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Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' for agriculture

Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' for agriculture
12-11-2014 07:05 AM | Agri Safety
Animal Medication Market -Research Report
Over the last couple of decades, livestock health has been gaining popularity as a result of growing awareness backed by compelling scientific evidenc...
07-11-2014 00:33 AM | Agri Safety, News, Pigs
Staffordshire pig pen attracts worldwide customer base
A pioneering pig birthing pen designed and created by a Staffordshire farmer is now being sold across the globe, it has been revealed. Orders for t...
Lack of engineers a 'ticking time bomb' for agriculture
A lack of engineers, not enough people promoting the land-based industries and a lack of apprentice opportunities for students is a 'ticking time bomb...
06-11-2014 00:56 AM | Veterinary News, Agri Safety, Animal Health, News
Food businesses warned over supply chain Ebola risks
There are widespread accounts of farm workers abandoning their jobs in Ebola ravished regions. In Sierra Leone, approximately 40% of fields and farmla...
30-10-2014 11:31 AM | Agri Safety, News
Agriculture remains one of UK's most dangerous industries
Agriculture has remained one of the industries in which workers are most likely to be injured, according to new figures released today. Injury and ...
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...
Pig breeders warned over virus
Pig breeding companies are being urged to keep free from a virus that has had a devastating impact in the United States and Canada. As many as thre...
01-09-2014 05:51 AM | Agri Safety, Finance, News, Property News, Sheep
Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost of rural crime
The cost of rural theft rose in the UK in 2013, according to NFU Mutual. The results of the insurer’s 2014 Rural Crime Survey show the value of items ...
28-08-2014 03:44 AM | Agri Safety, News
Farmers encouraged to have health checks
Farmers in Devon are being encouraged to have a free NHS Health Check to minimise their risk of developing common lifestyle-related conditions such as...
09-08-2014 03:31 AM | Agri Safety, News, Shows and Events
NFU to urge for farm safety at Glamorgan Show
With agriculture being one of Britain’s most dangerous industries, the NFU will be using next week’s Vale of Glamorgan Show to remind farmers and thei...
08-08-2014 02:09 AM | Agri Safety, News
New partnership aims to reduce farm deaths
A new partnership is looking to significantly reduce the toll of people who are killed or seriously injured on Scotland’s farms and crofts each year. ...
19-11-2013 10:19 AM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Scientists in 'call for action' on farm antibiotic use
A newly published report has highlighted for the first time the link between the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and the bigger issue of overuse...
15-11-2013 03:22 AM | Agri Safety, Appointments, News
NFU Mutual board member joins Farm Safety Partnership
John Calver, Regional Manager at NFU Mutual, the UK's leading rural insurer has recently joined the Farm Safety Partnership board to help promote a cu...
31-10-2013 03:01 AM | Agri Safety, News
Workplace injuries hit 'all time low'
Figures published today by the Heath and Safety Executive show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries compared to 2011/12. The provisional statisti...
08-10-2013 11:42 AM | Agri Safety, News, Property News
Farmers urged to prepare for new buildings legislation
Farmers Urged to Prepare for New Buildings Legislation Farmers planning new buildings on their land must ensure they are CE marked – or risk findin...
Scientists quantify human deaths due to antibiotic use in chickens
Approximately 280 people are dying every year in the UK from blood infections caused by a highly antibiotic-resistant E. coli superbug, acquired from ...
06-08-2013 02:06 AM | News, Agri Safety
Farmers reminded of safety as school holidays start
NFU Cymru will use this week’s Eisteddfod to remind farmers and their families to remain safe. With the school holidays just starting, farmers are bei...
01-08-2013 03:18 AM | Agri Safety, News
Motorists warned after farm vehicle accident
Tractor drivers and motorists have been warned of the dangers of farm vehicles driving with their buckets down after a farm insurance inspector was in...
20-07-2013 03:19 AM | Agri Safety, News
Royal Welsh Show: 'Everyone has a part to play in farm safety'
NFU Cymru will use next week’s Royal Welsh Show to remind farmers and their families to remain safe. With the Royal Welsh Show being the biggest li...
18-07-2013 10:20 AM | Agri Safety, News, Products
Uralchem registers its calcium nitrate in accordance with REACH
URALCHEM has registered its anhydrous calcium nitrate with the European Chemicals Agency in accordance with the European Community Regulation on chemi...
18-07-2013 00:46 AM | Agri Safety, News
Employers urged to take care of young people starting summer jobs
Workers are far more likely to be injured in workplace accidents during the first few months of a new job than at any other time says the British Safe...
04-07-2013 07:31 AM | Agri Safety, News
Agriculture remains industry with highest fatal injuries
The number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen, official statistics published today show. Provisional data released by the Health and Sa...
16-04-2013 14:20 PM | Agri Safety, Dairy, News
Dairy farmers: Your health and safety matters to GEA
In light of recent statistics by the Health and Safety Executive highlighting agriculture as the sector having the highest injury and death rates in t...
21-03-2013 10:21 AM | Agri Safety, News
Lyme disease needs more awareness, study shows
Potentially deadly to humans, Lyme disease is a high-profile vector-borne infection that is increasing in significance in the UK and consequently impa...
Proterra Foundation's 2013 conference to be held in Netherlands
The ProTerra Foundation, the not for profit organisation set up to support the European food and feed industries in sourcing sustainably produced, non...
NFU attacks RSPCA over badger warning
The National Farmers' Union has said the RSPCA 'overstepped the mark' over comments made about 'naming and shaming' people involved in the badger cull...
31-10-2012 11:55 AM | Agri Safety, Finance, News, Renewables
Fracking should proceed 'with caution' warns CIWEM
The government should proceed with caution over fracking warns the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), in its new pol...
31-10-2012 10:44 AM | Agri Safety, News
Agriculture related injuries up from last year
Figures published today show slight falls in a number of key areas of workplace ill-health and injury but the agricultural sector recorded 362 major i...
19-10-2012 08:41 AM | Agri Safety, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Lancashire growers face ruin after drainage floods
Thousands of acres of valuable potatoes, vegetables and salads in the West Lancashire area have had to be written off after drainage ditches overflowe...
18-10-2012 14:03 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Swine influenza affecting large number of herds
The incidence of swine influenza in pig herds in the UK and Ireland could be higher than expected if the results of a recent survey are replicated acr...
15-10-2012 12:00 PM | Agri Safety, News
Wet summers lead to barn blazes
Wet summer weather over the last two years has led to at least five major farm blazes caused by spontaneous combustion worth a total of £130,000, acco...
15-10-2012 08:42 AM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, Cattle, Deer, News
RSPCA accused of bullying after badger cull threats
The NFU has accused the RSPCA of hypocrisy after farmers were warned they could lose their valued Freedom Foods status if they supported or allowed ba...
02-10-2012 12:09 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
FUW urges farmers to use rodenticides correctly
Farmers’ Union of Wales’ land use and parliamentary committee chairman Gavin Williams today urged farmers to consider their on-farm rat control measur...
02-10-2012 12:00 PM | Agri Safety, News, Property News
Scottish farmers 'to help clear roads' this winter
Transport Scotland, the National Farmers Union and local authorities have agreed a national code of practice to make better use of farmers’ support th...
Mexican avian flu 'nightmare' as 25m birds lost
Two leaders of the Mexican egg industry have spoken of their "nightmare" after an estimated 25 million laying birds were lost in an outbreak of avian ...
27-09-2012 13:42 PM | Agri Safety, News
Air pollution 'is a forgotten public health crisis'
Poor air quality has been found to cause 29,000 premature deaths in the UK each year. Meanwhile the Government is failing to recognise the impact of i...
27-09-2012 09:37 AM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, Finance, News
Farm fire checks launched after claims triple
Montgomeryshire NFU Cymru has joined with Mid and West Wales Fire Service to launch a new free service to reduce the number of farm fires. The camp...
18-09-2012 10:32 AM | Agri Safety, News, NFU, Slurry and Irrigation
Beware of dangers of working with slurry, unions warn
Farming associations are warning of the dangers of working with slurry following the deaths of three members of a farming family in Northern Ireland. ...
17-09-2012 07:58 AM | Finance, News, Agri Safety
Workplace accident scheme could cost firms £43.7m
New laws designed to recover the estimated £44 million annual cost of investigating workplace accidents could cost Scottish businesses thousands of po...
30-08-2012 12:08 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Liver fluke prevalence at very high levels
Farmers are being warned about a “very high” prevalence of liver fluke disease across the UK in the latest National Animal Disease Information Service...
Cuts could leave council vulnerable to animal diseases
Data on animal movement that may be essential in the event of a disease outbreak such as food and mouth, will no longer be kept on file by Cumbria cou...
20-08-2012 16:52 PM | Agri Safety, News
Urgent action needed on phosphorus, urges CIWEM
Urgent action is needed to reduce the rate of phosphorus depletion said The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in its...
14-08-2012 08:52 AM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News
Law Commission seeks views on wildlife laws
In a consultation opening today, the Law Commission is seeking views on how wildlife law should be modernised. The current law regulating wildlife ...
08-08-2012 15:02 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, News
New vaccine against PPR launched
A new vaccine against Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a severe, fast-spreading viral livestock disease, has been launched by MSD Animal Health. P...
08-08-2012 08:30 AM | Agri Safety, News, Property News, Renewables
Clarification sought over timing of plant shutdown
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is being asked to clarify whether input was sought from the Scottish farming industry over its d...
07-08-2012 12:49 PM | Agri Safety, Animal Health, Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep
Schmallenberg virus circulating, say scientists
Schmallenberg virus could circulate across the UK after the virus has over-wintered according to results uncovered by the Royal Veterinary College and...
18-07-2012 08:53 AM | Agri Safety, News
Road safety report 'does not address rural accidents'
The number of people killed on Britain's roads has risen 3%, the first rise in eight years according to a report released today. The road safety re...
04-07-2012 07:32 AM | Agri Safety, News
Concerns over health and safety charges
Plans by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to charge farmers who break health and safety laws have attracted concern by farming unions. Despite...
Plant science critical to the health of the nation
Innovation in plant science is essential not only to safeguard the supply of safe, high quality, affordable food, but also to maintain the health and ...
15-03-2012 14:16 PM | Agri Safety, News, Shows and Events
New date for health and safety cost recovery scheme
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today announced that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention, is going ahead but will now not start i...
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