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01 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom Research from Pirbright Institute sheds light on FMDv in African buffalo
New research from Pirbright and other academic partners investigates the persistence and continued circulation of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease virus in African buffalo. ...
30 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK government will not issue any additional visas for agri-food sector
The UK will not introduce any new visa schemes for agriculture and food businesses that are facing acute staff shortages, say government sources....
View news from United Kingdom Opinion: Labor shortage threatens to cancel out any Brexit dividend
An analysis written by Peter Hardwicke from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that shortages of EU laborers in the UK meat industry will undermine its competitiveness going forward. ...
29 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom New project significantly improves IVF in cattle
Researchers in the UK have discovered a new embryo identification IVF method for cattle, sparking potential gains for the dairy industry. ...
View news from United Kingdom New research could lead to new treatments for African trypanosomiasis
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute have gained fresh insights into the parasite that causes animal African trypanosome (AAT) infection, also known as sleeping sickness....
28 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom Showcasing the health benefits of red meat and dairy could keep the sector competitive
More than a quarter of all meals eaten at home in the UK are consumed for "health reasons", showcasing the nutritional benefits of meat and dairy could capitalize on this trend. ...
27 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK warned visa plan to fix truck driver shortage will not solve crunch
Britain’s decision to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers is a short-term fix that will not solve an acute labor shortage that risks major disruption for retailers in the run-up to Christmas, business leaders have warned....
View news from United Kingdom “We’ll do whatever it takes to resolve trucker shortage”, says UK
The UK has vowed to do whatever it takes to resolve a trucker shortage that has forced oil giant BP to close some petrol stations and strained supermarket supply chains to breaking point....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB explores how the UK's changing consumer landscape will impact the ag sector
As consumer preferences and behaviors continue to change in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHDB will take an in-depth look at what that means for UK livestock farmers in a series of webinars. ...
26 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK releases new round of funding for collaborative farming communities
The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund is set to re-open in December, giving groups of farmers and landowners the opportunity to be rewarded for their knowledge-sharing efforts. ...
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. ...
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