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Food Security in a Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on many areas of life and the global economy. As well damage to peoples health and livelihoods  for many food security has also suffered. Many countries have taken steps to ensure farming and food production continues running as an essential business despite wider restrictions on economic activity. Due to […]

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ASF’s Global Impact

African Swine flu is having a global impact on pork production and trade.

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Boost for Livestock Research

Recent anti-meat and dairy campaigns during January have prompted some debate within the farming sector on the long term future of the livestock sector, with the topic debated at the Oxford farming conference. The impact of “Veganuary” on meat consumption patterns remains unclear, however it is in developing markets where the greatest growth in consumption […]

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The Ultimate Green Energy Source – Brussels Sprouts

Enjoy the Brussels sprouts today. The perfect Winter vegetable which can even be used as a source of “Green” energy.     Merry Christmas from Farmlytics.    

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Future Tractor Power

The basic design of the tractor – the workhorse of agriculture, has remained little changed since the days of Harry Ferguson, new technology e.g. precision systems and GPS have been added, but some fundamentals remain e.g. the basic chassis design and three point linkage, a drivers seat, and a diesel engine. That however may soon […]

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Leaving the single market

Teresa May has set out the UK governments approach and aims in its negotiations to leave the European Union, causing immediate concern among Britain’s farmers.  After signalling a clear intention to leave the single market, real questions remain on how UK trade will operate post Brexit, particularly on the issue of tariffs and how WTO […]

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Christmas Greetings

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Jonathan    

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Antibiotic Use in UK Livestock Falling

This week has been World Antibiotics Awareness Week, which aims to highlight the growing public health issue of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Recently released data shows that sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low. This puts the UK on track to meet it’s targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, […]

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Scottish Agriculture and the TTIP Presentation

The Presentation on “Scottish Agriculture and the TTIP” given on the 07/01/2016 is now available for download here.

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Scottish Agriculture and the TTIP

If the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks between the US and the EU come to a successful conclusion then they could have a profound impact on cross Atlantic trade; and the future direction of Scottish and UK Agriculture. The talks which are aiming to make trade easier between the EU and the US have […]