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02 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre offers fresh support during COVID-19 pandemic
The Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre has launched a new initiative to support agri-tech businesses and food producers during the COVID-19 pandemic....
01 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Breedr - a virtual meat supply network - gains support of producers, processors and NFU
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....
View news from United Kingdom Deep Science Ventures and University of Edinburgh team up to deliver Scotland's Agricultural Venture Builder
Deep Science Ventures (DSV) and the University of Edinburgh launch the Food & Agriculture Science Transformer (FAST), an ambitious programme creating the first venture studio in Scotland....
View news from United Kingdom Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 3 – The Bread and Butter Thing
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
28 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom The UK's TB response during coronavirus
The Ulster Farmers' Union union has responded to members'queries during COVID-19. ...
27 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK warehouses could reach full cold storage capacity within three weeks
The world’s biggest cold storage supplier reports that its UK warehouses could soon run out of space due to stalling restaurant demand....
View news from United Kingdom Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 1 – Granville Community Kitchen
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
26 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Limited grass growth and pandemic restrictions highlight need to plan and monitor grazing
In light of the UK's low milk price, increased feed costs following the ongoing lockdown and depressed grass growth, assessing forage stocks and tracking margins are becoming more essential. ...
25 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Mole Valley Farmers pledges support to farmers during COVID-19 lockdown
Whether it’s over the phone or via video calling, the Mole Valley Farmers team are on hand to offer support to farmers during the coronavirus lockdown....
24 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Shocking that some retailers fail to stock British beef during Great British Beef Week
UK - It is inexcusable to see some of the country’s biggest retailers failing to honour their commitment to sourcing British beef, especially at a time when British prime cuts are in plentiful supply and in desperate need of a market, the NFU said yesterday....
View news from United Kingdom Beef prices continue to give cause for concern
SCOTLAND, UK - Market disruption caused by Covid-19 continues to see farmgate prices for prime Scotch beef languish at an unsustainable level. ...
23 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Some UK retailers are failing to stock British beef during Great British Beef Week
It is inexcusable to see some of the country’s biggest retailers failing to honour their commitment to sourcing British beef, especially at a time when British prime cuts are in plentiful supply and in desperate need of a market, the NFU said today....
22 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom 'Make It' campaign set to hit TV screens across Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Three of Scotland’s finest ingredients, Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork, are set to hit TV screens across Scotland in the coming weeks as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s 'Make It' campaign. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
21 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Market challenges continue amidst lockdown
UK - With lockdown restrictions in the UK set to continue for at least another three weeks as the coronavirus outbreak is tackled, the challenges of the red meat supply chain become a little more certain in the short-term, according to the latest market...
17 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom BMPA urges changes to the UK Job Retention Scheme to keep meat processors at work
If the UK chancellor modifies the Job Retention Scheme to permit businesses in key industries like meat packing to “part furlough” staff for part of their working week, taxpayers and workers could reach a “win-win”....
View news from United Kingdom 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. ...
12 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers launch #LockdownLearning initiative for home education
Farmers and growers from across Britain are hoping to inspire and educate children about food and where it comes from as a part of a new #LockdownLearning project....
11 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom New system illustrates environmental impact of feeding too much protein at turnout
Mole Valley Farmers has found that balancing rations to complement high protein spring grass makes both economic and environmental sense. ...
10 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Increased risk of cocci in calves around turnout
Coccidiosis causing oocysts can build up during the housed period, increasing the risk of both beef and dairy calves contracting the disease as spring progresses....
09 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom How to support British livestock farmers
NFU and NFU Cymru are urging retailers and processors to support British beef and sheep farmers by promoting cuts of meat such as steaks and roasting joints in stores, which are now in high supply due to the complete loss of the food service market....
07 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Take sustainable approach to worming youngstock
Cattle farmers should ensure their treatment for roundworms is sustainable. ...
04 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom 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
View news from United Kingdom As 35,000 badgers are culled, RSPCA urges Government to accelerate new bTB plans
As highest ever number of badgers killed in latest cull, RSPCA urges Government to end culls now and speed up introduction of new herd management plans....
31 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU provides new service to report how coronavirus impacts UK farming
A new online service aimed at capturing farm business issues related to coronavirus has been launched by the NFU....
View news from United Kingdom Increased demand for ground beef signals trouble in the next two weeks
Though massive demand from shoppers for meat and other products might mean big profits for manufacturers, the truth is more complicated. ...
30 March 2020
28 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom 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....
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