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25 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Women in Dairy Conference moves online for 2020
The 2020 Women in Dairy (WID) Conference organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is moving online this year due to uncertainty surrounding social distancing measures brought in to control Coronavirus....
View news from United Kingdom Industry groups raise concerns over farmer well-being as pandemic continues
Mart closures and show cancellations will impact farmers' mental health and well-being. ...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy farmers urged to speak up for fair contract terms as government consults on contracts
The NFU is urging dairy farmers to engage with the long-awaited government consultation on dairy contracts and speak up for a more effective dairy supply chain, with fairer terms for farmers....
24 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK-wide consultation into dairy sector to tackle supply chain issues launched
Defra announces a 12-week consultation across the UK to address recurring issues and conditions in the dairy supply chain. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme
Farmers across England are invited to discuss and share their views on future farming policy in a series of online webinars from Defra. ...
22 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK launches its "bounce back" plan for agriculture
The UK Government has unveiled new measures and proposed trade agreements that will revitalise the food and drinks sector as the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic....
View news from United Kingdom Attention future farmers: £5000 Sustainable Agriculture Bursary now open for applications
Agriculture students that are passionate about nature friendly farming can apply for a bursary worth £5,000 to support them throughout their studies....
19 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farmers set to lose out as dairy response funds open
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has welcomed the dairy response fund for farmers in England and Wales, but says it is disappointed some farmers severely affected will not be eligible....
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry at risk of losing European orders from September
UK meat sector will start losing EU orders within 12 weeks unless government provides clarity on trade arrangements....
18 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Fund to support dairy farmers opens for applications
The dairy response fund has opened on 18 June for applications from eligible dairy farmers in England in need of support following the coronavirus outbreak....
View news from United Kingdom One million people across the UK sign NFU food standards petition
More than one million people have pledged their support for British farming and food production by signing the NFU’s petition urging government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in food imports that would be illegal to produce...
View news from United Kingdom Brexit explainer - the UK's export regime and what it means for the meat industry
Britain hasn’t exported to Europe for 46 years - but we’re about to start....
17 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK and EU farmers united in call for free trade agreement
Farming organisations from across the EU have joined the UK's NFU in its call for an urgent breakthrough in trade talks in order to establish a UK/EU free trade agreement....
View news from United Kingdom No-deal Brexit could have “catastrophic toll” on animals, warns UK’s leading animal welfare organisations
Increased animal testing, supply problems for veterinary medicine and animal food, border hold-ups and chlorinated chicken imports could accompany a no-deal Brexit. ...
15 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers should consider whole-crop options to extend forage stocks
Cattle farmers who are facing the prospect of a forage shortage this season could consider whole-cropping cereals to help bridge the feed gap....
14 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Is the UK ignoring the value of "public goods" in organic farming?
The National Trust has issued a new farm health check report as the UK government embarks on a new agriculture strategy. ...
View news from United Kingdom New guidance available from COWS: Integrated parasite control on cattle farms
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle (COWS) group has published the final chapter in its updated Guide, bringing together key technical messages from other new chapters on roundworms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites....
12 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Nominations open for Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award 2020
Nominations are being sought for women in the dairy industry who connect people, inspire others, and share their knowledge as the Dairy Industry Women of the Year Award is launched....
View news from United Kingdom UK Vets call on retailers to defend food standards
Vets across the UK are calling on the retail and food service sector to give priority to British produce, even if future trade deals allow the import of foods produced to lower standards. ...
11 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Johnson pledges to uphold UK animal welfare standards after Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain will maintain its animal welfare standards after 2020 transition period....
View news from United Kingdom Small abattoirs play a critical role in animal welfare
New report outlines the decline of licensed slaughterhouses, raising transportation and welfare concerns. ...
10 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom More transparency needed on standards of grain imports to UK
The NFU is asking the government and supply chains for greater transparency around the standards associated with imported grain as the UK seeks new trade deals around the world....
View news from United Kingdom Vaccine reduces mycoplasma and calf mortality
A Scottish farm has significantly reduced incidences of mycoplasma and calf mortality by using a new mycoplasma bovis vaccine....
View news from United Kingdom UK commercial farming can deliver on sustainability pledges if given the chance
A new report examining the role of commercial agriculture in the UK says it has the potential to solve sustainability challenges, generate employment and boost the post-pandemic economy....
09 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom NFU backs the newly launched COP26 "Race to Zero" campaign
The UK National Farmers Union is asking all farm businesses to consider how they can play their part in achieving a net zero carbon economy ahead of the global COP26 "Race to Zero" campaign....
View news from United Kingdom New VetTech service to cut hassle and drive farm animal health
Willows Vet Group have launched a VetTech service to support with essential tasks to improve animal health, welfare and productivity on-farm....
08 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Boris Johnson offers to accept EU tariffs on certain goods to secure trade deal
In an effort to break the Brexit deadlock between the UK and EU and negotiate a trade deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some UK goods....
06 June 2020
View news from United Kingdom Get control of subclinical milk fever to boost productivity
Mole Valley Farmers has launched a new mineral pack to help prevent milk fever on farms feeding grass silage based rations to dry cows....
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