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09 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Advised to Plan Strategy Now Before Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business plans to make the most of the good times and protect...
08 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Bright Ideas to Shape the Future of Farming Wanted
UK - Farmers: Do you have a bright idea which needs some help to develop? Or a project that’s already under way which could be rolled out across the industry? If so, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum wants to hear from you. It is seeking to bring...
07 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Upholding Dairy's Place in Diet Core to New AHDB Strategy
UK - The vision of AHDB’s new organisation-wide corporate strategy is 'creating a world-class food and farming industry.' It has also redefined AHDB’s purpose as 'inspiring farmers, growers and the industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world.'...
06 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Confirms Price Increases for December
UK - First Milk, a major dairy company, has confirmed an increase in prices in December....
05 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Nutriad Concludes 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey
UK - The Nutriad 2016 mycotoxin survey concludes that this year’s harvest of wheat in the UK and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination but the situation is much worse than in last...
02 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Müller to Raise Milk Prices Further in January
UK - Müller will start the new year by adding a further 2.5ppl to the milk price it offers farmers, building on its 2ppl uplift which takes effect from 1 December....
View news from United Kingdom New Tool to Help Farmers Calculate Cost of Heifer Rearing
UK - Dairy farmers can now access an updated, online version of AHDB Dairy’s Heifer Rearing Cost Calculator to work out how much it is costing to rear heifers on their specific farm....
View news from United Kingdom UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to Europe's Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable workforce in order for British food and farming...
01 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Preventing Lameness Pre-Calving Essential to Later Foot Health
UK - Preventing Digital Dermatitis (DD) infection pre-calving and minimising body condition score loss post-calving are a must to ensure optimum foot health in an animal’s first lactation and beyond....
30 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Warnings of Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
View news from United Kingdom Farmer Group Successfully Negotiates 12-Month Minimum Milk Price
UK - The Milk Supply Association (MSA), the producer organisation supplying Lactalis, has successfully negotiated an agreement to be paid a minimum price for the whole of 2017, according to levy board AHDB Dairy....
View news from United Kingdom Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris....
29 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
28 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Scheme Launched to Tackle Bovine TB
UK - A new industry-led cattle health programme to evaluate risk and recognise farmers who step up biosecurity to help control bovine TB (bTB), launches today on a dairy farm at Iron Acton near Bristol....
View news from United Kingdom UK Butterfat Production Down
UK - April to September 2016 saw UK milk production 6.5 per cent down on the same period last year, but the level of butterfat in milk has actually been up, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
25 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Council Highlights Milk's Health Benefits Shown in Recent Studies
UK - With their unique nutrient profile and matrix, milk and dairy foods may play a neutral or protective role in long-term heart health, The Dairy Council said this week....
24 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Researchers to Improve Foot and Mouth Vaccines with £1.5 Million Funding Boost
UK - Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have secured almost $1.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the development of improved foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines for East Africa....
23 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Chief Vets Highlight GB Cattle Health, Welfare Progress
UK - The latest state-of-the-industry report examining the health and welfare of cattle in Great Britain has identified significant progress across key areas of mastitis, lameness and longevity, and for the first time looks in depth at the issues facing...
22 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Huge Milk Data Release to Contribute to Cattle Breeding
UK - National Milk Records has shared 9 billion rows of data gathered via routine milk recording with AHDB Dairy, which heralds the starting point for developing exciting new breeding traits, according to the levy board....
21 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Over Sixties Offer Opportunities for Dairy Market Growth
UK - A recent report by Tetra Pak identified the potential for market growth in dairy products aimed at consumers over the age of 60, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
View news from United Kingdom Future of UK Dairy Exports Relies on Brexit Negotiations
UK - The UK dairy industry is ready to fully exploit dairy trade opportunities across the globe and strengthen its position as a global dairy player, said Dairy UK last week....
18 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
View news from United Kingdom British Dairy Herd Appears Stable
UK - The number of dairy females aged 2 years or more is now at 1.82m, down nearly 34k compared to October 2015, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
15 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
14 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
10 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Milk Production Falling Below Normal Range
UK - Milk deliveries were down more than 10 per cent in September compared to the same month last year, in stark comparison to the situation at the beginning of the year, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
09 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Warned Over Ergot Toxin Risk in Feed Grains
SCOTLAND, UK - Experts from Scotland’s Rural College are urging livestock farmers to beware of an increased risk posed by feed grain contaminated with ergot, a fungal disease that can be toxic to animals or humans....
07 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Müller Announces £60m UK Investment Plan
UK - Dairy company Müller has announced a proposal to invest £60m into upgrading capabilities and operational efficiencies at its Bridgwater, Droitwich, Foston, Manchester and Severnside sites, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
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