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06 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK signals that it is open to Australia-style EU deal, but snags remain
As negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and European Union reach their final weeks, PM Johnson says the UK could trade with the EU on similar terms to Australia in case no deal is reached....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB marks first shipment of UK beef to US in decades
The first shipment of UK beef to the United States is being celebrated in a virtual launch by AHDB. ...
05 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom Webinars from AHDB will put the turbulence of 2020 into perspective
The impact of the coronavirus crisis, consumer views on buying British and the ongoing challenges of Brexit will be explored in a series of webinars from AHDB. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK faces significant challenges in meeting net zero carbon goals for livestock
A new report warns that currently available technologies will not be able to deliver on the UK farming sector's goal of net zero carbon emissions. ...
02 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom Convenience remains the top priority for UK shoppers
Market research shows that speed and ease of cooking drive the shopping choices for UK consumers, with 75 percent of households purchasing "value added" meat products last year. ...
01 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK cattle show increased gutworm infection but low liver fluke exposure
New parasite tracker from Boehringer highlights high gutworm but low liver fluke exposure in cattle this grazing season. ...
30 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK government opts to exclude foreign dairy workers from SOL
A last-ditch attempt to include dairy workers on the UK's Shortage Occupation List (SOL) has been rejected, sparking fears of worker shortages in the industry. ...
View news from United Kingdom Milkmen expand their business during UK lockdown
New AHDB analysis shows that UK consumers turned to doorstep delivery of milk during lockdown, bolstering milk delivery businesses. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry well positioned to break into the Middle Eastern market
Middle Eastern markets present a huge opportunity for the UK's red meat exports with the region importing nearly 90 percent of its locally consumed beef and lamb. ...
29 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom AHDB data shows UK shoppers restricting purchases due to COVID-19
Price is on the rise as a key purchase driver as new AHDB research reveals a third of UK consumers have seen a change in household employment status in the wake of COVID-19....
View news from United Kingdom UK's meat export market at risk as government delays securing Third Country status
The United Kingdom must be formally listed as a Third Country by the EU in order to continue selling meat and other food products in that market, says BMPA...
25 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Lords back welfare safeguard in Agriculture Bill
UK vets and activists welcome move that could prevent food imports produced at lower animal welfare standards. ...
24 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom How the UK can cut dairy emissions without cutting down on dairy consumption
Reducing the number of dairy cows across the UK doesn't have to mean less milk, cheese and yoghurt on grocery shelves. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK Vets urge animal welfare amendment as Agriculture Bill progresses through the House of Lords
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a crucial clause in the Agriculture Bill that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards....
23 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Government must do more to support the economic recovery of rural England, say citizen groups
The UK's Rural Coalition, an alliance of organisations including the RICS, the NFU, the CPRE, the Country Land and Business Association and the National Housing Federation, are calling on the Government to shore up the economic recovery of rural England....
22 September 2020
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. ...
View news from United Kingdom Mycoplasma bovis vaccine proves successful
Vaccinating calves against Mycoplasma bovis significantly reduces post-weaning mortality and antibiotic use, according to results from an independent farm-based trial....
View news from United Kingdom New livestock insights software could bring UK farmers closer to the NFU's net zero goal
NFU leaders have called for greater adoption of new technology available to help farms maximise margins, uphold the UK’s reputation for quality and safe produce, and reduce carbon emissions....
21 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Discovery of rare Roman cattle bones sheds new light on ancient farming
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat....
18 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK’s July beef imports remain down, exports more typical
The latest data from HMRC shows that in July UK beef imports (including primary, processed and offal) totalled 23,400 tonnes, down 12% on the year....
17 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Did coronavirus impact UK dairy trade?
The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably had an impact on global trade, with IHS Markit dubbing April-June 2020 “the worst quarter in trade on record”. ...
View news from United Kingdom Jump in use of sexed dairy, beef semen
Sales of sexed dairy semen accounted for just over half of dairy semen sales in the year to March 2020, jumping up from a 32% share the previous year, writes Katherine Jack, AHDB analyst for dairy. ...
15 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Minister sees progress on new environmental schemes
Victoria Prentis, the UK's Farming Minister, visits a Yorkshire farm to see how local environmental land management projects are delivering results for farmers and nature....
14 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Parasite risk high in the UK after summer weather
Cattle farmers are being advised to get on top of parasites at housing to prevent any production losses, after a warm and wet summer, may have led to an increased risk of mixed worm burdens across the UK....
11 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK extends badger cull to 11 new areas, angering activists
The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". ...
10 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK political leaders show support for farming on Back British Farming Day
Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have both shown their support for the British farming industry today by wearing a Back British Farming Day wool and wheat pin badge during Prime Minister’s Questions....
View news from United Kingdom Play it safe at UK livestock marts as Autumn sales get underway
Farmers are being urged to strictly observe public health physical distancing guidelines as the Autumn sales in Scotland’s livestock marts get underway. ...
09 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK outlines its posture after Brexit
Britain will set out new details of its blueprint for life outside the European Union on 9 September when it publishes legislation that could potentially break international law....
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