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14 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk
Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought....
View news from United Kingdom UK National Farmers Union welcomes new Defra secretary
New Defra Secretary of State urged to seize the opportunities for British farming. ...
View news from United Kingdom Farm gate: on farming, mental health, and mental illness
Farm Gate host ffinlo Costain speaks with Graham Morgan MBE about farming, mental health, and mental illness....
13 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Environment Secretary out amid cabinet reshuffle
Theresa Villiers, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been removed from her post amid a cabinet reshuffle....
12 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Bill should restrict lower animal welfare imports, urges RSPCA
Supporting UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards is very welcome but not enough....
11 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom New Range of PGI Welsh Beef Launched at Aldi
WALES, UK - NFU Cymru has welcomed yesterday's announcement by Aldi that it is to stock PGI Welsh Beef across all of its 50 Welsh stores from 12 February 2020....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Asks Farmers to Make Mental Health a Priority
UK - As #MindYourHead week gets underway, the NFU has joined the campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues among its members and help farmers recognise the importance of making their mental health and wellbeing a priority....
View news from United Kingdom Improved Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for 2021 Agreements
The application window for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme has opened today, providing the chance for more farmers and land managers to get ready for the future and be paid for environmental work....
View news from United Kingdom Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
10 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom New figures reveal unprecedented link between poor mental health and farm safety
Farming continues to have the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK, while 85 percent of young farmers believe there is a definite link between mental health and the overall safety of farms....
View news from United Kingdom Edinburgh University Students Vote to Reject Ban of Beef Products
SCOTLAND, UK - Nearly 6,000 students voted in a referendum on the issue last week....
07 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers, Crofters Need to be Given Tools to Succeed, Says NFUS President
SCOTLAND, UK - Speaking at NFU Scotland’s Conference, President Andrew McCornick has called on legislators and policy makers to deliver for Scottish agriculture as Brexit enters its final stage...
04 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom New Alltech IFM laboratory opens at Harper Adams University to evaluate digestibility of ruminant rations in Europe
Development of more rumen-friendly rations to mitigate both environmental and physical feed waste can be achieved with Alltech IFM, a unique tool to support diet formulation....
View news from United Kingdom UK Agriculture Bill Moves Closer to Implementation
After a second reading in the House of Commons, legislation that could transform British farming moves a step forward. ...
03 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Day Signals Fresh Lobbying Impetus
SCOTLAND, UK - Following three and a half years of political stagnation, the UK finally left the European Union at 11pm on Friday, 31 January....
31 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Agriculture has Taken a Financial Hit, Says UFU
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says the Northern Ireland agriculture industry has taken a significant financial hit in the past year with virtually all farm commodities seeing a decrease on average regarding farm income....
View news from United Kingdom How UK Conservatives are protecting the farming sector after Brexit
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain sits down with Sam Hall, the Director of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), to discuss the network’s plans for the UK’s food production, agricultural land use and the environmental opportunities arising from...
30 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farmers, Crofters Reminded That CAP Rules Remain in Place After Brexit Day
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is reminding members that when the UK leaves the EU this Friday (31 January) the rules, with which they currently comply, will still apply....
View news from United Kingdom Scotland’s Future Rugby Stars 'Beef' up Skills in the Kitchen
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s next generation of rugby talent has swapped the pitch for the kitchen to attend a series of workshops all about the benefits of red meat....
View news from United Kingdom Mixed Movements on GB Deadweight Cattle Markets
UK - Movements on GB prime deadweight markets were relatively mixed in the week ending 25 January, writes Felicity Rusk, AHDB Dairy & Livestock Analyst....
29 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Cowdenbeath Lidl Shoppers Treated to Scotch Beef, Haggis Burgers
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) was at Lidl’s Cowdenbeath store recently to mark its opening day by handing out samples of their Burns’ Night Scotch Beef PGI and Haggis Burgers....
View news from United Kingdom NFU to Lead Rally in Effort to Back Future of British Farming
UK - Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal...
28 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Entries Open for Scotch Brand Product of the Year Award
SCOTLAND, UK - The search has begun for the best product made using Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2020....
27 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Store Cattle Market Starts 2020 on Firm Footing
UK - Producer prices for prime cattle have started 2020 lacking direction as they did in early 2019, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). ...
24 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
View news from United Kingdom New Look QMS Cattle & Sheep Assurance Standards Launched
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has revamped its cattle & sheep assurance standards, making them more user friendly, with simple easy to read content that clearly explains each standard and its importance....
23 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom QMS 'Meat the Future' Conference Focuses on Future Opportunities for Scottish Red Meat Supply Chain
SCOTLAND, UK - Members of the Scottish red meat supply chain are being encouraged to register via the QMS website for Quality Meat Scotland’s free "Meat the Future" conference on 25 February at Radisson Blue Hotel, in Glasgow. ...
22 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Updates on the UK's Rural Payments scheme
Latest figures on Rural Payments Agency shows record levels of payments across three schemes. 97 percent of farmers and land managers eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme received funding by 20 January, £109 million paid to customers under Countryside...
 
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