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Government must stop 'ruthless milk discounting'

Government must stop 'ruthless milk discounting'
26-11-2014 02:11 AM | News, NFU, Cattle, Dairy, Finance
Government must stop 'ruthless milk discounting'
Ruthless retail milk discounting is not sustainable, and ultimately will damage the sustainability of the UK dairy industry, NFU dairy board chairman ...
Home Secretary endorses agricultural crime initiative
Home Secretary Theresa May MP has praised an agricultural industry led crime initiative which brings farmers, auctioneers and the police together in a...
21-11-2014 03:17 AM | Cattle, News, Veterinary News, Animal Health
US UK beef inspection anticipated soon
EBLEX has been helping ensure the industry is in the strongest position possible should a trade agreement be reached between the UK and the US for bee...
19-11-2014 08:33 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
TCBZ resistance could threaten UK cattle
UK producers, animal health advisers, and vets should be on the look-out for signs of resistance to triclabendazole (TCBZ) in cattle according to Meri...
19-11-2014 08:28 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Dairy industry needs to find ways of coping with market volatility
Pembrokeshire dairy farmers voiced their concerns regarding severe farmgate milk price cuts during a well-attended Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru on-farm mee...
19-11-2014 08:24 AM | Cattle, News, Produce, Supermarkets
UK beef farmers 'should be in bullish mood'
British beef farmers should be in 'bullish mood' after the famous French butcher Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec, declared that British breeds were a cut abo...
19-11-2014 08:17 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News
Is this the smallest commercial dairy herd?
Milk buyers like big collections, and dairy farmers are getting larger every year. The average British cowman looked after 75 cows in 1996 and tod...
18-11-2014 02:27 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Beating bovine TB is 'going to hurt', NFU warns
The NFU brought together many leading experts from across the country to discuss the scientific basis for eradicating bovine TB with farmers battling ...
17-11-2014 15:29 PM | Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Myhealthyherd Launches Free Herd Health Planner
A new version of the popular herd management application myhealthyherd will, say its developers, provide farmers with a much simpler and more extensiv...
17-11-2014 01:57 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Firmer beef prices next year, report says
UK beef prices should firm up next year amid tighter supplies, according to the latest forecasts from EBLEX. The latest outlook for the UK beef mar...
17-11-2014 01:02 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy farmers voice market volatility concerns
Falling milk prices and the volatility in global dairy markets were put under the spotlight during a recent meeting of dairy farmers in Carmarthenshir...
11-11-2014 01:30 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Abandon the badger cull plans, scientists warn government
A group of 26 scientists have written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him and his government to abandon further plans to cull badgers in Englan...
10-11-2014 08:27 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Irish beef protests intensify over UK price gap
Speaking in Clonee, Co Meath this afternoon at the beginning of IFA’s nationwide 48-hour beef protest, IFA President Eddie Downey said the refusal of ...
10-11-2014 00:47 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Make most of milk quota, dairy producers urged
Dairy producers should plan ahead to make the most of capital or trading losses before milk quota is abolished in April 2015, according to rural accou...
10-11-2014 00:30 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Farmers take dairy concerns to Defra minister
Ways of easing volatility in the milk sector were discussed by Secretary of State Liz Truss and the NFU in a meeting with President Meurig Raymond and...
06-11-2014 08:27 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Smaller European markets drive beef export growth
Demand from smaller European markets has helped drive strong growth for UK beef exports, according to EBLEX. Latest data from HMRC revealed that UK...
06-11-2014 08:20 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest to sell operations to Muller for £80m
Dairy Crest has today announced that it will sell its dairy operations to Müller for £80 million. The company had been plagued with problems in the...
06-11-2014 01:17 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News
Long-term outlook for UK dairy 'remains positive'
The UK dairy industry is facing formidable short term challenges due to global market volatility, which is set to continue, but the long-term outlook ...
06-11-2014 00:29 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
A student's farm crowdfunding venture
When Harper Adams University student Jack Stilwell launched a crowdfunding project in a bid to start his own beef farm, he was fully aware that the ve...
New campaign aims to educate farmers about cattle diseases
A campaign has been launched by the National Beef Association (NBA) to educate beef farmers about the everyday health problems that face their herds. ...
05-11-2014 10:11 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
We will continue to use all the options available to fight TB - Eustice
We will continue to use all of the options available to us to fight this dreadful disease, which has been out of control for 20 years, Farming Ministe...
05-11-2014 01:44 AM | News, Shows and Events, Cattle, Dairy
Cream of dairy genetics on offer in December
An all-star line-up of high-class dairy cattle from the UK will be going under the hammer in Carlisle in Britain’s Premier Elite Holstein auction in D...
04-11-2014 01:29 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
FUW welcomes Welsh Government badger survey
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has welcomed the launch today (Monday November 3) of a survey of badgers found dead in Wales. The survey is being condu...
04-11-2014 01:25 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
Farmers 'should not be complacent' over liver fluke
Despite a low to moderate risk prediction for liver fluke this autumn, preventing pasture contamination by strategically treating stock is an integral...
30-10-2014 01:27 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News
Future of Scottish dairy to be debated at AgriScot
The future direction of the Scottish dairy sector will be debated at next month’s AgriScot event, being staged on Wednesday 19 November at Ingliston, ...
30-10-2014 00:47 AM | Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Soil Association requests changes to TB compensation bill
Following discussions with licensees and members, the Soil Association has submitted a proposal to request changes to the Cattle Compensation (England...
Badger cull is legal as Trust loses appeal
The Court of Appeal has rejected the Badger Trust's appeal concerning the legality of the government's badger cull. The trust's appeal was based on...
29-10-2014 01:01 AM | News, NFU, Cattle, Meat Processing
Scottish farmers disappointed over EU calf scheme
The European Union has ruled out Scotland front-loading payments made under the new Beef Calf Scheme that would have supported smaller beef producers,...
27-10-2014 08:43 AM | Finance, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets, Cattle
Irish beef farmers 'have had enough' as they begin protests
Irish beef farmers are set to protest the prices they are being paid for their cattle, arguing that they are well below the UK and EU averages. IFA...
'Extremely worrying times' ahead for farmers, says NFU
With farmers facing significant challenges heading into the winter, the Government is being urged to come forward with proposals for how they intend t...
23-10-2014 09:25 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
Cattle pneumonia could cause long-term costs for farmers
Cattle farmers could have increased costs due to ineffective treatment of calf pneumonia, according to Merial Animal Health. "Past research has sho...
23-10-2014 01:48 AM | Cattle, Market Reports, News
Firm cattle trade as Morris family wins Tom Gittins Cup
An entry of 750 strong store cattle was sold at Bishops Castle Auction on Thursday last week as the trade held firm from start to finish supported by ...
23-10-2014 01:36 AM | Agri Safety, Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Animal psychology in focus at agricultural workshop
Agricultural workers can get an insight into animal psychology as part of efforts to improve farm safety while handling cattle. Agriculture continu...
21-10-2014 02:35 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Badger cull poll: Nine out of ten want culling to end
Results from a new poll on the controversial badger cull show that nine out of ten people who express an opinion (89%) want the UK government to stop ...
New badger culls are a 'miserable failure' as target missed
The pilot badger culls in Gloucestershire have 'failed to achieve even the minimum number of badgers to be shot,' and have been condemned as a 'misera...
16-10-2014 12:03 PM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
'Exciting opportunities' for Turkey's developing dairy market
Turkey’s developing dairy market offers exciting opportunities in its emerging export industry with access to markets that western players have previo...
15-10-2014 07:28 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Liver fluke 'remains a risk for cattle farmers'
Despite a relatively dry summer and early autumn, liver fluke infection remains a risk for cattle and sheep and farmers are being urged to remain vigi...
15-10-2014 07:18 AM | Cattle, News
China's impact on beef industry in focus at EBLEX conference
China’s impact on the beef and lamb industry will be among the key topics at this year’s EBLEX annual conference. The subject will be presented by ...
15-10-2014 07:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Why is the price of milk falling?
British consumers say they want to back dairy farmers after learning that the price they are paid has dropped significantly in the past few months. Bu...
15-10-2014 06:55 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, NFU, Shows and Events
Winner of NFU Dairy Stockperson of the Year announced
Carl Poole, from Meifod, Powys, has been announced as the winner of the 2014 NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award during t...
13-10-2014 04:06 AM | Cattle, Grassland, News
Cattle to replace lawnmowers in wildlife havens
Following a successful trial last autumn, a herd of cows will once again replace lawn-mowers to cut the grass at one of Worcestershire’s most importan...
10-10-2014 02:08 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Farmers plan further milk protests
"Further protests are planned for the coming week, members and press will be notified," Farmers for Action said after over 500 people attended the pro...
09-10-2014 10:27 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Badger Trust to challenge legality of new culls
The Badger Trust has said it will challenge the legality of the government's badger culls currently being undertaken in Somerset and Gloucestershire. ...
09-10-2014 01:56 AM | Cattle, Market Reports, Meat Processing, News, Pigs, Sheep
Who are the biggest meat consumers in the world?
Across the globe, meat is a staple food enjoyed by an array of countries and cultures. From tender chicken in traditional Spanish paellas to juicy sau...
08-10-2014 09:53 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Morrisons search for more Beef Shorthorn
The search is on for more Beef Shorthorn sired cattle with a 30p/kg premium at stake to meet with demand from Morrisons for its Traditional Beef Schem...
08-10-2014 01:46 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep, Shows and Events
Keeping up with the next generation of livestock farmers
The NFU has teamed up with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Warwickshire Rural Hub to focus on the potential that precision agriculture has for th...
06-10-2014 04:26 AM | Cattle, Market Reports, News
Russian ban 'will not slow beef market'
Global beef supply is in a 'tightening phase', with most key producers experiencing record tight supplies, according to a new report. Further tight...
03-10-2014 06:43 AM | Cattle, News
Dutch market 'an opportunity for UK beef'
UK beef exports to the Netherlands could capitalise on opportunities being presented in its restaurant sector, according to EBLEX. In 2013, the Net...
03-10-2014 06:25 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
First Milk confirms November price cuts
With effect from 1st November First Milk will be cutting the price for its manufacturing pool by 0.3 pence per litre and for its liquid pool by 1 penc...
02-10-2014 05:51 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Testing for TB in the cattle herd
Bovine TB is one of the most complex animal health problems currently facing the farming industry in England and Wales. It is a chronic, infectious di...
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