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17 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods UK Unveils New Farming Standards Model; Brings Sustainable Change to Dairy Farming
UK - With ongoing volatility in the global milk markets, increasing consumer misunderstanding of the sector, polarised levels of support for UK dairy farmers and a new post-Brexit Agriculture Bill the challenges for dairy farmers are mounting. Yesterday,...
15 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB: Maximising Environment for High Yielding Cow Meetings
UK - A series of practical workshops aimed at farmers with housed herds of high yielding cows can help optimise the environment and maximise herd performance....
10 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Milk Production Growth Continues to Slow, Reports AHDB Dairy
UK - According to Rabobank’s latest report, milk production growth continued to slow in quarter three of 2018 as a result of the dry weather in the EU and Australia. ...
05 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Standards Set to Develop Future Farmers, Growers
UK - To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes....
04 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Cows Fans of Calvin Harris; Produce Award-winning Cheese
UK - A dairy farm in Cheshire that supplies Asda supermarkets with award-winning cheese has revealed that the tantalising tracks of Calvin Harris are the key to its success. The DJ’s music makes its cows happier, meaning they produce better quality...
03 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Why are UK Cheddar Imports Rising?
UK - Previously, AHDB has investigated the growing UK trade deficit in cheddar, identifying increased imports of EU cheddar as the main driver. The question is, why is the UK importing more EU cheddar?...
02 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Welcomes Announcement of New Scheme to Tackle Food Waste
UK - Dairy UK has welcomed yesterday's announcement from Defra of an additional £15 million to tackle food waste and redistribute surplus food. ...
View news from United Kingdom Lower Market Values Hint at End to Milk Price Rises
UK - A change in the direction of the milk market value (MMV) in September points to potential downward pressure on farmgate prices by the end of the year....
26 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Calls on Govt to Commit to Funding School Milk Schemes Post-Brexit
UK - On World School Milk Day 2018, Dairy UK has called on the Government to safeguard the future of school milk schemes by committing to their long-term funding, post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba to Increase October Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional milk will increase by 1 eurocent for October 2018....
21 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
UK - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
19 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom BMJ Study on Sugar Content of Yogurts: Dairy UK Response
UK - Yogurt contains the natural sugar lactose sometimes alongside added sugars, which are combined to give a ‘total sugar’ figure on food labels....
17 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'High-yield' Farming Costs Environment Less Than Previously Thought
UK - Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land, a new study has found....
14 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Responds to the Publication of Agri Bill
UK - The UK Government issued the "Agriculture Bill 2017-19" on 12 September. The Agriculture Bill is a public bill presented to Parliament by the Government....
13 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Programme Aims to Cut Costs, Increase Profits
UK - Over 70 farmers and industry representatives attended the recent launch of AHDB’s first Strategic Dairy Farm in Scotland....
12 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Responds to Post-Brexit Policy for New Agri Bill
UK - Today, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Secretary of State for Food, Environment & Rural Affairs has set out his post-Brexit policy for a new Agricultural Bill in the UK....
View news from United Kingdom New Tool Developed to Help Dairy Farmers Proactively Manage Mastitis
UK - A new tool to help dairy farmers make better decision about mastitis management in their herds has been launched today, at UK Dairy Day. ...
View news from United Kingdom Boehringer Ingelheim launches Bovikalc Dry, oral supplement for dairy cows at drying-off at UK Dairy Day
Boehringer Ingelheim has launched Bovikalc® Dry, an oral mineral supplement to help support the drying off process in dairy cows, at UK Dairy Day 2018....
View news from United Kingdom Lungworm threat extends late into grazing season – cattle at risk of production-limiting disease
The very dry weather and recent heavy rain is likely to lead to late outbreaks of lungworm disease (husk) in grazing cattle, caused by the Dictyocaulus viviparus parasite. ...
11 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Do Milky Drinks Hold Key to Increased Milk Consumption?
UK - At-home consumption of milk is in an interesting situation: sales of milk are increasing, and yet the number of occasions in which milk is consumed in-home has gone down roughly 5 per cent since 2015, according to Kantar Worldpanel in-home usage...
03 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Presents Global Export Outlook for UK Agriculture in Light of Brexit
UK - AHDB will host a first-ever cross-sector export and trade conference on 17 October 2018 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, with Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP discussing future government policy on trade....
30 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods UK Sees Revenue Growth in H1/2018
UK - Despite globally challenging market conditions including the impact of a continued weak pound and changes in fat and protein prices, Arla Foods UK delivered a steady start to the first half of the year. ...
29 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'Dairy Department' Sees Positive Millennial Shift in Attitudes to Dairy
UK - A £1.2 million industry consumer campaign to remind millennials of their love of dairy resulted in an 11 per cent drop in those considering a switch to dairy alternatives....
28 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods' September Milk Price Remains Unchanged
UK - Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price will be unchanged for September 2018, with the UK manufacturing price per litre remaining at 31.38 pence....
15 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Call for 'Stability and Simplicity' to Look Further into the Future
SCOTLAND, UK - In an extensive and comprehensive response to the consultation: 'Stability and Simplicity: Proposals for Rural Funding Transition Period', the National Farmers' Union Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s intent but urged it...
14 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom EuroDairy's 'Antibiotics Anonymous' Final Meeting
UK - For the last two years, thirty forward thinking farmers have participated in multiple action-groups across South-West England, aiming to reduce their use of on-farm antibiotics....
27 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Forage Shortage Becoming Critical
UK - “The continuing dry weather is of great concern and for parts of the UK the forecast is for no rain for at least another 10 days,” says David Donaldson, National Nutritionist with The Dairy Group....
25 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases August Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba is increasing its conventional milk price for August by one eurocent....
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