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12 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom OPINION - The government can avoid talking about Brexit but the numbers don’t lie
An article written by Peter Hardwick from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that the declining level of red meat exports between the UK and EU illustrates the new-found trade friction between the blocs. ...
11 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom New trailer for film documenting mental health struggles in the farming community
A new film looking at mental health in the farming community, called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making”....
07 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK offers training scheme for potential cattle TB testers
Several veterinary practices in England are now looking to recruit people from across the agricultural community to help support them in fulfilling their cattle TB testing responsibilities....
06 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Student research looks at whether insects are the next new meat replacement
Student research from Harper Adams University is exploring how people react to consuming insects. ...
05 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom How do livestock farms benefit from genome editing?
Animal breeding could become more efficient with an approach that combines DNA-editing techniques with new reproductive technologies....
03 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Making mental health a priority for young farmers
Charities across the UK have developed Rural+, new training modules designed to support young farmers' mental health and well-being. ...
01 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Loved-up Brits choose meat and dairy this Valentine's
UK meat and dairy felt the love in lockdown, helping boost food and drink retail sales to record levels this Valentine's Day – up £85 million on last year....
View news from United Kingdom Leading UK ag college wants to create sustainable farming school
Harper Adams University hopes to launch the UK's first School of Sustainable Food and Farming....
31 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom New survey shows low business confidence among UK farmers
Research from the UK NFU shows that business confidence among British farmers remains low due to regulatory changes and pandemic shocks. ...
View news from United Kingdom How have livestock evolved to deal with extreme climates?
New research from the RVC explores the genetic adaptions and evolution of livestock and wild animals in response to extreme climates....
29 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK revises veterinary rules in abattoirs as Brexit pressures mount
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved proposals from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to allow temporary veterinary registrants to undertake Official Veterinarian (OV) work at slaughterhouses....
View news from United Kingdom UK meat and seafood exports to EU recovered in February, says government official
Britain's meat and seafood exports to the European Union recovered in February from the January slump that followed the country's exit from the EU's single market and customs union, a government official said, citing preliminary data....
27 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK grocers call on government to align trade and environmental targets
UK retailers Co-op, Iceland, Waitrose, Nestle, and Pilgrim's Pride are urging the government to align its trade policies with its environmental ambitions. ...
26 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom What are the implications of the UK’s proposed policy on animal transport?
The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee is exploring the logistics of moving animals across UK borders now that they are outside of the EU trading bloc. What are the main sticking points?...
25 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's bovine TB policy must keep effective disease control methods, says NFU
Any changes to the government’s 25-year bovine TB eradication strategy must be based on science and evidence that can prove effective in reducing incidents of the disease, says the NFU....
View news from United Kingdom Brexit's impact on the UK meat industry extends beyond "teething problems", says industry group
New Impact Report from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reveals the real cost of Brexit to the UK meat industry. ...
24 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom The PFLA celebrates 10 years of advocacy
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), a strong and diverse community of farmers, butchers, conservationists, academics and consumers, which champions the regenerative role of ruminant grazing animals and the grazed pastures that evolved alongside...
View news from United Kingdom Cow gut study could help tackle Johne's disease
A common, chronic gut disease in ruminants will be the focus of a £1 million study....
23 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK cautiously welcomes progress on future regulation of gene editing
The NFU believes new precision breeding techniques, such as gene editing, could protect crops and animals from pests and disease, help deliver net zero and allow farmers to produce more home-grown food....
22 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Cows with no access to outside may have damaged emotional wellbeing
Allowing dairy cattle to access pasture can promote natural behaviour and improve their health. However, the psychological benefits are poorly understood....
View news from United Kingdom RCVS Knowledge to lead major antibiotic stewardship initiative for farms
A major initiative aimed at equipping vets across the UK with the latest antibiotic stewardship principles for treating specific farm animal species is being rolled out by a leading veterinary educational charity, in collaboration with a number of prominent...
21 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK launches new farming magazine for kids
Launched in March 2021, The YoungStock is aimed at any budding young farmer, or child interested in farming and the countryside....
20 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom BBC focuses on farming in new web series
A new series on the BBC will focus on food security and innovations in farm production. ...
19 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom SRUC launches new Herd Health Planning app to connect farmers and vets
A new app created by the Veterinary Services team at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will allow British beef suckler farmers to share real-time cattle data with veterinary surgeons while in the field....
View news from United Kingdom New AHDB report examines the UK's future food trade with the US
New analysis highlights the risks and the opportunities a new trade deal with the US may bring for UK food and farming....
18 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Brexit farm workers scheme found fueling risk of slavery in UK
Migrant farm workers in Britain are being trapped and mistreated by employers in conditions ripe for modern slavery, campaigners say, urging the government to review a scheme designed to avoid agricultural labor shortages post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom Great British Beef Week is "going green" as its 11th year focuses on sustainability
British beef farmers are to receive industry-wide recognition at the end of April, with their support for sustainable production practices being the focal point of Great British Beef Week 2021....
17 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom New UK border checks delay is a betrayal of vets and Brexit, says OV group
The Managing Director of one of the UK's leading providers of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors has strongly criticised the UK Government’s decision to further delay checks on goods entering Great Britain from the European Union....
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