coronavirus

Co. Antrim meat plant forced to close as ‘significant’ Covid-19 cluster forms

Co. Antrim meat plant forced to close as ‘significant’ Covid-19 cluster forms

A Co. Antrim pork processing plant has been forced to close amid report of a ‘cluster’ of Covid-19 cases. Northern...

August 20, 2020

Covid-19 mart rules: ‘The industry cannot afford to get this wrong’

Covid-19 mart rules: ‘The industry cannot afford to get this wrong’

NSA Scottish Region is calling on buyers, sellers and hauliers using livestock marts to ensure strict compliance to Covid-19 guidelines...

August 19, 2020

English and Royal Welsh winter fairs cancelled

English and Royal Welsh winter fairs cancelled

Organisers have been forced to cancel this year’s English Winter Fair and Royal Welsh Winter Fair as part of the...

August 13, 2020

Just 55 farms receive support from Government’s Dairy Response Fund

Just 55 farms receive support from Government’s Dairy Response Fund

Just 55 dairy farms in England have received Covid-19 support money from the Government’s Dairy Response Fund so far, according to the...

August 13, 2020

Dairy Show gets the green light for October

Dairy Show gets the green light for October

Dairy producers will, at last, be able to get out and about to meet colleagues, see new kit and hear...

August 2, 2020

Former Wales rugby player joins NHS staff and keyworkers to thank community

Former Wales rugby player joins NHS staff and keyworkers to thank community

Welsh NHS staff and keyworkers have come together to pay a moving tribute to their communities for their support during...

August 1, 2020

Minister announces ‘phased return’ of face-to-face industry support by CAFRE

Minister announces ‘phased return’ of face-to-face industry support by CAFRE

DAERA Minister Edwin Poots has announced plans to gradually reintroduce CAFRE’s face-to-face knowledge and technology programmes in Northern Ireland. To...

July 31, 2020

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in the UK

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in the UK

The UK’s chief veterinary officer has confirmed that the virus responsible for Covid-19 has been detected in a pet cat...

July 27, 2020

Facemasks and temperature checks listed in new NI mart Covid protocols

Facemasks and temperature checks listed in new NI mart Covid protocols

Temperature checks and mask-wearing are to become mandatory in Northern Ireland livestock marts as part of the latest set of...

July 23, 2020

Organisers say CropTec is still on track to be a face-to-face event in 2020

Organisers say CropTec is still on track to be a face-to-face event in 2020

Organisers of UK arable show CropTec say the physical event is still set to go ahead for 2020. It comes...

July 23, 2020

AgriScot cancelled for November 2020

AgriScot cancelled for November 2020

Hopes that at least one major agricultural event would be able to take place in Scotland this year have been...

July 22, 2020

Pub installs electric fence to ensure social distancing at bar

Pub installs electric fence to ensure social distancing at bar

The owner of a pub in the English county of Cornwall has taken hair-raising methods to ensure social distancing measures...

July 14, 2020

Covid-19: 73 people test positive on Herefordshire farm

Covid-19: 73 people test positive on Herefordshire farm

Up to 200 workers have been asked to stay on-site during a two-week isolation period at a farm in Herefordshire, following...

July 13, 2020

Analyst compares impact of Covid-19 on beef markets around the globe

Analyst compares impact of Covid-19 on beef markets around the globe

While the Covid-19 outbreak has been a global pandemic, it has had very different impacts across the global beef market,...

July 11, 2020

NFU Cymru to run webinar programme at virtual Royal Welsh Show

NFU Cymru to run webinar programme at virtual Royal Welsh Show

With the Royal Welsh Show is going online in light of coronavirus restrictions, NFU Cymru has decided to take its...

July 4, 2020

Covid-19: 2020 UK Dairy Day cancelled

Covid-19: 2020 UK Dairy Day cancelled

Organisers have been forced to call off one of the UK’s biggest dairy industry events. UK Dairy Day was planned...

June 29, 2020

British Wool denied access to UK coronavirus support fund

British Wool denied access to UK coronavirus support fund

Farmers unions across the UK have urged their retrospective governments to intervene after British Wool was refused access to a...

June 26, 2020

Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair cancelled for 2020

Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair cancelled for 2020

Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has become the latest major industry event to fall victim to the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

June 25, 2020