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  1. Agriland RSS

    ‘If the government is to raise the welfare bar here, it must do so for food imports’ – NFU

    Written by William Kellett National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has said the government must apply the same standards to imports as it has done for exports under new Animal Welfare laws revealed today (May 12). She said: “British farmers are proud to have some of the...
  2. Agriland RSS

    44,000 trees to be planted as Urban Tree Challenge Fund reopens

    Written by William Kellett Thousands of trees will be planted near schools, healthcare centres and in areas with fewer trees and higher social deprivation, as the Urban Tree Challenge Fund has reopened for applications, Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Forestry...
  3. Agriland RSS

    What are the pros and cons to CSS mirror agreements?

    Written by William Kellett Farmers who have been offered a five-year ‘mirror’ agreement to replace an expiring Countryside Stewardship Agreement, will need to carefully consider all the pros and cons before making a final decision. Many farmers with an agreement due to expire at the end of...
  4. steveR

    Animal Welfare research

    Some may have missed this post, also relates to sheep and pigs. Signs of things to come? https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/welfare-enhancements-for-cattle-share-your-experiences.345944/#post-7560904 Carrie's Act bearing fruit already for the researchers....? I would like to...
  5. ADAS

    Welfare enhancements for cattle - share your experiences

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  6. Farm Business RSS

    Defra launches Action Plan to ‘revolutionise’ animal welfare policy

    Written by Alistair Driver Defra has launched a new Animal Welfare Action Plan that it says will ‘revolutionise the treatment of animals in the UK and introduce measures to protect the welfare of animals abroad’. The plan, covering farm animals, pets, and wildlife, aims to firmly establish the...
  7. A

    Luing x Lim

    Has anyone here tried a limmy bull onto Luing cows? Just a cross I’ve never really seen? Colours would be good and have a more valuable calf and can’t see too many downsides or is it just the Sim/luing is tried and tested so fowk stick with it?
  8. Defra Farming

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer Written by Janet Hughes https://www.buzzsprout.com/1657363/8311877-janet-hughes-and-gabe-brown-the-six-principles-of-soil-health.mp3 In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown. Gabe has been named one of the...
  9. CPM RSS

    Agri-intelligence update – Stewarding the Transition

    Written by cpm Download PDF The mist is beginning to clear on how environmental enhancement will be rewarded. CPM consults Agrii on how it’ll affect arable businesses and the opportunities likely to arise. Successful agreements will be those that bring together crop production and environmental...
  10. ADAS

    ADAS is part of new initiative to explore the control of sheep scab

    The two-year initiative will be led by the Moredun Research Institute and is funded by Defra and the EU via the Rural Development Programme for England. The project will support on-farm advice, ... Continue reading...
  11. GOV.UK RSS

    Government steps up war on waste

    Government steps up war on waste Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread coverage of our recent announcements aimed at ramping up the war on plastic and boosting recycling levels in England. BBC News Online, Sky News Online, Daily Mirror, Daily Express and i News covered our...
  12. Barleycorn

    New Animal sentiant laws thanks to Boris' squeeze

    Jump to content My Feed Exclusive: Animals to have their feelings protected...
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