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24 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom “Don’t panic buy” UK minister tells consumers
Consumers should not panic buy products as Britain is not heading back into a 1970s-style "winter of discontent" of strikes and power shortages, a junior minister said on 23 September....
23 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's food supply chain and labor crisis calls for urgent action from PM, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to implement a COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address labor shortages that are adversely impacting the supply chain. ...
View news from United Kingdom What's on the horizon for UK meat exports to the EU?
New report from the AHDB shows that the EU has retained its status as a key trading partner for the UK's red meat and dairy sectors, but exporters need to have a greater understanding of consumer needs to benefit from any future trade....
View news from United Kingdom Single case of BSE identified on a farm in Somerset, UK
The UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has confirmed a single case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on a farm in Somerset. ...
22 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom Britain warns food industry: Carbon dioxide prices will rise sharply
Britain warned the food industry on 22 September that carbon dioxide prices would rise sharply after offering tens of millions of dollars of state support to a fertiliser company to avert a food supply crunch....
View news from United Kingdom UK government announces export supports for farmers and agrifood industry
Plans to help the UK’s farmers and food and drink businesses boost exports have been announced. ...
View news from United Kingdom Learning from those who live with wolves
Large carnivore populations are expanding across Europe and experts are calling for increased support for communities to encourage harmonious relationships with their new neighbours....
21 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK meat sector faces imminent supply threat from CO2 shortages
Britain's meat processors will start running out of carbon dioxide (CO2) this week, forcing them to halt production and impacting supplies to retailers, the BMPA, an industry lobby group warned on 20 September....
18 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom What is the real value of Britain's farm shop sector?
A new research project from Harper Adams University is exploring the true value of the British farm shop sector. ...
16 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom New cattle-focused vet practice launches in West Wales, UK
The Cattle Vet, a new, independent veterinary practice focused on cattle, has launched in West Wales, UK. ...
12 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom New AgriWebb Academy wants farmers achieve more with its digital platform
AgriWebb Academy hopes to facilitate the switch to digital farm management with new platform....
11 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom RABI aims to quadruple support to farming people by 2024
RABI has confirmed the charity’s ambitious goal to reach even more farming people over the next three years....
10 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom New embryo identification IVF method set to boost cow milk and meat production
Research from the University of Kent, the University of Nottingham and L’Alliance Boviteq Inc., has established a method of significantly improving in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in cattle....
01 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom Register now for the 2021 Farm Business Innovation Show
The Farm Business Innovation Show is back and promises to deliver incredible features and exclusive opportunities to help diversify and boost your revenue....
31 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK government rejects call for new visas to ease post-Brexit truck driver shortage
Britain's government has rejected calls from retail and logistics companies to temporarily ease post-Brexit immigration rules which they say are contributing to a shortage of truck drivers and acute supply chain disruption....
30 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK food chain urges government to address workforce shortages with COVID-19 Recovery Visa
A new cross-industry report is calling for the UK government to implement a 12-month COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages in the agri-food sector. ...
View news from United Kingdom As shakes and chicken go off UK menus, food firms urge government to act
Britain's leading employers are pushing the government to urgently increase funding to retrain workers and allow Europeans back into key sectors as supply chains buckle under the weight of COVID-19 and Brexit....
27 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom What would a UK-Canada trade deal mean for cattle producers?
As the UK's trade deals with Australia and New Zealand take shape, analysts from AHDB consider the potential implications of a trade deal between the UK and Canada. ...
26 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK beef trade picks up in June, reversing previous lag
Data from the AHDB finds that UK beef exports in June are now greater than the same period in 2020. ...
25 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom Native cattle breeds: are we losing genetic diversity?
Farm animal genetic resources are defined as “those animal species that are used, or may be used, for the production of food and agriculture, and the populations within each of them.” ...
23 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom Labor shortages in UK meat industry are spiralling says industry group
UK's meat industry labor shortage could threaten Christmas food supplies, warns the British Meat Processors Association....
22 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom "Brexit has left farmers in fear for their futures"
A post in The Conversation by Yorkshire-based farmer Peter Gittins has outlined the stresses and uncertainty facing UK agriculture as the country overhauls its subsidy regime....
20 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK moves one step closer towards controlling bovine TB after expanding advisory service
A significant step forward has been made to reduce the spread of TB with the expansion of a service offering farmers free biosecurity advice to protect their herds....
19 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK advertising authority sides with AHDB in "We Eat Balanced" campaign
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has not upheld complaints about AHDB's advertising campaign "We Eat Balanced", in an important ruling for British agriculture. ...
18 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom US drought could have implications for beef exports
New analysis from Rebecca Wright of AHDB finds that US beef producers can take advantage of export opportunities despite difficulties stemming from the on-going drought. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK issues new rules on maximum journey times when transporting farm animals
The new rules, which also include allowances for more headroom, follow a UK-wide push to improve the conditions and welfare for livestock during transport....
View news from United Kingdom Free, bespoke farm advice offered to UK farmers
The UK's AHDB has launched a new Farm Business Review service to help 4,000 farmers and growers plan and prosper in the future. ...
16 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK responds to lump sum exit scheme consultation
The UK Government consultation into the proposed lump sum exit payment for farmers looking to leave the industry has ended - here's where the NFU stands. ...
 
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