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07 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK begins field trials for BCG vaccine and bovine TB skin test
World’s first clinical field trials of the BCG vaccine and DIVA skin test launched on a cattle farm in Hertfordshire, England....
View news from United Kingdom UK Government updates its Agricultural Transition Plan
Farmers will be able to earn up to £70 per hectare for actions to improve the health of their soil and livestock farmers will be eligible for a free vet-led annual health and welfare review, Environment Secretary confirmed in an update on the government’s...
06 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom New study uncovers crucial details of emerging cattle disease in Europe, Asia
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have measured the risk of different insect species transmitting lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) for the first time. ...
05 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Former UK dairy farmer joins PBD Biotech's fight against bovine TB
Jonnie Yewdall appointed Commercial Director by developers of accurate Actiphage diagnostic....
03 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Nuffield Scholar highlights the impact of farm building design on both animals and humans
Longley Farm estate manager and Nuffield Scholar Chris Harrap has published his Nuffield Farming report titled ‘“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us” – an environmental psychology study of livestock buildings and how design affects...
01 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Analysis suggests that UK's Sustainable Farming Incentive won't offset direct payments
Results from a new AHDB analysis show that most UK farmers will not be able to completely offset the loss of direct payments with participation in Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI)....
30 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom The US and UK have suspended their trade dispute - here's what it means for the UK ag sector
Market analysis from AHDB's Dr Phil Hadley shares what the tariff suspensions could mean for UK food and farming....
29 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom European Commission Vice President sees resolution to UK chilled meat issue this week
The Commission’s Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said on 28 June said he was confident that agreement could be reached within the European Union in the coming 48 hours to avoid a ban on chilled meat product exports from Britain to Northern Ireland....
28 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Planning ahead for winter bedding
Now is the time to work out how much straw you will need for bedding and feeding over the winter in a worst-case scenario and calculate whether there will be a deficit....
View news from United Kingdom McDonald's UK and Ireland win sustainability award from Compassion in World Farming
McDonald’s UK & Ireland and FAI win Compassion in World Farming’s Sustainable Food and Farming Award....
26 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom New initiative has medical students visiting farms to learn about sustainable food production
LEAF Education, Quorn Foods, The Great Tew Estate and Nutritank have partnered to develop an on-farm teaching initiative that educates medical students about sustainability, food production and farming....
25 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom You can’t have a functioning ecosystem without animals
In conversation with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) podcast presenter Mark Stephen, “the soil guy”, as he’s dubbed, discusses the fundamentals of using biomimicry and agroecology to improve soil function and reduce input costs. ...
View news from United Kingdom How has EU beef and lamb demand fared so far in 2021?
Overall demand for beef across Europe has been under some pressure in 2020 and this has continued into 2021....
22 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers urge PM to outline his plan for the future of British agriculture and trade
The National Farmers Union is encouraging the Prime Minister and his government to showcase a comprehensive strategy to manage the impact of opening the UK market to major agricultural exporters. ...
21 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
View news from United Kingdom UK wants an additional three-month “grace period” in EU meat export spat
Britain asked the European Union for a further three months to resolve a dispute over whether chilled meat products such as sausages, produced in the mainland United Kingdom, can continue to be sold in Northern Ireland....
17 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom A genome-rumen interaction could be the key to reducing methane emissions in cattle
A study by Synomics, the biological insights business, has identified interactions between an animal’s genome and its rumen microbes that could finally reduce the amount of methane that cattle and other ruminant livestock emit into the atmosphere....
View news from United Kingdom How significant is the UK-Australia deal for UK agriculture?
The latest analysis from the AHDB's David Swales delves into the implications for food standards and farm animal welfare in the recently-agreed trade pact between the United Kingdom and Australia....
16 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Free trading app helps boost beef profits for UK farmer
Trading cattle in a new way, powered by precision technology, has enabled one farmer to change his system to create a more profitable business....
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU hopes that UK-Australia FTA will include safeguards for agriculture sector
The National Farmers Union has issued a statement after Australia and the United Kingdom agreed in principle to a free trade pact on 15 June....
15 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Don't sign the UK-Australia trade deal, says RSPCA
The UK's RSPCA is urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stop a trade deal with Australia that could see the UK importing food raised at lower animal welfare standards....
14 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry groups call for veterinary agreement to protect exports to the EU
The UK's food and feed trade associations, hauliers, farmers and veterinary groups are advocating for a new veterinary agreement to avoid a "catastrophic drop" in food exports to the EU....
13 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Agricultural education can help bridge the STEM skills gap in the UK
Cross-industry organizations in the UK have met to discuss the role of agriculture as a solution to the STEM skills gap....
12 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK survey shows a shrinking gap between the views of farmers and the public
New research from SRUC compares attitudes of farmers and the wider public to farm animal health and welfare and finds more similarities than expected....
09 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Crackdown on livestock worrying in England and Wales
New measures to crack down on livestock worrying are to be introduced in England and Wales through the Kept Animals Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 June. ...
View news from United Kingdom Nuffield Farming report explores nutritional strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock
Veterinary Surgeon and Trouw Nutrition Ireland Technical Manager Mark Little NSch 2019 has published his Nuffield Farming report titled "Feeding for Heath – Combating Antimicrobial Resistance", sponsored by The Thomas Henry Foundation....
View news from United Kingdom UK government introduces new protections for livestock in second Animal Welfare Bill
New powers increase protections for farm animals will be introduced in legislation, further cementing the UK's leadership in animal welfare....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB analyses the impact Argentina's beef export ban has on the UK
In mid-May, Argentina’s president imposed a 30-day ban on beef exports from the country, intended to manage domestic supply availability and price inflation....
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