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03 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Why are UK Cheddar Imports Rising?
UK - Previously, AHDB has investigated the growing UK trade deficit in cheddar, identifying increased imports of EU cheddar as the main driver. The question is, why is the UK importing more EU cheddar?...
02 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Welcomes Announcement of New Scheme to Tackle Food Waste
UK - Dairy UK has welcomed yesterday's announcement from Defra of an additional £15 million to tackle food waste and redistribute surplus food. ...
View news from United Kingdom Lower Market Values Hint at End to Milk Price Rises
UK - A change in the direction of the milk market value (MMV) in September points to potential downward pressure on farmgate prices by the end of the year....
26 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Calls on Govt to Commit to Funding School Milk Schemes Post-Brexit
UK - On World School Milk Day 2018, Dairy UK has called on the Government to safeguard the future of school milk schemes by committing to their long-term funding, post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba to Increase October Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional milk will increase by 1 eurocent for October 2018....
24 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Animal Health, Carcase Spec Key to Profitability
SCOTLAND, UK - The potential to increase profitability by meeting processors’ carcase specification requirements will be one of the focus areas of the next meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm on Wednesday, 26 September....
21 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
UK - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
19 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom BMJ Study on Sugar Content of Yogurts: Dairy UK Response
UK - Yogurt contains the natural sugar lactose sometimes alongside added sugars, which are combined to give a ‘total sugar’ figure on food labels....
17 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'High-yield' Farming Costs Environment Less Than Previously Thought
UK - Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land, a new study has found....
14 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Responds to the Publication of Agri Bill
UK - The UK Government issued the "Agriculture Bill 2017-19" on 12 September. The Agriculture Bill is a public bill presented to Parliament by the Government....
13 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Programme Aims to Cut Costs, Increase Profits
UK - Over 70 farmers and industry representatives attended the recent launch of AHDB’s first Strategic Dairy Farm in Scotland....
12 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Responds to Post-Brexit Policy for New Agri Bill
UK - Today, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Secretary of State for Food, Environment & Rural Affairs has set out his post-Brexit policy for a new Agricultural Bill in the UK....
View news from United Kingdom New Tool Developed to Help Dairy Farmers Proactively Manage Mastitis
UK - A new tool to help dairy farmers make better decision about mastitis management in their herds has been launched today, at UK Dairy Day. ...
View news from United Kingdom Boehringer Ingelheim launches Bovikalc Dry, oral supplement for dairy cows at drying-off at UK Dairy Day
Boehringer Ingelheim has launched Bovikalc® Dry, an oral mineral supplement to help support the drying off process in dairy cows, at UK Dairy Day 2018....
View news from United Kingdom Lungworm threat extends late into grazing season – cattle at risk of production-limiting disease
The very dry weather and recent heavy rain is likely to lead to late outbreaks of lungworm disease (husk) in grazing cattle, caused by the Dictyocaulus viviparus parasite. ...
11 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Do Milky Drinks Hold Key to Increased Milk Consumption?
UK - At-home consumption of milk is in an interesting situation: sales of milk are increasing, and yet the number of occasions in which milk is consumed in-home has gone down roughly 5 per cent since 2015, according to Kantar Worldpanel in-home usage...
06 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
03 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Presents Global Export Outlook for UK Agriculture in Light of Brexit
UK - AHDB will host a first-ever cross-sector export and trade conference on 17 October 2018 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, with Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP discussing future government policy on trade....
30 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods UK Sees Revenue Growth in H1/2018
UK - Despite globally challenging market conditions including the impact of a continued weak pound and changes in fat and protein prices, Arla Foods UK delivered a steady start to the first half of the year. ...
29 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'Dairy Department' Sees Positive Millennial Shift in Attitudes to Dairy
UK - A £1.2 million industry consumer campaign to remind millennials of their love of dairy resulted in an 11 per cent drop in those considering a switch to dairy alternatives....
28 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods' September Milk Price Remains Unchanged
UK - Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price will be unchanged for September 2018, with the UK manufacturing price per litre remaining at 31.38 pence....
27 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Industry Collaborates to Improve Beef Feed Guidelines
UK - Acting on the outcome of an industry review, AHDB Beef & Lamb is funding a five-year collaborative project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
15 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Call for 'Stability and Simplicity' to Look Further into the Future
SCOTLAND, UK - In an extensive and comprehensive response to the consultation: 'Stability and Simplicity: Proposals for Rural Funding Transition Period', the National Farmers' Union Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s intent but urged it...
View news from United Kingdom New AHDB Yearbook Highlights Beef, Lamb Statistics
UK - Livestock farmers have access to a range of beef and lamb statistics available in the 2018 cattle and sheep yearbook....
14 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom EuroDairy's 'Antibiotics Anonymous' Final Meeting
UK - For the last two years, thirty forward thinking farmers have participated in multiple action-groups across South-West England, aiming to reduce their use of on-farm antibiotics....
10 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Lord Duncan Lends Support to Butchers 'Save a Life' Initiative
SCOTLAND, UK - UK Government Minister Lord Duncan joined the team of staff in a Kinross butchers shop this week to congratulate them on leading the way on a national initiative to raise money for community defibrillators....
31 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom World Steak Challenge Shows Best Steaks Come from Bavaria
UK - At the World Steak Challenge in London, 240 steaks had competed to be seen as the world’s best beef steak....
27 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Forage Shortage Becoming Critical
UK - “The continuing dry weather is of great concern and for parts of the UK the forecast is for no rain for at least another 10 days,” says David Donaldson, National Nutritionist with The Dairy Group....
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