Members of the beef and lamb industry have called for a review of the carcase classification system

Industry calls for carcase classification review

By Gwen Ridler

Challenges to carcase classification by members of the beef and lamb industry have sparked calls for views on the system by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

A vegan ad critical of the dairy industry has been given the OK by the ASA

Vegan ‘inhumane’ milk ad passed by watchdog

By Gwen Ridler

An advert that criticised dairy practices as ‘inhumane’ has escaped being banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), despite complaints from workers in the dairy industry. 

Milk prices set for 12-month fall

Dairy farmers set to suffer annual milk price decline

By Noli Dinkovski

Dairy farmers are set to lose more on the value of their milk in 2016/17 than in the previous 12 months, despite recent positive moves from processors to raise prices, an accountancy firm has revealed.

Müller raised its milk prices by 1.5ppl

Müller confirms milk price rise of 1.5ppl

By Matt Atherton

Dairy processor Müller has announced a 1.5ppl rise to its milk prices from November 1, up to 20.95ppl, after news emerged that there will be 40% fewer dairy farms in Western Europe within 10 years.

Heavier beef carcases could incur penalties

Beef farmers could be penalised for heavier carcases

By Rick Pendrous

Heavier beef carcases intended to deliver leaner meat yields and attract premium prices for livestock producers could end up incurring additional penalties if processors reduce their maximum weight limits, a new study has suggested.

Freedom Food ditches logo

Freedom Food ditches logo

By Nicholas Robinson

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has ditched its original Freedom Food logo in a bid to attract more food businesses and consumers, the charity has revealed.

Just gassing – the blast was fuelled by flatulent dairy cows

Flatulent cows’ blast reveals dairy farming perils

By Rod Addy

Flatulent cows sparked an explosion in a farm shed at Rasdorf in Germany, according to a report published by international news agency Reuters, indicating some of the risks inherent in dairy farming.

Badger cull row: Are badgers victims or villains?

Badger cull: RSCPA again accused of ‘bullying and hypocrisy’

By Mike Stones

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has again been accused of “bullying and hypocrisy”, after Freedom Food – its wholly owned subsidiary – wrote to farmers in the new badger cull areas, warning those who allowed the cull...

This lamb escaped the new countryside killer Schmallenberg, which causes birth defects in cattle and sheep

Schmallenberg virus: key questions for food firms

By Freddie Dawson

Food manufacturers will have to wait until the results of a government survey are published this summer to discover if the Schmallenberg livestock disease is likely to cut beef and lamb supplies and push up prices.