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27 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom £21m to help make Scotland's dairy industry cream of the crop
A digital dairy project aiming to create 600 new jobs in South-West Scotland and Cumbria has been awarded more than £21 million of funding....
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 "For Farmers" scheme from UK grocer Morrisons raises £20 million for sustainable farming
Sales of Morrisons "For Farmers" dairy and egg ranges have helped British farmers invest in sustainability initiatives like increased woodland and insect habitat and improve animal welfare by allowing more grazing and free roaming time....
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 AHDB steps up lameness support across Wales
Welsh dairy farmers will get more access to lameness advice and support thanks to an increase in the number of trained experts....
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 Lameness could cost dairy farmers up to £13,600 a year in decreased milk yield
Early detection is key for dairy farmers to stay on top of lameness cases and prevent the impact being seen in the bulk tank, particularly those milking on a robotic system....
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. ...
12 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom New survey results could help UK dairy labor quandary
A response to the RABDF Labour Survey from UK Farming Minister Victoria Prentis has sparked fresh hope the government may consider helping the dairy sector recruit more workers into the industry....
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)....
 
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