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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...
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....
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