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04 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers urged to prepare plan B
Farming consultants have created an emergency document to help farmers plan ahead in case they fall ill during the coronavirus pandemic. ...
02 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy farmers are encouraged to check contact details on Government websites
The RABDF is urging farmers to check their contact details are correct on websites such as the RPA and Cattle Tracing System (CTS), following the temporary closure of offices due to coronavirus....
View news from United Kingdom As 35,000 badgers are culled, RSPCA urges Government to accelerate new bTB plans
As highest ever number of badgers killed in latest cull, RSPCA urges Government to end culls now and speed up introduction of new herd management plans....
31 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU provides new service to report how coronavirus impacts UK farming
A new online service aimed at capturing farm business issues related to coronavirus has been launched by the NFU....
View news from United Kingdom RABDF issues staff management guidelines as Coronavirus cases soar
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has issued a set of guidelines to help dairy farmers safeguard their workforce as cases of Coronavirus continue to soar....
View news from United Kingdom Increased demand for ground beef signals trouble in the next two weeks
Though massive demand from shoppers for meat and other products might mean big profits for manufacturers, the truth is more complicated. ...
30 March 2020
28 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Vet groups and charities work together to continue care and support veterinary teams and clients during coronavirus
Veterinary groups and animal welfare charities have joined together to help ensure the UK’s animals are cared for during the coronavirus pandemic....
23 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Increasing UK milk price gap indicates a broken market
The widening gap between the highest and lowest milk prices was highlighted as competing brands announce opposing price points....
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK publishes coronavirus advice for employers
The NFU has published a Q&A webpage for employers on coronavirus....
19 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Scottish butchers rally together to support local communities
SCOTLAND, UK - Butchers across the country are supporting their local communities in efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19....
18 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Common anti-parasite treatments found to devastate wildlife
Researchers at the University of Sussex are calling for alternatives to wormers and anti-ectoparasitic products used widely in cattle....
View news from United Kingdom UK's Moredun Foundation for animal health and welfare celebrates 100 years of research and education
The Moredun, located just outside Edinburgh, celebrated its centenary on 17 March. ...
View news from United Kingdom Milk Committee highlights industry issues to Cabinet Secretary
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s new look Milk Committee welcomed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism Fergus Ewing MSP on Thursday (12 March) to their first meeting since the AGM in February. Committee Chair Gary Mitchell thanked Mr Ewing for...
16 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Partnering during bluetongue outbreak to offer diagnostic solutions
The Pirbright Institute is home to the OIE World Organisation for Animal Health Reference Laboratory for bluetongue virus (BTV). The team at Pirbright is responsible for receiving samples for diagnosis from the UK and around the world and responding to...
View news from United Kingdom UK's APHA receives £1.4 billion budget windfall for world-leading Weybridge Laboratory
The UK’s world-leading scientific and veterinary capability will be enhanced after a £1.4 billion investment boost to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) to protect the country against the increasing threats of animal and plant diseases....
View news from United Kingdom UK-US beef protocol positive result for NI beef farmers, says UFU
UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) beef and lamb chairman Sam Chesney said the announcement of the UK-United States beef protocol is a positive result for Northern Ireland (NI) beef farmers and the timing of this could not be more fitting....
14 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farming Co-Op launches £400k funding bid
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) has today announced the launch of a major funding round to raise £400k through the ethical investment platform Ethex....
12 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom RABDF, NFU praise move by Government to hold red diesel levy for agriculture
UK - The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) and National Farmers Union (NFU) have welcomed the 11 March announcement that the red diesel subsidy will remain for the agricultural sector....
View news from United Kingdom Beef farmers criticise calls to slash red meat, dairy Intake
UK - According to a report released by the government-funded research group Energy Systems Catapult, the only way the UK can reach its net zero target by 2050 is by cutting down on consumption of red meat....
View news from United Kingdom US opens market to UK beef exports
UK - Beef from the UK could soon be heading to America after government officials agreed the next step of an export deal worth around £66 million over the first five years....
11 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom QMS launches new "Make it" campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Two of Scotland’s finest ingredients, Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI, are set to be in the spotlight in the coming weeks as Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) launches it’s new 'Make it' campaign....
View news from United Kingdom 15,000 people sign NFU’s food standards petition
More than 15,000 people have urged the Government to commit in law that food that would be illegal for British farmers to produce here will not be imported as part of future trade deals....
View news from United Kingdom Beefing up efficiency
There is "considerable opportunity" to improve the efficiency of the beef sector in Scotland, according to new research published by Scotland’s Rural College....
View news from United Kingdom UK loses "A" grade in global test of animal welfare leadership
The UK has dropped a grade in the global assessment of countries’ records on animal welfare due to Brexit parliamentary delays which have held up planned laws such as animal sentience and export regulation....
10 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom First Milk announces April milk price hold
UK - First Milk has announced that its milk price from 1 April 2020 will be held at the current level....
View news from United Kingdom Machine learning could improve diagnosis of mastitis infections in cows
UK - A new study has found that machine learning has the potential to enhance and improve a veterinarian's ability to accurately diagnose herd mastitis origin and reduce mastitis levels on dairy farms....
09 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Report confirms TB strategy retains culling option
UK - The UK government has announced plans for the next stage of its 25-year bovine TB eradication strategy including field trials of a cattle vaccine, plans to vaccinate more badgers against the disease and improved testing to intercept bTB earlier....
 
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