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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)....
30 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Sales of sexed dairy semen in the UK double
Sales of sexed dairy semen have doubled over the last two years according to a recent AHDB survey of breeding companies....
View news from United Kingdom The US and UK have suspended their trade dispute - here's what it means for the UK ag sector
Market analysis from AHDB's Dr Phil Hadley shares what the tariff suspensions could mean for UK food and farming....
28 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Planning ahead for winter bedding
Now is the time to work out how much straw you will need for bedding and feeding over the winter in a worst-case scenario and calculate whether there will be a deficit....
View news from United Kingdom McDonald's UK and Ireland win sustainability award from Compassion in World Farming
McDonald’s UK & Ireland and FAI win Compassion in World Farming’s Sustainable Food and Farming Award....
26 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom New initiative has medical students visiting farms to learn about sustainable food production
LEAF Education, Quorn Foods, The Great Tew Estate and Nutritank have partnered to develop an on-farm teaching initiative that educates medical students about sustainability, food production and farming....
25 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom You can’t have a functioning ecosystem without animals
In conversation with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) podcast presenter Mark Stephen, “the soil guy”, as he’s dubbed, discusses the fundamentals of using biomimicry and agroecology to improve soil function and reduce input costs. ...
23 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Improve pregnancy rates to drive profitability
Strategic dairy farmer Jim Kirk has lifted pregnancy rate across his year-round calving herd from 20% to an impressive 25%....
22 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers urge PM to outline his plan for the future of British agriculture and trade
The National Farmers Union is encouraging the Prime Minister and his government to showcase a comprehensive strategy to manage the impact of opening the UK market to major agricultural exporters. ...
21 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
View news from United Kingdom UK wants an additional three-month “grace period” in EU meat export spat
Britain asked the European Union for a further three months to resolve a dispute over whether chilled meat products such as sausages, produced in the mainland United Kingdom, can continue to be sold in Northern Ireland....
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