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20 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Could Boost Profits Through New Breeding Tools
UK - Five new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help farmers improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet target specification....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Enterprises Report Some Margin Improvement
UK - Despite some improvement in the financial performance of some types of cattle and sheep enterprises, the results of a QMS survey continue to highlight the challenge livestock farmers face in terms of achieving a positive margin without CAP support....
19 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Burgers, Bangers Sizzled in the Heat
UK - Old favourites - burgers and bangers - were the winners of this year’s barbecue season, with burgers making an appearance at almost 40 per cent of all barbecue occasions....
16 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFUS: UK, Scottish Govts Urged to Resolve Differences on Agriculture Bill
NFU Scotland has called upon the UK and Scottish Government to resolve their differences on the Agriculture Bill. ...
View news from United Kingdom Beef Prices Hold Higher than Last Year
UK - The latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) released last week (9 November) shows that although cattle prices have cooled recently over the past month, they are expected to rise as demand for beef increases in the run up to Christmas....
02 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Beef & Lamb Seeks Industry Members for Major Beef Project
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging anyone in the beef industry with an interest in beef cattle nutrition and performance to get involved in helping to shape a new project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
01 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Red Meat Production Pays Price of Extreme Weather
UK - The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to AHDB’s latest "Red Meat Outlooks". ...
31 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Early Warning Health, Welfare System Could Save Farmers Millions
UK - A new early warning system to alert farmers to the risk of disease among their young cattle stock is being developed by experts at The University of Nottingham....
View news from United Kingdom Union Hits Road to Determine Future Agricultural Policy for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include....
29 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Wanted for Progressive Groups
UK - Recruitment has started for the next two groups of forward-thinking English beef and lamb farmers to be part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s progressive groups....
View news from United Kingdom IFA President Warns of 'Dog's Dinner' Outcome on Brexit
Speaking in Whitehall in London at an event "Beyond Brexit: Farming for our Future", IFA President Joe Healy warned of the danger of a 'dog’s dinner' outcome to Brexit that would cause confusion and trade disruption....
22 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farm on Lockdown After BSE Detected
SCOTLAND, UK - A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease" was confirmed last week at a farm in Aberdeenshire in northern Scotland....
18 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Case of BSE Confirmed at Aberdeenshire Farm
UK - A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire....
15 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Exporters Fly Flag for Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb & Specially Selected Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s meat exporters will be flying the flag for Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in Paris this week at SIAL - one of the world’s most influential food fairs....
05 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Standards Set to Develop Future Farmers, Growers
UK - To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes....
24 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Animal Health, Carcase Spec Key to Profitability
SCOTLAND, UK - The potential to increase profitability by meeting processors’ carcase specification requirements will be one of the focus areas of the next meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm on Wednesday, 26 September....
21 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
UK - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
17 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'High-yield' Farming Costs Environment Less Than Previously Thought
UK - Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land, a new study has found....
12 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Lungworm threat extends late into grazing season – cattle at risk of production-limiting disease
The very dry weather and recent heavy rain is likely to lead to late outbreaks of lungworm disease (husk) in grazing cattle, caused by the Dictyocaulus viviparus parasite. ...
06 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
03 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Presents Global Export Outlook for UK Agriculture in Light of Brexit
UK - AHDB will host a first-ever cross-sector export and trade conference on 17 October 2018 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, with Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP discussing future government policy on trade....
27 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Industry Collaborates to Improve Beef Feed Guidelines
UK - Acting on the outcome of an industry review, AHDB Beef & Lamb is funding a five-year collaborative project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
15 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Call for 'Stability and Simplicity' to Look Further into the Future
SCOTLAND, UK - In an extensive and comprehensive response to the consultation: 'Stability and Simplicity: Proposals for Rural Funding Transition Period', the National Farmers' Union Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s intent but urged it...
View news from United Kingdom New AHDB Yearbook Highlights Beef, Lamb Statistics
UK - Livestock farmers have access to a range of beef and lamb statistics available in the 2018 cattle and sheep yearbook....
10 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Lord Duncan Lends Support to Butchers 'Save a Life' Initiative
SCOTLAND, UK - UK Government Minister Lord Duncan joined the team of staff in a Kinross butchers shop this week to congratulate them on leading the way on a national initiative to raise money for community defibrillators....
31 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom World Steak Challenge Shows Best Steaks Come from Bavaria
UK - At the World Steak Challenge in London, 240 steaks had competed to be seen as the world’s best beef steak....
26 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Iconic Scotch Beef Supplies Under Threat
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish beef industry representatives have written jointly to Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing raising their concerns about the prospects for the Scottish suckler beef herd....
23 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Hot Weather Starting to Influence Livestock Market
UK - The prolonged period of dry, hot weather is beginning to impact on the livestock market as the effects of lack of forage availability, reduced livestock growth rates and a change in consumers’ eating habits start to become evident....
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