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06 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom UK Cheddar Value Trade Remains Positive, Volumes Up
UK - 2017 UK cheddar trade balance provided a slight improvement in both value and volume terms, although volumes remain in deficit....
02 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Industries Map Out Vision for Scotland as a Good Food Nation
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of leading organisations representing Scottish food producers and processors this week (28 February) launched a joint industry vision on what the Scottish Government’s upcoming Good Food Nation Bill must deliver....
View news from United Kingdom Call for Positivity, Passion to Push Dairy Industry Forward
SCOTLAND, UK - Former AHDB Dairy Board member Jim Baird is calling for positive and passionate Scottish dairy farmers to put themselves forward for a role on the AHDB Dairy Board....
01 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Japanese Buyers Impressed by Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of Japanese meat buyers were invited by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to visit key sites in the Scottish red meat industry supply chain, to gain a better understanding of Scotch Beef PGI production and learn why it is recognised internationally...
View news from United Kingdom Monitoring Animal Welfare at Slaughter with New CCTV Legislation
UK - Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar ahead of new legislation coming into force....
28 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom DNA Study of Cow Stomachs Could Aid Meat, Dairy Production
UK - Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK: Defra Announcement of Consultation on the Future of Food, Farming and Environment
UK - Yesterday (27 February), Defra released an announcement on how leaving the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will give the UK the chance for reform. "We want to know your thoughts on the future of agricultural policy in England,"...
27 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Public Goods of Animal Health, Welfare Must be at Heart of New Ag Policy
UK - The BVA issues response to the Environment Secretary's proposals regarding a "Green Brexit."...
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Reports March Milk Price to Reduce by 1.25 ppl
UK - First Milk on Friday announced that its milk price for March will be reducing by 1.25 pence per litre....
View news from United Kingdom New Guide Helps Consumers Cook Perfect Scotch Beef PGI Steak
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new guide to help consumers across the UK to select and cook the perfect Scotch Beef PGI steak, just the way they like it....
View news from United Kingdom Going Global on UK Dairy Farming
UK - Bringing consumers closer to the daily lives of dairy farmers and showcasing the important role of dairy in the diet are the aims of two projects launched last week....
26 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Decreases March Milk Price
UK - Arla’s price for conventional milk will reduce by 2.16 pence for the manufacturing litre, taking it to 27.11 pence from 1 March 2018....
15 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Strong Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
14 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Development Opportunities for Beef Industry Advisers
UK - Advisers to the beef industry are being encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in the Developing Beef Expertise Programme....
13 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Roadshow to Give Farmers Guidance on Thriving After Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are running three Brexit roadshows across Scotland in February and March....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Joins Call on Govt to Ensure Successful Brexit for Food Sector
UK - Dairy UK has joined with farmers and the wider food supply chain to set out the terms of a successful Brexit....
12 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Hard Discounters Drive Improved Cheese Sales
UK - Hard discounters continued to improve their market share, in terms of cheese volume sales....
08 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods, Yeo Valley Announce Partnership
UK - Arla Foods Limited will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited. The transaction will give the farmer-owned dairy cooperative the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in milk, butter, spreads and cheese under...
View news from United Kingdom Levy Bodies Announce £2M Programme of Joint Activity
UK - The red meat levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales have announced a major programme of joint activities to be paid for by a ring-fenced fund of £2 million of AHDB red meat levies....
05 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Crucial Step Forward for Beef Exports to China
UK - An agreement to progress lifting the BSE ban on British beef exports to China is a vital first step in unlocking this major market, which could be worth £250 million in the first five years, according to AHDB....
View news from United Kingdom Range of Factors Affecting Farmgate Cattle Prices
UK - While average Scottish prime cattle prices generally eased towards the end of January, prime cattle prices ended the month some three percent higher than this time last year with similar volumes reaching the market. ...
31 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Approval for Export of Manufacturing Beef to Canada
UK - Manufacturing beef from the UK can now be exported to the lucrative Canadian market after approval was given by inspectors....
View news from United Kingdom Giving fresh cows that extra boost
What goes into the cow before it calves, impacts both health and production in subsequent lactation. Marcos Zenobi, Jose Santos and Charlie Staples from the University of Florida explain....
30 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Keeps Pushing on Importance of Health Benefits of Red Meat, Dairy
UK - More beef, lamb and dairy products would be sold if a brighter spotlight was shone on their health benefits, research conducted by AHDB has showed....
29 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Scoops Hat Trick Winning Third Consecutive 'Product of the Year' Award
UK - Arla Foods has been voted 'Product of the Year' for the third consecutive year, winning the 2018 accolade for its Free Range Organic Milk in the Dairy & Free From Drinks category....
23 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom High liver fluke risk for cattle predicted in 2018
After a record wet summer, cattle farmers should review parasite control plans for 2018 with their vets as a high risk of liver fluke is predicted in several UK regions this year....
18 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Further Milk Price Cuts as Commodities Weaken
UK - NFU Scotland has called on the supply chain to deliver fairer returns to producers as further milk price falls are announced....
17 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
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