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16 September 2015
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....
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....
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....
24 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Hampshire Down Makes Strong Genetic Gains
UK – Both better lamb performance and higher returns are achievable through harnessing Hampshire Down genetics....
21 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom British Lamb Week to Address Price Discontent
UK – The first week of September will see the UK sheep industry champion British lamb after a summer of deepening frustration over lamb prices....
19 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Pea Variety Could Help Livestock, Poultry Protein Intake
UK - Scientists at the John Innes Centre have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bloom Dipping Hammers Fleece Value
UK – Farmers wanting to maximise their wool cheque should avoid bloom dipped sheep, the British Wool Marketing Board has warned....
18 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Dolly the Sheep’s Home to Host ScotSheep Event 2016
SCOTLAND – A southwest Scotland farm that hosted world's first cloned sheep will be the venue for ScotSheep next year....
17 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Orkney Farmers Short of Fodder After Wet Weather Struggle
UK - Orkney, along with Shetland, the north of Scotland and the western parts of the country have struggled with persistent rain and wind since the spring, leaving farmers short of fodder and...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Posters Add Weight to Sheep Worrying Battle
UK – Small animal veterinarians have been asked by the sheep industry to display livestock awareness posters in waiting rooms showing the damage of dog attacks on sheep....
14 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Production Forecasts Remain High into 2016
UK - UK lamb and mutton production in 2015 is expected to be up seven per cent on the previous year, AHDB Beef & Lamb figures show....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Testing Lambs for Nutrient Deficiencies Helps Maximise Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - Cobalt deficiency in lambs was discussed at the recent Forth monitor farm meeting, hosted at Arnprior Farm near Stirling, by the McEwen family....
13 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom French Trade Issue Adds to British Farmer Lamb Woes
UK - French trade disruption, poor consumer demand and the strength of the Pound are continuing to depress the sheep price for British farmers....
11 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Price Up in Supermarkets, Down on Farms
UK – The proportion of lamb retail value going to farmers has slumped to 42 per cent, while retail prices have increased, says the UK’s levy board....
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