The achievements of AHDB Beef & Lamb in generating demand for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb on the Polish market have been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.
Former environment correspondent Rebecca Pow MP writes that the South West's beaches and £9.4 billion tourist economy are best protected by EU directives, with the UK working to pursue environmental objectives internationally.
Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been re-elected as Chair of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) for 2016, following this year’s AGM in London on 25 May.
England has amongst the lowest woodland cover in Europe, says the Woodland Trust in an interview with PoliticsHome's Aden Simpson, and the Government must improve on the ‘grim’ planting rates published this week or risk deforestation.
The Woodland Trust is appalled by the continued drastic decline in new woodland planting confirmed in official figures today.
More than three quarters of consumers have been put off buying steak after a bad experience with a tough cut – with one third of those saying they waited at least a month before buying one again.
A high-profile promotional campaign highlighting the versatility of lamb kicked off this week to tie in with the start of the Euro 2016 football championships.
Former MEP, dairy farmer & EFRA Select Committee Chair Neil Parish MP is clear: farmers should not throw away the deal they get from the EU and he notes 93% of UK beef exports last year were to other EU countries.
Responding to today’s report from the Environmental Audit Committee on Flooding Cooperation across Government, Laura Hughes, property policy adviser at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), said:
Co-Chair of Environmentalists for Europe, former Conservative MEP Stanley Johnson reflects on the Prime Minister’s speech last week which stated: ‘Our natural environment will be safer if we stay in a reformed EU’.
Farmers have expressed concern about the unknown implications of Britain leaving the European Union, according to a new survey by experts at the University of Exeter.
Following Defra’s recent consultation on animal licensing establishments, which specifically questioned what measures could address concerns around the care of exotic animals, leading vets will be discussing the issue of legislation versus self-regulation around exotic pet ownership at the annual Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum at One Great George Street, London, on 6 June.
10 years on from the introduction of the Animal Welfare Acts 2006 (England and Wales, Scotland) and following the Efra Committee Inquiry on animal welfare, leading vets are coming together to discuss the progress and pit falls of the Acts’ first decade at the annual Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum at One Great George Street, London, on 6 June.
The roll out of a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions has begun in sheep and cattle abattoirs in England.
The 2016/2017 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) have been updated with five new ryegrass varieties.
As National BBQ Week begins, discerning UK vets urge consumers to vote for good animal health and welfare by checking food labels before they buy.
The AHDB and DEFRA-funded Beef Feed Efficiency programme has reached a significant milestone by contracting two commercial farms to record feed efficiency traits.
Heavier beef carcases targeted at delivering the highest lean meat yield to score premiums for producers may end up incurring additional penalties if processors reduce their maximum weight limits, a study suggests.
As this year’s extended Volunteers’ Week (1 – 12 June) kicks off, the British Veterinary Association is shining a spotlight on the majority of veterinary surgeons in the UK - more than 4 in 5 (84%) - who give their time and veterinary expertise at a reduced rate, while more than 2 in 5 work unpaid with animal charities and rehoming centres to treat thousands of abandoned, mistreated or injured animals each year.
More than two-thirds of vets (71%) actively check labels and ask questions about the meat, fish and dairy products they purchase, according to figures revealed by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to mark National BBQ Week (30 May – 5 June).
As a select committee of MPs considers what should be done about the pet trade, Blue Cross is urging a pragmatic solution that will really work.
NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) has announced that it is excited to be supporting farming charity, R.A.B.I (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution) during this, its 30th anniversary year.
Fresh economic analysis shows independent butchers have been quick to shift with consumer habits, employing swathes of the UK workforce and generating £2.3bn in revenue.
The Woodland Trust and National Trust are celebrating the award of £730,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enhance their restoration of Fingle Woods in the Teign Valley.