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10 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom More transparency needed on standards of grain imports to UK
The NFU is asking the government and supply chains for greater transparency around the standards associated with imported grain as the UK seeks new trade deals around the world....
View news from United Kingdom Vaccine reduces mycoplasma and calf mortality
A Scottish farm has significantly reduced incidences of mycoplasma and calf mortality by using a new mycoplasma bovis vaccine....
View news from United Kingdom UK commercial farming can deliver on sustainability pledges if given the chance
A new report examining the role of commercial agriculture in the UK says it has the potential to solve sustainability challenges, generate employment and boost the post-pandemic economy....
09 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU backs the newly launched COP26 "Race to Zero" campaign
The UK National Farmers Union is asking all farm businesses to consider how they can play their part in achieving a net zero carbon economy ahead of the global COP26 "Race to Zero" campaign....
View news from United Kingdom New VetTech service to cut hassle and drive farm animal health
Willows Vet Group have launched a VetTech service to support with essential tasks to improve animal health, welfare and productivity on-farm....
08 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Boris Johnson offers to accept EU tariffs on certain goods to secure trade deal
In an effort to break the Brexit deadlock between the UK and EU and negotiate a trade deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some UK goods....
06 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Get control of subclinical milk fever to boost productivity
Mole Valley Farmers has launched a new mineral pack to help prevent milk fever on farms feeding grass silage based rations to dry cows....
05 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom New podcast available for cattle vets
CattleCast will give farm vets news, practical support and CPD when they're on the move. ...
29 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom 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. ...
28 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom #FeedTheNation campaign showcases the best in British farming
The #FeedTheNation social campaign showcases the tireless work of UK farmers who are keeping the nation fed amid the coronavirus crisis....
27 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Regenerative agriculture platform will launch at virtual conference
Peterson Control Union Group is set to release its new regenerative agriculture platform at the 2 June Innovation Forum....
25 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom New app reduces weigh time at the crush
Breedr and Tru-Test integration reduces weigh-time to less than 20 seconds and enables smarter decisions live at the crush....
View news from United Kingdom Home cooking rekindles love of meat and dairy during lockdown
Consumers have returned to comforting food staples they know and love, including meat and dairy, during the Covid-19 crisis as they cook more home meals....
24 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom BSAS unveils finalists for its prestigious 2020 Industry Prize
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is delighted to reveal the five finalists of its 2020 Industry Prize....
20 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farming groups react to government global tariff announcement
NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers Union, NFU Cymru and NFU UK welcome the proposed safeguards for UK agriculture as it leaves the EU. ...
View news from United Kingdom NFU urges MPs to ask government for detail of protecting food standards in trade deals
The NFU is urging UK MPs to ask how the government intends to honour its manifesto pledge that British farming’s high environmental and animal welfare standards will not be undermined in future trade policy, as the Trade Bill begins its passage in the...
19 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK unveils new Brexit tariff regime
The UK plans to keep tariffs on automotive and agricultural products....
18 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom New rules to eradicate BVD come into force in UK
New rules in the battle to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from the UK cattle herd come into effect on 18 May....
15 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Breedr’s virtual supply chain ensures meat quality, supply and supports net zero targets
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
14 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK plans to cut tariffs on US agricultural imports
The UK is planning to cut tariffs on US agricultural imports to hasten progress on possible free trade agreement....
View news from United Kingdom 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
View news from United Kingdom 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...
12 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers boost efficiencies by embracing data collection in grassland and manure management
UK farmers are taking an increasingly measured approach to their grassland and manure management, helping drive down costs and boost efficiencies. ...
09 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Keenan unveils Virtual Showroom and range of supports to help farmers during lockdown
Keenan, an Irish-based machine manufacturing company, launches a dedicated Virtual Showroom for farmers....
08 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Extra care advised for this year’s first cut silage
Forage experts have warned that weather conditions over recent weeks could bring multiple challenges to silage-making which may need to be addressed this spring....
07 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom US and UK hoping to secure a quick trade deal as virus hammers global economy
The United States and United Kingdom launched formal negotiations on a free trade agreement on 5 May, promising to work quickly to secure a deal that could counteract the worst economic impacts of COVID-19....
06 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom 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....
03 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom 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....
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