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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...
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...
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