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27 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Bovine TB could be controlled by breeding for resistance
A new study suggests that resistance for diseases like TB is not necessarily linked to a specific breed of cattle. ...
26 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Mole Valley Farmers warns of lower rumen function this winter
Low fibre grass silage, high starch maize and greater use of co-products in rations have pushed vets and nutritionists to issue a warning surrounding rumen function this winter....
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU says that government Spending Review presents a mixed picture for farmers
NFU President Minette Batters has responded to the UK Chancellor's Spending Review, saying that farmers are left with funding gaps and scant details on new agricultural policy. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK Government issues new advice on ear tags for livestock exporters
The UK has changed its policy regarding ear tags for livestock exports and movements from Great Britain to the EU and Northern Ireland from 1 January. ...
25 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
View news from United Kingdom TB insights help breed healthier African cattle
Resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) ̶ a disease that spreads from cattle to infect an estimated 70,000 people each year in Africa ̶ could be controlled genetically through selective breeding, a study suggests....
24 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom BMPA urges UK government to prioritise meat plant workers as early recipients of COVID-19 vaccine
News of a new COVID-19 vaccine immediately raises the question of how best to allocate the first batches of doses when they become available....
23 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright's Annual Report highlights investments in disease research and innovation
The Pirbright Institute's Annual Report 2019-2020 showcases a year of scientific progress in viral disease research. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
20 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farm vets work to establish a country-wide network of "Farm Vet Champions"
As part of the UK's farm animal antibiotics targets for 2024, vets propose creating a network to support farmers with herd health planning and disease prevention. ...
View news from United Kingdom Virtual tool launched by QMS to help farmers ‘Meat the Grade’
Livestock farmers will now have access to a free online tool which will help them to boost their bottom line by improving livestock selection and management for slaughter. ...
19 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom On-farm carbon footprinting now available in UK
The UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will launch its first wave of on-farm carbon footprinting through its Farm Excellence network. ...
View news from United Kingdom British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
18 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom AHDB explores the changing consumer dynamics in light of COVID-19
The economic ripple effect of COVID-19 led consumers to re-evaluate their buying behaviours – with price, value for money and buying local becoming more of a priority during lockdown....
17 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom England updates rules for seasonal farm workers
Seasonal workers arriving in England to carry out essential work on farms ahead of the Christmas season are now able to begin working as soon as they arrive in the country. ...
16 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Webinar from Ceva plans to explore bovine respiratory disease
Ceva promises to take delegates to "the next level of BRD diagnostics and treatment". ...
View news from United Kingdom Can AI help identify sick livestock?
New research project aims to use AI and "cutting edge" technology to reduce the environmental impact of farming. ...
13 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Roundtable urges government to deliver Brexit certainty
With less than eight weeks before the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK Farming Roundtable has stressed the critical importance of getting new agricultural policy right in the devolved nations....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB explores market access opportunities amidst COVID-19
Meat exporters in the UK will have the opportunity to learn about new ways of working as a result of Covid-19 during the latest in a series of AHDB export webinars....
View news from United Kingdom NFU heralds The Agriculture Act as the start of a new era for British food and farming
The NFU has hailed the introduction of the Agriculture Act as a "landmark moment" for post-Brexit farming, marking more than two years of campaigning to improve the Act....
12 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK passes sweeping agriculture legislation
The UK's transformative Agriculture Bill has become law and vows to reward environmentally-conscious farmers and land managers who produce "public goods"....
11 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK beef revenue grows by nearly £10 million due to national campaign
An eight-week campaign this Spring that supported the red meat industry has generated £9.8 million in incremental beef sales. ...
10 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom New industry group in UK vows to tackle ruminant health challenges
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms....
View news from United Kingdom Results from domestication study could enhance livestock development
Study shows that the genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human domestication in similar ways. ...
08 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom RABI commissions large-scale survey into farmer well-being
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI) has commissioned England and Wales' largest ever research project into farmer well-being. ...
07 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Landowners and farmers are key when addressing the UK's environmental crisis
New research from ecological consultancy EPR finds that despite delays in the UK's environmental legislation, farmers can begin environmental recovery efforts by taking advantage of existing incentive scheme. ...
06 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK grocer Sainsburys warns of reduced ranges in Northern Ireland without Brexit clarity
British supermarket Sainsburys says it could have to cut its range of offering in Northern Ireland unless it gets clarity on the province’s trading status after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December....
05 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy farmers told that future policies will be a better fit for the industry
Dairy farmers were told by UK Farming Minister Victoria Prentis the future farming policy will deliver a better deal for them going forward....
 
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