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Arla Foods amba confirms April milk price

Arla Foods amba confirms April milk price

Arla Foods is decreasing its milk price to owners by 0.42 pence per litre from 1 April. The Arla Foods on-account price has decreased by one eurocent per litre which equates to a reduction of 0.79 pence per manufacturing litre. However, a positive currency impact of 0.37ppl from 1 April, mitigates the full impact of […]

TB testing penalties immoral and increasing health and safety risks

TB testing penalties immoral and increasing health and safety risks

The Cross Compliance penalty regime for bovine TB tests have been branded ‘immoral’ by the Farmers’ Union of Wales, which says the penalties add significantly to the health and safety risks of testing cattle. From January 1, 2015, tiered cross compliance penalties for late TB testing have seen cattle keepers receive financial penalties in relation […]

Minister confirms Government looking at innovative options to improve farm animal welfare post Brexit

Minister confirms Government looking at innovative options to improve farm animal welfare post Brexit

A commons debate about farm animal welfare post-Brexit saw the Government confirm leaving the EU offers an opportunity to improve welfare standards in areas such as slaughter, farm support systems and labelling During the debate held on Tuesday (24 Jan), the Government made explicit and detailed comments about how they saw post-Brexit farming evolve. The […]

Arla Foods amba increases its February 2017 milk price

Arla Foods amba increases its February 2017 milk price

Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by a further one eurocent per kilogramme from 1 February 2017. When the increase in the on-account price is applied to the UK standard litre, it equates to an upward movement of 0.76 pence, taking the liquid* price to 27.07 pence per litre and the manufacturing* […]

Noble Foods and Cranswick Show global leadership on farm animal welfare

Noble Foods and Cranswick Show global leadership on farm animal welfare

British companies, Noble Foods and Cranswick lead the producer sector, not just in the UK but globally when it comes to managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices, according to the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report published today (23 January 2017). Noble Foods retained its position in the […]

Sheep and Goat keepers – have you submitted your annual inventory?

Sheep and Goat keepers – have you submitted your annual inventory?

Sheep and goat keepers in Wales are being reminded to submit their annual inventory form by February 1, to avoid potential penalties. The form can be submitted by either logging onto the EID Cymru website (www.eidcymru.org) , or by returning the paper form in the pre-paid envelope. Once the form has been submitted keepers will […]

FUW rejects TB regionalisation approach for Wales

FUW rejects TB regionalisation approach for Wales

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has rejected proposals to split Wales into five bovine TB regions in its response to a Welsh Government consultation, highlighting the need to tackle the disease in badger populations. The Welsh Government proposes splitting Wales into two high, two intermediate and one low TB level regions, with different rules applying […]

New approach to mastitis ‘almost halves’ farmer’s antibiotic costs

New approach to mastitis ‘almost halves’ farmer’s antibiotic costs

At a recent event hosted on Bryn Jones’ farm near Oswestry local farmers heard how AHDB Dairy’s Mastitis Control Plan had helped him to significantly reduce the rate of new clinical mastitis cases and reduce antibiotic use across his 800-cow herd, delivering annual savings of around £57,000. This downward trend is encouraging as the livestock […]

Vets welcome Northern Ireland’s bovine TB eradication strategy

Vets welcome Northern Ireland’s bovine TB eradication strategy

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and BVA Northern Ireland branch today welcomed the launch of the TB Strategic Partnership Group’s (TBSPG) long-term strategy document on bovine TB (bTB) eradication and Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen’s announcement that she will carefully consider the recommendations with a view to consulting on the proposed approach in early 2017. Seamus […]

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