Lleyn sheep producers will be able to select animals for their resistance to roundworm, based on an estimated breeding value (EBV).
Prime Minister Theresa May has officially triggered Article 50, signalling the United Kingdom’s intent to exit the European Union.
As Prime Minister Theresa May signed the papers triggering Article 50 this morning, the livestock industry has vowed to protect trade and welfare standards as the UK leaves the European Union.
The UK meat industry has a chance to have its say on sustainability, with the Meat Trades Journal Green Survey now open for submissions.
Farmgate pig prices in Scotland have strengthened after a period of downward seasonal pressure during the early parts of 2017.
The National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU), the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have joined forces to outline priorities for UK trade post-Brexit.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s commitments to supporting British farming post-Brexit.
Boosting cost management across whole farm businesses will be one of the main priorities for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) newly appointed farm benchmarking manager.
The National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) Scottish branch has called for the Scottish government to continue funding of greylag goose management schemes.
Three students at Harper Adams University have received funding for their remaining years of full-time study.
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Livestock Outlook conference embraced the digital age this year, and moved online for the first time.
A new welfare report on pig health has provided evidence for the high level of pig rearing standards in the UK.
Four new members have been appointed to the AHDB Pork board to replace members whose terms of office will end on 31 March 2017.
The pig industry could save billions of pounds thanks to a new type of ‘super pig’ bred by scientists to resist infection by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).
National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has outlined free trade, labour and a new agricultural policy as the “main ingredients” for a buoyant post-Brexit rural economy.
Gressingham Foods has halted processing at its poultry slaughter plant in Redgrave, Suffolk after bird flu restrictions were imposed at a neighbouring Banham Poultry site, transferring operations to Debach, near Woodbridge.
Pork from traditionally-reared Pedigree Welsh Pigs has been awarded Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG) status from the European Commission, the first of its kind in Wales.
Supermarket chain Waitrose has responded to the “unacceptable” labelling of New Zealand lamb branded as ‘Waitrose British’ by committing to clearer labels.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has reiterated the importance of a “robust surveillance system” and how vital it is to the health of UK livestock.
Herdwick lamb has returned to retailer Booths for a limited four-month season.
Poultry keepers are now facing “significant threats” to their businesses with the introduction of updated measures to prevent the spread of bird flu.
Cranstons Quality Butchers is offering shoppers the chance to sample the distinctive taste of Lake District Herdwick Lamb.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is calling on British retailers to continue their support for producers that have had to keep poultry indoors due to the bird flu crisis.
A new campaign from the National Beef Association (NBA) is encouraging young farmers to embrace the beef sector.
The Royal Smithfield Club will not run its Festival prime stock event at the East of England Showground at Peterborough in November following a sustained drop in attendance and competition entries.
The deadline is looming for farmers who have applied to the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) in Scotland to log calving information, before the cut-off date of Tuesday, 7 February.
Sheep producers have been told that they should make the most of farm data to improve efficiency.
Pork shipments to China reached 1.6 million tonnes (t) in weight for 2016, more than double the previous year.
The Welsh red meat levy board Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is this week hosting representatives from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ).
British poultry producers have been warned that their businesses may be at risk of closure if the free-range status of their poultry is not extended.
Sheep farmers have been advised that to achieve maximum producer margin, hoggs should be sold at optimum weight and cleanliness to counterbalance a fall in prices year-on-year.
Philip Hambling has been appointed head of food and farming for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).
Alternative methods have been called upon to phase out conventional battery cages for farming rabbits.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has expressed “major concerns” over an initiative to encourage consumers to eat more vegetarian options.
Leaving the Single Market and opening up borders to cheap food imports could have severe consequences for the British farming industry, according to the Liberal Democrats.
Cranswick is the only UK meat processor to appear in the top tier of companies rated in a wide-ranging report on farm animal welfare standards.
With the US’s new commander-in-chief seated in the Oval Office, the Welsh red meat industry said that it is looking forward to working with President Trump to open up the market for lamb and beef exports.
Efficiency is key to the Welsh red meat sector’s survival, experts stressed at a farmer meeting organised by Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) last week.
A training and development web-based tool is scheduled to be introduced to the pig industry.
The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has warned a free trade deal with New Zealand would not benefit UK livestock producers, amid prospects of the ‘Hard Brexit’ pursued by prime minister Theresa May.
New-season lamb at farm level prices is "marginally above" last year's levels, according to the National Farmers' Union's (NFU) chief livestock adviser John Royle.
A poll by the RSPCA has revealed eight out of 10 people want animal welfare laws improved or at least kept the same after the UK leaves the EU.
A call for farmers, growers and the food industry to “step up” and address the obstacles in the way of agricultural competitiveness and productivity in a changing world was made by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
The EU-spec Standard Pig Price (SPP) bounced back from a modest decline in the week ending 31 December 2016. This was mainly driven by tighter supplies.
Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has vowed to cut red tape for the farming industry.
For the first time, pig semen from UK animals has been used in India in a project to improve the country’s pig breeding stock and to produce better-quality pork.
AHDB Pork’s Focus Farm scheme has been touted as a success after achieving a 61% reduction in pre-weaning mortality.
AHDB board member and AHDB Pork sector board chair Meryl Ward has announced that she will not put herself forward for re-appointment when her term of office comes to an end in March 2017.
Poultry keepers have been told to remain vigilant after a dead wild duck containing H5N8 bird flu was found in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Beef farmers in Scotland have been urged to apply for the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme ahead of the 31 December deadline.