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05 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom AHDB webinar shows the changing landscape for UK red meat and dairy
The UK's red meat and dairy sectors have fared well during the COVID-19 crisis, with grocery spending offsetting losses from food service closures during lockdown. ...
04 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK begins consultations on use of fertilisers in effort to cut ammonia emissions
The government has launched a consultation seeking views on reducing ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers used for growing plants and crops....
View news from United Kingdom UK publishes new details of Basic Payment Scheme for farmers
The UK's Rural Payments Agency has published the new Basic Payment Scheme entitlement values and greening rates. ...
03 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Dairy farmers told to focus on integration, export growth and benchmarking
Productivity in the dairy industry is not about producing as much milk as possible it is about how well the sector can turn inputs into outputs, delegates at RABDF’s Virtual Business and Policy Conference were told....
View news from United Kingdom Welsh government sees key opportunity to protect farm animals
The RSPCA says that a post-Brexit subsidy scheme that incentivises improved animal welfare outcomes could help millions of farm animals in Wales. ...
02 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom The UK's refusal to prioritise fresh meat at ports puts industry at risk
The UK government has not prioritised the quick movement of fresh meat at shipping ports, putting the UK meat industry at risk of losing vital export orders. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK strengthens Trade and Agriculture Commission ahead of Brexit
The British Veterinary Association welcomes stronger legal remit for the Trade and Agriculture Commission....
31 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farm antibiotic sales continue to fall across Europe and United Kingdom
Sales of antibiotics for use in farm animals are trending downwards in the UK and multiple EU countries. ...
30 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK's celebrity farmers urge MPs to safeguard farming standards ahead of Agriculture Bill vote
Some of the UK's best-known farmers are calling on MPs to support British food and farming standards ahead of the 4 November vote on the Agriculture Bill. ...
View news from United Kingdom Toxoplasma gondii study in the UK wins additional funding
Researchers at the UK's Moredun Institute hope to improve understanding of how the parasite operates in different hosts. ...
View news from United Kingdom "Milk Your Moments" campaign delivers for UK dairy sector
The UK's first national dairy TV campaign for 20 years helped drive an estimated 11.2 million litres of additional liquid milk sales during the Coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, as well as raising £100,000 for mental health charities....
29 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom Webinars explore the benefits of fodder beets as winter livestock feed
A New Zealand-based expert will take part in a series of webinars - aimed specifically at sheep, beef and dairy - on the use of fodder beet as a crop to feed livestock over the winter....
28 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK agri-tech start-up gains traction with US ranchers
Innovative animal tracking collar Herdsy has secured its first US deals forecast at £1.4 million over the next five years....
23 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy producer numbers down 4.7% on last year
The AHDB's most recent survey of major milk buyers indicates a drop in UK dairy producers of almost 5% while milk volume per farm goes up. ...
View news from United Kingdom Field Test to Help Dairy Farmers Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
Indian dairy farmers will be able to trial a new portable testing kit that can help target antibiotics to treat cows and buffalo, and tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)....
22 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom Free app shown to trim feed costs and boost profits
UK beef farmers could boost profits by £100 a head and collectively save £650m a year in feed costs by finishing more animals in-spec – and a free app can help them do it....
21 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK extends its BVD Stamp it Out project
Defra has announced a six-month extension to the BVD Stamp it Out initiative in England due to COVID-19 delays. ...
20 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy labour survey to investigate national worker shortage
Dairy farm owners and managers are being encouraged to complete a survey to highlight the issues they have when recruiting labour following an announcement by Government last month (29 September) that access to foreign labour would be limited....
16 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU complaint on breach of partiality upheld by BBC
The BBC has upheld an impartiality breach complaint made by the National Farmers Union regarding the BBC1 documentary, "Meat: a threat to our planet?"...
15 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU president meets Prime Minister
NFU President Minette Batters met Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 14 October to discuss the need for the UK to safeguard British farming's high standards in trade policy. ...
14 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom The UK must reward farmers for maintaining and improving landscapes, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union is launching a new report that shows the pivotal role British farming plays in maintaining the nation's landscapes and sets out how future policy needs to enable farmers to continue their work. ...
13 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vets stunned as MPs vote against Agriculture Bill amendment on import standards
Vets across the United Kingdom lament a "severe blow for animal welfare" as MPs vote against an amendment that would require food imports to meet the same rigorous welfare and safety standards as UK farm products....
12 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy profits expected to recover in 2020, says Old Mill
The newly-released Milk Cost of Production Report from Old Mill shows UK Dairy farmers' profits recovering in 2019/20 after falling in 2018/19, mainly due to reduced purchased feed costs. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK ministers move to deny MPs vote on blocking chlorinated chicken imports
Reporting in The Independent states that British cabinet members will use an “obscure” rule to prevent lawmakers from voting on food imports....
09 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom More UK farmers seeking mental health support with FCN
The Farming Community Network's (FCN) helpline reports that mental health queries now make up the majority of calls....
08 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farming risks collapse unless it prioritises the natural environment
New research demonstrates the business case for farming while prioritising the natural environment. ...
07 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom Why milk prices and contracts don't always determine business success
Profitability and business success are determined by how well dairy businesses are structured, delegates were told at the recent Women in Dairy Conference....
View news from United Kingdom Farm productivity grants available for UK farmers
The UK's Rural Payments Agency has set aside £25 million to help farmers boost productivity....
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