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United Kingdom | 8 December 2010
Clone food wins final go-ahead from Food Standards Agency

Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals was cleared for sale yesterday.


United Kingdom | 7 December 2010
New rules loom on reporting suspected cases of sheep scab

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.


United Kingdom | 7 December 2010
Ban on pesticides 'would add £70bn to UK food bill'

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 ...


United Kingdom | 4 December 2010
Banning cloned meat and milk 'disproportionate', government signals

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.


United Kingdom | 4 December 2010
UK gives £37m to aid overseas farmers on climate change

The government has pledged £37m to help develop farming practices so that poor countries can cope with climate change.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
UK wants to invest in agricultural infra

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...


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
UK ram-raiders flock to rustle sheep

Criminal gangs targeted manhole covers and copper wiring when rocketing Chinese demand rendered them valuable commodities. Now, they have a new target: sheep.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Cattle die after roof collapses under weight of snow

Three cattle have died after the roof of a farm shed in Angus collapsed under the weight of snow, it has emerged.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Firmer trade for heifers

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.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
Milk and meat from cloned cattle safe to consume

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.


United Kingdom | 3 December 2010
John Deere tractor fetches highest bid at farm auction

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United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Sheep slaughter prompts fresh ‘big cat’ worries

Police are carrying out DNA tests on the carcasses of two sheep after fears they may have been savaged by a big cat.


United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
200 sheep rescued after barn roof collapses

Firefighters have rescued 200 sheep trapped when heavy snow collapsed a barn roof on top of them in Northumberland.


United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Bristol firm plans Scotland's first tidal energy farm

A Bristol-based company said it plans to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm in 2013.


United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Rural health services get a big lift from farmers

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.


United Kingdom | 2 December 2010
Snow chaos: Supplies are low, but the sheep are happy

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.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Farmers on call to clear roads in Worcestershire

Farmers in Worcestershire have been put on stand-by by the council to help clear frozen and snowy roads.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
U.K. to Begin Payments of 1 Billion Pounds to Farmers

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.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
"We can't deny importance of the EU," Welsh farmers are told

"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...


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Badger vaccine shows promise for tackling cattle TB

Vaccinating badgers could prove a good way to tackle the spread of TB in cattle, according to research.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Warning of soaring price of pig meat as output set to slide

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.


United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Agri-food business 'could create 15,000 new jobs'

Up to 15,000 new jobs can be created in the agri-food business, according to proposals in a manifesto to be launched later.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
US consultant backs £34m super-dairy project for Lincolnshire

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.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Sheep go missing as price of lamb soars

Farms across Yorkshire have been increasingly targeted by gangs of sheep rustlers as the price of lamb has risen, North Yorkshire Police have said.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Rapid export pace makes further UK wheat price rises likely

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.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Supermarket chain to put CCTV in all its abattoirs

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.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Snow causes disruption across Lincolnshire

Motorists are being urged to drive carefully overnight as snow continues to cause problems across Lincolnshire.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Snow disrupts livestock auction

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.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Ulster farming 'is operating at a loss'

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.


United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Farmers hit hardest by early return of snow

The winter weather is hitting the agricultural industry particularly hard at the end of a year in which farmers have already been battered by some of the worst snowfalls on record.