Slaughterhouses in Wales required to install CCTV as new law comes into force

All Welsh slaughterhouses will need to install CCTV by 1st December as new regulations have been approved by the Senedd. 

Live animal export ban receives royal assent

A ban on exporting live animals will now go ahead as the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Act received royal assent.

Livestock auctions mark ‘significant rise’ in turnover with jump to £2.2 billion

The popularity of live auctions continues to grow, with last year’s turnover reaching over £2.2 billion.

New data reveals ‘erosion of British poultry supply chains’ since Brexit 

The British Poultry Council commented on the latest data from HMRC, saying that the 56% drop in poultry meat exports since 2020 underscores the cost of Brexit.

First Milk announces further milk price increase

First Milk has just announced that its milk price will increase by 0.75p per litre starting next month. 

Muller announces milk price increase for April

Milk supplier and distributor Muller has announced a price rise for its farmer suppliers, starting in April. 

Significant improvements noticed in herd health and milk quality

Farmers have made significant improvements in dairy herd fertility, production, and somatic cell counts, according to the National Milk Records’ latest Key Performance Indicator (KPI) report. 

Penalty notices introduced for animal health and welfare offences

Offences include keeping animals in a poor living environment, repeated overdue TB testing or breaching avian flu housing orders.

Dairy farmers “caught in crossfire” as financial pressures intensify

With the gap between farmgate milk and retail prices promising no let-up and high input costs putting significant strain on the sector, British dairy farmers are facing a tough six months ahead, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has warned.

First UK sheep embryos shipped to the US in 35 years

The first UK ovine embryos have been shipped to the United States following the lifting of a long-term ban in 2021 on sheep and lamb imports from countries previously affected by BSE.

Vets call for greater support for dairy farmers as milk prices plummet

In a letter to MPs, farm vets from VetPartners are calling on the government to address the volatility of the milk market at a time when farmers are facing increased labour costs and the price of fuel, equipment, energy and rents have risen.

Dairy industry business course opens for applications

The industry-renowned dairy course ‘Entrepreneurs in Dairying’, run by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) and sponsored by HSBC UK, is set to return this October and is open to anyone interested in a career in the dairy sector.

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