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25 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Flexitarianism declined in the UK during COVID-19, says market data
AHDB is exploring the needs of flexitarians in meat and dairy markets after diets shifted during the pandemic. ...
24 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Attention agri-tech start-ups: entries now open for Tesco's Agri T-Jam 2021
The Tesco Agri T-Jam 2021 competition is accepting entries and will connect agri-tech innovators with the leading UK retailer's supply chain....
23 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom RABI to create 24/7 helpline for UK farmers and their families
Responding to the increasing demand from farming people, RABI is extending its freephone helpline this autumn, to provide the farming community with a 24-hour service....
20 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farming groups respond to lump sum exit payment consultation
The National Farmers Union (NFU) and Country and Land Business Association (CLA) have issued statements following the UK government proposed changes to the Basic Payments Scheme (BPS), including a proposal that would pay farmers who wish to exit the industry...
View news from United Kingdom UK government publishes consultation on paying older farmers to retire
The new scheme, which hopes to encourage new entrants to the UK's farming sector by changing elements of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), would give farmers wishing to leave the industry a lump sum payment....
19 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Over 2,000 UK farmers have applied for the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot
More than 2,000 farmers across the United Kingdom have responded to Defra’s call for applicants for the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive, due to start in October 2021....
View news from United Kingdom UK government must stand up for farmers as Australia and New Zealand trade negotiations progress, says NFU
As trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand reach an advanced stage, farming organisations from across the UK have urged the government to remain committed to its negotiating objectives and stand up for UK farmers in all of its negotiations....
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright plans to progress pig, cattle health through two €3.5 million projects
Two new projects managed and coordinated by The Pirbright Institute are designed to improve pig and cattle health through fully funded worth a total of €3.5 million. ...
18 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom "Test Don't Guess" to control roundworm and liver fluke in ruminants
A new animation from the Moredun Institute showcases "Test Don't Guess", a fun way to learn about parasite monitoring to improve livestock health and performance. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK gears up for COP26 by showcasing green credentials
UK ministers are touring the nation to learn about the country's green future ahead of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow....
17 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Harper Adams welcomes new chair for Sustainable Beef Production
An award-winning livestock sustainability consultant and animal scientist has begun a new role – as Harper Adams University’s ABP Chair in Sustainable Beef Production....
View news from United Kingdom Newly introduced UK legislation formally recognizes animal sentience
The UK's proposed Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill will formally recognize that animals are sentient beings and establish a committee that considers animal welfare when making policy decisions....
16 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom RABI encourages farmers to take #5for5 this Mental Health Awareness Week
As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 kicks off, RABI is asking the farming community to try to find time to take five minutes to reach out to five friends and check how they’re getting on....
14 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK livestock disease research center receives funding boost
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to invest £500,000 to upgrade its research facilities at St Boswells....
13 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom EU and Northern Ireland risk being cut off from vital UK meat trade, says BMPA
Nick Allen from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) writes that the post-Brexit meat export system threatens to cut off the UK's trade with the European Union and Northern Ireland. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU calls for strengthened trade standards as part of Action Plan for Animal Welfare
The National Farmers Union has welcomed the recent raft of animal welfare measures proposed by the government, but says that the improved standards should apply to both imported and domestic goods. ...
12 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK to ban live animal exports for slaughter as part of welfare plan
Britain said on 12 May it would ban the live export of animals for slaughter and fattening, explore prohibiting the sale of foie gras and formally recognize animals as sentient beings as part of a post-Brexit welfare plan....
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers gear up for #AgriLeadershipWeek on 17 to 21 May
A new cross-organization campaign with AHDB, Nuffield Farming Scholarships and other key stakeholders hopes to raise awareness of pan-industry leadership training across the agricultural career spectrum....
10 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farm groups call for urgent adoption of "dual" GHG accounting to address methane emissions from livestock
Opportunities to create climate cooling by changing management of UK livestock could be lost if the way the UK accounts for its greenhouse gas emissions is not addressed urgently....
05 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright researchers hope to tackle cattle disease with two new projects
The Pirbright Institute has earmarked €3.5 million for two projects designed to improve pig and cattle health. ...
View news from United Kingdom How can global agriculture approach net zero?
The agriculture industry and supply chains need to be more unified to achieve net zero climate goal, say experts at BSAS conference. ...
03 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom Understanding teenagers in the dairy herd
Just like teenagers, cows are influenced by the group around them and need to be given choices, independence and rules. ...
02 May 2021
View news from United Kingdom RABI's Big Farming Survey sees huge uptake from UK farmers
The positive uptake of the survey into the health and wellbeing of the farming community will define future support. ...
30 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom #FarmingCan launches in the UK with backing from Prime Minister
Farmers Guardian launches the #FarmingCan campaign to showcase what agriculture delivers for the United Kingdom and how it can be a key block as the country rebuilds from the pandemic....
28 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom BSAS awards Dr Jude Capper for her sustainability research
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) announces Dr Jude Capper as the winner of the prestigious Sir John Hammond Award 2021....
25 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's Royal Academy of Engineering awards NFU £30,000 to teach STEM through agriculture
The Royal Academy of Engineering has recognized the value of delivering Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning through the lens of food and farming and its role in inspiring the next generation of engineers by funding the NFU’s brand...
23 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK researchers are learning more about lumpy skin disease in cattle
Researchers at the Pirbright Institute are determining which insects vector lumpy skin disease, an emerging cattle virus. ...
21 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom Calling all UK AgriTech start-ups
Harper Adams University is launching Cultivate, an AgriTech pre-accelerator to support early stage ag-tech businesses with mentoring and expertise. ...
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