Liveweight lamb prices fell for the third consecutive week, according to the latest weekly figures from AHDB Beef & Lamb, as numbers coming to the market rose.
The latest Defra pig survey has revealed that the English pig herd grew by 2% to 3.9 million head in the year to June 2016, with the breeding herd increasing by the same percentage.
The Scottish pig industry has introduced new measures to ensure it stays at the frontline of best practice in the use of antibiotics.
Falling young bull prices diluted cattle price hikes in the week ending (w/e) 17 September, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
The importance of genetic improvement in livestock has been highlighted at an event hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).
The early results of an innovative research project to improve genetics in lambs have shown the initiative has gotten off to a strong start.
The price of lambs on liveweight markets declined in the week ending 14 September, despite a fall in supplies as demand has begun to return to normal levels, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
National Farmers’ Union (NFU) director general Terry Jones has highlighted some of the key concerns of members as Great Britain prepares for Brexit.
Following on from a recent beef and lamb country-of-origin survey, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called on Asda to improve its commitment to supplying British red meat.
Discounter supermarket chain Aldi has demonstrated its commitment to supplying British beef and lamb, following on from AHDB’s Beef & Lamb Watch Country of Origin Survey.
A farm near Wellington in Somerset is to begin rearing free-range broiler chickens.
Producers with supermarket spec cattle are in a winning position in the market as some processors’ cold room stocks dip and prices have risen for more than four months, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
The government has backed the O’Neill review on anti-microbial resistance (AMR).
Shipments of UK fresh and frozen pork experienced a year-on-year (YOY) fall of 7% to 14,300 tonnes (t) for the month of July, said AHDB Pork.
Beef producers are being advised on the importance of regularly handling and weighing cattle to meet target specification and avoid subsequent penalties.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is calling on MPs to show their support for their local farmers by wearing a specially-made British lapel pin for Back British Farming Day (Wednesday, 14 September).
As mating season approaches, producers are being told that optimising ram and ewe conditions is of the upmost importance.
Changes are taking place at the British Pig Health Scheme (BPHS), but producers who use the service should see no difference.
Livestock producers looking to improve the genetics of stock and the efficiency of the business are being encouraged to sign up to the latest ON-Farm 2016 event.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has expressed concerns over a proposed free trade deal from Australia – following on from the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union.
Members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) will have a presence in supermarkets across the country to communicate the importance of British food in support of Red Tractor Week (12 – 18 September).
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb branch has welcomed a new member of staff as part of the group’s commitment to investing in and developing the Quality Standard Mark (QSM).
The impact that flock health and welfare has on a business will be the main focus for discussion at the third Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) conference on Wednesday, 16 November.
Nine new monitor farms are wanted across Scotland before the application deadline closes on Friday, 30 September.
Scotland’s meat processing and farming sectors have united to urge the government to provide assurance on the status of workers from outside of the UK.
As Love Lamb Week gets underway tomorrow (Thursday, 1 September) industry bodies are preparing to take part and promote lamb as a versatile and simple dish to cook.
As part of its second research and development review, the Beef & Lamb sector of the Agriculture and Development Board (AHDB) has highlighted the projects funded by its levy over the past 12 months.
British farm animals are being subjected to needless pain and distress as they are slaughtered, a study from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced further measures today (Tuesday, 30 August) to tackle bovine TB as part of its 25-year strategy to eradicate the disease.
The news that the UK will be departing from the rest of the European Union may be two months old now, but the impacts that this will have on the livestock community is remaining a key focus point.
The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Hendrix Genetics have collaborated to create a research alliance designed to improve the sustainability of animal production.
Following on from a number of incidents in recent weeks of dogs worrying sheep, dog walkers in Orkney and Shetland are being urged to keep their pets on a tight lead.
Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) trials have got off to a strong start.
A reported extension to the badger cull has reawoken an ongoing row regarding the process and its impact on tackling TB in cattle.
The British beef supply chain is faced with a lack of transparency that is affecting returns for all, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
The Department of Agriculture is to remain neutral in an ongoing spat between the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and ABP over the collection of levies.
Welsh sheep farmers are being told they should make use of the latest technology to enhance the genetics and profitability of their flocks.
Liveweight lamb prices in Great Britain (GB) began to decline in the past week, after higher numbers have been coming to the market, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
Police are appealing for information following the theft of a seven-month-old lamb from a field in Romsey, Hampshire. It is thought that the lamb could be sold on as meat.
Venison imports could dramatically eclipse domestic production volumes in the next five years, the Scottish Venison Partnership (SVP) has warned.
Cattle trade is looking up for producers as the market continues to the feel the effects of slower finishing and less abundant supplies, according to data from AHDB Beef & Lamb for the week ending 13 August.
14 pigs have been stolen from a farm in Fordingbridge in the New Forest, Hampshire.
The East of England Smithfield Festival is promising to attract the wider livestock industry for this year’s event.
British farmers are being provided with the chance to “shape the future” of the sector following on from the EU referendum result.
Consumers in Holland were fortunate enough to get a taste of PGI Welsh Lamb at the Big Green Egg Flavour Fair this summer.
The pig industry scholarship scheme is now open to recruit students for its fourth year.
In an effort to promote local pork producers, Welsh consumers are being offered the chance to win a hog roast in a campaign driven by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).
The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has issued a warning to its members, cautioning them to check that the number of teeth in cattle they buy is appropriate for their age.
Fears are growing for Northern Irish beef farmers due to the increasing price difference with Great Britain, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).
A delegation of food writers from Germany were given an insight into the Welsh farming industry to experience first-hand how the nation’s lamb is reared.
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