Category: British Farming

Abattoirs deny cattle grid changes have hit farmers’ incomes

Abattoirs

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee has questioned senior managers from the leading three abattoirs in the UK about the changes to cattle grids. Representatives from Dunbia, ABP and 2 Sisters faced questioning by MPs about the 7% reduction in payments to farmers that these changes have brought about. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has suggested that £1.1 million has been wiped off cattle prices each month since the changes but ABP UK’s chief executive, Tom…

British Suppliers Wanted by Morrisons in UK Self-Sufficiency Drive

British Suppliers

Very timely support for British suppliers from Morrisons, whilst other supermarkets are selling out Britain to line their pockets with the pennies they save and their huge carbon footprint from favouring imports. Morrisons is offering the opportunity for British suppliers to pitch for a chance to be stocked in their stores. They are looking for more than 2oo suppliers in a drive to encourage the UK to be more self-sufficient. This latest news does follow some controversy for Morrisons who…

Force supermarkets to support British produce where a UK option is available

Force supermarkets to support British produce where a UK option is available.

Please sign our petition and show your support for British Farming! We need to support the British economy and farming industry especially when farm subsidies are at threat and Britain is facing an uncertain future as far as European exports post-Brexit. Tesco’s has ditched British sugar in favour of sugar cane imported from 5,000 miles away. How can they market themselves as supporting British farmers and locally sourced food? Numerous supermarkets including Waitrose & Tescos clearly mark the front of…

British Farming Industry Angry as Tesco Ditches British Sugar

British Farming

Another blow for British farming as yet again supermarkets sell out British farmers! The supermarket giant Tesco has taken British sugar Silver Spoon off its shelves in favour of Tate and Lyle’s cane sugar. This snub to British farmers comes despite one of Tesco’s largest stores in Bury St Edmunds, East Anglia being next door to the sugar beet factory. Tesco is now importing Tate and Lyle’s sugar cane that from as far as 5,000 miles away in countries like…

Free Range Status Temporarily Revoked

Free range

Millions of UK Eggs have temporarily had their free range status revoked, causing a huge blow to British poultry farmers who were forced to house their poultry to meet emergency bird flu sanctions. Avian Influenza has been causing havoc for poultry farmers with strict biosecurity measures needing to be adhered, including housing free range poultry to prevent further bird flu outbreaks. EU regulations state that if birds have been housed for more than 12 weeks their eggs can’t be sold as…

Lungworm Vaccination is Crucial Prior to Turnout

Lungworm vaccination for dairy farmers

Lungworm (husk) disease cases shown to be increasing in prevalence according to an independent survey. 40% of 202 dairy farmers that took part in the survey had heard their dairy youngstock coughing during their first grazing season. A third of dairy farmers had been affected by the disease in the past 3 years. More worrying still is that 40% of second grazers and even 38% of adult cattle were found to have lungworm, which indicates that cattle are not developing a lifetime immunity anymore.  …