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06 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Price Drops After Muslim Festival
UK – British lamb trade took a hit last week in the wake of the religious festival Eid-al-Adha. ...
30 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Pushes for More Local Food Labelling
UK - The government is calling on food producers and shops to give more information on labels about where in Britain their food comes from, as new research shows that almost 80 per cent of people...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom British Farmers Urged to Work in Space
UK - Agricultural firms and farmers across the UK are being urged to apply for multi-million pound grants to work alongside space technology companies on projects to develop new ways of using...
25 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Wetland Improvements Benefit More than Livestock
SCOTLAND – Soil improvements are allowing Caithness and Strathspey livestock farmers to become much more than simply guardians of their sheep and cattle....
24 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More Info Needed as Growing Consumer Demand for Local Produce
UK - The Government is calling on food producers and shops to give more information on labels about where in Britain their food comes from, as new research shows that almost 80 per cent of people...
23 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Fallen Stock Insights Guide Vaccination Advice
UK – Lambs falling to pulpy kidney last year could have been saved if vaccination boosters had been given, results of a fallen stock survey suggest....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Target 14 MJ of Energy Per Day for Prime Lambs
UK – Reasonable daily liveweight gain expectations of 200 grams mean lambs weighing 35 kilos need 14MJ of energy per day, nutritionists are advising....
22 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
21 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Fewer Lambs in England, Says Defra
ENGLAND – Lamb numbers have taken a surprising fall, decreasing by 2.8 per cent to 7.7 million head, according to Defra’s most recent statistics. ...
17 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Calls for Transparent Timeline on CAP Payments
UK - The Rural Payments Agency appears to be making good progress in processing claims but must be more transparent with its timeline for delivering BPS and agri-environment schemes as thousands...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Grants Available to Boost Farm Productivity
UK - £5 million of funding is now available under the latest phase of European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP-agri) grants to boost the productivity...
16 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom British Labour Party Appoints Vegan to Deal with Farming Issues
UK - Vegan MP Kerry McCarthy has been appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under new opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Infographic Sheds Light on What Food We Need
UK - A novel way of displaying food production information is hoped to get consumers thinking more about what they eat....
14 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Targeted Technology to Solve Agricultural Challenges
ANALYSIS - Agriculture and livestock farming needs to target better what it is putting into production in order to achieve improved yields....
11 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Ask for Fairer Sharing of Scotland's Record Food Returns
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland has had a record-breaking success from food and drink recently, but the National Farmers' Union in Scotland (NFUS) has said that the rewards need to be better shared with...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Environment Subsidies Have Positive Effect
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge has suggested that subsidies provided to farmers to protect the environment do have a positive effect....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Sector in Spotlight as UK Farming Unions Meet in Brussels
UK - Livestock board chairmen from the UK farming unions have met in Brussels to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the beef and sheep sectors. The discussions followed Monday’s...
10 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Food Export Value Falls
UK - The value of UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports has dropped, reaching a total of £6bn in the first six months of the year – a fall of 5.3 per cent on the same period in 2014....
04 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland at Very High Liver Fluke Risk
UK - Wet and mild weather means Scottish livestock farmers are at the greatest risk from liver fluke in the UK....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Triclabendazole Use Should Be Autumn/Winter Only
UK – Sheep flocks are heading into the season for which triclabendazole should be reserved to address acute liver fluke, advises a leading sheep expert....
03 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Meat Protein Can Help Protect Heart Health, Study Shows
UK - Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA)....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Block Resistant Worms this Sale Season
UK – Quarantine arrangements for newly bought stock are “essential” this month for stopping drench-resistant worms in their tracks....
02 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Unravel Liver Fluke By Preventing Mud Snail Contamination
ANALYSIS – Ground could be gained in the battle against the hugely complex liver fluke parasite by focusing on a specific link in its life cycle, leading experts are suggesting....
01 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Surveillance Farms to Help in Liver Fluke Battle
UK – There could be more scope for surveillance farms monitoring sheep for liver fluke outbreaks to raise alarm bells to neighbouring farms, a panel of experts has suggested....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Survey Uncovers "Worrying" Farmer Liver Fluke Ignorance
UK – Leading sheep health experts are concerned about a lack of knowledge about liver fluke and the products available to control it on many sheep farms in Britain and Ireland. ...
28 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Wormer Videos to Address Anthelmintics “Misuse”
UK – Important messages are being laid out in videos aimed at sheep and cattle farmers on the thorny issue of drench/wormer resistance. ...
27 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Campaign Launched to Highlight Welsh Lamb Crisis
WALES, UK - The Farmers’ Union of Wales is joining in with national lamb week this autumn (September 1-7) in a bid to raise the profile of Welsh lamb and boost retail sales....
26 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Resignation Sparks Levy Debate Over State Interference
UK – Government involvement in determining farming levy expenditure is a hot topic in the UK this week following the resignation of a senior levy board member....
25 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Last Call for Wormer Survey
UK - Livestock farmers wishing to complete an industry survey assessing how wormer products are bought and sold have less than a week to do so....
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