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13 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Trees Provide Money-Making Opportunities for Land Owners
UK - Land owners have the potential to make money and tackle climate change at the same time, by "selling" the carbon absorbed by trees on their farm....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Technology Investment to "Unlock Farming's Potential"
UK - Technological innovation is the key to unlocking the potential of farming by improving productivity and tackling problems such as pests and disease, Farming Minister George Eustice said...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers Told to Promote Grass-Based Sheep Meat
WALES, UK - Delegates at a recent NFU Cymru meeting were told that grass-based produce could be promoted more, and that Welsh lamb quality should be emphasised to consumers....
12 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Grazing Systems Produce Livestock Sustainably?
ANALYSIS - Ruminant production has a vital role to play in global food security....
11 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lords Look at Creating Resilient EU Agriculture Sector
UK - The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Energy and the Environment have launched a new inquiry into how the agriculture industry can respond to price volatility and help make farming more...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Protocols to be Set for UK Beef and Lamb Exports to US
ANALYSIS - Establishing sanitary protocols for the whole of the UK will be the key to re-establishing exports for both beef and lamb to the US....
10 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Defra Cuts Could Hurt UK's Animal Disease Preparedness
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is one of four government departments, which has provisionally agreed to cut its spending by an average of 30 per cent over...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare Research Receives Funding Boost
UK - A network is being set up that will foster collaboration within the UK animal welfare research community, and will receive over £100,000 in funding from BBSRC....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Urgent Meeting Held over Sheep Inspection Processes
UK - An urgent meeting has been held to address serious issues being relayed around the inspection and penalty process for sheep movement reporting and recording....
09 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Mini-Roasts Hit the Small Screen
UK - Beef and Lamb advertising has this week returned to TV screens in the UK....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom China Focus for Lamb and Beef Exporters
ANALYSIS - North Asia and in particular China are becoming a major focus for New Zealand beef and lamb exports....
06 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom First Official Veterinarian Conference Calls for Increased Communication
UK - A call for increased information flow between the Animal and Plant Health Agency, private vets and farmers on bovine TB testing, the complexities of arranging the export of travelling horses...
05 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Producers Warned Of Low Protein Silages
UK - SAC Consulting is warning that a significant proportion of beef and sheep will be severely short of protein with major consequences on performance....
04 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Census Figures Offer Insight into Scottish Livestock Trends
SCOTLAND, UK - The results of the Scottish Government’s June 2015 Agricultural Census give an important insight into livestock number trends and potential impact on the market, according to...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK's Agri-Environment Scheme is Too Confusing, say Farmers
UK - Farmers and growers say the new agri-environment scheme in this country is too complex to take part in, according to a new survey by the NFU....
03 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Volatility be Managed on the Farm?
ANALYSIS - One of the biggest threats and challenges to farmers today is the volatility of the market....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New UK Lamb Marketing Campaign Targets Restaurants
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is showcasing the excellence of Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb to foodservice operators across the country through the launch of a new digital engagement campaign....
02 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Unions Make Progress in Lamb Talks with Tesco
UK - The NFU, NFU Scotland, NFU Cymru, and the Ulster Farmers Union have met with retailer Tesco and its processor representatives to discuss the crucial role it has to play in supporting the...
29 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Antibiotics Report Criticised for Ignoring Progress on Animal Use
UK - The All Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics has released a report into the use of antibiotics outside of human medicine, but it has faced criticism related to the use of the drugs in...
28 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farm Census Shows Increase in Sheep Numbers
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland's Chief Statistician recently released the latest results from the June 2015 Agricultural Census, showing the numbers of farmed animals in the country....
27 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Major UK Sheep Project Looks for Key Ram Breeding Traits
UK - A Borders estate is taking part in a major new project which is set to assist the UK sheep industry to drive genetic improvement forward through the inclusion of commercial data in genetic...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Advise Farmers to Investigate Ill-thrift in Ewes Now
UK - Almost a quarter of ewes tested for Maedi Visna (MV) by SAC Consulting Veterinary Services are carrying the disease....
26 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 2015 UK Lamb Crop Expected to Decline from Last Year
UK - The provisional results for the June census indicate a one per cent fall in the size of the UK sheep flock, with numbers in most categories lower year on year, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Royal Summit Shows Help is at Hand for Crisis-Hit UK Farmers
UK - The Prince of Wales joined a summit on Friday looking at ways to help farm businesses suffering from the current adverse market conditions....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government Rules on How Supermarkets Deal with Suppliers - Do You Know the Rules?
UK - A new e-book has been launched to help suppliers to the UK's major supermarkets fully understand the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), allowing them to be more aware of their rights...
23 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Feed Grain Markets Grow in a Shrinking World
ANALYSIS - Stable and, in some cases, even higher stocks and favourable harvests of maize, wheat and other cereals offer livestock producers the prospect of stable feed prices in the coming year,...
21 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Prices Suffer as Carcase Weights, Slaughter Rise
UK - The traditional increase in lambs on the market at this time of year, accompanied by a lift in carcase weights, is understandably starting to impact on lamb prices, according to the latest...
13 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Away Wintering Best Option for Scottish Sheep Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - In light of the new Scottish Upland Sheep Support (SUSS) Scheme SAC Consulting is advising farmers and crofters to consider away wintering their hoggs if possible....
12 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Aldi to Stock More Fresh British Lamb
UK - Aldi is to double the size of its fresh lamb range by stocking more products sourced exclusively from British, Red Tractor assured farms, the NFU has reported....
07 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Wool Week in Full Swing
UK - Wool and sheep industry enthusiasts are banging the drum for wool products in all their various guises this week as the UK celebrates ‘Wool Week’....
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