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08 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom Why grazing and grass make economic sense
The case for making milk and meat from grass could scarcely be stronger, according to dairy consultant, Tony Evans, from Andersons Farm Business Consultancy....
07 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK labor crisis sours the dairy sector
Some British dairy farmers have been forced to destroy tens of thousands of litres of milk due to rising costs, labour shortages and an acute deficit of truck drivers which has strained supply chains to breaking point, farmers said....
06 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy farmers prepare for December Action Johne’s deadline
Following a successful third year of implementation of the National Johne’s Management Plan, the industry is gearing up to collect 2021 declaration forms ahead of the December deadline....
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers call for urgent review of government's Future Farming program
The UK National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for a review of Defra's future farming program for England as recent labor and supply chain shocks make reductions in the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) more daunting....
View news from United Kingdom Epigentics: precise thinking
Nessa Carey of Synomics considers how epigenetics and the greater understanding of data can be used to support breeders and producers in ‘precision farming’....
05 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom New research into parasite killing 3 million animals/year in Africa, Asia and LatAm
Insights into a parasite that kills 3 million livestock each year could underpin the development of much-needed new treatments for infection, according to The Roslin Institute....
View news from United Kingdom UK public voices support to retain food self-sufficiency levels
More than 54,000 people in the UK have signed an open letter to Environment Secretary George Eustice that calls for the UK to retain its current level of 60% self-sufficiency in food production....
04 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom Farm Business Innovation Show - What can you expect to see at the show this year?
If you haven’t already seen, the Farm Business Innovation Show is back and opening its doors at the NEC Birmingham on the 10 and 11 November....
View news from United Kingdom UK pauses competition law for CO2 suppliers amid shortages
Britain has temporarily exempted parts of the carbon dioxide (CO2) industry from competition law to help provide further security of the gas's supplies to food businesses in the country....
03 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK students gear up for this year's harvest festival
More than 50,000 students across the UK will take part in NFU Harvest Live this week, where they will be making meals with British produce and meet the farmers who grow their ingredients. ...
01 October 2021
View news from United Kingdom Research from Pirbright Institute sheds light on FMDv in African buffalo
New research from Pirbright and other academic partners investigates the persistence and continued circulation of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease virus in African buffalo. ...
30 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK government will not issue any additional visas for agri-food sector
The UK will not introduce any new visa schemes for agriculture and food businesses that are facing acute staff shortages, say government sources....
View news from United Kingdom Opinion: Labor shortage threatens to cancel out any Brexit dividend
An analysis written by Peter Hardwicke from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that shortages of EU laborers in the UK meat industry will undermine its competitiveness going forward. ...
29 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom New project significantly improves IVF in cattle
Researchers in the UK have discovered a new embryo identification IVF method for cattle, sparking potential gains for the dairy industry. ...
View news from United Kingdom New research could lead to new treatments for African trypanosomiasis
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute have gained fresh insights into the parasite that causes animal African trypanosome (AAT) infection, also known as sleeping sickness....
28 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom Showcasing the health benefits of red meat and dairy could keep the sector competitive
More than a quarter of all meals eaten at home in the UK are consumed for "health reasons", showcasing the nutritional benefits of meat and dairy could capitalize on this trend. ...
27 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK warned visa plan to fix truck driver shortage will not solve crunch
Britain’s decision to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers is a short-term fix that will not solve an acute labor shortage that risks major disruption for retailers in the run-up to Christmas, business leaders have warned....
View news from United Kingdom “We’ll do whatever it takes to resolve trucker shortage”, says UK
The UK has vowed to do whatever it takes to resolve a trucker shortage that has forced oil giant BP to close some petrol stations and strained supermarket supply chains to breaking point....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB explores how the UK's changing consumer landscape will impact the ag sector
As consumer preferences and behaviors continue to change in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHDB will take an in-depth look at what that means for UK livestock farmers in a series of webinars. ...
26 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK releases new round of funding for collaborative farming communities
The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund is set to re-open in December, giving groups of farmers and landowners the opportunity to be rewarded for their knowledge-sharing efforts. ...
24 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom Animal nutrition companies in Northern Ireland partner with AFBI to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency for dairy cattle
Two of Northern Ireland’s leading animal nutrition companies, John Thompsons and Sons Ltd and Trouw Nutrition Ltd, are partnering with scientists at AFBI to develop strategies to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency by dairy cows....
View news from United Kingdom “Don’t panic buy” UK minister tells consumers
Consumers should not panic buy products as Britain is not heading back into a 1970s-style "winter of discontent" of strikes and power shortages, a junior minister said on 23 September....
23 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK's food supply chain and labor crisis calls for urgent action from PM, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to implement a COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address labor shortages that are adversely impacting the supply chain. ...
View news from United Kingdom What's on the horizon for UK meat exports to the EU?
New report from the AHDB shows that the EU has retained its status as a key trading partner for the UK's red meat and dairy sectors, but exporters need to have a greater understanding of consumer needs to benefit from any future trade....
View news from United Kingdom Single case of BSE identified on a farm in Somerset, UK
The UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has confirmed a single case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on a farm in Somerset. ...
22 September 2021
View news from United Kingdom Britain warns food industry: Carbon dioxide prices will rise sharply
Britain warned the food industry on 22 September that carbon dioxide prices would rise sharply after offering tens of millions of dollars of state support to a fertiliser company to avert a food supply crunch....
View news from United Kingdom UK government announces export supports for farmers and agrifood industry
Plans to help the UK’s farmers and food and drink businesses boost exports have been announced. ...
View news from United Kingdom Learning from those who live with wolves
Large carnivore populations are expanding across Europe and experts are calling for increased support for communities to encourage harmonious relationships with their new neighbours....
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