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08 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK launches Farmvention to bring food and farming to classrooms
After the phenomenal success since its launch just two years ago, the NFU is opening its annual Farmvention competition to bring the world of food and farming into the classroom. This year the competition is focusing on the greatest global challenge of...
06 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Detect coccidiosis before it causes scour in autumn calves
Detecting and treating coccidiosis in beef calves before it causes scour can avoid damage to the gut and prevent ongoing impacts to performance, including reduced weaning weights....
05 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Grazing calculator launched to simplify rotational grazing
New tool encourages performance-focused grassland management and regenerative agriculture....
04 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Cattle marts will be “rocks” during Brexit uncertainty
With less than four months until the end of the Brexit transition period, and still no clarity on a future relationship, livestock marts say they will be "rocks" for UK farmers through the uncertainty....
View news from United Kingdom UK government gives more funding for bovine TB research
The new projects will develop tools to enable faster detection and diagnosis of bovine TB. ...
02 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Secrets of high productivity at low carbon cost
A beacon of lean production and efficiency, Conor Colgan of Aidansfield Research Farm, is using lean management principles and accuracy driven measurement to maximise output and reduce carbon footprint....
View news from United Kingdom Reducing nitrogen pollution from dairy production
Scientists at Aberystwyth University are leading a new international research project to find ways of reducing nitrogen pollution from dairy production....
31 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Dairy explores export opportunities in the Middle East
A series of webinars in September from AHDB will explore the potential export opportunities for the UK's diary sector. ...
28 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Scottish vets try to gauge the prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis on farms
The study aims to find out the prevalence of Mycoplasma Bovis in Scottish dairy herds. ...
27 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Conservation Trust highlights the critical work UK farmers do to ensure biodiversity
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust urge policymakers to put working conservationists at the heart of the UK's conservation and greening policy. ...
26 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK mulls legislation that would force large companies to clean up their supply chains
On 24 August, the UK said it would start a consultation process on a potential new law that would force big companies to clean up their supply chains by fining them if they used products grown on illegally deforested land....
25 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom ADF Milking Ltd wins second Queen’s Award
Her Majesty the Queen has acknowledged ADF Milking for a second time – on this occasion for the proficient distribution of British technology around the world....
View news from United Kingdom New UK polling data indicates that 75 percent welcome ban on lower-welfare food imports
The RSPCA has launched a petition urging the UK Government to keep its manifesto commitment regarding animal welfare as trade deals progress. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK vets lobby to change the welfare of animals at slaughter
The comprehensive new policy authored by leading experts and vets have recommended over 65 ways to improve the welfare of animals at slaughter. ...
View news from United Kingdom Does breed type influence methane emissions from cattle?
An Aberystwyth University study investigating the role of traditional and modern breeds of beef cattle in influencing methane emissions has been published in the journal PLOSONE....
21 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom British vets call for "urgent clarity" on post-Brexit vet checks
The British Veterinary Association warns that the government's lack of preparation in Brexit negotiations could have a "significant impact" on the movement of animals. ...
View news from United Kingdom Food security must be a central element of the UK's green recovery from COVID-19
The UK's green recovery from the coronavirus is a "golden opportunity" for the farming sector to show global leadership in sustainability and food security....
19 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy podcast shares top tips on starting a dairy business
A dairy farmer from Staffordshire says attending specific dairy courses and joining discussion groups were a vital part in equipping her and her husband with the skills to run their own business....
View news from United Kingdom Moredun and Orkney Livestock Association announce an important partnership
Orkney Livestock Association (OLA) have signed up to partner Moredun to give their members access to research outputs, knowledge, skills and expertise generated at Moredun, which are targeted to improve animal health and welfare and increase the sustainable...
18 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA launches petition to protect UK welfare standards amid free trade negotiations
The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards in the UK. ...
View news from United Kingdom New study reveals the true cost of worms to UK cattle farmers
A study published in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine estimates that UK livestock farmers lose £270 million each year due to parasitic worm infections. ...
16 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Brits turn to takeout during COVID-19 lockdown
Data from AHDB shows that Brits are buying more take-out than they did before lockdown, with latest figures showing a 2 percent rise in orders compared to March 2020. ...
15 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom University of Edinburgh hopes to develop trypanosomiasis test
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are developing new methods to tackle trypanosomiasis, a parasitic infection that kills millions of cattle each year....
13 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Emerging research suggests red meat may have a longer-than-expected shelf life
An industry-led study from the UK and Australia demonstrates that the current shelf life recommendations can be safely extended. ...
View news from United Kingdom Deadline for English Dairy Response Fund extended to September
English dairy farmers who suffered significant milk price cuts in April because of COVID-19 disruptions and have yet to submit their claim to the Government’s Dairy Response Fund have now got until 11 September to apply....
12 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK businesses call for action to save "shovel-ready" renewable heat projects
Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector have been excluded from BEIS’s RHI COVID-19 Extension, undermining Government ambitions to deliver Carbon Net Zero and to "build back better"....
View news from United Kingdom FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
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