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    AHDB Looking for new board members

    Here's your opportunity to drive change - 6 vacancies - | Members of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (cabinetoffice.gov.uk)
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    Blue Peter encouraging viewers to eat less meat

    The three GB red meat levy bodies have issued a joint open letter in response to the Blue Peter Green Badge campaign by Children’s BBC. The iconic BBC children’s TV show Blue Peter has asked viewers to become part of a ‘green army’ to tackle carbon emissions and climate change. Recommendations...
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    AHDB, QMS and HCC publish open letter to the BBC

    Written by Lydia Turner A recent episode of the BBC’s Blue Peter has stirred up controversy in the British Meat industry. The episode, promoting the Blue Peter Green Badge, suggested that viewers replace one or two meals a week with a vegetarian alternative. The episode involved...
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    Blue Peter angers agri-food groups over green badge challenge

    Written by Rachel Martin Long-running children’s TV programme Blue Peter has angered agri-food bodies by encouraging children to go meat-free as part of its new ‘Green Badge’ challenge. The iconic BBC show asked viewers to become part of a ‘green army’ to tackle carbon emissions and climate...
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    AHDB releases latest report on future opportunities for red meat and dairy

    Written by William Kellett With over a quarter of the population saying they plan to eat out less when lockdown eases, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has produced a new report exploring future opportunities for meat and dairy at home. Through its ‘segmentation’...
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    Shepherding change

    Written by John Swire A scientist from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), who started her working life as a shepherdess, has received a prestigious award from the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). Dr Joanne Conington, who has developed novel breeding programmes for the sustainable...
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    The future of AHDB

    Looks like there’s Going to be a cereals vote I’m out unless they pull the funding from RT and make better use of it. the way it’s going for them, there won’t be much, if any thing left.
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    Situation Vacant Estate General Farm Manager/Gardener in West Pennard

    https://www.freeads.co.uk/uk/jobs/agriculture/36918195/estate-general-farm-managergardener/view#.YGiQBKnPzIU Estate General Farm Manager/Gardener Position available for a self-motivated experienced Farm Manager/Gardener for a private 170 acre farm in West Pennard, Somerset. This position would...
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    Valentine’s Day sales of meat and dairy up £85 million from 2020 figures

    Written by William Kellett Meat and dairy felt the love in lockdown, helping boost food and drink retail sales to record levels this Valentine’s Day – up £85 million on last year. Meat, fish and poultry saw the biggest ever Valentine’s, with an extra 16 million kgs sold compared to last year...
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    Just remember when your paper's Tory,

    there are two sides to every story.
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    AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as its new CEO

    Written by William Kellett Tim Rycroft has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Rycroft, currently chief operating officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), will take up his position at the Stoneleigh based levy board on...
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    Seasonal workers to receive free Covid-19 tests on farms

    Written by Lydia Turner The government called on employers of seasonal agricultural workers, yesterday, to help keep the nation safe and restrict the spread of Covid-19 by registering for free workplace testing. This follows the introduction of a new bespoke testing regime for international...
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    Seasonal farm workers urged to avail of free workplace Covid-19 testing

    Written by William Kellett The government has called on employers of seasonal agricultural workers to help keep the nation safe and restrict the spread of Covid-19 by registering for free workplace testing. This follows the introduction of a new bespoke testing regime for international...
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    Irish beef exports to the UK suffer a setback for the first month of 2021

    Written by Agriland Team A recent report by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has revealed that the import of beef consignments from Ireland to the UK fell by 32% year-on-year in January 2021. In total 10,200t of Irish beef was exported in the UK market during the first...
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    AHDB states that the sheep sector ‘is at a crossroads’ in its long-term outlook report

    Written by William Kellett The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) latest Horizon report has set the long-term outlook for the sheep sector in England. The report, tilted “Opportunities for the sheep sector”, explores the evidence on what the next ten years might bring and...
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    Business confidence low among farmers, says NFU survey

    Written by Iain Hoey Short and mid-term confidence among British farmers has remained negative for the third year running, according to the NFU’s latest Confidence Survey. “The fact that both short and mid-term confidence has remained negative since 2018 is very telling of the uncertainty and...
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    New report reveals LEAF Marque businesses are leading the way in climate positive farming

    Written by John Swire Leading global sustainable farming organisation, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has today (26 March 2021) released its latest Global Impacts Report, showing the continued progress of LEAF Marque certified businesses in delivering more sustainable, climate positive...
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    Business confidence remains low among farmers according to latest NFU survey

    Written by William Kellett Both short and mid-term confidence among British farmers has remained negative for the third year running, the latest National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Confidence Survey reveals. Confidence is critical for all businesses as it influences production, investment and growth...
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    56% decline in shipments of Irish sheepmeat to the UK in January 2021

    Written by Agriland Team Imports of Irish sheepmeat to the UK fell by 56% in January of this year, with overall imports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat to the UK falling 9% on the same period as last year (January), according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Exports...
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    Picking Robots and all

    Hi All! Just wanted to ask you about your opinion on these new "agricultural robots". They've been advertised to me a few times and was wondering how much other people actually use them during cropping. They seem really bulky and the cost is outrageous if you ask me, but people in my area keep...
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