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21 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Targeted EU Payments for Sheep Explored
EU - At a high level meeting with senior Rural Development officials from DG Agri in Brussels last week, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said the...
18 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sussex Police Narrow Down Timeframe of 116 Sheep Deaths
UK - Police investigating the deaths of 116 sheep at West Dean, near Chichester, have narrowed down the time of the incident to a few hours on Monday, March 7....
17 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
UK - Soon, the supply of rodenticide products in the UK will require farmers and pest controllers to show certificates of competence in their use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime....
16 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Appetite Grows for Meat Quality Masterclass
UK - Meat industry professionals have been helping to improve their technical knowledge through an education programme delivered by AHDB Beef & Lamb. ...
15 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Urged to Back Welsh Lamb Through Season
WALES, UK - As the lambing season gets under way throughout the county of Brecon and Radnor, NFU Cymru members are calling for retailers to back Welsh farmers by ensuring clearly labelled PGI...
14 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Top Quality Tups Sought for Genetic Improvement Project
UK - Nominations are being sought for rams to take part in the second year of the ground-breaking RamCompare project, AHDB Beef & Lamb has said....
11 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Thriving Sheep Sector "Important for Environment"
WALES, UK - “We cannot over-emphasise the importance of a thriving sheep sector,” said NFU Cymru Deputy President, John Davies to those present at a recent NFU Cymru Livestock board meeting....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Co-op Price Cuts Emphasise Difficulties in Red Meat Sector
UK - The challenges facing the UK food retail sector are illustrated by the announcement that the Co-operative’s food division is to cut the cost of over 200 of its own-brand, British-sourced...
10 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom West Sussex Suffers UK's Worst Sheep-Worrying Incident in Living Memory
UK - More than one hundred sheep have died in the UK's worst sheep-worrying incident in living memory near Chichester in West Sussex....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Consumers Don't Feel a Need to Cut Back on Red Meat
UK - The majority of consumers feel they eat the right amount of red meat and do not need to cut back, according to consumer research commissioned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development...
08 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Inspection Reporting to Improve Livestock Health
UK - The British meat and livestock sector is to establish new systems and protocols for reporting abattoir meat inspection results along the food chain....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Sheep Keepers Reminded of Movement Rules
WALES, UK - Sheep keepers have been reminded that movement licences must accompany sheep whilst animals are in transit, at a recent NFU Cymru meeting for Monmouthshire and Glamorgan members....
07 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Access to EU Markets "Vital for UK Lamb Exports"
WALES, UK - The Farmer's Union of Wales (FUW) has said that the EU is essential for recognising the quality of Welsh lamb, ahead of a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in June....
04 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmgate Prices Report Shows Livelihoods at Risk After Payment Delays
UK - The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee warns that farmers in the UK are at risk of suffering further cash flow problems if the Rural Payment Agency (RPA) does not commit to fixing...
02 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Would British Farmers be Better Supported Outside the EU?
UK - British farmers could receive a basic grant of £90 per acre to replace the subsidies in the Common Agricultural Policy if the UK votes to leave the EU in June....
29 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
UK - At a time of severe price volatility and global market uncertainty it would be wrong to leave the European Union, the UK's Environment Secretary Liz Truss told the National Farmers Conference...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Call for More Government Support for Farming Sector
UK - The National Farmers Union has called on the British government strengthen the powers of the Grocery Codes Adjudicator to be extended across the supply chain....
26 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Robot Hill Farmer Starts Weeding Trials in Peak District
UK - A new robot, which will drive itself around steep grassland dairy and sheep farms identifying and destroying weeds, has begun fully autonomous trials in the Peak District....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Margins Still Very Tight Despite Lower Input Costs
UK - Despite falling input costs livestock farmers still face a challenge to achieve positive margins when selling finished animals, according to the latest figures from Quality Meat Scotland’s...
25 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom What Factors Will Influence Competitiveness of UK Livestock Markets?
ANALYSIS - The prospects for livestock markets over the next 10 to 20 years will be in the developing and emerging markets....
22 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom What are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries....
19 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Policy of Increasing Sheep Numbers Bad for Farmers, ICSA Says
IRELAND - Any policy that focuses on increasing sheep numbers is bad news for sheep farmers, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) sheep chairman John Brooks has insisted. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Mark Foot and Mouth Anniversary by Challenging Budget Cuts
UK - On the 15th anniversary of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has emphasised the vital role of vets and veterinary surveillance in protecting...
18 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Unique Orkney Sheep Producers Apply for PGI Status
SCOTLAND, UK - Applications to grant European Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status to North Ronaldsay Wool and North Ronaldsay Mutton were launched last week in Kirkwall....
17 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry to Work More Closely Together to Promote Beef, Lamb
UK - The supply chain must continue to find ways to work together more closely to stimulate demand for beef and lamb, an industry round table meeting agreed last week....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scotch Lamb Innovation Award Finalists Announced
UK - The innovation and skills of Scottish butchers shines through among the finalists of a new Scotch Lamb PGI initiative announced by Quality Meat Scotland last week....
16 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cumbrian Floods Caused Hundreds of Sheep Deaths, Survey Shows
UK - Farmers who suffered flood damage in the worst hit areas of Cumbria have responded to an industry led survey and the results are staggering....
15 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Producers Need to Ensure Lambs are Sold at Target Spec
ANALYSIS - UK sheep meat prices over the last year have been below previous years and well below the five year average....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers Warned of Bluetongue Risk as French Outbreaks Continue
UK - Farmers in the UK are being urged to monitor their stock carefully following the ongoing presence of Bluetongue Disease in France....
12 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
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