Livestock

Punjab government visits UK to learn about pig production

A high-level delegation from the Punjab government has paid a visit to the UK to assess British pig production and genetics.

Pig producers urged to listen to abattoir reports

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Pork division is reminding pig producers that abattoir reports can help them to fend off invisible diseases.

Online medicine book contributes towards antibiotic data

Pig producers have made outstanding progress in recording use of antibiotics, the National Pig Association (NPA) has revealed.

Consistency key to steak sales

Retailers risk losing sales unless they ensure consistent steak quality, according to a report just published by AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Online medicine book contributes towards antibiotic data

Pig producers have made outstanding progress in recording use of antibiotics, the National Pig Association (NPA) has revealed.

Beef Efficiency Scheme launched in difficult climate, says industry expert

Scotlands Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) is the start of a slow burn, said National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotlands former president Nigel Miller.

Pig producers offered environmental training

Pig farm managers are being offered the opportunity to benefit from workshops tailored to educate them about their responsibilities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR).

Bluetongue meetings hit the road

The Joint campaign Against Bluetongue (JAB) will be hitting the road to deliver a series of meetings that will provide bluetongue updates to farmers, veterinarians, and the wider industry.

Performance-enhancing drug found in cow not a threat to human health

Following on from an investigation into the discovery of performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol on an Irish farm, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has said that it poses no threat to human health.

Top Welsh lamb producer receives royal recognition

Some of Londons top chefs were joined by industry professionals to honour Daphne Tilley of Daphnes Original Welsh Lamb on receiving her MBE.

AIMS makes progress on judicial review

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has taken a massive step forward in securing a judicial review of the Food Standards Agencys (FSA) refusal to allow appeals against Official Veterinarians (OV) decisions.

Cornwall cracks down on meat crime

A new regional multi-agency working group has been set up in Cornwall to help tackle issues facing the meat industry.

Dawn Meats farm welcomes guests

More than 2,000 farmers gathered at the Dawn Meats Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm for a showcase of the farms full year in operation.

Nuffield Farming Scholarship seeking applicants

Nuffield Farming is encouraging individuals in the agricultural industry aged between 22 and 45 interested in international experience to step forward.

Livestock worrying addressed at NFU conference

The board chairman of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Charles Sercombe, has called on police forces to investigate incidents on livestock worrying (the act of causing distress to livestock) and to prosecute those who act irresponsibly.

UK meat companies non-respondent in soy survey

UK meat processing companies have been named as non-respondent in the WWF Soy Scorecard 2016.

Nominations open for David Black Award

One of the pig industrys most prestigious awards is now open for nominations.

New post-mortem rejection conditions unveiled

A list of new post-mortem rejection conditions has begun to be implemented in sheep and cattle abattoirs across England.

AHDB Pork publishes 2015 Yearbook

The industry levy board AHDBs Pork division has published its Yearbook covering 2015, highlighting the effort that has gone into the pig sector over the past 12 months.

Heavier carcases could impact incomes, says AHDB Beef & Lamb report

Heavier beef carcases produced to deliver the highest lean meat yield to score premiums could incur penalties if processors reduce their maximum weight limits.

Irish cattle farmers see a boost in income for 2015

Family farm incomes in Ireland grew by 6% last year, according to the agricultural and food development authority Teagasc's National Farm Survey, bringing the average income figure for the farming sector to 26,526.

Meat Business Women hits new peaks with latest networking event

The latest Meat Business Women networking event has been hailed as a success by the conferences organiser, Laura Ryan.

Farmgate prices damaging confidence of livestock sector, industry bodies warn

Downward pressure on farmgate returns is affecting livestock producers confidence, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Farmers advised on maximising profitability

Farmers have been told that tailoring investment in pasture improvements and nutritional supplements to the particular needs of individual farms is the best way to secure financial gain.

EU exit to impact Devon beef farmers, warns Truss

An exit from the European Union could threaten Devons beef industry, according to Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss.

Swedes bid for Welsh Lamb

For the first time, Swedish consumers are able to bid for Welsh Lamb on online auctioning site, Tradera.

Insect larvae should be used in animal feed, says EU project

Insect larvae reared on manure should be used in animal feed as a priority, according to the European Commission.

AIMS launches Assured Meat Processing Standard

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has launched the Assured Meat Processing Standard (AMPS), which will become United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) approved to EN45011.

Trade groups back call for global action against superbugs

Global action and country-specific targets to reduce antimicrobials use in livestock are called for by a report tackling antimicrobial resistance launched today (May 19).

Bernard Matthews responds to redundancy claims

Turkey processing company Bernard Matthews has responded to claims that it is facing financial hardship.

NFU Scotland vice-president encourages beef producers to apply for efficiency scheme

National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland vice-president Rob Livesey highlighted the particularly difficult time the beef sector is facing in his latest blog, and how this can be overcome.

Sheep meat supplies on the rise

Supplies of sheep meat are likely to increase in 2016 due to higher levels of adult sheep slaughterings, according to the latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) forecasts.

Lords EU Committee backs farming industry

The House of Lords EU Committee recently published a report outlining what needs to be done to increase resilience in the farming sector in the face of volatile prices.

Truss issues Brexit warning to sheep industry

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned that the sheep industry will suffer should Great Britain leave the European Union.

Stay vigilant in show season, pork producers warned

Pork producers in Wales are being encouraged to stick strictly to general biosecurity practices ahead of the summer show season.

Industry builds on new Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme

Several Scottish industry bodies are looking to drive uptake of the new Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) before the 31 May deadline.

Beef no longer a part of Mercosur deal

News that South American beef will no longer be a part of the Mercosur negotiations has been welcomed by industry bodies.

Beef supplies on the rise in England

A combination of higher production from prime cattle and cows, as well as increased imports, means that beef supplies in 2016 are going to be up on last year, according to the latest AHDB forecast.

Success for British Pig & Poultry Fair

The British Pig & Poultry Fair, which started on Tuesday (10 May 2016) has started well, with standing room only at the popular forum programmes.

Food and Drink Federation appoints Helen Munday as chief scientific officer

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Helen Munday as its new chief scientific officer.

Celebrity pig welfare campaign launched

A celebrity-backed campaign highlighting pig welfare has been launched.

AHDB Pork supports Ladies in Pigs

Ladies in Pigs (LIPs) has been given support of 100,000 thanks to a sponsorship deal with AHDB Pork.

AHDB Pork unveils pig industry app

AHDB Pork has launched a new interactive app, Think BioRisk, to help prevent disease in the pig industry.

Dan Biggar revealed as new Welsh beef ambassador

Welsh international rugby star Dan Biggar has been named the new ambassador for the Celtic Pride Premium Beef Partnership.

Meat Business Women networking event speaker list expanded

A new speaker has been added to the third Meat Business Women event.

Scottish consumers encouraged to cook with local meat

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new series of family-friendly, quick-step recipe videos to help consumers get the most out of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Speciality Selected Pork.

Sainsburys outlines 100% British lamb sourcing commitment

Sainsburys has committed to source 100% British lamb by 1 July.

AHDB Pork agree on abattoir monitoring transition

Industry levy board AHDB Pork has announced an agreement on the 12 offal conditions to be monitored at abattoir-level under the new Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) programme.

Pig industry invited to attend regional forums

Industry levy board AHDB Pork is inviting pig producers and members of the industry to attend a series of regional forums to discuss concerns within the trade.

Combatting campylobacter: More work to be done

Our sister title Food Manufacture held a panel discussion on campylobacter during Foodex about the scale of the issue.

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