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Defra urged to extend badger vaccination scheme ahead of cull

Defra urged to extend badger vaccination scheme ahead of cull
20-08-2014 12:34 PM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Defra urged to extend badger vaccination scheme ahead of cull
With this year’s badger cull rumoured to start in the coming weeks, DEFRA has been urged by the Humane Society International to expand its limited Bad...
20-08-2014 05:42 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'
An excellent turnout of Monmouthshire livestock farmers attended an on-farm meeting held in Llansoy to raise their concerns on the future of the beef ...
19-08-2014 04:49 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Innovative feeder proven as badger deterrent
A recent trial undertaken at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) revealed how limiting badger access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs with a feed...
19-08-2014 02:50 AM | Cattle, News
Industry Expert brings science focus to the beef industry
The National Beef Association has just announced the appointment to its Board of commercial expert in animal nutrition and management Charlie Maclaren...
18-08-2014 04:40 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Frome Show: 'Wonderful opportunity to see top quality show cattle'
Frome's Annual Show, the Cheese Show as it’s been known locally for many years, is fast becoming one of the South West’s most important one day agricu...
New elite short gestatiuon Angus sire joins Sterling Sires
A new British-bred Aberdeen Angus bull offering minus 4.9 days gestation length has joined the Sterling Sires line up. Oakchurch Duke N121 has calving...
15-08-2014 05:50 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Union slams retailers' short-term vision for beef
Scottish farmers’ share of the retail price of beef is at its lowest level for almost five years. Farmgate prices for beef cattle hit record levels...
12-08-2014 12:44 PM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Farmers warned over production losses to lungworm
Treating lungworm infection swiftly and effectively in beef and dairy cattle is vital to help prevent major losses in productivity, according to Meria...
12-08-2014 03:07 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events, Supermarkets
Beef price top topic at Anglesey Show
Day one of the Anglesey Show is underway and the current beef price situation is putting the future of the Island’s beef farmers’ in jeopardy, NFU Cym...
09-08-2014 06:12 AM | Cattle, Market Reports, News
UK beef herd continues decline
With poor seasonal conditions taking their toll, productivity in the beef herd sector continued its decline, falling by 3% to under 1.6 million head f...
Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders
Party leaders in the United Kingdom have been urged to support a veterinary campaign to end non-stun slaughter. Writing to party leaders, Robin Har...
08-08-2014 05:41 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Vaccination of badgers: Review of risks
A badger vaccine has the potential to reduce infection of cattle and a vaccination could also have a role in protecting uninfected badger populations...
05-08-2014 10:36 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
FUW presents cheque to Addington Fund in aid of Somerset farmers
The Farmers' Union of Wales Ceredigion branch today (Wednesday July 30) presented the union's Apêl FUW Somerset cheque of £1,755 to the Addington Fun...
05-08-2014 09:45 AM | Cattle, News
Limousin herd dispersal boosts store cattle auction
A small seasonal number of store cattle at Bishops Castle Auction on July 24 was bolstered by an excellent entry of 23 cows and calves from a pedigree...
01-08-2014 03:48 AM | Cattle, Finance, News, Shows and Events
Profitability of beef to be focus of EBLEX conference
Efficiency and profitability of producing high quality beef and lamb for domestic and export markets will come under the spotlight at this year’s EBLE...
31-07-2014 02:03 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
August brings lungworm risks to unvaccinated cattle
Unvaccinated calves during their first grazing season are most at risk of lungworm infection this August, according to the NADIS Parasite Forecast. ...
31-07-2014 01:45 AM | Cattle, News
Cattle trade shows signs of steadying as supplies tighten
The cattle trade has steadied over the past two weeks as cattle availability begins to tighten, according to analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). ...
29-07-2014 08:22 AM | Cattle, News
Veterinary association to support second year of badger culls
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has said it will support the second year of the pilot culls in England. This follows Defra’s response to BVA’...
28-07-2014 01:46 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, News, Veterinary News
TB ranked as greatest constraint for dairy farmers
The initial findings of the most comprehensive survey of dairy farmers were released at the Royal Welsh Show today with responses indicating a 20% ris...
23-07-2014 12:58 PM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
No horse meat found in latest industry and EU testing
The latest round of industry and European Union (EU) testing published today found no horse meat DNA in meat products at or above the 1% reporting thr...
23-07-2014 11:53 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Lib Dems warn over collapsing beef prices
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have warned that the recent collapse in beef and lamb prices could leave the industry in Wales unsustainable. Ahead of...
22-07-2014 16:01 PM | Cattle, News
Smart segregation gates aid cow flow and management
The new range of gates includes two-way and three-way segregation options, to allow individual cows to be separated from the herd for specific attenti...
21-07-2014 13:52 PM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Suckler herd of the year award launched
The search is on for the UK’s top suckler herd, an annual award organised by Beef Shorthorn Society and supported by Morrison with £1,500 at stake. ...
18-07-2014 11:19 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
Bovine TB rates fall to lowest in 10 years
Incidents of Bovine TB in cattle fell in April to their lowest levels in almost ten years, according to the latest statistics from Defra. The numbe...
16-07-2014 15:47 PM | Cattle
Lakes farm gears up to host prestigious cattle open day
The Luing Cattle Society is holding its annual open day in England for the first ever time this year. The event takes place at High House Farm, Winst...
09-07-2014 16:08 PM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Farming family journey 'to hell and back' over positive TB test
A farmer whose herd of pedigree Jersey cows was established 110 years ago by his great-grandfather has told how his family has been “to hell and back”...
09-07-2014 11:44 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Beef Association calls for introduction of Agricultural Ombudsman
The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the industry coming together to tackle falling prices in the Beef Summit in London, but says tougher ...
09-07-2014 11:30 AM | Cattle, News
Top quality pedigree dairy holstein herd to be dispersed
One of the UK’s foremost pedigree dairy Holstein herds is to go under the hammer in its entirety, in a special dispersal sale at Carlisle’s Borderway ...
09-07-2014 11:22 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Beef promotion key to improved farm-gate price
On the back of ongoing farm-gate beef price cuts, Clwyd NFU Cymru members were reassured by Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales) that it will continu...
04-07-2014 10:19 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Milk price cuts causing 'lack of trust', says NFU
Recent price cuts by milk buyers have caused a lack of trust which must be addressed if the UK is to be competitive in the growing global dairy market...
02-07-2014 19:59 PM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
First national model for Bovine TB calls for more focus on cattle
In a study published in Nature this week, a team of researchers based at the University of Warwick has produced the first national model to investigat...
02-07-2014 13:18 PM | Cattle, News
Global beef market 'will regain momentum', says report
The global beef market will regain its positive momentum in Q3 once the current, temporarily high supply has worked through the system, according to n...
02-07-2014 10:21 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Beef summit highlights industry challenges
Yesterday’s Beef Summit, held in London, has identified the challenges that face a sustainable beef industry, but now action is needed to make it happ...
23-06-2014 08:51 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
British-bred Holstein and polled no 2 for type joins Sterling Sires
A British-bred Holstein bull offering £175 PLI genomic proof in combination with high scores for management and functional type traits has joined the ...
23-06-2014 08:43 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
NFU county meeting to discuss drop in beef prices
Local farmers have been invited to the next Clwyd NFU Cymru county meeting on Thursday, 3 July 2014, at Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh. Starting at 7.30p...
23-06-2014 08:20 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
New Anglo-German student exchange to investigate viruses in badgers
An exchange of undergraduate students between Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin ...
23-06-2014 06:22 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Badger cull breaches wildlife convention, say charities
Potential negative impacts on protected wildlife caused by the badger cull are in breach of the Bern Convention, claim wildlife protection groups. ...
18-06-2014 03:06 AM | Cattle, News, Sheep
Negotiations begin for £120m China beef and lamb export deal
British beef and lamb could soon be heading to China in an agreement that could be worth up to £120m to the UK economy each year. Owen Paterson wel...
18-06-2014 02:49 AM | Cattle, News
Hong Kong market reopens for US beef
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for e...
17-06-2014 09:44 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Shotguns will be allowed in badger culls
Natural England has confirmed that the use of shotguns will continue to be permitted during this year’s badger culls, despite the Independent Expert P...
13-06-2014 04:34 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Beef price crisis harming farmer confidence, MPs told
Low beef cattle prices are causing problems in farm incomes and damages the confidence of the industry, according to the Farmers' Union of Wales who m...
12-06-2014 09:26 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Record cattle entries at Royal Three Counties Show
Cattle entries for this week’s Royal Three Counties Show have reached record levels. The show boasts a grand total of 970 cattle this year – aroun...
12-06-2014 02:48 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Shows and Events
New measures announced to help tackle bovine TB
A consultation proposing further measures to strengthen bovine TB cattle controls has been launched. The proposals come as new statistics published...
11-06-2014 08:04 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Cattle farmers should be alert to lungworm
The June NADIS Parasite Forecast has advised cattle farmers to be alert for signs of lungworm in their herds this summer. Symptoms may appear in unvac...
11-06-2014 07:30 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
NFU meets with other farming union leaders for beef summit
NFU Scotland met with farming union leaders from across the British Isles in London on Monday evening for a summit on the current beef situation. N...
11-06-2014 06:39 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef representatives meet to discuss reduction in regulation
Representatives of English beef and lamb met with the minister responsible for Food and Agriculture, George Eustice MP, to discuss ending the splittin...
11-06-2014 05:57 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Beef 'top of the agenda' for UK farming unions
Farming union leaders from the whole of the UK have met in London for a Presidential Summit on the current beef situation. Discussing wide ranging ...
10-06-2014 07:16 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Small-scale badger cull risks spreading TB further, scientists warn
A pilot scheme to selectively cull badgers that test positive for tuberculosis risks spreading the disease further, according to scientists. The sc...
05-06-2014 12:40 PM | Cattle, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers threaten protest over falling beef prices
The dramatic fall in the beef price over the past few months is a major concern for the livestock industry and pressure group Farmers for Action have ...
05-06-2014 03:02 AM | Cattle, Finance, News
Farmers frustrated at drop in beef price
The dramatic fall in the beef price over the past few months is a major concern for the livestock industry. Beef farmers are angry that a year afte...
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