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18 June 2020
One million people across the UK sign NFU food standards petition
More than one million people have pledged their support for British farming and food production by signing the NFU’s petition urging government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in food imports that would be illegal to produce...
OIE takes steps towards digital future
Information flow is an essential component to prevent and monitor the spread of animal diseases as well as to maintain trust between countries....
17 June 2020
No-deal Brexit could have “catastrophic toll” on animals, warns UK’s leading animal welfare organisations
Increased animal testing, supply problems for veterinary medicine and animal food, border hold-ups and chlorinated chicken imports could accompany a no-deal Brexit. ...
14 June 2020
New guidance available from COWS: Integrated parasite control on cattle farms
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle (COWS) group has published the final chapter in its updated Guide, bringing together key technical messages from other new chapters on roundworms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites....
12 June 2020
UK Vets call on retailers to defend food standards
Vets across the UK are calling on the retail and food service sector to give priority to British produce, even if future trade deals allow the import of foods produced to lower standards. ...
11 June 2020
Johnson pledges to uphold UK animal welfare standards after Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain will maintain its animal welfare standards after 2020 transition period....
Small abattoirs play a critical role in animal welfare
New report outlines the decline of licensed slaughterhouses, raising transportation and welfare concerns. ...
05 June 2020
Australia gives extra supports to farmers facing biosecurity threats from trespassers
The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism....
29 May 2020
UK farm vets urge Lords to reject Agriculture Bill
Farm animal vets push for a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" in an open letter to the House of Lords that urges them to reject the Agriculture Bill and return it to the House of Commons. ...
19 May 2020
How to transport calves without trouble
The transported calf is subject to a series of stresses, stresses that would even greatly challenge a mature immune system....
14 May 2020
RSPCA hails result of "historic" Commons vote for UK Agriculture Bill
MPs have voted for improvements for animal welfare, but the RSPCA remains concerned that key protections for animal welfare are left out. ...
13 May 2020
NFU calls for MPs to advocate for food and farming in Agriculture Bill debate
The UK's NFU has convened a sweeping coalition of farming, environmental and animal welfare organisations to write to all 650 MPs to urge them to ensure the new Agriculture Bill includes vital safeguards for food safety, animal welfare and environmental...
06 May 2020
UK vets welcome "pragmatic" bovine TB testing strategy amid pandemic
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed temporary amendments to bovine TB (TB) testing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that will allow herd tests to continue while maintaining the safety of farmers and vets during the Covid-19 pandemic....
05 May 2020
US politicians call for a stop of mass suffocation of animals at slaughterhouses
Members of Congress urge Secretary Perdue to stop mass suffocation and prolonged animal deaths at US slaughterhouses. ...
04 May 2020
Greenpeace calls for EU to scrap the CAP
Greenpeace calls for a new farm subsidy system for post-coronavirus Europe....
03 May 2020
Cryptosporidiosis in calves leads to longer term production losses
A disease in calves caused by the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum, has been shown to result in significant longer term weight loss and appreciable economic impact for farmers, highlighting the importance of developing a vaccine....
30 April 2020
AWI puts JBS and Smithfield in the crosshairs
As reports of coronavirus outbreaks at the US's biggest meat processors continue, new analysis of government documents by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) finds that JBS USA and Smithfield foods have sub-standard animal welfare records. ...
28 April 2020
The UK's TB response during coronavirus
The Ulster Farmers' Union union has responded to members'queries during COVID-19. ...
17 April 2020
Red Tractor trials streamed audits to shore up UK's farm supply chain
Red Tractor plans to roll out live streamed farm audits to allow new applicants to be assessed and current members to retain their assurance status through COVID-19. ...
Gene edited cattle: are we there yet?
As gene editing technology advances, the possibility of genetically modified beef and dairy cattle is closer than ever. Where is the cattle industry now, and how do we ensure consumer and environmental safety as the technology becomes more widespread?...
06 April 2020
Delving into “less and better” meat
When talking about sustainable meat, we often hear the phrase “less and better” as the guiding principle – but what does that mean in reality?...
04 April 2020
Farmers urged to prepare plan B
Farming consultants have created an emergency document to help farmers plan ahead in case they fall ill during the coronavirus pandemic. ...
02 April 2020
Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare released
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), the leading global measure of policy commitment, performance and disclosure on animal welfare in food companies, has launched its eighth annual report today revealing that two of the six companies...
30 March 2020
28 March 2020
Vet groups and charities work together to continue care and support veterinary teams and clients during coronavirus
Veterinary groups and animal welfare charities have joined together to help ensure the UK’s animals are cared for during the coronavirus pandemic....
27 March 2020
Identifying lameness in cattle – what works, what doesn’t and what farmers should aim for
New technologies like cow-attached accelerometers could improve lameness detection and management, but underlying issues in analytics and algorithms could prevent farmers from adopting the new systems....
24 March 2020
EU border delays put mounting pressure on meat trade
As the EU mulls possible slaughterhouse shutdowns and staffing issues as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, advocates call for restrictions on live exports....
13 March 2020
Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (SUCKLERS) open for applications
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine informed farmers and advisors that the application process for the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (BEEP (SUCKLERS)) for 2020 opened yesterday, (Thursday, 12 March)....
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