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31 January 2018
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....
16 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Announces February Milk Price to Reduce by 1ppl
UK - First Milk has today announced that it will be reducing its milk price for February 2018 by 1 pence per litre. ...
15 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Wettest summer in years means high fluke and worm risk for sheep and cattle
The wettest summer for many years has led to a high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle across large areas of the UK, including the North, West and Central Scotland, West Wales and Cornwall. While Eastern Scotland and parts of North and...
12 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Welcomes 25 Year Plan
UK - Dairy UK welcomes the publication of "The 25 Year Environment Plan" and supports the Government's aim to deliver an environmentally sustainable future. ...
05 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Farm Study Highlights Importance of Regular Heifer Weighing
UK - The importance of regular weighing has been further underlined following results from AHDB Dairy’s two year Calf to Calving project, which identified huge variation in growth rates within batches of heifers....
04 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Food, Trade Commitments Welcomed in Secretary of State’s Oxford Address
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed Michael Gove’s support for food production, delivering fairer food supply chains and securing the right trading platforms post-Brexit when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs addressed the Oxford...
03 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom 46 Farms Now at Heart of Expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network
UK - Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities....
27 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU Scotland Disappointed as Arla Next to Drop Milk Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s fears that the huge milk price cut from dairy giant Muller would see others to follow suit have been realised with the announcement that European co-op Arla is to cut its price in January. ...
View news from United Kingdom Strategic Dairy Farms Appointed in Cheshire, Devon
UK - Spring block calvers the Tucker family from Devon and all year round (AYR) calvers Tom and Karen Halton from Cheshire have been recruited as AHDB’s latest Strategic Dairy Farms....
21 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Decreases January Milk Price
UK - Arla’s price for conventional milk for UK farmer owners will reduce by 1.3 pence for the manufacturing litre, taking it to 31 pence from 1 January 2018....
View news from United Kingdom Experts Advise Using Benchmarking to Identify Farms with High Antibiotic Use
UK - According to a study, a number of British dairy farms are using extremely high levels of antibiotics in their cattle....
19 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Nutriad releases 2017 Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Mycotoxin Survey
For many years multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been analyzing crops across the world to determine mycotoxin contamination level, so it can better support local producers in their mycotoxin management strategies....
15 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Video: Find solutions to help treat Bovine Respiratory Disease the first time
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a costly disease for the cattle industry, and when it isn’t treated effectively it can lead to repulls and increased treatment and labor costs. Respiratory tract damage can also compromise animal performance for the...
14 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Welcomes First Milk's Price Hold
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision of farmer-owned business First Milk to hold its milk price to producers in January. That contrasts with the decision of dairy giant Muller, which has slashed its milk price to its farmers by a hefty...
View news from United Kingdom UK Dairy Industry Surpasses Environmental Targets, Demonstrates Commitment to Continual Improvement
UK - Recently published results from the Environment Agency in the Climate Change Agreement biennial progress report show that the dairy sector has achieved an 18.05 per cent energy efficiency improvement since 2008....
13 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Welcomes Brexit Progress, Calls for Clarity on Trade
UK - Dairy UK has welcomed the announcement of progress made between the UK Government and European Union on Brexit negotiations....
12 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Holds Milk Price for January Despite Downward Pressure in Market
UK - First Milk has today announced that it will be maintaining its current milk price for January 2018, despite the downward pressure in the marketplace....
08 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Top Milk Quality Bull Continues to Lead Young Holstein Ranking
UK - One of the top milk quality improvers of the Holstein breed, Mr Rubi-Agronaut, leads the way amongst genomic, young sires in the new AHDB Dairy indexes, with a December 2017 Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI) of £812....
07 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Union to Meet Muller on Milk Price Shocker
UK - Following on from its decision to slash the milk price paid to Muller Direct farmers, NFU Scotland and NFU England & Wales are expecting to meet with the milk processor next week....
06 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Environment Secretary Tours Arla's Net Zero Carbon Dairy at Aylesbury
UK - Tomas Pietrangeli, Managing Director of Arla Foods UK, met with Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs this week for a tour of the cooperative’s Aylesbury site, the world’s largest fresh milk processing plant....
05 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Muller Shocker on Milk Price: 1.5p Price Cut Angers Dairy Farmers
UK - News that dairy giant Muller are to slash the price paid to their farmers by a massive 1.5p per litre has seen NFU Scotland receive many calls from angry Muller suppliers....
30 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance: An Unexpected Chronology
UK - Researchers from the Institut Pasteur have shed light on the rise of ampicillin resistance back in the 60s. ...
28 November 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Holds Milk Price for December
UK - Arla’s price for conventional milk will remain unchanged in December at 32.30 pence for the conventional manufacturing litre....
View news from United Kingdom New Interactive Map to Help in Fight Against TB
UK - An interactive map has been launched making it easier for farmers to see at a glance the different bovine TB risk areas in Great Britain....
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