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23 December 2020
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....
10 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK meat companies raise concerns about customs certifications ahead of Brexit deadline
The UK's largest meat companies have penned a letter to cabinet officials saying that they fear a drop in exports due to costly and cumbersome customs certification once the UK leaves the EU. ...
09 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom Researchers have identified what makes foot-and-mouth disease so infectious
Scientists have conducted a "molecular dissection" of a part of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease, to try and understand why the pathogen is so infectious....
08 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK launches the Cattle Sustainability Platform
UK beef industry stakeholders unite to establish the UK Cattle Sustainability Platform. ...
View news from United Kingdom New three-way crossbreeding programme for spring-grazing dairy herds
VikingGenetics has launched a new, three-way crossbreeding programme in the UK, suited in particular to spring calving herds on grazing systems....
07 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU welcomes ambitious new climate target
The UK Government has announced an interim climate target, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68 percent by 2030. ...
04 December 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers urged to carefully consider which parasitic treatments they use on cattle this winter
The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group is urging farmers to consider the risk of anthelmintic resistance when treating cattle with pour-on parasitic treatments. ...
View news from United Kingdom New UK farming policy includes key provisions for animal welfare and disease
The UK Government's new farming policy includes key investments in improving animal health and welfare, and a special focus on tackling endemic diseases in cattle and pigs. ...
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....
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