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27 July 2015
UK Farmers Escape Rat Rule For Now
UK – Farmers have more time to undertake rodenticide training thanks to farm assurance membership qualifying as ‘proof of competence’, an interim measure until 31 December 2017....
UK Prime Minister Pledges Support to Grow British Agriculture
WALES, UK - Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced recently by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as he visited the Royal Welsh Show in Powys....
23 July 2015
Entries Open For The 2015 Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award
UK - Seeking to enhance your career in the poultry industry? Winning a £2000 training grant through the Zoetis/British Poultry Council Trainee Award could certainly make a difference....
Partnerships Needed for Successful, Sustainable UK Farming Sector
UK - Working effectively to create a sustainable farming sector is only possible if the industry, retailers and Government works together, according to National Farmers' Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond. ...
22 July 2015
UK Exit from EU 'Would be Catastrophic' for Welsh Farmers
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reiterated her concerns for the future of the farming industry in Wales in the event of an out vote in the forthcoming referendum on membership of the European Union....
17 July 2015
Council Votes to Keep Challenging Ammonia Targets
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed its bitter disappointment at the outcome of a vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament over ammonia and methane targets....
British Pig & Poultry Fair 2016 Opens to New Exhibitors
UK - Exhibitor bookings for next year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair are already flooding in, and will be open to new exhibitors from 1 August....
16 July 2015
Welsh Government Encourages Caution After Bird Flu Outbreak
WALES, UK - Welsh poultry owners have been urged to be vigilant for signs of avian influenza following the outbreak in England....
15 July 2015
Northern Irish Minister Urges Vigilance After English Avian Flu Outbreak
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today urged poultry farmers in Northern Ireland to be vigilant following confirmation of an outbreak of avian influenza in the English county of Lancashire....
13 July 2015
UK Avian Flu Case Confirmed as H7N7
UK - An outbreak of avian influenza has been confirmed in Lancashire, and identified as the H7N7 variant of the disease....
10 July 2015
Suspected Avian Flu Case Found on Lancashire Farm
UK - The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is investigating a case of suspect avian flu in Lancashire and movement restrictions have been put in place....
Cost and Convenience Beats Origin for UK Shoppers
UK - Consumers may say they desire food with provenance and quality but cost and convenience is driving choice, a study from Barclays bank has found....
09 July 2015
Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
06 July 2015
British Poultry Meat Industry Reports Continued Strong Growth
UK - The British poultry meat industry’s contribution to UK GDP has increased by 9 per cent over the last year according to a new analysis by Oxford Economics....
01 July 2015
Annual Ross UK Awards Celebrate Latest Customer Flock Results
UK - The 15th annual Ross® UK Breeder Flock Awards recently took place at Walton Hall in Warwickshire. ...
New Wales Veterinary Science Centre Opens at Aberystwyth
UK - The new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans on 29 June....
Opening New Export Markets is Vital to UK Agriculture
UK - Selling more UK produce abroad and growing export access has never been so important, said the National Farmers Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond, speaking at the AHDB’s 11th annual Meat Export Conference....
30 June 2015
Tesco's Must Make Meaningful Commitment to Industry, says NFU
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging Tesco to demonstrate exactly how it is delivering on its promises made in 2013 to improve relationships with suppliers, shorten supply chains and improve trust throughout, after comments made by Tesco CEO...
British Egg Industry Council Chairman Re-Elected
Andrew Joret has been re-elected as Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), following the Annual General Meeting of the Council....
26 June 2015
UK Government to Release Huge Data Set to Improve Farming
UK - Vast data reserves could transform the world of food and farming in the single biggest government data giveaway the UK has ever seen, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
25 June 2015
Global Alliance Conference to Bring Together Avian Disease Researchers
UK - The Global Alliance for Research on Avian Disease (GARAD) conference will be held between 29 June and 1 July, creating global partnerships to bring together the academic community and poultry industry....
How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
24 June 2015
UK Research into Improving Animal Health Announced
UK - 11 new research projects to improve animal health and welfare have been funded as part of the a funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme....
Single Issue Policy Making Threatening UK Farming Potential
UK - Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation – the trade body for...
22 June 2015
Survey Shows Growing Number Back British Farming
UK - The public’s positive view of farmers has grown for a fourth year running. A new survey from OnePoll shows that 68 per cent of people in England and Wales share a favourable or very favourable view of UK farmers – up from 60 per cent in 2012....
 
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