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08 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom BMPA warns that the UK risks food shortages if food factory workers are not prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine
The British Meat Processors Association warns that the UK Government's failure to prioritise food processing workers for the coronavirus vaccine puts the country's food supply at risk. ...
07 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK sets up consultation for gene editing crops and livestock
Plans to consult on gene editing – which could unlock substantial benefits to nature, the environment and help farmers with crops resistant to pests, disease or extreme weather and to produce healthier, more nutritious food – will be set out today...
05 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor UK wants farmers to take the lead in shaping future standards
Farm assurance body, Red Tractor, is urging farmers across the UK to participate in a consultation on how its farm standards should evolve beyond 2021. ...
04 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom A five-point plan for better silage in 2021
Taking decisive steps now can help farmers make better silage for 2021. ...
View news from United Kingdom Smart Control: maintaining grazing practices through geofencing
Smart cattle grazing can play a decisive role in improving soil quality and combatting climate change....
03 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK secures "listed status" to protect £5 billion animal export market
The UK has been granted "national listed status", ensuring that exports to the EU of live animals and animal products can continue after the end of the Brexit transition. ...
02 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom RABI’s online well-being service helps to remove barriers to support
RABI’s new online wellbeing and counselling platform has seen a 90 percent return rate since launching in October....
01 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK meets the Brexit deadline and casts off into the unknown
The United Kingdom left the European Union's orbit on Thursday, turning its back on a tempestuous 48-year liaison with the European project for an uncertain post-Brexit future in its most significant geopolitical shift since the loss of empire....
View news from United Kingdom UK begins field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency has appointed Eville and Jones to oversee field trials for bovine TB vaccine. ...
View news from United Kingdom New AI project aims to recognise a cow by its skin patterns
An innovative new project sees video game developers and animal health organisations collaborate to improve welfare in dairy cattle. ...
31 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom New Year's message from the UK NFU
NFU President Minette Batters thanks the public for their ongoing support and acknowledges that British farming has entered a new era. ...
29 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom BMPA calls for meat workers to be prioritised when vaccinating against the new COVID-19 variant
As a new, more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus emerges in the UK, the BMPA urges the government to vaccinate meat plant workers to avoid shutdowns and wide-spread supply chain disruptions....
26 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK awards £21 million to farm sector to boost productivity
More than 3,800 farmers are expected to benefit from £21 million investment in productivity-boosting equipment from the UK Government's Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme. ...
25 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom 500 hectare planting boost for England’s Community Forests
Over 500 hectares of trees will be planted in ten Community Forests over the next five months thanks to new £12.1 million fund....
24 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom Contaminated surroundings risk foot-and-mouth disease spread
Understanding how long a disease can be transmitted for is a cornerstone in preventing and controlling outbreaks, particularly when there is more than one route of infection....
23 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom Recognizing, treating pain in lame dairy cows requires whole team approach
VETPARTNERS has launched a project to encourage a team approach to recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows....
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright discovers respiratory virus steals proteins to halt antiviral response
Viruses have evolved many ways to avoid detection by the immune system. ...
22 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK's new Global Tariff will offer some safeguards for farming sector
The government’s new import tariff regime will provide certainty for farmers by largely maintaining import tariffs at present levels, the NFU said after legislation implementing the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) was laid in Parliament....
21 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom New app helps young farmers achieve top growth rates in cattle
Two young farmers report achieving outstanding growth rates with free precision livestock app Breedr....
19 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK researchers are seeking views on calves with bovine respiratory disease
Researchers at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) are seeking views from farmers and vets to develop a new quality-of-life tool for cattle. ...
18 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Beef farmer wins first regenerative farming award
Andy Rumming and his family who farm on the upper reaches of the River Thames have won the first ever Russ Carrington Award in recognition of their regenerative farming methods. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK organic farmers can get extra support ahead of Brexit
Leading initiatives support imports and exports of organic goods after Brexit. ...
17 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom RCVS Knowledge to lead major collaboration to support antibiotic stewardship in farm animals
RCVS Knowledge is to lead a major collaborative project to unite and empower UK farm animal vets and their practice teams to establish and embed good antimicrobial stewardship....
View news from United Kingdom British meat industry calls for an "orientation phase" after Brexit transition period ends
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is calling for an "orientation phase" from 1 January to account for the UK Government's lack of Brexit preparation....
16 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom AHDB launches new "Eat balanced; enjoy the food you eat" campaign across the UK
The UK's AHDB has launched a £1.5 million campaign to encourage consumers to "eat balanced; enjoy the food you eat". ...
15 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom No-deal Brexit could limit affordable food options for UK consumers - Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register, an independent quality assurance and food and beverage specialist, is urging the UK agriculture industry to work closely with retailers to ensure British farm goods remain affordable after the Brexit transition period....
14 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom New shelf-life guidance from FSA could help cut food waste
New research findings have prompted the Food Standards Agency to extend its shelf-life guidance for red meat, potentially reducing food waste....
11 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU says there is still a place for beef and dairy in sixth Carbon Budget
The UK's Climate Change Committee has released its sixth Carbon Budget, but appears to overlook the nuances of British meat and dairy....
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