Tag Archives: National Farmers Union

Stricter enforcement on animal welfare needed

THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called for current legislation on animal welfare to be better enforced.     MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the report – ‘an EU Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015’ – in Strasbourg this week. The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomed the vote, and supported plans for the…
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Price of free range eggs to rise?

FREE RANGE egg producers are demanding a significant and immediate increase in the price they receive to maintain supplies in the long-term.   According to the National Farmers Union, free range have struggled for 18 months amid a background of rising costs, low egg prices and oversupply in the free range market.   However, since…
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Why Farming Matters

...to the nation’s economy, environment and our health.   In contradiction to the idea that food production is one of the major scourges on the environment, the NFU firmly believes that agriculture is actually part of the solution to climate change.   When the NFU launched its campaign Why Farming Matters almost four years ago,…
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