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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 RABDF raises concerns over lack of detail in UK-Australia Free-Trade deal
The RABDF is concerned about a lack of detail in the free trade deal between the UK and Australia as a broad agreement was reached on 15 June....
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 The UK's dairy exporters go online to remain cream of the crop
A virtual meet the buyer event has helped UK dairy businesses continue to unlock potential export opportunities in Asia....
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....
07 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farming unions warn of rising dairy production costs and lack of sustainable milk price
The UK farming unions are warning that the dairy industry is facing an extremely challenging year on the back of spiralling production costs and variable milk prices....
View news from United Kingdom New data from Defra shows increased growth of UK organic sector
Provisional 2020 organic farming statistics released by Defra reveal reasons to be optimistic about the future of the organic sector, with the overall UK land currently in conversion increasing significantly by 12%....
View news from United Kingdom New research: reducing the environmental impact of milk production by feeding lower protein diets, forage legumes
Harper Adams research reduces the environmental impact of milk production by feeding lower protein diets and forage legumes...
06 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK agriculture is relearning what it forgot
The agricultural sector is returning to knowledge from more than a century ago, but with updated science and technology, says a co-author of The Agricultural Notebook....
04 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Production cuts loom as feed costs rise
The UK dairy industry could be set for a reduction in milk volumes as dairy farmers respond to rising feed costs....
03 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Fourth UK beef processing site gains access to US market
A fourth processing site in the UK has won approval to export its beef to the US – marking a major leap forward for the business and for the red meat sector as a whole....
01 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Survey data shows that UK public believes food imports should meet its high domestic standards
Nearly eight in ten Brits believe that imported food should meet the same animal welfare and environmental standards as food produced in the UK according to a new ComRes survey. ...
31 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK sets out new Bovine TB control strategy, but faces criticism from NFU
The UK government's next phase of bovine TB control focuses on developing a TB vaccine for cattle, increasing badger vaccination and will end intensive badger culls after 2022, but the National Farmers Union says that the measures could undo the UK's...
View news from United Kingdom New tools to define previously overlooked immune cells in cattle open avenues for treating disease
In a collaborative study, scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified new immune cells in cattle, called mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells....
30 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK highlights the positive impact of agriculture in early education
Bringing agriculture into the classroom can positively impact children's education and future careers by illustrating critical STEM topics, says new NFU report. ...
28 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK ruminant sector identifies key disease priorities after survey
Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has announced the results to its nationwide "grassroots" survey of farmers, stock people and vets on priority livestock diseases and syndromes....
26 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom BBFAW prepares for a new decade of animal welfare action
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is gearing up for a new decade of animal welfare improvements through higher food industry standards....
View news from United Kingdom Why a balanced, omnivorous diet could help us save planet Earth
The sustainability of different meats is complex with trade-offs… Different metrics will alter the ranking in relation to sustainability. Some extrapolations can be dangerous or not give us the full picture.”...
25 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Oxitec takes on growing cattle tick challenges
Oxitec, leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease and harm livestock, has launched a new program with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to target the growing challenge of cattle ticks....
View news from United Kingdom Urgent answers are needed from government on UK-Australia trade deal, says NFU
As negotiations over Australia's free trade agreement with the United Kingdom progress, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has outlined five key areas of concern that the UK government needs to address. ...
 
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