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Firefighters tackle blaze as 10 calves killed

Around ten calves have been killed after a fire broke out on a farm in Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway early this morning. Firefighters were called ...


IARC 'disregarding' scientific evidence on pesticides

Nick von Westenholz, CEO of the Crop Protection Association said: “It’s extremely surprising that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IAR...


NSA takes action to discourage release of lynx into British countryside

Following the announcement of plans to release lynx into the UK countryside, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has contacted Natural England and a ...


Dairy calf performance 'boosted when worm pressures reduced'

Planning ahead to manage worm burden challenges will help to ensure farmers reap the economic benefit of targeting heifers to calve at 24 months. “...


Record number of apprentices enter food and farming

Record numbers of young people are looking to forge a career in the UK’s flourishing food and farming sector, with more than 36,000 applications for a...


Is your farm a safe place to work?

To support vets and farmers to achieve better safety when working together on farms the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has produced a package of...


Veterinary association looks forward to Brucellosis free declaration for Northern Ireland

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and its Northern Ireland Branch have welcomed the announcement that Stormont’s Department of Agriculture is t...


Scientists use mouse gene to create TB-resistant cattle

Scientists have created the first genetically engineered cattle which they say are resistant to tuberculosis, thereby reducing the need to cull infect...


Pig 'factory' plan thrown out

The decision this week to refuse permission for one of Britain's first industrial-style farms housing 25,000 pigs has been welcomed by campaigners. ...


23 February 2015 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News
Safeguarding the cattle herd: Beef association starts health campaign

The National Beef Association (NBA) is to publish a series of four guides on protecting the Health of the Herd, kicking off with potential issues when...


Fears as Scottish farmers may be 'ill-prepared' for next BVD scheme

Next phase of BVD eradication scheme comes into play on 1 June. Farmers, who have let their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) status slip, are being rem...


Sky lantern ban: Livestock at risk on Chinese New Year

It's Chinese New Year today, and the NFU is urging people to celebrate without sky lanterns. "We're also calling on the public to write to their lo...


Farm left with £20,000 loss after 'horrific' attack on sheep

NFU Scotland has hit out at the Scottish legal system after a West Lothian farm was left with a £20,000 loss following a horrendous attack by dogs on ...


Wurzels re-record 'Combine Harvester' song to highlight toll of farm accidents

Rural musicians The Wurzels have joined forces with The Farm Safety Foundation to create an unconventional farm safety video aimed at encouraging farm...


13 February 2015 | Agri Safety,News,NFU
NFU launches letter writing campaign in bid to ban sky lanterns

With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, the NFU is calling on the public to write to their local authorities urging them to introduce a volu...



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