NZ halts live cattle exports after ship capsizes
4th September 2020
New Zealand has suspended live cattle exports after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 animals sank off the Japanese coast on Wednesday, with the fates of more than 40 crew members still unknown.
Red meat exports see strong start despite Covid-19
31st August 2020
AHDB is reporting a good start to the year for red meat exports, with shipments already worth £733 million in the first six months – up nearly three per cent on the same period last year.
GB milk deliveries fall back due to extreme heat
24th August 2020
Milk deliveries dropped back considerably in the week ending 15th August, most likely as a result of the extreme heat, AHDB reports.
Industry set for another week of celebrating lamb
21st August 2020
The increasingly popular Love Lamb Week kicks off its sixth year next month, with industry support greater than ever.
Farmer’s podcast shares top tips on getting into dairying
18th August 2020
A dairy farmer from Staffordshire says attending specific dairy courses and joining discussion groups were a vital part in equipping her and her husband with the skills to run their own business.
Worms cost UK farmers £270m a year, study finds
17th August 2020
Roundworms, liver fluke and lungworm are costing UK livestock producers £270 million in lost production and treatment expenditure every year, according to a new study to be published in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine. The study examined the economic burden of major parasitic worm infections on livestock across 18 European countries.
Bumper trade as Shearwell Thame Summer Sheep Sale kickstarts breeding sales season
16th August 2020
Traditionally marking the start of the annual autumn breeding sales season, with the first substantial breeding sale in the country, the 18th Shearwell Thame Summer Sheep Sale did not disappoint despite Covid-19 restrictions, with dearer trade reported in all sections.
Managing sheep lameness requires a concerted approach
15th August 2020
UK sheep producers are being encouraged to implement all the proven measures to control sheep lameness, following publication of new research into practical management routines on farm.
Precision key to cost effective milk production
14th August 2020
If precision is key to cost-effective milk production, understanding the true energy values of fats will underpin building a successful diet for healthy, fertile dairy cows, explains nutritional supplement manufacturer UFAC-UK.
Fatty acids yield benefits in early lactation dairy cows
11th August 2020
New research from Michigan State University, USA, demonstrates significant improvements in cow productivity with specific fatty acid supplementation through early lactation.
Project supporting British farmers is seeking 22t of Herdwick wool
30th July 2020
A Cumbrian company is supporting the British wool industry by sourcing around 22 tonnes of Herdwick wool from Cumbrian farmers this August, to use in its best-selling chimney draught excluder.
Dismay over dairy competition fronted by Dragon’s Den investor
29th July 2020
Farmers have spoken out in defence of the dairy sector after it was announced that Dragon’s Den investor Deborah Meaden has partnered with the charity PETA, as part of a competition encouraging farmers to switch from milk production to growing crops for plant-based alternatives.