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12 January 2017
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. ...
20 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmer Confidence Falls Amid Prospects of Labour Shortage
UK - Farmer confidence in the dairy and livestock sectors has risen over the last year, with overall farmer confidence for 2017 rising by 12 points, a new survey by the NFU has revealed....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy APPG Looking at Skills & Labour in Dairy Industry
UK - The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group is seeking evidence for its inquiry on skills and labour in the dairy industry....
View news from United Kingdom GB Cheddar Retail Market Down £50M
UK - For the 52 week period ending 6 November 2016, the average GB retail price for cheese stood at £6.25/kg down 3.7 per cent on the previous year....
19 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vaccine Developed to Fight E.coli in Cattle
UK - After a decade of collaboration, staff at the Moredun Institute, the Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College have developed the vaccine which is capable of controlling e.coli 0157 in cattle under experimental conditions. It remains to be...
16 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Urged to Take Extra Care to Work Safely in Winter
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging farmers to take extra care this winter to stay safe and well on farm....
View news from United Kingdom Steaking a Claim to Growth
UK - Sales of beef steaks are at a five-year high and account for almost 70 per cent of sales in the category....
15 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Strong Results Fuel Milk Price Progress at First Milk
UK - First Milk has released its latest mid-year financial results and reports that for the the six months to 30 September 2016, there has been a continued progress in operating profits and improved returns to members have been driven....
14 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom DEFRA Releases Latest Statistics on TB in Cattle
UK - The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has released the latest national statistical update on the incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) in Cattle in Great Britain to the end of September 2016....
13 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Jerseys and Holsteins Vie to Lead Spring Calving Ranking
UK - Jersey bulls maintain their lead in the ranking for Spring Calving Index (£SCI), published last week by AHDB Dairy, reinforcing the breed’s suitability for producing high quality milk cost-effectively in grazing-based, spring calving systems....
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef, Lamb High Profile at British Pie Awards
SCOTLAND, UK - All eyes will be on the pies at the British Pie Awards next year where Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will play starring roles as the sponsors of two classes....
12 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Retailers Can Educate and Inspire Consumers
UK - Retailers and processors could be missing a trick when it comes to educating and inspiring consumers about red meat says research from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
09 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Crest Announces Milk Price Increase in January 2017
UK - Dairy Crest has announced a 2ppl increase from 1 January 2017 followed by a further 2ppl increase from 1 February 2017. This has been agreed with Dairy Crest Direct (DCD)....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Advised to Plan Strategy Now Before Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business plans to make the most of the good times and protect...
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