8:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014
Investigation into two cases of E. coli O157 with possible connection to unpasteurised drinking milk leads to product recall
5:40pm Friday 3rd October 2014
Public Health England (PHE) is working with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and local authority environmental health officers on an investigation into two cases of E. coli O157 which may be linked to supply of unpasteurised or “raw” milk from a farm in Devon (Barton Farm Dairy, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4NQ).
8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Dairy farmers are invited to come along to a series of evening meetings being hosted by Innovation for Agriculture (IFA) and Keenan. These evening meetings will focus on maximising yields over winter with a forage based diet and will provide farmers with an opportunity to hear excellent advice on the subject.
6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014
Dairy farmers are set for a difficult six months as milk prices look set to fall again. However, producers are being advised to explore feeding options and consider the role of liquids fully before making hasty cost-saving decisions.
11:40am Monday 7th July 2014
Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor welcomed Baroness Verma, (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change), to officially open its £1million water recovery plant.
5:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014
An exciting future for the UK dairy industry was unveiled in Westminster on Monday June 30. Dairy industry leaders and politicians gathered to launch ‘Leading the Way’, the UK dairy industry’s sustainable growth plan, at an event hosted by Devon MP and farming champion Neil Parish.
9:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014
4:00pm Monday 30th June 2014
9:00am Thursday 12th June 2014
Trewithen Dairy Supply Group has become the first Dairy Fund recipients in Cornwall. The Dairy Fund, funded by the Rural Development Programme for England, is a national scheme designed to improve profitability within the dairy sector.
9:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014
6:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014
Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor, won the prestigious Guardian Sustainable Business Award for ‘Waste Innovation’ for its ‘100 per cent Green’ sustainability initiative. The family-run company was recognised for its holistic and pioneering approach to sustainability and the tangible differences that it has made through its ‘100 per cent Green’ long-term energy project.
12:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014
Milk is a good choice if you want a relatively affordable food product with a low impact on climate, in relation to its high nutritional value. New research suggests that milk has a high sustainability score and Arla, a leading dairy company, aims to make it even higher by lowering emissions from farming, production, transport and packaging.
2:57pm Monday 28th April 2014
10:50am Tuesday 8th April 2014
10:31am Wednesday 2nd April 2014
10:44am Wednesday 26th March 2014
Farmers should be aware of the risk of liver fluke infection when they turn out their cattle this spring following the mild and exceptionally wet winter according to Lynda Maris, Brand Manager with Merial Animal Health. “Making the most of grass is key to the profitability of most cattle farmers,” says Lynda, “So it is really important that cattle get the full benefit from it and maximise their growth potential.”
11:11am Wednesday 2nd October 2013
6:00am Friday 28th June 2013
3:33pm Wednesday 8th May 2013
12:00am Thursday 2nd May 2013
3:01pm Wednesday 1st May 2013
8:41am Monday 29th April 2013
8:17am Thursday 25th April 2013
More than 300 dairy farmers attended a meeting at Holsworthy, Devon, last night to protest against their share of milk prices. The meeting, organised by Farmers For Action, heard calls for milk processors and supermarkets to give a higher percentage of the retail price to producers.
9:11am Tuesday 23rd April 2013
2:12pm Thursday 18th April 2013
3:54pm Tuesday 16th April 2013
9:58am Tuesday 16th April 2013
12:19pm Friday 12th April 2013
11:01am Thursday 11th April 2013
Organic food companies need to make a stand and refuse to use products from badger-cull farms, say a wildlife charity. The move could help boost the sector financially, while also acknowledging the animal welfare concerns of customers.
3:28pm Monday 8th April 2013
Cambridge scientists have linked two human cases of infection with the antibiotic–resistant superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to farms in Denmark. The results of the study suggest the MRSA bacteria was transmitted from the livestock to the farmers. The study also raises questions about whether cows could be a reservoir for new strains of MRSA.
3:15pm Monday 8th April 2013
2:19pm Friday 5th April 2013
12:22pm Thursday 4th April 2013
11:55am Thursday 4th April 2013
3:41pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013
5:00pm Saturday 23rd March 2013
9:58am Tuesday 19th March 2013
Staff at cattle breeding company, Dairy Daughters, have entered into the spirit of Red Nose Day this yeaer by selling cherry Bakewells at Sedgemoor Livestock Market and dressing for the occasion. They plan to continue to collect at today’s Lady Day Collective Sale (19 March) when donations from visitors will be gratefully received.
9:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013
8:45am Tuesday 19th March 2013
1:12pm Friday 15th March 2013
4:40pm Wednesday 13th March 2013
11:27am Tuesday 5th March 2013
12:52pm Tuesday 26th February 2013
8:49am Tuesday 26th February 2013
3:40pm Saturday 23rd February 2013
Dairy farmers are being advised to take surplus stock to live auction markets to ensure the best possible prices. Meg Elliott, pedigree dairy auctioneer for Bagshaw’s and Leek Auctions, said prices for heifers, cows and calves have remained buoyant since 2012. “It’s worth remembering that if someone comes to your farm to buy stock then they are there for their benefit – not yours. So, unless you’re lucky, you won’t see the prices being realised at market in a private treaty deal.” She said taking stock to market required time and effort, but this would be rewarded in the current climate.
11:30am Saturday 2nd February 2013
7:00am Friday 1st February 2013
7:00am Monday 21st January 2013
SOMERSET Cheddar maker Cricketer Farm are the first South West organisation to voluntarily adopt the new “Dairy Industry Voluntary Code of Best Practice”, introduced by Dairy UK and the National Farmers Union.
3:50pm Thursday 17th January 2013