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RSPCA ‘encouraged’ by proposal on restricting live animal exports

Michael Gove, Secretary of State of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has spoken out against live animal exports, claiming that Brexit provides an opportunity to restrict the practice. 

Operator interest in Isle of Man Meats

The Isle of Man’s Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) has confirmed that it has received a number of formal bids from would-be operators of the island’s meat plant. 

Electronic ID promises huge efficiency gain

As a member of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) Traceability Design Board, we’ve been looking at how industry could mandate the introduction of bovine electronic identification (EID) tagging alongside the introduction of a new replacement database to record animal movement history.  

Michael Gove’s Defra appointment a ‘boost’ to agricultural industry

Michael Gove has been named as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as part of a government reshuffle. 

Number of organically farmed animals rises

Figures have indicated that the number of animals farmed organically in the UK increased on the year in 2016.

Tender process for Isle of Man meat plant to start soon

The tendering process for the meat plant on the Isle of Man is set to begin within the year, according to Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Geoffrey Boot. 

Consultation on bovine TB action launched by Defra

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has outlined proposals to tackle bovine TB (bTB). 

Isle of Wight no longer exempt from fallen stock ban

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has amended its guidance on fallen stock and the safe disposal of dead animals. 

General Election fallout: Who's in?

Despite the upheaval caused by the Conservative majority victory in the General Election, the status quo was largely kept in terms of political posts for the sector.

Political parties show support for poultry trade in pre-election meeting

The three main political parties have committed to supporting the British poultry industry after the general election in May, but agreed that the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) budget would be cut.

Advocates of slaughterhouse CCTV gain increasing support

Support for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses seems to be growing, with a number of industry and government reviews backing the installation of the surveillance equipment in recent days.

Reimbursement for removing sheep killed by snow

The farming minister has announced a reimbursement for the cost of removing sheep killed in the heavy snowfall that hit the UK in March.

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