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18 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out there was still considerable uncertainty about...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Sets out Vision for Future Role of Groceries Code Adjudicator
UK - Dairy UK last week that it supports government proposals to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to cover smaller retailers and the food service....
17 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Breeders' Club Conference Brings Industry Together
UK - The British Cattle Breeders' Club Conference, which is being held once again at the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort in Shropshire, will see experts around the globe giving delegates an insight into a variety of topics, including the latest technology...
13 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Müller Announces Investment and Site Closure
UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients has announced a £60m investment to upgrade the network of fresh milk and ingredients in Britain....
View news from United Kingdom Call for Continuity in Existing Border Arrangements to Safeguard NI Dairy Industry
UK - Resolving issues around the future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland is critical for the dairy industry, said Dairy UK this week (Wednesday, 11 January)....
12 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Supporting Small Farmers to Build Better Businesses
UK - AHDB is playing a key role in helping small family farms build more viable businesses, as part of its support for the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme....
View news from United Kingdom More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action
UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and...
View news from United Kingdom New Approach to Mastitis ‘Almost Halves’ Farmer’s Antibiotic Costs
UK - At a recent event hosted on Bryn Jones’ farm near Oswestry local farmers heard how AHDB Dairy’s Mastitis Control Plan had helped him to significantly reduce the rate of new clinical mastitis cases and reduce antibiotic use across his 800-cow...
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....
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....
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 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....
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....
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....
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)....
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