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NFU Mutual launches safety service for small farms

The UK’s leading rural insurer today launched the NFU Mutual SafetyHub, an online safety risk management service designed to help small farms actively...


Animal welfare failures will not be tolerated, says Welsh minister

Anyone failing in their duties to meet the health and welfare needs of their animals will be prosecuted, wherever possible, Welsh Deputy Minister for ...


Leading animal welfare scientist presented with top award

One of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to improving animal...


New government must hold its nerve and 'roll out badger cull', says CLA President Henry Robinson

Ministers must 'hold their nerve' and deliver on the strategy for tackling bovine TB which 'must include the roll out of the badger cull', CLA Preside...


British butchers in training for Tri-Nations contest

A group of top British butchers have been sharpening their skills ahead of this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge. The 2015 challenge will be h...


Feedback between cattle and badgers 'crucial' to controlling bovine TB

New research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has found that BTB is most likely to be under control in both species taken in isolation. ...


Veterinary President warns of 'creep of non-stun slaughter' in Scotland

John Blackwell, President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), warned there are challenges ahead for the Scottish Government and vets in Scotl...


Prince Charles expressed milk price and TB concerns in letters to Blair

Prince Charles expressed concerns that retailers had farmers in an 'arm lock' over the price of milk and also gave his support to the culling of badge...


Sheep lameness: New publication aims to combat 'significant problem'

A new publication to help farmers prevent sheep lameness and offer advice on treating existing problems has been launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QM...


Liver fluke: Costing the industry millions of pounds every year

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is putting the spotlight on Liver fluke at next week’s NSA Welsh Sheep event, Tuesday May 19, held at Kerry, Newtown, to h...


Fertilisers to boost animal health and productivity

Livestock producers can now improve animal health and productivity by applying enriched fertilisers to their pasture, following the launch of two new ...


Horse owners can improve animal welfare without risking livelihoods

Working horses, donkeys and mules support many people living in poverty around the world. Unfortunately, this association with poverty means that man...


MEP to address European Parliament on animal research ban

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South East England, will speak this afternoon in the European Parliament at a debate organised in response to a European c...


Livestock Event: Workshops and hoof trimming dems

Cattle and sheep farmers will be able to get a new grip on lameness by visiting two practical demonstrations and workshops at Livestock Event to be st...


Deputy Minister announces updated General Movement Licences

GMLs were established to control the movement of stock after the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak and cover most types of livestock movement. They...



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Labour and Conservatives clash over badg...

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12 March 2015 | Animal Health

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4 March 2015 | Animal Health

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24 February 2015 | Animal Health

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15 January 2015 | Animal Health

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14 January 2015 | Animal Health

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9 December 2014 | Animal Health

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