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05 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
04 April 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Urges UK Govt to Protect British Dairy Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - This week, Arla Foods and its farmer owners are urging the UK Government to recognise and protect the future of dairy within the forthcoming Brexit negotiations or risk undermining a key sector within the UK economy....
View news from United Kingdom IFA Meets UK Farming Unions on Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy attended a meeting of UK farm leaders hosted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Co Down last week to discuss the implications of Brexit and to co-ordinate the approach of farm leaders to the negotiations....
31 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Govt Should Delay Complex Digital Tax Plans, Farming Unions Say
UK - The UK’s four farming unions are calling on Government to delay the new Making Tax Digital scheme for farm businesses, many of whom will find it almost impossible to access....
View news from United Kingdom Predicting Midge Seasonality Key to Reducing Livestock Diseases
UK - Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have led a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus that affect cattle and sheep in the UK and beyond....
30 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly
UK - Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock;...
24 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms April Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods is decreasing its milk price to owners by 0.42 pence per litre from 1 April....
20 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Brand Records Biggest Growth Among UK's Top Grocery Brands
UK - Arla branded products recorded the largest growth of any of the 100 UK grocery brands listed, achieving growth of £37m in 2016. The Arla brand portfolio grew almost four times that of the next closest brand (Pepsi, £8.5m), reflecting a strong sales...
17 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla UK Spends Extra in Milk Aisle as Consumers Choose Branded Milks
UK - Added value milk products by Arla Foods UK successfully added £95m in value to the category in 2016, with 1.5 million shoppers trading up from standard fresh milk to an Arla branded product offering additional benefits....
13 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Inspection Failures Prompt Union Reminder
SCOTLAND, UK - The annual round of farm inspections is underway with unofficial reports suggesting failures around cattle ID and tagging are continuing at an unacceptably high level....
09 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU: Collaboration Key to Successful Food Supply Chain Post-Brexit
UK - NFU Deputy President Minette Batters told an audience of policymakers within the UK food supply chain that the integrity of British produce must be the focus pre and post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Agrees New Long-term Contract With Nestlé UK, Ireland
UK - First Milk has supplied fresh British milk to Nestlé UK&I since 2003, in a relationship that has focused on building a long term sustainable supply chain for Nestlé's confectionary and beverage businesses....
08 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom One in Four Dairy Farmers to Benefit from Arla's £31M Windfall Share
UK - Arla Foods, the country’s leading farmer-owned dairy company, has announced that its British owners will receive £31 million as their 2016 year-end bonus. Arla is owned by 12,000 dairy farmers across Europe, 2,500 of whom are British and make...
06 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Confirms Milk Prices for March 2017
UK - Midlands & East Wales milk pool will receive a price rise of 0.2ppl for March, First Milk reports....
03 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Highlights Importance of Farming as Employer to Influential Commons Committee
UK - NFU Scotland has highlighted the importance of Scottish agriculture as an employer to an influential committee in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, 1 March)....
02 March 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU Response to Farm Business Income Figures
UK - The latest Farm Business Income figures suggest that farmers are still feeling the impact of an unpredictable and volatile market place, the NFU said....
28 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods UK Delivers Branded Growth in Volatile Market
UK - Last week, Arla Foods amba, the farmer-owned dairy company, released its Group 2016 results, announcing strong performance across its branded portfolio....
27 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Spring Calving Trend Confirmed by Latest Figures
SCOTLAND, UK - A distinct move by Scottish beef cattle producers to focus on spring calving is evident in the statistics for Scottish calf registrations for 2016....
24 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Vaccination Pre-Turnout is Now Critical for Lungworm
UK - Feedback from cattle farmers during the 2016 grazing season suggests lungworm (husk) disease outbreaks are becoming more prevalent and unpredictable....
23 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases March Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by a further half a eurocent per kilogramme from 1 March....
View news from United Kingdom Trade, Investment Deals Post-Brexit Grab Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom Right Funds, Regulation Vital for Farming’s Future, Says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
22 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla: New Campaign to Celebrate First Branded Organic Milk Range in UK
UK - Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company, is launching a new campaign, ‘The Might of Nature’. The campaign promotes its first branded organic range, which launched in November last year, with the aim to make organic milk accessible for all....
View news from United Kingdom IFA President Welcomes Strong Stand Taken by NFU President on Standards for Imported Food Post-Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the strong stand taken by the President of the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) by insisting that only food produced to the same standards as in the UK should be allowed into the UK post-Brexit....
21 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
20 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Study Shows FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research by the University of Warwick....
16 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom GB Dairy Herd Contraction
UK - The overall GB dairy herd fell by 1.6 per cent (46k head) between the start of 2016 and the start of 2017, according to data from BCMS. This is the largest year-on-year decline recorded for a number of years....
15 February 2017
View news from United Kingdom Grass Management Delivering Benefits for Scottish Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - The main take-home message from Quality Meat Scotland's grazing conferences this month was that farmers have an opportunity to improve their profits by taking control of their grass management....
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