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29 June 2018
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....
12 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)....
11 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Project to Tackle Challenges of Dairy Beef Calf Rearing
UK - A new project funded by AHDB Beef & Lamb will identify profitable best practice and help address some of the significant challenges that face the calf rearing sector, including reducing antibiotic use and the welfare of calves....
08 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Cost, Scale of Field Trials for Bovine TB Vaccine May be Unfeasible
UK - Field trials for a vaccination to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) would need to involve 500 herds - potentially as many as 75,000-100,000 cattle - to demonstrate cost effectiveness for farmers. ...
07 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
The latest NADIS1 Parasite Forecast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim highlights that the recent warm, wet weather heightens the risk of parasites in sheep and cattle....
05 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom GB Milk Production Peaks on 19 May
UK - The latest daily deliveries data (up to the 26 May) shows that GB milk production peaked on 19 May with a seven-day rolling average production of 36.6 million litres....
31 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Regular Weighing Makes All the Difference to Calf Mortality
UK - Dairy Consultant Andy Dodd will once more emphasize the significant difference routine weighing of growing calves can have at the final meeting of AHDB’s Calf to Calving (C2C) project in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 5 June....
29 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods UK Announces First Step in Drive to Create New Efficiencies
UK - Arla Foods UK is today announcing a series of actions that it is proposing as part of a strategic review of its multi-award-winning UK cheese business, logistics operations and the Arla Group’s three-year transformation programme, Calcium, where...
25 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Animal Transport Vital to Scottish Livestock, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has outlined the importance of animal transport to the Scottish livestock industry....
24 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom £6m State-of-the-art Dairy Center Launched at University of Nottingham
UK - A new £6 million centre that will position the University of Nottingham at the forefront of research into the health, nutrition and welfare of dairy cows is to be officially unveiled at its Sutton Bonington campus....
23 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Farmers Join Forces to Increase Resilience, Profitability
UK - Over 300 farmers have signed up to Arla’s new R500 programme designed to help future proof their farms and increase resilience to the impact of volatile milk prices....
View news from United Kingdom Genetic Merit a Key Performance Measure Critical to Success
UK - Farmers can see how the genetic merit of their herd compares against the rest of the industry as the measure has been added to AHDB Dairy's set of key performance indicators (KPIs). ...
View news from United Kingdom Cheeky £1 Million Campaign to Promote Beef Thin Cuts
UK - A £1 million advertising campaign aims to add £6 million to the thin cut steak market over the next three years by engaging new families and young couples....
22 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases Milk Price for June
UK - Arla Foods amba is increasing its conventional milk price for June by one eurocent....
View news from United Kingdom UK Dairy Sector Demonstrates Decade of World Class Environmental Progress
UK - The UK dairy sector has made significant progress in its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, attendees at the launch of the Dairy Roadmap 10th anniversary report in the House of Commons were told today....
21 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Expands New Fibre Yogurt Range
UK - Following the launch of Arla Fibre earlier this year, Arla Foods is to expand the range with the addition of a new plain variant. ...
View news from United Kingdom Huge Opportunities for Farmer-to-farmer Learning This Summer
UK - UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer....
17 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom QMS Unveils Focused Five Year Strategy, Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisation tasked with promoting some of Scotland’s most iconic food brands, Quality Meat Scotland, has this week (Wednesday, 16 May 2018) unveiled a new strategy and vision for the five-year period to 2023....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Scotland Joins Calls for Feed in Tariff Commitment
UK - NFU Scotland joined others in the Scottish renewable sector in calling for the UK Government to commit to Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) beyond 2019 to build on the current success story. ...
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