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09 February 2016
Farmers Warned to Dispose of Plastic Waste Carefully or Risk Huge Fines
UK - Farmers should be careful to dispose of their waste plastic in accordance with the law or risk huge fines, following the conviction of a business in Oxfordshire....
04 February 2016
New Poultry Research Facilities Get Go-Ahead in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland will receive a new, state-of-the-art poultry research centre to help scientists produce commercially-relevant work for the industry....
03 February 2016
Vets Disappointed with Lack of Policy on Stunning Before Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only four per cent having a “universal commitment”....
02 February 2016
Brexit Could Place British Farming in Jeopardy Warns New Report
UK - The future of many UK farming businesses looks uncertain, according to a new report on the agricultural implications of leaving the EU written by a University of Warwick academic....
Low Risk from Runny Eggs, Report Suggests
UK - A new report by Government food safety advisors, presented on Friday, has concluded that British Lion eggs can safely be eaten runny, even by pregnant women, babies and elderly people....
29 January 2016
New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
UK - Following a new report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has said it was absolutely correct to lobby for over a decade for a grocery code and adjudicator. ...
28 January 2016
NFU Conference has Sights Set on Future of Farming
UK - Leading lights from the farming sector are set to come together for the National Farmers’ Union Annual Conference next month under the theme ‘Backing the Future of British Farming’....
27 January 2016
NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the Government to redouble its efforts to help farms still struggling with the deluge of water from Storm Desmond....
Funding Available for Young Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - A £30,000 funding package has been agreed to provide agricultural training opportunities for young farmers and other young people working in the rural economy....
26 January 2016
EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - Staying in the EU is ‘absolutely crucial’ for the future of Scottish farming, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has said....
22 January 2016
Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
New British Food Unit Aims to Match France, Germany Exports
UK - A Great British Food Unit has been established to turbo-charge UK food exports and support industry growth plans, like their target of increasing manufactured food exports to £6 billion by 2020....
18 January 2016
Industry Legend Jim McAdam Retires
UK - Aviagen’s award-winning Geneticist calls time on illustrious career....
15 January 2016
Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
14 January 2016
Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food
ANALYSIS - Reducing the amount of animal feed grown on crop land could have a positive effect on the availability of food and have a positive environmental impact by cutting greenhouse gas emissions....
Culling Under Way at Scottish Avian Flu Site
SCOTLAND, UK - Laboratory tests have confirmed a very mild strain of the H5N1 virus at the site of the Scottish avian influenza outbreak, and a humane cull of almost 40,000 birds has now begun....
13 January 2016
Scottish Bird Flu Case 'Mild H5N1'
UK - The case of avian influenza recently announced in Scotland is a 'very mild' strain of H5N1, according to official reports....
12 January 2016
OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows and the effects of climate change are felt....
Scottish Poultry Keepers on Guard After Suspected Bird Flu Case
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish poultry keepers are on alert following a suspected low pathogenic avian influenza outbreak on a Fife poultry unit....
11 January 2016
Suspected Avian Flu Case Found in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish poultry producers are being urged to stay vigilant following the reporting of a suspect case of avian influenza in Fife....
OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment secretary Owen Paterson....
OFC - Call for Economic Viability for Sustainable Farming
UK - Economic viability and environmental sustainability are the major issues facing British farming....
08 January 2016
Chicken Movements Caught on Camera Help Combat Campylobacter
UK - A new technique that monitors the movement of chickens can be used to predict which flocks are at risk of becoming infected with Campylobacter - the most common bacterial source of food poisoning in humans in the UK....
07 January 2016
OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
OFC: Call for More Entrepreneurship on Farms
UK - UK farmers are less entrepreneurial than many other industries, but more entrepreneurial farms are more profitable....
 
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