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Live Animal Exports Ban would be ‘shortsighted’ says FUW

Live Animal Exports Ban would be ‘shortsighted’ says FUW

A ban on live animal exports would be ‘remarkably shortsighted’ given the uncertainty around a post-Brexit trade deal and agricultural tariffs, the Farmers’ Union of Wales has said. The UK and Welsh Governments yesterday (April 9) launched a call for evidence on a UK-wide ban on the export of live animals for overseas slaughter – […]

Sheep Shearers on their way to UK

Sheep Shearers on their way to UK

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) is delighted to announce that that shearers will be allowed to enter the UK this year, in a time-limited window, to provide a vital source of highly skilled and experienced staff for shearing contractors removing the wool of millions of sheep this summer. A special Home Office concession […]

HRH The Prince of Wales launches Farm Resilience Programme at Louth Livestock Market

HRH The Prince of Wales launches Farm Resilience Programme at Louth Livestock Market

Today (19th March) HRH The Prince of Wales attended Louth Livestock Market, to announce that Louth will be a new location for year three of The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, and meet with key stakeholders involved in saving the mart. HRH took the opportunity to announce that the Farm Resilience Programme, run by The Prince’s […]

Farmers warned about use of treated wood chip for livestock bedding

Farmers warned about use of treated wood chip for livestock bedding

The Gwent branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales is warning farmers to ensure that wood chip bedding for livestock has not been sourced from treated wood, and that they have a U8 waste exemption registered with Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The warning follows after farmers in the Gwent area have been offered wood chip […]

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 […]

Marks & Spencer commits to World Angus Forum 2017

Marks & Spencer commits to World Angus Forum 2017

Leading premium retailer Marks & Spencer has been confirmed as headline sponsor of the World Angus Forum 2017 which takes place in the UK and Ireland this summer. Covering farm tours and events across Scotland, England and Ireland, the World Angus Forum will take in visits to both the Royal Three Counties Show and the […]

NBA calls for extension on Government AFU proposal

NBA calls for extension on Government AFU proposal

With changes to Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) in the pipeline, the National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for a four year extension before any phasing out occurs which could cause serious welfare and cash-flow problems for farmers. AFUs were introduced to provide a route for rearing, fattening or finishing cattle from TB restricted and un-restricted […]

Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission

The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Using a mathematical model that combines a huge number of cattle and badgers that have TB, […]

New office, new team for the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association

New office, new team for the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) has moved to a new office and strengthened its team of paid staff. This follows a surge in membership passing 250, and the establishment of varied initiatives surrounding the rearing and selling of 100% grass-fed beef, lamb and dairy products. The PFLA has moved to the new business innovation centre […]

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