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01 December 2021
View news from United Kingdom AHDB has Meatless Farm advert pulled
Advert pulled for advertising standards non-compliance...
29 November 2021
View news from United Kingdom Market prices for UK dairy products surge
Surge triggered by tight supply and rising demand ...
17 November 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK Butchers first choice for climate-conscious consumers
Six out of 10 offer grass-fed, organic or free-range meat...
View news from United Kingdom Genetic contact tracing could help curb TB outbreaks
Routine analysis of bacteria in cattle and badgers could help manage early spread of costly disease, research shows. ...
12 November 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK: Index records second highest ever rate of inflation
Cost of farming inputs increased 21.79% between 1 September 2020 to 30 September 2021 ...
10 November 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK: Veterinary antibiotics sales on the decline
VMD attributes positive results to cooperation between the farming industry, veterinarians and government...
05 November 2021
View news from United Kingdom Moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection in cattle this autumn, winter
Farmers in Northern Ireland (NI) should prepare for a medium to high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle this autumn 2021 and winter 2022....
View news from United Kingdom AFBI Research: understanding how to manage the UK hills and uplands
Recent research at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Hillsborough has highlighted the need for a future priority research programme to understand how farmers can effectively manage the hills and uplands, writes Dr Denise Lowe, Livestock...
04 November 2021
View news from United Kingdom AHDB: quarterly UK dairy market update
The UK dairy industry has faced rapid change through 2021 as it adjusts to a new trade relationship with the EU and the impacts of the pandemic on consumption patterns, writes Patty Clayton with AHDB. ...
31 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK launches first food and farming sustainability school
A unique partnership between Morrisons, McDonald's UK, NFU and Harper Adams University to boost sustainable farming in the UK could become an important part of the UK's "green recovery" post COVID-19. ...
28 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers call for additional investment in ag sector ahead of government budget
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) has made a pre-budget submission to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, highlighting the wide-ranging economic benefits of investing in the UK food production system....
26 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission hopes to boost farm exports
UK ministers are building on the recommendations made by the first Agriculture Mission, takings steps to safeguard animal welfare and address antimicrobial resistance in trade agreements. ...
25 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK warns of moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection for 2021 to 2022 season
Researchers from Northern Ireland's AFBI warn that cattle and sheep are at moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection during the autumn and winter seasons. ...
View news from United Kingdom Opinion - push to change diets shouldn't harm public health
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) warns that government efforts to nudge consumers towards sustainable diets might back fire - and that changes to UK diets shouldn't harm overall health. ...
21 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK launches £17.5 million Farming Innovation Program
As part of Britain's agricultural transition, the government has launched the Farming Innovation Program to support agri-tech innovation. ...
View news from United Kingdom New podcast from QMS looks into meaty issues ahead of COP26
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched its six-part COP26 podcast series to bring together voices from across the industry to discuss what the red meat sector is and can be doing to positively influence the outcomes of the two-week conference....
20 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom CIPD urges UK to provide more temporary visas to EU workers as “safety valve”
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a human resources trade body, says that the UK should temporarily allow more young people from the EU to participate in its labor markets to fix staffing shortages....
View news from United Kingdom Cattle research project helps slash costs and farming emissions
Results from a UK research project shows that the beef industry's annual feed bills can be reduced by as much as £12.5 million over 20 years thanks to improved genetic selection that targets feed efficiency. ...
19 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom How farmers can tackle listeriosis
Clare Holmes from Northern Ireland's Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has written a synopsis explaining the infection path of Listeria and how farmers can keep the infection at bay. ...
View news from United Kingdom Major UK food systems report reveals lack of trust in global food
The UK recently published its first ever "Trust in Food" index, launched by farming standards agency Red Tractor and pollster YouGov, capturing the UK public's attitudes to food and drink. ...
18 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK food industry voices support for new farm antibiotic database
The UK food industry has welcomed a call to action to UK cattle vets to spearhead uptake of a national dataset for farm antibiotic use. ...
View news from United Kingdom "No checks on imports from the continent has handed the EU a nice Brexit dividend", says BMPA
The latest opinion piece from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) notes postponing import checks from the EU leaves UK meat exporters at a significant disadvantage....
17 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom RABI launches Big Farming Survey results
“We now need to create a better future for farming people” say RABI as survey suggests that farming community faces significant mental and physical health challenges. ...
15 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK cattle vets to spearhead crucial antibiotic data collection
Cattle vets are being called on to spearhead efforts to populate the new national Medicine Hub with farm antibiotic data....
14 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom EU to propose easing checks on British trade to Northern Ireland
The European Commission will put to Britain a package of measures to ease the transit of goods to Northern Ireland, while stopping short of the overhaul London is demanding of post-Brexit trading rules for the province....
12 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom It's the perfect time to address soil compaction in grassland
Autumn is the time to address soil compaction, according to independent soil scientist, Chris Duller, who urges producers to repair any damage to grassland incurred through the previous grazing season....
View news from United Kingdom UK reaches agreement with CO2 industry to ensure supplies
The carbon dioxide industry in Britain has struck an agreement to ensure businesses have a sustainable supply until the end of the year, even as energy prices spike, the government said on 11 October....
11 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom Queens University researchers trial willow as climate-friendly feed
In the run up to Cop26, scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast are investigating a range of sustainable, natural resources with potential to greatly reduce agricultural emissions – by as much as 50%....
 
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