defra

  1. JohnGalway

    Wolves

    Interesting when experiences from different countries come together, the paragraph below is as I would have expected. Not the best optics for Mr Wolf massacring Valais Blacknose sheep. "Peter Aschaber says that nature conservationists and politicians always reply to urgent emergency calls from...
  2. milkloss

    I can't believe what I just read! BBC

    In a good way........ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57686365
  3. GOV.UK RSS

    Environment Bill and heritage attractions

    Environment Bill and heritage attractions Written by Defra Press Office There is coverage in BBC News Online about concerns that provisions in the Environment Bill could threaten heritage attractions. The Government understands and appreciates the important contribution that the heritage...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Farming Minister’s Response to RABDF Labour Survey Offers Hope

    Written by Lydia Turner from Farm Business A response to the RABDF Labour Survey from Farming Minister Victoria Prentis has sparked fresh hope the government may consider helping the dairy sector recruit more workers into the industry. In a letter to the RABDF last month (4 June), Ms Prentis...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Farming Minister’s response to RABDF labour survey ‘offers hope’

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A response to the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) labour survey from Farming Minister Victoria Prentis has sparked fresh hope that the government may consider helping the dairy sector recruit more workers into the industry. In a...
  6. bobk

    DEFRA Sustainable Farm Incentive

    Is it new , ELMS , CSS , or a combination , another scheme offering lots but producing naff all . :scratchhead:
  7. Agriland RSS

    Field trials for TB vaccine and skin test kickstarted in England

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has commenced the world’s first clinical field trials of the BCG vaccine and DIVA skin test for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) on a cattle farm in Hertfordshire in the UK. A bTB-free farm has...
  8. holwellcourtfarm

    So is this going to persuade you to plant land with trees?

    A summary of the new England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) from S&P 5 things to know about the England Woodland Creation Offer The Forestry Commission has unveiled details of the new tree planting grant scheme – the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) – which aims to to encourage more...
  9. GOV.UK RSS

    Field trials for TB vaccine and skin test kickstarted in England

    Field trials for TB vaccine and skin test kickstarted in England Written by Defra Press Office There is widespread media coverage today following the launch of the world’s first clinical field trials of the BCG vaccine and DIVA skin test for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) on a cattle farm in...
  10. Agriland RSS

    Defra policy update is a ‘missed opportunity’ – TFA

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has conveyed its dismay at the government’s latest policy announcement at the end of June updating the post Brexit Agricultural Transition Plan (ATP). The announcement from the Department of the Environment, Food and...
  11. Agriland RSS

    NFU Scotland welcomes Defra decision to halt EU seed potato imports

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision taken by Defra to end the six-month authorisation that had allowed imports of seed potatoes from Europe (EU) to Great Britain (GB) at a time when exports from GB to EU were not permitted. The Trade and Cooperation...
  12. C

    Integrated Crop Management Plan

    Do we all have one ? I do .... coz my Red Tractor Audit is soooon. another “bit of paper for the file”
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Organic pig and sheep numbers fall, cattle and poultry rise

    Written by Iain Hoey from Farm Business The latest figures from Defra show a fall in the number of organically farmed pigs and sheep in the UK in 2020, continuing a downward trend from the previous two years. Conversely, cattle numbers were stable and poultry numbers have continued to rise...
  14. Tarw Coch

    TB pre movement testing and livestock markets

    I have recently bought some cattle out of a livestock market and have just received a letter from animal health informing me they have not been pre movement tested. Came as a bit of a surprise to me as the local livestock market I use for selling is very fussy about seeing all Tb test paperwork...
  15. Phil P

    Selling carbon credits

    @Clive can you tell us some more about it? How does it work?
  16. GOV.UK RSS

    Interim Office for Environmental Protection launches

    Interim Office for Environmental Protection launches Written by Defra Press Office There has been positive coverage in BBC Farming Today, Ends Report, Let’s Recycle and Circular Online of the launch of the Interim Office for Environmental Protection (OEP). The interim body will be steered by...
  17. JP1

    Gove and Vine separate

    Nobody else involved according to Cabinet Office statement (if you discount his ego )
  18. GOV.UK RSS

    Environment Secretary shared more detail on Agricultural Transition Plan

    Environment Secretary shared more detail on Agricultural Transition Plan Written by Defra Press Office There has been national and trade coverage in titles such as The Sun, Farming Today, Horticulture Week and Farmers Weekly following the Secretary of State’s speech at Cereals arable...
  19. D

    Moorland and rough grazing ELMS payment

    Defra announced yesterday that there will be a payment under the SFI for 'moorland and rough grazing'. Three questions then: 1) What £/ha does it need to be set at in order for you to continue to manage such ground post BPS ? (don't just say zillions :) ). 2) Should the payment be dependent...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Annual vet visits will be a ‘crucial first step’ in improving animal welfare – BVA

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded positively to the government’s update to the Agricultural Transition Plan with regards to its plan to introduce annual vet visits. As part of yesterday’s wide-ranging update, Defra has pledged to...
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