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05 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Urge Disease Data Innovation After Lab Closures
UK - Nine out of ten production animal vets now conduct their own post-mortems (PMs) following the closure of some laboratories in the APHA surveillance network, reveal figures from the British...
04 January 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Help Extended for Flood-Hit UK Farmers
UK - Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Lamb Sales Up in Autumn
UK - Sales of lamb in October and November were up eight per cent by volume, according to the latest 12-week figures, AHDB Beef and Lamb has reported....
24 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland to Host Europe’s Largest Animal Science Event
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Developments in Northern Ireland’s livestock sector will come under the spotlight next year as world leaders in animal science and livestock production come to Belfast...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Farmers Live With Volatility?
ANALYSIS - Price volatility is something that farmers are going to have to live with as it is going to be a feature of farming given the impacts of climate change and swings in production across...
23 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Morrisons Lamb Policy Questioned in Christmas Run-Up
UK - The NFU says it’s extremely disappointed that Morrisons high profile commitment to consumers to source 100 per cent British lamb has slipped just before Christmas....
22 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Poster Campaign Halves Dog Fouling on Farmland
SCOTLAND, UK - A dramatic pilot poster campaign urging dog walkers to clean up after their pets has more than halved the incidence of dog fouling on agricultural land....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Payments to Begin in Irish Sheep Technology Programme
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced that payments under the Sheep Technology Adoption Programme will begin issuing to successful participants...
21 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms: Practicing Sustainable Farming for 10+ Years
ANALYSIS - One commercial farming operation in the UK that doesn't think sustainability is a hot topic that will come and go - it's been working to develop sustainable farming practices for more...
18 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Union Calls for Better Retailer Support for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling on all UK retailers to commit to getting behind Scottish farmers, address supply chain issues and ensure food producers share in the rewards as well as...
17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Rustling a Serious Problem in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Livestock theft in Northern Ireland has become increasingly problematic in recent years, however tackling it remains a difficult issue. Melanie Jenkins reports....
14 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Red Meat Levy Boards Plan New Way to Spread Money
UK - The red meat levy boards in England, Scotland and Wales have submitted a briefing document to Ministers outlining an alternative option for the distribution of red meat levy income....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Police Officers Put Sheep Theft Training into Practice
UK - Sixteen police officers have received expert advice from farmers to help clamp down on livestock theft, as part of a pioneering new specialist training scheme....
11 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Urges Antibiotic Target-Setting for Farming
UK - The UK's independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), chaired by Jim O’Neill, has released a report on the global use of antibiotics in agriculture....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government Issues Support to Flood Affected Farmers
UK - The UK's Farming Minister, George Eustice, has confirmed that support payments worth up to £20,000 will be available to farmers across Cumbria and North Lancashire who have been affected...
08 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sheep Farmer Honoured for Industry Contribution
UK - Sheep farmer and former Chairman of AHDB Beef & Lamb, John Cross, has been honoured by the Royal Smithfield Club for his services to the livestock industry over the last 25 years....
04 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom West Country Lamb Hits Italian Supermarkets
UK - West Country Lamb bearing the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) banner has made a breakthrough in the Italian market....
03 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Minister to Look Into Sheep Dip Related Illnesses
UK - Agriculture minister, George Eustice has promised the Sheep Dip Sufferers Support Group that he will look into government archives relating to illnesses that are believed to be related to...
02 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Food Be Produced in the Face of Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Notice Increase in Severe Weather Events
UK - As the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) today hosts its ‘Farmers’ Day’, a new survey from the National Farmers Union has highlighted the damage that severe weather events have inflicted...
01 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
ANALYSIS - Collaboration and partnership are key to managing risk in a volatile market....
30 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Thousands of British Farmers to Receive BPS Payments on 1st Dec
UK - The Government's Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced that around 30,000 farmers are set to receive their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme payments on Tuesday 1 December....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Many Welsh Sheep Farmers Unprepared for Tagging Rule Change
WALES, UK - Evidence that not all Welsh sheep farmers are prepared for the January tagging rule change has been identified by an independent survey conducted on behalf of Allflex at Monmouthshire...
27 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Carcase Balance Challenges Change in Run-Up to Christmas
UK - The year-round challenge processors face in achieving carcase balance is brought sharply into focus during the run-up to the festive period....
26 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Defra Budgets Cut, but Ag Research Protected
UK - The UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be enacting administration budget reductions of 26 per cent by 2019-20, announced as part of the Chancellor's spending...
25 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Should Food Production Change to Combat Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - Food production counts for 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and this is largely due to growing crops and rearing livestock....
24 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Celebrates Improved Sheep Industry Genetics
UK - Genetic advances in the English sheep industry have been championed in a new report from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
19 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Producers Warned Over Worm Risk
UK - Sheep producers are being cautioned to watch out for gut worms in lambs, after research identified that internal parasites are still a common cause of deaths in the autumn....
18 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Makes Progress in US Lamb Access Negotiations
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch Lamb and haggis could be back on US plates by 2017 after a positive response from the US Government during a meeting with Food Secretary Richard Lochhead....
17 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Farmers Reminded of New Tagging Law
WALES, UK - NFU Cymru is reminding sheep keepers that from 1 January 2016, the non-electronic slaughter tag will no longer be allowed as the single tagging option to identify lambs intended for...
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