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28 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Planning ahead for winter bedding
Now is the time to work out how much straw you will need for bedding and feeding over the winter in a worst-case scenario and calculate whether there will be a deficit....
View news from United Kingdom McDonald's UK and Ireland win sustainability award from Compassion in World Farming
McDonald’s UK & Ireland and FAI win Compassion in World Farming’s Sustainable Food and Farming Award....
26 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom New initiative has medical students visiting farms to learn about sustainable food production
LEAF Education, Quorn Foods, The Great Tew Estate and Nutritank have partnered to develop an on-farm teaching initiative that educates medical students about sustainability, food production and farming....
25 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom You can’t have a functioning ecosystem without animals
In conversation with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) podcast presenter Mark Stephen, “the soil guy”, as he’s dubbed, discusses the fundamentals of using biomimicry and agroecology to improve soil function and reduce input costs. ...
View news from United Kingdom How has EU beef and lamb demand fared so far in 2021?
Overall demand for beef across Europe has been under some pressure in 2020 and this has continued into 2021....
23 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Improve pregnancy rates to drive profitability
Strategic dairy farmer Jim Kirk has lifted pregnancy rate across his year-round calving herd from 20% to an impressive 25%....
22 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farmers urge PM to outline his plan for the future of British agriculture and trade
The National Farmers Union is encouraging the Prime Minister and his government to showcase a comprehensive strategy to manage the impact of opening the UK market to major agricultural exporters. ...
21 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
View news from United Kingdom UK wants an additional three-month “grace period” in EU meat export spat
Britain asked the European Union for a further three months to resolve a dispute over whether chilled meat products such as sausages, produced in the mainland United Kingdom, can continue to be sold in Northern Ireland....
17 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom A genome-rumen interaction could be the key to reducing methane emissions in cattle
A study by Synomics, the biological insights business, has identified interactions between an animal’s genome and its rumen microbes that could finally reduce the amount of methane that cattle and other ruminant livestock emit into the atmosphere....
View news from United Kingdom How significant is the UK-Australia deal for UK agriculture?
The latest analysis from the AHDB's David Swales delves into the implications for food standards and farm animal welfare in the recently-agreed trade pact between the United Kingdom and Australia....
16 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Free trading app helps boost beef profits for UK farmer
Trading cattle in a new way, powered by precision technology, has enabled one farmer to change his system to create a more profitable business....
View news from United Kingdom RABDF raises concerns over lack of detail in UK-Australia Free-Trade deal
The RABDF is concerned about a lack of detail in the free trade deal between the UK and Australia as a broad agreement was reached on 15 June....
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU hopes that UK-Australia FTA will include safeguards for agriculture sector
The National Farmers Union has issued a statement after Australia and the United Kingdom agreed in principle to a free trade pact on 15 June....
15 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom The UK's dairy exporters go online to remain cream of the crop
A virtual meet the buyer event has helped UK dairy businesses continue to unlock potential export opportunities in Asia....
View news from United Kingdom Don't sign the UK-Australia trade deal, says RSPCA
The UK's RSPCA is urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stop a trade deal with Australia that could see the UK importing food raised at lower animal welfare standards....
14 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry groups call for veterinary agreement to protect exports to the EU
The UK's food and feed trade associations, hauliers, farmers and veterinary groups are advocating for a new veterinary agreement to avoid a "catastrophic drop" in food exports to the EU....
13 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Agricultural education can help bridge the STEM skills gap in the UK
Cross-industry organizations in the UK have met to discuss the role of agriculture as a solution to the STEM skills gap....
12 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK survey shows a shrinking gap between the views of farmers and the public
New research from SRUC compares attitudes of farmers and the wider public to farm animal health and welfare and finds more similarities than expected....
09 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom Crackdown on livestock worrying in England and Wales
New measures to crack down on livestock worrying are to be introduced in England and Wales through the Kept Animals Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 June. ...
View news from United Kingdom Nuffield Farming report explores nutritional strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock
Veterinary Surgeon and Trouw Nutrition Ireland Technical Manager Mark Little NSch 2019 has published his Nuffield Farming report titled "Feeding for Heath – Combating Antimicrobial Resistance", sponsored by The Thomas Henry Foundation....
View news from United Kingdom UK government introduces new protections for livestock in second Animal Welfare Bill
New powers increase protections for farm animals will be introduced in legislation, further cementing the UK's leadership in animal welfare....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB analyses the impact Argentina's beef export ban has on the UK
In mid-May, Argentina’s president imposed a 30-day ban on beef exports from the country, intended to manage domestic supply availability and price inflation....
08 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom New research shows how temperate grassland beef provides key nutrients for human health – and could help reassess its environmental impact
New research has demonstrated how beef from temperate grassland systems provides key nutrients for human health – and how this data could help reassess beef’s and other proteins’ environmental impact....
07 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK farming unions warn of rising dairy production costs and lack of sustainable milk price
The UK farming unions are warning that the dairy industry is facing an extremely challenging year on the back of spiralling production costs and variable milk prices....
View news from United Kingdom New data from Defra shows increased growth of UK organic sector
Provisional 2020 organic farming statistics released by Defra reveal reasons to be optimistic about the future of the organic sector, with the overall UK land currently in conversion increasing significantly by 12%....
View news from United Kingdom New research: reducing the environmental impact of milk production by feeding lower protein diets, forage legumes
Harper Adams research reduces the environmental impact of milk production by feeding lower protein diets and forage legumes...
06 June 2021
View news from United Kingdom UK agriculture is relearning what it forgot
The agricultural sector is returning to knowledge from more than a century ago, but with updated science and technology, says a co-author of The Agricultural Notebook....
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