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24 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom £6m State-of-the-art Dairy Center Launched at University of Nottingham
UK - A new £6 million centre that will position the University of Nottingham at the forefront of research into the health, nutrition and welfare of dairy cows is to be officially unveiled at its Sutton Bonington campus....
23 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Farmers Join Forces to Increase Resilience, Profitability
UK - Over 300 farmers have signed up to Arla’s new R500 programme designed to help future proof their farms and increase resilience to the impact of volatile milk prices....
View news from United Kingdom Genetic Merit a Key Performance Measure Critical to Success
UK - Farmers can see how the genetic merit of their herd compares against the rest of the industry as the measure has been added to AHDB Dairy's set of key performance indicators (KPIs). ...
View news from United Kingdom Cheeky £1 Million Campaign to Promote Beef Thin Cuts
UK - A £1 million advertising campaign aims to add £6 million to the thin cut steak market over the next three years by engaging new families and young couples....
22 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases Milk Price for June
UK - Arla Foods amba is increasing its conventional milk price for June by one eurocent....
View news from United Kingdom UK Dairy Sector Demonstrates Decade of World Class Environmental Progress
UK - The UK dairy sector has made significant progress in its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, attendees at the launch of the Dairy Roadmap 10th anniversary report in the House of Commons were told today....
21 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Expands New Fibre Yogurt Range
UK - Following the launch of Arla Fibre earlier this year, Arla Foods is to expand the range with the addition of a new plain variant. ...
View news from United Kingdom Huge Opportunities for Farmer-to-farmer Learning This Summer
UK - UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer....
17 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom QMS Unveils Focused Five Year Strategy, Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisation tasked with promoting some of Scotland’s most iconic food brands, Quality Meat Scotland, has this week (Wednesday, 16 May 2018) unveiled a new strategy and vision for the five-year period to 2023....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Scotland Joins Calls for Feed in Tariff Commitment
UK - NFU Scotland joined others in the Scottish renewable sector in calling for the UK Government to commit to Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) beyond 2019 to build on the current success story. ...
16 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Frictionless Trade with EU Vital for UK Livestock Sector, Say Farming Unions
UK - Livestock representatives from farming unions in all parts of the UK attended a meeting in Edinburgh last week, hosted by NFU Scotland. Top of the agenda for the representatives was the on-going uncertainty over the UK Governments policy for post-Brexit...
11 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Trade Firms in Line with Seasonal Trend
UK - UK farmgate prices for prime cattle continue to rise, following the same pattern as last year and maintaining a premium of around three percent on the year. ...
10 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Varieties Added to Recommended Grass, Clover Lists
UK - Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding....
View news from United Kingdom Meaty Social Media Merger for 'The Scotch Kitchen'
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has merged its consumer-facing social media platforms to further strengthen The Scotch Kitchen, as its lead social media channel, promoting the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands....
03 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU Scotland Welcomes Cash Flow Boost from Beef Calf Scheme Payments
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the news that payments worth £38 million to Scottish beef producers will arrive in farmers' bank accounts in the coming weeks, easing cash flow worries....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Brings Benefits of Dairy to Soft Drinks Category
UK - Arla Foods is set to launch into the breakfast food-to-go market with the introduction of its new Milk & Oats range of healthy* ready to drink beverages. ...
27 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Maintains May Milk Price
UK - Arla is holding its conventional milk price for May at 27.43 pence for its manufacturing litre....
View news from United Kingdom Strong Year for UK Cheese Exports
UK - Exports of cheese from the UK surpassed the £615 million mark last year – rising 23 per cent from 2016, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
18 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB: Understanding Consumer Needs is Key to Exports
UK - A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to unlocking export opportunities for British food and farming products should be avoided if we are to reap the rewards of overseas trade....
View news from United Kingdom Countryside Must Not Become a ‘Soft Target’, NFU Tells Police C
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
17 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU South East Prepared to Respond to Govt on Future Farm Policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU...
16 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Feed efficiency drive puts yeast efficacy under the spotlight
With milk producers continuing to look for opportunities to increase margins, the role of yeasts in improving rumen function and feed efficiency is increasingly under the spotlight. But not all yeasts are the same, warns Dr Derek McIlmoyle, AB Vista EMEA...
13 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Eye-catching Advertising Driving Awareness of Scotch Beef in London
UK - Four million Londoners are currently being targeted with eye-catching Scotch Beef billboard advertising as part of a high-impact campaign being run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), with a focus on London and the Home Counties....
View news from United Kingdom Experts Advise Use of Benchmarking to Identify Farms with High Antibiotic Use
UK - A number of British dairy farms are using extremely high levels of antibiotics in their cattle, a study finds....
12 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Research Reveals Current Cattle Injections Increase Risk of Injury
UK - Research by experts at The University of Nottingham suggests that current injection techniques in UK dairy cattle need to change to avoid the risk of nerve injury....
10 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Grazing-based Spring Calvers Advised to Select on £SCI
UK - With the breeding season for spring block calving herds about to start, farmers choosing bulls for grazing-based systems are advised to pay attention to the new run of Spring Calving Indexes (£SCI), published last week (3 April 2018) by AHDB Dairy....
06 April 2018
View news from United Kingdom Nation's Diets are Stuck in a Rut, New Research from Arla Reveals
UK - New research released by Arla Fibre reveals that the nation’s diets are stuck in a rut, with nearly two thirds (61 per cent) of adults (2,000 adults polled by 72 Point in March 2018) eating the same or similar foods every day. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Top Jersey Offers Production, Fitness and Type
UK - There’s a new leader in the top five Jersey bulls ranked on Profitable Lifetime Index in the AHDB Dairy rankings published this week (3 April 2018). ...
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