An insight into the Beef and Sheep industry and our work on behalf of our members.

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An insight into the Beef and Sheep industry and our work on behalf of our members.

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Farmers will be able to more accurately age sheep after a vote by the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) that allows Member States greater clarity on sheep going into the food chain – a clear result of NFU efforts spanning over many years. Read more ...

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Forward-thinking English and Welsh livestock producers are needed by the NFU to help champion the cause of the beef and sheep sectors. Read more ...

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New food supply chain measures announced today (16 February) show a positive direction of travel in protecting the rights of farmers, but do not go far enough, the NFU says. Read more ...

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Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has warned farmers to watch out for livestock worrying as the cost of claims has reached a record level. New figures show that the cost of dog attacks on livestock reported to NFU Mutual rose by 67% across the UK in the past two years. Read more ...

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The ‘liquid gold’ properties of colostrum are being promoted throughout February as part of an initiative to reduce the need for antibiotics in farm animals and improve their lifetime performance. Read more ...

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The NFU has invited over 50 expert speakers to take part in this year's Conference, to see the full programme, click here ...

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Join the Campaign for the Farmed Environment at free workshops this March to discuss how nutrient management planning and measures to reduce ammonia emissions can benefit your farm business. Read more ...

 
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