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Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals was cleared for sale yesterday.
Tighter controls on one of the most persistent sheep health problems come into operation this month making farmers legally obliged to notify authorities if they suspect sheep scab in their flocks.
A life without crop protection products may seem an ideal one for those committed to organic farming, but a new report warns that food costs could soar up to 40 per cent in the UK and add £70 billion ...
Ministers consider a ban, or temporary suspension, of cloned meat "disproportionate in terms of food safety and animal welfare" due to a lack of evidence.
The government has pledged £37m to help develop farming practices so that poor countries can cope with climate change.
Realising huge business potential in agriculture and allied activities, business leaders from the UK are looking at investing in supply chain management, infrastructure for export of agriculture produ...
Criminal gangs targeted manhole covers and copper wiring when rocketing Chinese demand rendered them valuable commodities. Now, they have a new target: sheep.
Three cattle have died after the roof of a farm shed in Angus collapsed under the weight of snow, it has emerged.
The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held its weekly sale in Dumfries on Wednesday when the 62 prime cattle forward met a firmer trade, especially for commercial types.
The UK Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes has stated that meat and milk from cloned cattle and their offspring are safe to consume.
A quiet life in a monastery, secluded and immersed in prayer - this is what normally comes to mind when one thinks of a monk.
Police are carrying out DNA tests on the carcasses of two sheep after fears they may have been savaged by a big cat.
Firefighters have rescued 200 sheep trapped when heavy snow collapsed a barn roof on top of them in Northumberland.
A Bristol-based company said it plans to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm in 2013.
Liz Goss, who has overall responsibility for the community nursing service in the county, said, "Local farmers have been great in terms of towing people out.
Modernity isn’t very good at disruption. It doesn’t have enough elasticity in it. And so when the snow lands on modern systems, they break.
Farmers in Worcestershire have been put on stand-by by the council to help clear frozen and snowy roads.
The U.K.’s Rural Payments Agency began 2010 subsidy payouts to farmers and will disburse more than 1 billion pounds ($1.56 billion) in the coming days as it works to meet a year-end target.
"Whatever your personal politics, there is no denying the importance of the EU when it comes to farming," Maeve Whyte, the Director of the NFU Brussels office, told Montgomeryshire farmers recently at...
Vaccinating badgers could prove a good way to tackle the spread of TB in cattle, according to research.
A warning was issued this week that falling pig production in Europe could lead to a rise in prices, especially in Britain which is a net importer of pig meat.
Up to 15,000 new jobs can be created in the agri-food business, according to proposals in a manifesto to be launched later.
An American farmer and adviser on a £34 million super-dairy project for Lincolnshire says large-scale farms can maintain high standards of animal welfare.
Farms across Yorkshire have been increasingly targeted by gangs of sheep rustlers as the price of lamb has risen, North Yorkshire Police have said.
A REALISATION that the UK’s strong wheat export pace has exceeded the expected surplus this season has sent London prices to a 2.5-year high and there is scope for further climbs.
Morrisons is to become the first supermarket in Britain to introduce CCTV cameras in all its abattoirs to ensure animal welfare rules are abided by.
Motorists are being urged to drive carefully overnight as snow continues to cause problems across Lincolnshire.
Farmers appear to be coping well with the early arrival of winter, although there are concerns that treacherous road conditions might disrupt the marketing of livestock.
Farmers in Northern Ireland are in a similar position to others in England, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line, it has been claimed.