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04 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK organic farming lobby fears being side-lined in new sustainable agriculture policy
The largest certifier of UK organic land shines a light on the overlooked areas of the UK's newly-unveiled sustainable farming policy....
03 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Government considers ending live animal exports for slaughter
Environment Secretary George Eustice unveils plans to end excessively long journeys for animals exported for slaughter and fattening....
02 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom RAU lecture stresses that next decade is key for biodiversity, climate change and humanity
The role that food, farming and forestry must play in meeting the challenges of climate disruption, nature depletion and human health was explored in an enlightening discussion at the Royal Agricultural University’s (RAU) annual Bledisloe Lecture....
01 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom Coronavirus continues to roil UK meat supply chain
The COVID-19 pandemic can still disrupt abattoirs at short notice, illustrating the continued influence the disease has on the red meat supply chain. ...
30 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU cautiously welcomes new agricultural transition policy
Though the new UK policy embraces many industry-led initiatives around sustainability, NFU President Minette Batters notes that the proposed payments system is short on details and could leave livestock farmers at a significant loss. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK Government unveils sustainable farming policy
The new policy changes will be implemented over seven years and promises to create a fairer farming system for the UK. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK vets grow wary as Brexit transition looms
A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says that the UK veterinary profession is facing a triple threat from COVID-19, Brexit and exotic disease....
27 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Bovine TB could be controlled by breeding for resistance
A new study suggests that resistance for diseases like TB is not necessarily linked to a specific breed of cattle. ...
26 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Mole Valley Farmers warns of lower rumen function this winter
Low fibre grass silage, high starch maize and greater use of co-products in rations have pushed vets and nutritionists to issue a warning surrounding rumen function this winter....
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU says that government Spending Review presents a mixed picture for farmers
NFU President Minette Batters has responded to the UK Chancellor's Spending Review, saying that farmers are left with funding gaps and scant details on new agricultural policy. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK Government issues new advice on ear tags for livestock exporters
The UK has changed its policy regarding ear tags for livestock exports and movements from Great Britain to the EU and Northern Ireland from 1 January. ...
25 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
View news from United Kingdom TB insights help breed healthier African cattle
Resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) ̶ a disease that spreads from cattle to infect an estimated 70,000 people each year in Africa ̶ could be controlled genetically through selective breeding, a study suggests....
24 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom BMPA urges UK government to prioritise meat plant workers as early recipients of COVID-19 vaccine
News of a new COVID-19 vaccine immediately raises the question of how best to allocate the first batches of doses when they become available....
23 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright's Annual Report highlights investments in disease research and innovation
The Pirbright Institute's Annual Report 2019-2020 showcases a year of scientific progress in viral disease research. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
20 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farm vets work to establish a country-wide network of "Farm Vet Champions"
As part of the UK's farm animal antibiotics targets for 2024, vets propose creating a network to support farmers with herd health planning and disease prevention. ...
View news from United Kingdom Virtual tool launched by QMS to help farmers ‘Meat the Grade’
Livestock farmers will now have access to a free online tool which will help them to boost their bottom line by improving livestock selection and management for slaughter. ...
19 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom On-farm carbon footprinting now available in UK
The UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will launch its first wave of on-farm carbon footprinting through its Farm Excellence network. ...
View news from United Kingdom British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
18 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom AHDB explores the changing consumer dynamics in light of COVID-19
The economic ripple effect of COVID-19 led consumers to re-evaluate their buying behaviours – with price, value for money and buying local becoming more of a priority during lockdown....
17 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom England updates rules for seasonal farm workers
Seasonal workers arriving in England to carry out essential work on farms ahead of the Christmas season are now able to begin working as soon as they arrive in the country. ...
16 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Webinar from Ceva plans to explore bovine respiratory disease
Ceva promises to take delegates to "the next level of BRD diagnostics and treatment". ...
View news from United Kingdom Can AI help identify sick livestock?
New research project aims to use AI and "cutting edge" technology to reduce the environmental impact of farming. ...
13 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Roundtable urges government to deliver Brexit certainty
With less than eight weeks before the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK Farming Roundtable has stressed the critical importance of getting new agricultural policy right in the devolved nations....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB explores market access opportunities amidst COVID-19
Meat exporters in the UK will have the opportunity to learn about new ways of working as a result of Covid-19 during the latest in a series of AHDB export webinars....
View news from United Kingdom NFU heralds The Agriculture Act as the start of a new era for British food and farming
The NFU has hailed the introduction of the Agriculture Act as a "landmark moment" for post-Brexit farming, marking more than two years of campaigning to improve the Act....
12 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK passes sweeping agriculture legislation
The UK's transformative Agriculture Bill has become law and vows to reward environmentally-conscious farmers and land managers who produce "public goods"....
 
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