sustainability

  1. G

    UK supermarket to make plant-based food range cost the same as meat equivalents

    Economics of scale are taking place with meat alternatives, in a few years your average meat free sausage will cost the same as a Meat sausage - subsidies play a role as well...
  2. Macsky

    Lifting pH without lime?

    Can soil pH be lifted by cultural methods, without the addition of lime or the likes? Drainage? Cultivation?...
  3. Highland Mule

    Sub-forum move request

    Given that the evidence is clear that UK livestock farming is a net consumer of carbon, should the livestock section not be moved to be under the 'Conservation Agriculture' banner? It's arguably far more sustainable than the chemical fertiliser utilising, direct drilled arable that has claimed...
  4. Farm Business RSS

    Stabiliser Cattle Company progresses UK beef industry with first genomic enhanced EBVS

    Written by John Swire Beef producers can now rapidly accelerate genetic progress with access to the UK’s first genomic enhanced estimated breeding values (GEBVs) for all production traits for beef animals through Stabiliser Cattle Company. “Genomic technology is a game-changer for the beef...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Consumers consider environmental impact of food before buying

    Written by Iain Hoey A recent YouGov consumer omnibus survey conducted on behalf of First Milk found almost one-third (29%) considered the environmental impact of food before making a purchase. The survey, conducted in late March 2021, revealed that a third (33%) of UK adults believe that...
  6. Beef farmer

    Cake Price Tracker

    Whats the collective thinking? Few options for this winter, none of them very exciting! Buy your cake wrong and milk price slip 4p and it wouldn't be that great! Stick or twist, who knows where the price is heading. People saying a bit of rain and the price of raw materials will fall, In a...
  7. J

    Looking for land to rent close to Barnsley, Rotherham or Doncaster

    Me and my two sisters and their families are looking for a for some land to get started and build something that can provide self sustainability for generations to come, with plans to buy our own land a few years down the line. we ideally would like something in the Barnsley, Rotherham or...
  8. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  9. Agriland RSS

    Welsh agricultural college to invest £2.5 million in 10ac solar farm

    Written by Rachel Martin Aberystwyth University in Wales has announced plans to invest £2.5 million in a 10ac solar farm as part of its ambitious bid to become carbon neutral by 2030. The university will shortly be seeking planning permission to install solar panels at a site adjacent to its...
  10. Farm Business RSS

    Global approach to tackling net zero in livestock production

    Written by John Swire A global approach and collaboration will help the industry meet net carbon targets according to speakers at the recent British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) conference who called for greater collaboration between links in the supply chain, between sectors and...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    MPs urge Government to do more to support British food with public procurement policies

    Written by Alistair Driver The Government should do more to support small businesses, improve animal welfare and promote sustainability in its public procurement policy, according to a new report published by MPs. In its report, Public Sector Procurement of Food, the Environment, Food and...
  12. Agriland RSS

    LMC and UFU join forces for 2021 Northern Ireland Beef Week

    Written by Rachel Martin The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) has teamed up with the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) to celebrate Northern Ireland’s world-class beef in time for Northern Ireland Beef Week. The week-long event, running from April 23-30, will focus on how Northern Ireland Farm...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Global approach to tackling net zero in livestock production

    Written by John Swire A global approach and collaboration will help the industry meet net carbon targets according to speakers at the recent British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) conference who called for greater collaboration between links in the supply chain, between sectors and...
  14. Agriland RSS

    BVA join vets across the globe to support action on climate change

    Written by William Kellett The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has joined 21 veterinary associations across the globe in endorsing the World Veterinary Association’s (WVA) position on the Global Climate Change Emergency, which was published in time for World Earth Day. To mark World Earth...
  15. Agriland RSS

    LMC and UFU join forces for 2021 Northern Ireland Beef Week

    Written by Rachel Martin The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) has teamed up with the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) to celebrate Northern Ireland’s world-class beef in time for Northern Ireland Beef Week. The week-long event, running from April 23-30 will focus on how Northern Ireland Farm...
  16. Oxbury Bank

    The future leaders of British agriculture

    At Oxbury, from founding, our philosophy has been to build our business in partnership with individuals and organisations who know and understand British farmers. We know that, for years many farmers have lacked the service and understanding they deserve from banks, which has made conversations...
  17. Agriland RSS

    NI and ROI join European dairy resilience project

    Written by Rachel Martin Both Northern Ireland and the Republic have joined an international research network which aims to make European dairy farms more resilient. R4D (Resilience for Dairy) is one of the most recent European projects to contribute to the social, economic and environmental...
  18. Farm Business RSS

    MPs urge Government to do more to support British food with public procurement policies

    Written by Alistair Driver The Government should do more to support small businesses, improve animal welfare and promote sustainability in its public procurement policy, according to a new report published by MPs. In its report, Public Sector Procurement of Food, the Environment, Food and...
  19. Oxbury Bank

    Young farmers and the future of a changing sector

    Now, more than ever – the impact of climate change is rightly becoming more prominent in everyday discussions. Ahead of Earth Day 2021, the Government have very recently brought forward the UK’s carbon emissions target, setting a 78% CO2e reduction target by 2035. Agriculture has a crucial role...
  20. Cowabunga

    The squeeze on milk and meat continues...

    From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56807520 today. Radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, Boris Johnson will announce this week. Hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable...
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