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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...


Sheep farmers warned over silage risks

With pregnant ewes getting heavier as lambing dates get closer specialists from Scotland’s Rural College urge sheep farmers to check the quality of th...


EU report reveals scale of antibiotic overuse in farming

A new EU report shows for the first time that farm animals account for about two thirds of all antibiotics used in 26 European countries. The joi...


MRSA found in pigs in England as human risk increases

Government scientists have reported the first-ever cases of livestock-associated MRSA in pigs in England. The finding comes just weeks after scient...


Root out weevil damage

Pea and Bean Weevil infestations result in far more damage than the relatively superficial visible leaf notching would suggest, warns Syngenta Field T...


Veterinary association challenges government over non stun slaughter

The President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) John Blackwell set out the organisation’s 2015 General Election manifesto, urging political ...


Producers urged to be vigilant as avian flu detected on Hampshire farm

A low severity case of avian flu has been confirmed in chickens at a farm in Hampshire and robust action is being taken to prevent any spread of the d...



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