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25 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Lords back welfare safeguard in Agriculture Bill
UK vets and activists welcome move that could prevent food imports produced at lower animal welfare standards. ...
24 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Vets urge animal welfare amendment as Agriculture Bill progresses through the House of Lords
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a crucial clause in the Agriculture Bill that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards....
23 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Government must do more to support the economic recovery of rural England, say citizen groups
The UK's Rural Coalition, an alliance of organisations including the RICS, the NFU, the CPRE, the Country Land and Business Association and the National Housing Federation, are calling on the Government to shore up the economic recovery of rural England....
22 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Results from domestication study could enhance livestock development
Study shows that the genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human domestication in similar ways. ...
View news from United Kingdom Mycoplasma bovis vaccine proves successful
Vaccinating calves against Mycoplasma bovis significantly reduces post-weaning mortality and antibiotic use, according to results from an independent farm-based trial....
View news from United Kingdom New livestock insights software could bring UK farmers closer to the NFU's net zero goal
NFU leaders have called for greater adoption of new technology available to help farms maximise margins, uphold the UK’s reputation for quality and safe produce, and reduce carbon emissions....
21 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Discovery of rare Roman cattle bones sheds new light on ancient farming
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat....
18 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK’s July beef imports remain down, exports more typical
The latest data from HMRC shows that in July UK beef imports (including primary, processed and offal) totalled 23,400 tonnes, down 12% on the year....
17 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Did coronavirus impact UK dairy trade?
The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably had an impact on global trade, with IHS Markit dubbing April-June 2020 “the worst quarter in trade on record”. ...
View news from United Kingdom Jump in use of sexed dairy, beef semen
Sales of sexed dairy semen accounted for just over half of dairy semen sales in the year to March 2020, jumping up from a 32% share the previous year, writes Katherine Jack, AHDB analyst for dairy. ...
15 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Minister sees progress on new environmental schemes
Victoria Prentis, the UK's Farming Minister, visits a Yorkshire farm to see how local environmental land management projects are delivering results for farmers and nature....
14 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Parasite risk high in the UK after summer weather
Cattle farmers are being advised to get on top of parasites at housing to prevent any production losses, after a warm and wet summer, may have led to an increased risk of mixed worm burdens across the UK....
11 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK extends badger cull to 11 new areas, angering activists
The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". ...
10 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK political leaders show support for farming on Back British Farming Day
Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have both shown their support for the British farming industry today by wearing a Back British Farming Day wool and wheat pin badge during Prime Minister’s Questions....
View news from United Kingdom Play it safe at UK livestock marts as Autumn sales get underway
Farmers are being urged to strictly observe public health physical distancing guidelines as the Autumn sales in Scotland’s livestock marts get underway. ...
09 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK outlines its posture after Brexit
Britain will set out new details of its blueprint for life outside the European Union on 9 September when it publishes legislation that could potentially break international law....
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU is urging politicians to protect British farming in post-Brexit trade deals
The NFU calls for political leaders to put their words into actions and give Parliament a say on how future trade deals impact British food and farming....
08 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom British beef and pork makes a splash at two major events in China
Exporters will be flying the flag for UK pork and beef at two major events in China this month – marking the first international showcasing since the coronavirus outbreak....
View news from United Kingdom British meat industry highlights weaknesses in Brexit preparations
New meat industry campaign exposes glaring weaknesses in Brexit preparations that puts £1.2 billion in trade at risk...
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK launches Farmvention to bring food and farming to classrooms
After the phenomenal success since its launch just two years ago, the NFU is opening its annual Farmvention competition to bring the world of food and farming into the classroom. This year the competition is focusing on the greatest global challenge of...
06 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Detect coccidiosis before it causes scour in autumn calves
Detecting and treating coccidiosis in beef calves before it causes scour can avoid damage to the gut and prevent ongoing impacts to performance, including reduced weaning weights....
05 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Grazing calculator launched to simplify rotational grazing
New tool encourages performance-focused grassland management and regenerative agriculture....
04 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Cattle marts will be “rocks” during Brexit uncertainty
With less than four months until the end of the Brexit transition period, and still no clarity on a future relationship, livestock marts say they will be "rocks" for UK farmers through the uncertainty....
View news from United Kingdom UK government gives more funding for bovine TB research
The new projects will develop tools to enable faster detection and diagnosis of bovine TB. ...
02 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Secrets of high productivity at low carbon cost
A beacon of lean production and efficiency, Conor Colgan of Aidansfield Research Farm, is using lean management principles and accuracy driven measurement to maximise output and reduce carbon footprint....
28 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Scottish vets try to gauge the prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis on farms
The study aims to find out the prevalence of Mycoplasma Bovis in Scottish dairy herds. ...
27 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Conservation Trust highlights the critical work UK farmers do to ensure biodiversity
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust urge policymakers to put working conservationists at the heart of the UK's conservation and greening policy. ...
26 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK reports strong red meat exports for start of 2020 despite COVID-19
Red meat exports from the UK have had a solid start in 2020, with shipments totalling £733 million in the first six months and up nearly 3 percent on 2019. ...
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