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18 August 2021
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. ...
14 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom Low Carbon Agriculture: cutting through the noise to support the farming transition
The UK's Low Carbon Agriculture show will take place in person on 8-9 March 2022, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition....
12 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK consumers reminded of the dietary role of red meat
Work highlighting the role of red meat in a healthy balanced diet has received significant coverage in a number of national daily national newspapers including The Sun, The Mirror and The Guardian....
11 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom Research shows that regenerative farming can deliver environmental benefits while maintaining productivity
A regenerative beef grazing system being tested by FAI Farms, in conjunction with McDonalds UK & Ireland, offers significant potential to deliver environmental benefits while maintaining productivity, suggests the latest US and UK trial work....
10 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom AHDB launches new foodservice dashboards for red meat sector
AHDB levy payers and stakeholders will for the first time be able to access new foodservice data which provides a complete picture of the red meat marketplace in Britain....
View news from United Kingdom New guide showcases the benefits of tree planting for beef and dairy sector
RSPCA Assured has launched a new online tree planting guide for the ruminant sector, aimed at benefiting livestock and helping to contribute to net zero emissions on farms....
View news from United Kingdom Changes in UK's Red Tractor standards provide opportunity to act on BVD
New plans to take more active control of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) through Red Tractor assurance have been welcomed by CHECS chair Abi Reader, who says UK beef and dairy farmers now have a huge opportunity to boost profitability and reputation by working...
06 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom Using genomics to future proof your herd
Genomic testing and an effective, tailored approach to breeding has lifted Hillhead of Covington's herd’s genetic merit into the top 15% across the UK, writes ADHB....
04 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK ‘meat tax’ would cost economy almost £250 million a year
A 'meat tax' would cost the UK £242 million a year according to a new study, adding a surprising economic rationale to the National Food Strategy's dismissal of the idea on political grounds....
27 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Significant proportion of Scottish livestock still failing to meet market specification
With close to 40% of sheep and 30% of beef cattle in Scotland still failing to meet market specifications resulting in financial, productivity and efficiency costs, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is encouraging more farmers to utilize their virtual carcass...
26 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Breedr trades £1.85 million of cattle since its launch in February
Breedr, the free herd management app for farmers, has traded more than £1.85 million worth of cattle since launching its trading platform just four months ago....
25 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Survey shows that visiting UK farmland improves mental health
Visiting the British countryside has improved the physical and mental health of people living in towns and cities across Britain over the past year - a new survey has revealed....
23 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK vets launch new Johne's disease tracker
Action Group on Johne’s launches new test result interpretation tool and outlines new BCVA (British Cattle Veterinary Association) training programme for vets....
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry warns that its labor talent pool is turning "into a puddle"
The labor situation in the meat industry and other sectors has been in the spotlight this week with businesses getting increasingly concerned about the threat of empty supermarket shelves just as peak summer demand hits....
21 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor revises farm standards to equip British agriculture for the future
Red Tractor, the UK’s largest and most comprehensive food assurance scheme, has shared how it has listened to feedback and outlined what is changing in its revised farm standards from November....
20 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Farmers raising £1,000s with Bulls Out for Cancer
Beef and dairy farmers have raised over £1,000 for testicular cancer, while also improving their herd genetics as part of Breedr’s Bulls Out for Cancer campaign....
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK encourages farmers to share their safety advice for #FarmSafetyWeek
This #FarmSafetyWeek farmers across the UK are being asked to share their tips on how to keep themselves, their families, their workers and visitors to their land safe....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB secures funding to help future proof thousands of farm businesses
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has secured £3.9million of funding to help thousands of farmers and growers navigate the fallout of the loss of direct payments and help future proof their businesses....
19 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom A farmers' life is a risky business, says Farm Safety Foundation
As the UK kicks off its annual Farm Safety Week, the Farm Safety Foundation wants to shine a light on the agriculture industry's poor safety record and take steps to make the sector less dangerous....
View news from United Kingdom British supermarkets may shift supply chains to EU if Northern Ireland trade not addressed
British supermarket groups, including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda, say they may shift some supply chains from the UK to the European Union unless the future of Britain-Northern Ireland trade is addressed urgently....
17 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom School children’s farming projects amaze NFU Farmvention judges
From a food waste saving app to a vertical farming system on salt marshes, nine school projects focused on farming and the environment have been selected as the winners of the NFU’s Farmvention competition....
16 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Britain must ditch food habits doing “terrible damage” to health, says new report
Britain must change what it eats and the way it produces food to stop "terrible damage" to people's health and the environment, a government-commissioned report says....
15 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK opens Future Farming Resilience Fund as part of agricultural transition
The Future Farming Resilience Fund, opening in August 2021, will provide tailored business support for farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy....
14 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Cattle immune cells could help treat disease
Study defines cells in cattle, in a development that could help tackle infection in cows and people....
13 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom RH&W unveils bold plans to eradicate BVD and sheep scab by 2031
The livestock industry has set out bold ambitions to eradicate sheep scab and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) by 2031, among other goals, following a Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) workshop held on 29 June....
View news from United Kingdom British public want food and farming standards to be protected in future trade deals
Champion and protect British food in trade deals, British public say in new opinion polling. ...
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