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14 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry groups call for veterinary agreement to protect exports to the EU
The UK's food and feed trade associations, hauliers, farmers and veterinary groups are advocating for a new veterinary agreement to avoid a "catastrophic drop" in food exports to the EU....
13 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Agricultural education can help bridge the STEM skills gap in the UK
Cross-industry organizations in the UK have met to discuss the role of agriculture as a solution to the STEM skills gap....
12 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK survey shows a shrinking gap between the views of farmers and the public
New research from SRUC compares attitudes of farmers and the wider public to farm animal health and welfare and finds more similarities than expected....
09 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Crackdown on livestock worrying in England and Wales
New measures to crack down on livestock worrying are to be introduced in England and Wales through the Kept Animals Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 June. ...
View news from United Kingdom Nuffield Farming report explores nutritional strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock
Veterinary Surgeon and Trouw Nutrition Ireland Technical Manager Mark Little NSch 2019 has published his Nuffield Farming report titled "Feeding for Heath – Combating Antimicrobial Resistance", sponsored by The Thomas Henry Foundation....
View news from United Kingdom UK government introduces new protections for livestock in second Animal Welfare Bill
New powers increase protections for farm animals will be introduced in legislation, further cementing the UK's leadership in animal welfare....
07 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farming unions warn of rising dairy production costs and lack of sustainable milk price
The UK farming unions are warning that the dairy industry is facing an extremely challenging year on the back of spiralling production costs and variable milk prices....
View news from United Kingdom New data from Defra shows increased growth of UK organic sector
Provisional 2020 organic farming statistics released by Defra reveal reasons to be optimistic about the future of the organic sector, with the overall UK land currently in conversion increasing significantly by 12%....
View news from United Kingdom New research: reducing the environmental impact of milk production by feeding lower protein diets, forage legumes
Harper Adams research reduces the environmental impact of milk production by feeding lower protein diets and forage legumes...
06 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK agriculture is relearning what it forgot
The agricultural sector is returning to knowledge from more than a century ago, but with updated science and technology, says a co-author of The Agricultural Notebook....
04 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Production cuts loom as feed costs rise
The UK dairy industry could be set for a reduction in milk volumes as dairy farmers respond to rising feed costs....
03 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Fourth UK beef processing site gains access to US market
A fourth processing site in the UK has won approval to export its beef to the US – marking a major leap forward for the business and for the red meat sector as a whole....
01 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Survey data shows that UK public believes food imports should meet its high domestic standards
Nearly eight in ten Brits believe that imported food should meet the same animal welfare and environmental standards as food produced in the UK according to a new ComRes survey. ...
31 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK sets out new Bovine TB control strategy, but faces criticism from NFU
The UK government's next phase of bovine TB control focuses on developing a TB vaccine for cattle, increasing badger vaccination and will end intensive badger culls after 2022, but the National Farmers Union says that the measures could undo the UK's...
View news from United Kingdom New tools to define previously overlooked immune cells in cattle open avenues for treating disease
In a collaborative study, scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified new immune cells in cattle, called mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells....
30 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK highlights the positive impact of agriculture in early education
Bringing agriculture into the classroom can positively impact children's education and future careers by illustrating critical STEM topics, says new NFU report. ...
28 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK ruminant sector identifies key disease priorities after survey
Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has announced the results to its nationwide "grassroots" survey of farmers, stock people and vets on priority livestock diseases and syndromes....
26 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom BBFAW prepares for a new decade of animal welfare action
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is gearing up for a new decade of animal welfare improvements through higher food industry standards....
View news from United Kingdom Why a balanced, omnivorous diet could help us save planet Earth
The sustainability of different meats is complex with trade-offs… Different metrics will alter the ranking in relation to sustainability. Some extrapolations can be dangerous or not give us the full picture.”...
25 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Oxitec takes on growing cattle tick challenges
Oxitec, leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease and harm livestock, has launched a new program with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to target the growing challenge of cattle ticks....
View news from United Kingdom Urgent answers are needed from government on UK-Australia trade deal, says NFU
As negotiations over Australia's free trade agreement with the United Kingdom progress, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has outlined five key areas of concern that the UK government needs to address. ...
View news from United Kingdom Flexitarianism declined in the UK during COVID-19, says market data
AHDB is exploring the needs of flexitarians in meat and dairy markets after diets shifted during the pandemic. ...
24 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Attention agri-tech start-ups: entries now open for Tesco's Agri T-Jam 2021
The Tesco Agri T-Jam 2021 competition is accepting entries and will connect agri-tech innovators with the leading UK retailer's supply chain....
23 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom RABI to create 24/7 helpline for UK farmers and their families
Responding to the increasing demand from farming people, RABI is extending its freephone helpline this autumn, to provide the farming community with a 24-hour service....
20 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farming groups respond to lump sum exit payment consultation
The National Farmers Union (NFU) and Country and Land Business Association (CLA) have issued statements following the UK government proposed changes to the Basic Payments Scheme (BPS), including a proposal that would pay farmers who wish to exit the industry...
View news from United Kingdom UK government publishes consultation on paying older farmers to retire
The new scheme, which hopes to encourage new entrants to the UK's farming sector by changing elements of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), would give farmers wishing to leave the industry a lump sum payment....
19 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Over 2,000 UK farmers have applied for the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot
More than 2,000 farmers across the United Kingdom have responded to Defra’s call for applicants for the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive, due to start in October 2021....
View news from United Kingdom UK government must stand up for farmers as Australia and New Zealand trade negotiations progress, says NFU
As trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand reach an advanced stage, farming organisations from across the UK have urged the government to remain committed to its negotiating objectives and stand up for UK farmers in all of its negotiations....
 
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