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12 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
10 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy, Report Warns
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
09 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Mild Winter Increases Fluke Risk in UK Sheep, Cattle
UK - There is a high risk chronic liver fluke burdens in livestock in western regions of the UK and especially in Scotland, according to the latest NADIS Parasite Forecast, sponsored by Merial...
08 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Disappointed with Lack of Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter –...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Joint Plea for Dog Owners to Act Responsibly Around Sheep
UK - With the traditional lambing season approaching and reports of dog attacks on sheep increasing, the National Sheep Association (NSA) and RSPCA have teamed up to urge dog owners to take extra...
04 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Workshops to Highlight EID Opportunities for Sheep Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - A series of free workshops highlighting how sheep farmers can benefit from the use of Electronic Identification (EID) in their flocks will be hosted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farm Profits Heavily Reliant on EU Payments
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
03 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB Starts New Initiative to Tackle Volatility in Agricultural Market
UK - The AHDB has embarked on an ambitious new initiative to tackle volatility in agricultural commodities markets....
02 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports
UK - A Great British Food Unit has been established to turbo-charge UK food exports and support industry growth plans, like their target of increasing manufactured food exports to £6 billion...
29 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator....
28 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
27 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Trapped on Snowdonia Ledge Rescued in Blizzard
WALES, UK - A sheep trapped on a ledge on the side of Tryfan Mountain in the Ogwen Valley of Snowdonia has been rescued by the RSPCA....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Smooth Start to New Sheep Movement Monitoring in Wales
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has welcomed the new electronic sheep movement reporting system for Wales, EIDCymru, which went live on Monday 18 January....
26 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Police Investigate Cumbria Dog Attack on Sheep
UK - Police are investigating an incident of sheep worrying which has occurred on the sand dunes between Seascale and Drigg, in Cumbria....
25 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Market Analysis Shows Importance of Stimulating Lamb Demand
UK - Farmgate prices for hoggs have started 2016 on a positive note for producers by increasing slowly in recent weeks, although they are still well behind prices of a year ago, according to...
20 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Videos Highlight Dangers of Dirty Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Producers are being reminded about the importance of ensuring livestock are clean when they are presented for slaughter in two videos produced by levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Conference has Sights Set on Future of Farming
UK - Leading lights from the farming sector are set to come together for the National Farmers’ Union Annual Conference next month under the theme ‘Backing the Future of British Farming’....
19 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Research Foundation in Good Shape for Future
SCOTLAND, UK - Animal research foundation Moredun Foundation is in a strong position with assets of £21m for the financial year 2014/2015, up £0.5m on the previous year, scientific director...
18 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
14 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Exports Vital for Sheep Meat Sector
UK - A two-pronged approach to developing global market opportunities will remain crucial for the sheep meat sector in 2016 and beyond, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
13 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows...
12 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment...
11 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC - Call for Economic Viability for Sustainable Farming
UK - Economic viability and environmental sustainability are the major issues facing British farming....
08 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food
ANALYSIS - Reducing the amount of animal feed grown on crop land could have a positive effect on the availability of food and have a positive environmental impact by cutting greenhouse gas emissions....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Educational Programme to Improve Skills in Beef, Lamb Sectors
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled the hugely anticipated Meat Education Programme, an accessible and free-to-use educational resource for the whole of the meat industry....
07 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Call for More Entrepreneurship on Farms
UK - UK farmers are less entrepreneurial than many other industries, but more entrepreneurial farms are more profitable....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
06 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry...
05 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom London Buses Get Greener by Running on Meat Waste
UK - Almost a third of London's bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, made from blending diesel with renewable biodiesel from waste products, including cooking oil and...
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