Buyers learn about sustainable British red meat at Great Yorkshire Show

More than 10 buyers from Asia, the Middle East and North America met farmers and UK exporters at the Great Yorkshire Show to learn about high-quality meat production in the UK and discuss new trade opportunities.

Livestock farmers will soon need vet signed declarations to export to EU

From 13th December 2023, UK livestock farmers who are not members of an approved farm assurance scheme will need to provide a veterinary attestation following an annual farm visit in order to be able to export animal products to the EU.

Global buyers to learn about UK red meat at Great Yorkshire Show

A trade mission led by AHDB is set to showcase British red meat to buyers from Asia, the Middle East and North America, who will meet with farmers and UK exporters at the Great Yorkshire Show to discuss potential business opportunities.

Dairy farmers plead for government intervention to alleviate labour crisis

Following feedback from 46 producers, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has urged the government to address the escalating labour situation in the sector in its latest submission of evidence to the Migration Advisory Council (MAC).

Prices for 2022 wool affected by ‘inflation’ and ‘consumer confidence’, British Wool says

Having confirmed payments for last year’s wool clip, British Wool acknowledged the prices will be disappointing to members and said the organisation is doing everything it can to navigate what is currently a ‘very challenging environment’ for raw material suppliers.

Figures show farmers favouring the live sales ring over other market outlets

Latest throughput figures released this week by the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association (LAA) show that more farmers across England and Wales are favouring the live sales ring to secure the true value of their livestock, with margins under greater pressure from increased production costs.

Accession to CPTPP could help boost exports of UK pork to Mexico

Joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could open up further avenues for UK pork exports heading to Mexico, with Latin America and the trans-Pacific region also on the horizon as possible export destinations.

Cattle prices soar to unexpected heights breaking seasonal record

Latest figures from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) have revealed prime cattle prices reached record high levels at Scottish abattoirs in February, despite the trend being a reduction in prices for this time of year.

New schemes launched to help livestock farmers offset rising costs

The latest round of the Rural Payments Agency’s (RPA) Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) offers grant funding for a range of equipment, including mobile sheep handling and herd monitoring systems, with MSD Animal Health also offering support to improve flock productivity.

Vineyard using sheep fleece as mulch could make shearing worthwhile

Sheep farmers could soon see a fair price being paid for their wool if the wider horticulture industry is to adapt the revolutionary practice of Gwinllan Conwy vineyard, where sheep fleeces are being used to ripen grapes more fully and create higher quality wines.

UK red meat exports soar to unprecedented heights

The value of UK red meat exports has reached record levels in 2022, amounting to a staggering £1.7 billion, partly due to the rising prices of meat throughout last year.

‘Significant changes’ to gross margins as a result of Ukraine conflict, handbook shows

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to a significant rise in input costs for both the livestock and arable sectors in the UK, hitting livestock gross margins particularly hard due to the high cost of feed, the new Farm Management Handbook shows.

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