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16 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Frictionless Trade with EU Vital for UK Livestock Sector, Say Farming Unions
UK - Livestock representatives from farming unions in all parts of the UK attended a meeting in Edinburgh last week, hosted by NFU Scotland. Top of the agenda for the representatives was the on-going uncertainty over the UK Governments policy for post-Brexit...
11 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Trade Firms in Line with Seasonal Trend
UK - UK farmgate prices for prime cattle continue to rise, following the same pattern as last year and maintaining a premium of around three percent on the year. ...
10 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Varieties Added to Recommended Grass, Clover Lists
UK - Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding....
View news from United Kingdom Meaty Social Media Merger for 'The Scotch Kitchen'
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has merged its consumer-facing social media platforms to further strengthen The Scotch Kitchen, as its lead social media channel, promoting the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands....
03 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU Scotland Welcomes Cash Flow Boost from Beef Calf Scheme Payments
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the news that payments worth £38 million to Scottish beef producers will arrive in farmers' bank accounts in the coming weeks, easing cash flow worries....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Brings Benefits of Dairy to Soft Drinks Category
UK - Arla Foods is set to launch into the breakfast food-to-go market with the introduction of its new Milk & Oats range of healthy* ready to drink beverages. ...
27 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Maintains May Milk Price
UK - Arla is holding its conventional milk price for May at 27.43 pence for its manufacturing litre....
View news from United Kingdom Strong Year for UK Cheese Exports
UK - Exports of cheese from the UK surpassed the £615 million mark last year – rising 23 per cent from 2016, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
18 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB: Understanding Consumer Needs is Key to Exports
UK - A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to unlocking export opportunities for British food and farming products should be avoided if we are to reap the rewards of overseas trade....
View news from United Kingdom Countryside Must Not Become a ‘Soft Target’, NFU Tells Police C
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
17 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU South East Prepared to Respond to Govt on Future Farm Policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU...
16 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Feed efficiency drive puts yeast efficacy under the spotlight
With milk producers continuing to look for opportunities to increase margins, the role of yeasts in improving rumen function and feed efficiency is increasingly under the spotlight. But not all yeasts are the same, warns Dr Derek McIlmoyle, AB Vista EMEA...
13 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Eye-catching Advertising Driving Awareness of Scotch Beef in London
UK - Four million Londoners are currently being targeted with eye-catching Scotch Beef billboard advertising as part of a high-impact campaign being run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), with a focus on London and the Home Counties....
View news from United Kingdom Experts Advise Use of Benchmarking to Identify Farms with High Antibiotic Use
UK - A number of British dairy farms are using extremely high levels of antibiotics in their cattle, a study finds....
12 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Research Reveals 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....
10 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Grazing-based Spring Calvers Advised to Select on £SCI
UK - With the breeding season for spring block calving herds about to start, farmers choosing bulls for grazing-based systems are advised to pay attention to the new run of Spring Calving Indexes (£SCI), published last week (3 April 2018) by AHDB Dairy....
06 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Nation's Diets are Stuck in a Rut, New Research from Arla Reveals
UK - New research released by Arla Fibre reveals that the nation’s diets are stuck in a rut, with nearly two thirds (61 per cent) of adults (2,000 adults polled by 72 Point in March 2018) eating the same or similar foods every day. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Top Jersey Offers Production, Fitness and Type
UK - There’s a new leader in the top five Jersey bulls ranked on Profitable Lifetime Index in the AHDB Dairy rankings published this week (3 April 2018). ...
05 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Number One Bull Replaces Long-term Holstein Leader
UK - A new number one bull in the shape of the Morgan son, Mocon, has taken his place in the proven Holstein sire rankings, published this week (3 April 2018) by AHDB Dairy....
04 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Help Improve Control of Liver Fluke on Cattle Farms, Urges AHDB
UK - Cattle producers in northern England are needed for a project that aims to help control liver fluke in cattle....
View news from United Kingdom Dead-heat at Top for Genomic Young Sires
UK - There’s a dead-heat at the top of the new genomic sire rankings which – combined with four new bulls in the top 10, ten newcomers in the top 20 and the introduction of three newly developed genetic evaluations (see panel) – makes this month’s...
26 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom One Step Closer to CCTV in All Welsh Slaughterhouses
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a statement from the Welsh Government which hints at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses...
View news from United Kingdom UK Leading Charge in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that it will be partnering with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to embark on two new projects which will take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating Bovine...
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases April Milk Price
UK - Arla’s price for conventional milk will increase by 0.32 pence per litre from 1 April...
21 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Suckler Herd Down but Productivity Up, Reports QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - The latest Scottish agricultural census figures reveal the Scottish suckler cow herd is down 1.3 per cent year-on-year, making the beef herd 12 per cent smaller than it was a decade ago....
19 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU Welcomes PM’s Ambition to Deliver Successful Farming Policy
UK - The NFU President has welcomed last week's (14 March) comments from the Prime Minister which acknowledged the ‘historic opportunity’ the government has to deliver a farming policy that will work for the whole food industry...
09 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Where Next for UK, Irish Livestock Science and Production?
Post-Brexit future under the spotlight at major animal science conference...
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Recognised for Product Development at Innovation Awards
UK - Arla Foods has scooped an award for its protein pouch format at the fourth annual World Food Innovation Awards. Celebrating the very best in excellence and innovation across every product category, Arla protein pouches took home the award for Best...
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