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17 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Visits Scottish Retailer as Festive Rush Gets Underway
SCOTLAND, UK - Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, joined the team at a bustling Edinburgh Aldi store last week to offer support as the festive rush gets underway....
View news from United Kingdom Mixed Picture for Livestock Producers This Christmas
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as we head into the festive season....
14 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Project to Reveal Ideal Size for Livestock
UK - A new research project is aiming to improve production efficiency in the UK by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for both beef cattle and sheep....
12 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom Low Levels of Cattle Imports for Further Production
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - During November 2018, there were 440 male store cattle imported from the Republic of Ireland for further production on Northern Irish farms, which takes the total for the year to date to 2,696 head....
View news from United Kingdom NFU's New Report Highlights Role of Farming, Enhancing Environment
UK - The NFU published an important new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London yesterday (11 December) attended by Defra Minister George Eustice....
11 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom UK Continues to be Net Beef Importer
UK - The UK is a net importer of beef with 212,337 tonnes imported during the first nine months of 2018 while 80,810 tonnes of beef products were exported, according to the latest available information from HMRC....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK, PTF Launch New Codes of Practice to Safeguard Cheese, Cream Standards
UK - Dairy UK and the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) have launched two new industry Codes of Practice on compositional standards for cheeses and creams....
07 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, NFU Scotland wrote to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need...
06 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom Pensioners Join Dairy Industry to Celebrate Nutritional Benefits of Cheese
UK - The Chelsea Pensioners and Dairy UK today kicked off festive celebrations with the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses, with Dairy UK announcing innovative plans to champion the taste and nutrition of cheese....
View news from United Kingdom Treated Imports Could Change Shoppers' Minds on Meat
UK - Allowing imports of products like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to new AHDB research....
05 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom New GB-wide Campaign Highlights Red Meat’s Positive Health Role
UK - A high-profile new campaign aimed at inspiring people about the role of lean red meat in a healthy diet was launched earlier this week (3 December) by Great Britain’s three red meat organisations....
View news from United Kingdom Modern Holstein Sire Offers Health, Welfare and Efficiency
UK - December 2018 genetic evaluations published this week (4 December) by AHDB Dairy see a raft of modern bulls rise to the top which will improve their offspring’s health and welfare, while some will even breed daughters which are predicted to be...
View news from United Kingdom Survey Launched to Improve Neonatal Survival
UK - Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the key focus of a new project involving British beef and sheep units....
03 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom Deadline Approaching for Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - Eligible farmers and crofters are reminded to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) before the deadline of 31 December 2018....
28 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
26 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Farmers Urged to Speak Up for Fair Contract Terms
UK - On Friday (23 November), the four UK farming unions urged all dairy farmers to engage with the forthcoming government consultation on dairy contracts to make their voice heard and speak up for a more effective dairy supply chain, with fairer terms...
View news from United Kingdom Confirmation of Arla Foods Milk Price for December
UK - The Arla Foods amba on-account price will reduce, with effect from 1 December 2018, by 1 eurocent per kg. When applied to the UK manufacturing litre it equates to a reduction of 0.89 pence per litre, taking the UK standard litre to 31.57 pence....
View news from United Kingdom Thousands Trained to Support Meat Supply Chain
UK - More than 6,000 people have passed AHDB Meat Education Programme (MEP) training modules, to improve the skills of workers supporting the beef and lamb supply chain....
View news from United Kingdom Important Step Towards Measuring, Managing & Monitoring Beef, Lamb's Environmental Credentials
UK - Three meat levy bodies have jointly commissioned a new project to pave the way for a sustainability framework for livestock production in Great Britain....
21 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom UK Cheese Exports Slow Down in Third Quarter
UK - UK cheese exports in the third quarter of 2018 (July-September) continued to grow year on year, but at 2 per cent the pace was considerably slower than in the last two quarters. ...
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
View news from United Kingdom Glenkiln Meeting to Focus on Maximising Suckler Cow Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - The next Nithsdale Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday (29 November) will focus on how to get the most from suckler beef production and will be held at Glenkiln Estate, Crocketford by kind permission of Sir Henry Keswick....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Want Clarity on Future of Farming, Unions Say
UK - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, NFU Cymru...
20 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Could Boost Profits Through New Breeding Tools
UK - Five new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help farmers improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet target specification....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Enterprises Report Some Margin Improvement
UK - Despite some improvement in the financial performance of some types of cattle and sheep enterprises, the results of a QMS survey continue to highlight the challenge livestock farmers face in terms of achieving a positive margin without CAP support....
19 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Burgers, Bangers Sizzled in the Heat
UK - Old favourites - burgers and bangers - were the winners of this year’s barbecue season, with burgers making an appearance at almost 40 per cent of all barbecue occasions....
16 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Calls for Urgent Answers on Brexit
UK - Dairy UK Chairman Paul Vernon yesterday spoke out, calling for urgent answers on Brexit and the threat to stability for business and the dairy sector....
View news from United Kingdom NFUS: UK, Scottish Govts Urged to Resolve Differences on Agriculture Bill
NFU Scotland has called upon the UK and Scottish Government to resolve their differences on the Agriculture Bill. ...
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