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Friday, November 23, 2007
Further Relaxations Announced
UK - The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has advised that there is a further relaxation in the trade conditions for live animals to be exported to Britain. This is following the lifting of the FMD Restricted Zone on Monday, 19 November...
FMD Failings Leave Unions Speechless - Nearly
UK - Both the NFUS and NFU Cymru have reacted with incredulity that the Foot and Mouth virus was allowed to escape into the drainage system for a second time, after such crucial failings were painstakingly pin-pointed in the summer months. ...
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Stakes Are Raised In Second Round Of FMD Leaks
PIRBRIGHT - A second bout of Foot and Mouth virus leaks has been discovered in the Pirbright research facility in southeast England. And once again the focus of concern centres around the murky waters of the drainage system. ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Evidence on Foot and Mouth Hardship
WALES - Evidence of the financial hardship faced by Welsh farmers as a result of Foot and Mouth Disease will be presented by farming Union NFU Cymru to the Welsh Assembly's Finance Committee on Thursday....
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Meat Export Restrictions Finally Lifted For Most of GB
UK - The lifting of meat export restrictions for most of GB, agreed a fortnight ago by Brussels vets, has now come into force. The European Commission confirmed the implementation this afternoon....
Monday, November 19, 2007
Farmers Fined Over Foot And Mouth
PEMBROKESHIRE - Two Pembrokeshire farmers who illegally moved their animals during the initial stages of the recent foot and mouth outbreak have been ordered to pay a total of £1,820....
Thursday, November 15, 2007
NFU CYMRU FMD Legal Case Underway
UK - NFU Cymru’s legal case relating to the Foot and Mouth outbreak from Pirbright has today got underway with the Union’s lawyers, Thring Townsend, sending letters before action to both Merial and the Institute of Animal Health. ...
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
NFU In Foot-And-Mouth Damages Bid
UK - The National Farmers' Union has said it will launch a compensation claim over the summer's foot-and-mouth outbreak. ...
Friday, November 09, 2007
FMD Market Impact to Persist, says Eblex
UK - Backlogs of up to 400,000 head of lambs and 19,000 prime cattle across Great Britain - which will have grown further through October – will take the rest of 2007 and early 2008 to clear says the English Beef and Lamb Executive (Eblex). ...
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Cyprus Employers Want Ban on Meat Exports Lifted After FMD Outbreak
CYPRUS - The Employers and Industrialists Federation, OEV, has called on the Cyprus government to take all measures to eradicate the foot and mouth disease (FMD) in order to save the farming sector as well as the related production industries, while adding...
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Meat Export Ban Eased, But NFU Fury at EU Sting in the Tail
UK - Foot and mouth restrictions on meat exports are likely to be lifted across most of England and Wales next week, but the NFU has branded as perverse and unreasonable the conditions imposed by the EU, which will mean movement restrictions being tightened...
NFU Scotland Welcomes EU Exports Decision
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed today’s (Tuesday) decision from the European Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) allowing meat exports from most of Great Britain to resume as normal and without restriction following the Foot...
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Government ‘Burying Head In Sand’ Over FMD Compensation
UK - The Government has been accused of ‘burying its head in the sand’, after it turned down a request to provide market support for farmers hit by foot-and-mouth restrictions. ...
Monday, November 05, 2007
Surrey FMD Restrictions Lifted
SURREY - The Surveillance Zone put in place in the Egham area around the second set of outbreaks, which occurred during September, has been removed. ...
Friday, November 02, 2007
National Market Analyses Highlight FMD Impact
UK - Foot and mouth restrictions in August and September resulted in significant backlogs of up to 400,000 head of lambs and 19,000 prime cattle across Great Britain. This backlog is expected to have continued to rise through October according to the...
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Seeda Offers £150,000 to Farmers Affected by Foot and Mouth
SE ENGLAND - The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has announced the launch of a £150,000 support package for South East farmers affected by the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)....
Monday, October 29, 2007
NFUS Spells Out Next Steps In Compensation Fight
US - Following on from the announcement this week by the Scottish Government of an emergency aid package for farmers, Scotland’s farm union has spelt out the next steps in the fight for full foot and mouth compensation....
Monday, October 22, 2007
LFA Farmers Call For Early Payments To Alleviate FMD Hardship
WALES - Calls for early Tir Mynydd payments and an enhanced budget have been made to the Welsh Assembly Government by NFU Cymru's Less Favoured Area (LFA) Board so as to help alleviate the hardship on the hills and uplands of Wales brought about as a...
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sheep foot-and-mouth tests negative
UK - A temporary control zone around land in East Sussex has been lifted after tests for foot-and-mouth disease proved negative, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said today....
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Industry Bodies to Hold Pig Crisis Meeting
SCOTLAND - NFU Scotland and Scottish Pig Producers are collaborating to hold a crisis meeting to outline the problems within the Scottish pig industry and to discuss how they can be addressed....
Monday, October 15, 2007
FMD restrictions lifted to start long journey to normality
UK - Thousands of farmers will soon see a significant relaxation of movement controls to help start the long journey back to normality as the livestock industry struggles to recover from the foot and mouth outbreak, the NFU said today....
Friday, October 12, 2007
Lawyers to launch damages action within six weeks
UK - Lawyers acting on behalf of the NFU are set to launch their legal action for damages resulting from the foot-and-mouth outbreak within the next six weeks....
Scots Welcome Resumption Of Meat Exports
SCOTLAND - Some Scottish producers will breathe a weary sigh of relief as the export market for Scottish meat reopens tomorrow (Friday, October 12) following months of turmoil. ...
Thursday, October 11, 2007
£6m Help Over FMD Vanishes
WALES - A UK government pledge to award Welsh farming £6.5m to cope with foot-and-mouth has disappeared into thin air, it was claimed last night....
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
CLA Asks Government To Justify Continued Use Of 20 Day Standstill Rule
UK - In response to an increase in calls from concerned Members, the CLA is asking Government to justify its continued use of the 20 day rule in low risk areas. ...
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Governments Aid Package Falls Short Of The Mark
UK - The NFU has welcomed the Government's aid package to help livestock farmers in England recover from the foot and mouth and bluetongue crises, but has warned that its estimated £12.5 million value falls far short of the losses of over £100 million...
Farmers Ready to Take Their Frustrations to the Streets
UK - Tens of thousands of farmers could take to the streets this week in Edinburgh, Cardiff and London unless the UK government takes a more proportionate approach to the handling of the foot-and-mouth outbreak in Surrey....
Foot and Mouth Standstill ‘Crippling’ Livestock Industry
UK - The current 20-day standstill, introduced as a foot and mouth control measure, is crippling Scotland’s livestock industry and rendering livestock markets meaningless. NFUS has called for separation arrangements to be reintroduced immediately to...
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