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06 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom New web series from UK's AHDB explores the realities of post-Brexit trade
AHDB is hosting a series of digital events during March looking at what leaving the EU has meant in practice for the UK's agricultural and horticultural sectors....
05 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK meat and dairy sector shows continued growth in January 2021
Data from UK retailers for January 2021 shows increases in overall sales of red meat and dairy compared to the same period last year. ...
03 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farming and animal welfare organisations react to Trade and Agriculture Commission report
The Trade and Agriculture Commission has issued an interim report as UK agriculture begins its post-Brexit restructuring....
02 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK ranks sixth in the world for food security - new report
The 2020 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) has found that the UK ranked sixth out of 113 countries in food security and the overall strength of its food system....
01 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom AHDB launches Carbon Week to support UK farmers
AHDB is bringing UK farmers an essential guide to carbon and carbon footprinting in a series of free webinars starting on 1 March. ...
27 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom What impact does the Brexit trade agreement have on Agriculture?
Analysis from Bidwell's Environment Partner Ian Ashbridge outlines the impact that the UK's Free Trade Agreement with the EU has on agriculture. ...
26 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers should test before treating calves with wormer this spring
Experts from the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group are urging dairy and suckler beef producers with autumn-born calves, to think carefully about their worm control programme this spring....
View news from United Kingdom Editorial - The UK's "thin" deal with the EU will not cover the cracks
The latest analysis from Peter Hardwick of the British Meat Processors Association highlights the challenges the UK's meat sector faces due to Brexit red tape. ...
25 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's Welfare in Transport consultation may not deliver for livestock
The UK's National Farmers Union has responded to Defra's Welfare in Transport consultation, saying that the proposals would cause undue delays and increase costs without delivering meaningful welfare benefits for livestock and poultry. ...
24 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK Environment Secretary outlines approach for future agriculture policy
Defra Secretary George Eustice has said that the UK can work towards self-sufficiency in food production and that farmers can face the future with confidence. ...
23 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom Level up rural Britain to turbocharge Britains green economy
An ambitious and revolutionary approach to levelling up rural Britain can create jobs, boost green economic growth, increase exports and improve the wellbeing of the entire nation, a new report from the NFU highlights....
View news from United Kingdom BSAS holds its first ever virtual conference
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) will explore cutting edge research in animal science, agriculture, policy and education in its first ever virtual conference. ...
22 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom BCVA launches foundation programme for new farm vets
The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) has launched its popular foundation programme for newly qualified vets. ...
View news from United Kingdom Test clamp to improve pre-calving diet
Testing silage ahead of spring calving is crucial for cow health and performance....
21 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom "PRAISE" Animal Welfare Impact award launched for new UK-based scientists
Researchers and scientists of the future who want to make a positive difference in animals' lives are encouraged to apply. ...
19 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom Research suggests that 100% pasture-fed beef is a source of omega-3
A research paper just published in the scientific journal Future Foods suggests that certified grass-fed beef could be recognised legally as a "source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids", following work carried out at Newcastle University....
18 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom Rapid TB test wins top UK innovation award
Actiphage, a rapid, accurate test for tuberculosis that detects the presence of the live mycobacteria in a sample of blood or milk, has been awarded the Innovation Award 2021 by the British Veterinary Association (BVA)....
17 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's red meat exports top £1.5 billion in unprecedented year
The UK's red meat exports valued at £1.5 billion despite COVID-19 shocks and increases in domestic demand. ...
16 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK beef production dips lower in January
The latest statistics from Defra show that UK beef production in January was 3% lower than the same month last year, at 76,400 tonnes, writes Hannah Clarke, Livestock Analyst with AHDB. ...
15 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU joins government's bovine TB partnership
The National Farmers Union has joined the UK government's consultation to improve its bovine TB strategy. ...
View news from United Kingdom Tackling farming's hidden metal health epidemic
From 15 – 19 February 2021, the Farm Safety Foundation (also known as Yellow Wellies) will launch their fourth annual Mind Your Head campaign to illustrate actions being taken to break down mental health barriers in farming....
13 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom The UK's improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2022 agreements
Farmers and land managers across the United Kingdom are being encouraged to apply for Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreements to help them protect and improve the natural environment....
12 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom Implications of Brexit on the animal science sector
British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Vice-President Kim Matthews discusses the implications and fallout of Brexit on the animal science sector, and what the future holds going forward. BSAS communications lead Jason Simms reports on his discussion...
View news from United Kingdom New UK policy makes it more difficult for Brits to re-train for meat industry jobs
The British meat industry has had a long-running problem with sourcing labour, and that has just been exacerbated by two recent Government decisions....
11 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK announces grants to help farmers prepare for ammonia permitting rules
Farmers should prepare for significant changes when it comes to ammonia emissions after Farming Minister Victoria Prentis announced plans to impose regulated environmental permitting....
10 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom Germinal and Aberystwyth University join forces to help farmers achieve net zero climate goal
Germinal’s new research team embedded at Aberystwyth University brings together a unique collaboration of science and agriculture to address climate challenges and enhance agricultural productivity....
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers say poor rural connectivity is leaving them behind
More than four in 10 farmers still don’t have adequate fast and reliable broadband in order to run a modern-day farming business, according to a new NFU survey....
09 February 2021
View news from United Kingdom New video showcases COVID-19 safety measures in UK abattoirs
A new video that shows how abattoirs in the UK are taking steps to minimise the spread of COVID-19 has gone live this week. ...
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