products by Arla Foods UK successfully added £95m in value to the category in 2016, with 1.5 million shoppers trading up from standard fresh milk to an Arla branded product offering additional benefits....
13 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Inspection Failures Prompt Union Reminder
SCOTLAND, UK - The annual round of farm inspections is underway with unofficial reports suggesting failures around cattle ID and tagging are continuing at an unacceptably high level....
09 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU: Collaboration Key to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom NBA Announce National Commercial Cattle Show classes at Beef Expo
UK - Plans for this year’s flagship beef event, National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2017, are in full swing and it has been announced that there will be a total of 11 cattle classes, with four championships and a supreme championship, at the National...
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Agrees New Long-term Contract With Nestlé UK, Ireland
UK - First Milk has supplied fresh British milk to Nestlé UK&I since 2003, in a relationship that has focused on building a long term sustainable supply chain for Nestlé's confectionary and beverage businesses....
08 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NBA: National Commercial Cattle Show Classes at Beef Expo
UK - Plans for this year’s flagship beef event, National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2017, are in full swing and it has been announced that there will be a total of 11 cattle classes, with four championships and a supreme championship, at the National...
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