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25 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases August Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba is increasing its conventional milk price for August by one eurocent....
23 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom £6.5M to Help Drive Efficiency, Profitability on Welsh Dairy Farms
UK - AHDB has secured £6.5m to deliver the Dairy Improvement Programme across Wales over the next five years....
View news from United Kingdom Hot Weather Starting to Influence Livestock Market
UK - The prolonged period of dry, hot weather is beginning to impact on the livestock market as the effects of lack of forage availability, reduced livestock growth rates and a change in consumers’ eating habits start to become evident....
View news from United Kingdom GB Industry Alliance to Promote Red Meat as Nutritional Powerhouse
UK - Agricultural organisations from England, Scotland and Wales are uniting in a new initiative which will see them work together to communicate the benefits of red meat in a balanced diet as part of a reinforced meat and health programme....
20 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Red Meat Exports Start the Year with Positive Figures
UK - Exports of red meat products from the UK got off to a strong start this year – with the total value of beef, lamb and pork rising above the £487 million mark....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Urged to Act Now to Limit Drought Impact on Feed Stocks
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged to take steps now to make the most of feed stocks and limit the effects of the exceptionally dry conditions on farm....
19 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef PGI Campaign Delivers Strong Results
SCOTLAND, UK - The recent marketing campaign behind Scotch Beef PGI has delivered strong results for the Scottish red meat industry....
View news from United Kingdom Autumn Block Carving on the Rise
UK - The number of farmers switching to autumn block calving has risen, with potentially more to follow, according to our latest figures....
18 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Company Warns of 'Dairy Dilemma' of Impossible Choices Post Brexit
UK - At an event held this week (tuesday, 17 July) at the London School of Economics (LSE), pan-European dairy cooperative Arla Foods will warn that if the findings of a LSE report prove true, non-tariff barriers to trade and restricted access to labour...
13 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Unions Respond to Govt Brexit White Paper
UK - NFU Scotland, NFU, NFU Cymru and Ulster Farmers’ Union have issued a statement following the publication of today’s Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU....
View news from United Kingdom Aberdeen Angus Farmers to Benefit from Tesco's New Beef Contracts
UK - Tesco has announced it will continue its multi-million pound investment in the growth of the British Aberdeen Angus herd, with 1,600 farmers in the UK set to benefit from new 12 month contracts which will guarantee a price above the standard market...
12 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Bring Indulgence to New Markets
UK - Arla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range launching in Denmark this spring and the UK this week. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch...
11 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom CMA Clearance Decision for Arla Foods UK, Yeo Valley
UK - Following the announcement in February this year of the partnership between Arla Foods and Yeo Valley on liquid milk, butter and cheese, Arla has announced that the Competition and Markets Authority has approved the deal following a Phase 1 investigation,...
10 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom New 'Fight the Fluke' Video Highlights Importance of Control
UK - With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods....
09 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Cow Signals Workshops Help Improve Farmers' Understanding of Their Cows
UK - Dairy farmers can improve the health and production of their cows by making small changes to their buildings that encourage them to express their natural behaviour....
View news from United Kingdom Impact Calculator Helps Industry Prepare for Brexit
UK - A new online calculator has been launched this week which will allow farmers and growers to see for the first time how they may be affected by potential Brexit scenarios....
03 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Strategy Director Appointed for AHDB Beef & Lamb
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed Will Jackson as the new Sector Strategy Director for Beef & Lamb....
29 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK: Strong, Vibrant UK Dairy Industry Will Meet New Challenges Successfully
UK - The UK dairy industry is 'increasingly strong, vibrant and ambitious' and can successfully deal with the unprecedented challenges and opportunities it now faces....
View news from United Kingdom Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
28 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases July Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba is increasing its conventional milk price for July by two eurocents....
22 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Norbrook® to run £2,000 Ritchie Draft Pro competition at UK summer shows
As part of an ongoing campaign to support responsible anthelmintic dosing of livestock, Norbrook is offering visitors to this year’s major summer shows the chance to win a Ritchie Draft Pro weigh crate, valued at more than £2,000....
19 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Kintyre Milk Producers Look to the Future
SCOTLAND, UK - Milk producers in Kintyre are committed to building a positive future for dairy production in the region....
18 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Launches Farm Data Sharing Project
UK - Creating a best practice guide to sharing farm data is the focus of a new consultation launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
View news from United Kingdom Reducing Age at First Calving can Save Thousands
UK - Reducing the age of first calving from 26 to 24 months can potentially save dairy farmers £300 per heifer....
15 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Pelvic Measuring Helps Rate Heifers’ Breeding Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - Pelvic measuring of heifers will now be a regular activity on Morayshire Monitor Farm after recent try outs found merit in it as a management tool....
14 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Welcomes Milk Price Moves
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed positive milk price moves in recent weeks and believes that commodity prices indicate that a farmgate price of 30p per litre is achievable....
View news from United Kingdom MP Launches APPG Inquiry into Dairy Exports, Opportunities
UK - The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dairy, headed by Scott Mann MP, has launched a new inquiry to look at the future of dairy exports....
13 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Urged to Use Correct Injection Sites
UK - Farmers may be losing money by incorrectly injecting livestock and damaging carcase value, a survey carried out by AHDB Beef & Lamb has revealed....
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