The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the establishment of a refreshed task force by the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance to start defining new antibiotic reduction goals post-2020.
Training more vets alone will not be enough to address workforce issues, says the British Veterinary Association (BVA). Instead a holistic, long term approach to veterinary education is needed to ensure that the workforce remains resilient and can meet future demand in the areas of animal health and welfare and public health.
Dods Monitoring's Tessa Corina writes on what new technology means for the agriculture sector.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) have responded to several updates to the Code of Practice to the Welfare of Pigs, announced this week (9 September) to further improve pig welfare standards in England.
Farmers are the breadbasket of Britain and the prospect of a no deal scares them, writes Antoinette Sandbach MP
Resilience to disease is also partly underpinned by biodiversity; in the genetic variation of forest trees, tree species’ diversity or the structural diversity of forest stands, both below and above ground. The evidence is clear in concluding that the capacity of forests to resist threats is in large part dependent on biodiversity at multiple scales, Woodland Trust.
Addressing the threats to our native trees involves bio-security, research and land manager engagement, writes Lord Kinnoull.
Whilst the government has said it has no intention of allowing the UK’s high standards of production to be undermined after the UK leaves the EU, it has not been clear about how this will be delivered, writes Lord Carrington.
Our sheep industry is a national success story and a way of life for tens of thousands. But a no deal Brexit would put it under serious threat, writes Jenny Chapman
Theresa Villiers has vowed to "reshape our food system from farm to fork" with a new review first promised by her predecessor Michael Gove.
Boris Johnson's post-Brexit plans have been given a major boost after Donald Trump said the US and the UK were moving “rapidly” towards a “fantastic and big” trade deal.
BVA is encouraging vets to speak to their livestock and equine clients about containment fences, helping them to ensure they’re always used responsibly and safely. The BVA position on the use of electric containment fences in livestock and horses, launched this week, recognises that containment fences are currently a necessary option for many clients but makes several recommendations on how to limit their potential harm to animals and humans
Labour have demanded a review into grouse shooting over growing concerns at the practice’s impact on climate change.
EU fishermen may be able to enter UK waters illegally if a no-deal Brexit means there are not enough vessels to police the seas, a leaked government email has revealed.
Boris Johnson has been told to stop playing "Russian roulette" with the agricultural sector as he embarks on his first official visit to Wales.
NOAH looks forward to working with Theresa Villiers, the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and her team, to promote high standards of UK animal health and welfare.
A new report has revealed that almost half of the public (48%) believe that legislation should be introduced to require supermarkets to proactively encourage healthier choices.
CPRE analysis shows huge savings for rural communities if affordable rents are based on income
A reaction from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) to a new report from the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, which will be published tomorrow.
Plaid Cymru MP, Jonathan Edwards, discusses the risk a No Deal Brexit poses to agriculture ahead of a debate on the issue in the House of Commons and the upcoming Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox writes for PoliticsHome, saying the newly launched International Trade Development Programme aims to cultivate the next generation of negotiators, policy makers and HM Trade Commissioners.
The recently launched WELL programme is a collaboration between the nuclear industry and Cumbria County Council, and Lord Jim O’Neill, vice-chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and founding trustee of SHINE highlights how this unique kind of approach is Educating the North.
With 3.5million grey squirrels in the UK against just 140,000 red squirrels, it follows that where there are live grey squirrels, there will be dead reds, says Trudy Harrison MP.
Former Defra minister, George Eustice MP writes on his Westminster Hall debate on the religious slaughter of farm animals: "Non-stun slaughter is only supposed to be allowed on the basis of religious need but this requirement is not enforceable in practice."