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In the lead up to May’s general election, one issue proved more divisive than any other for rural areas: how best to tackle Bovine TB. Like many other areas of rural debate, the solutions offered by the opposing parties were as diverse as those offered by farmers, scientists and environmentalists. But according to a leading Lloyd’s of London livestock underwriter, the insurance market is growing increasingly concerned about the spread of the d...





Growing threat of Bovine TB worries insurance market

In the lead up to May’s general election, one issue proved more divisive than any other for rural areas: how best to tackle Bovine TB. Like many ot...


New technology aims to reduce environmental impact within meat production

With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world wher...


29 June 2015 | Cattle,Finance,News
High returns from managing feed costs

Conventional Holstein Friesian herds with the highest feed costs per litre spend 6p a litre more on purchased feeds compared with those with the lowes...


25 June 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
Mid-season worm pressures affect dairy herds

Managing mid-season worm pressures could have significant economic and performance benefits for dairy herds. This is the advice from the COWS industry...


25 June 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
More misery for Scottish dairy farmers?

Intolerable pressure continues to be heaped on dairy farmers supplying the co-operative First Milk. From 1 July, First Milk will further reduce the...


24 June 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Milk prices 'simply not sustainable', says NFU as First Milk make further cuts

First Milk has announced another price cut to its supplier members from July 1st 2015. Milk pools will see their standard litre price reduced by 1p...


High tech 'cow bell' brings revolution to cattle movement

A new wearable tracking collar created by Cambridge Industrial Design (CID) is enabling farmers to locate exactly where their dairy cattle are, helpin...


Best of British genetics to be showcased at Livestock

The best of British genetics are scheduled to be showcased in front of a line-up of international judges and spectators along with the UK’s largest au...


Prepare for lungworm threat in cattle

Cattle farmers are warned to be alert for signs of lungworm in their herds this summer according to the June NADIS Parasite Forecast sponsored by Meri...


MEPs ban farm animal and food cloning

A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals and products derived from them in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on...


Meetings to be held on tackling falling beef prices

For the second spring in succession, those selling prime cattle in the early part of the year have seen beef prices fall below profitable levels and r...


Farmers need 'further roll-out' of badger culls, says Raymond

Farmers need 'further roll-out' of the pilot badger culls in high risk areas to combat bovine TB, according to NFU President Meurig Raymond. “Farme...


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Increased productivity in Scotland offset by drop in farmgate prices

The importance of the red meat sector to Scotland’s economy is highlighted in a new report by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). The Scottish Red Meat In...


Suspect BSE case highlights importance of disease surveillance

Veterinary associations in the UK and Northern Ireland have praised the timely communications on the suspected case of BSE in the Republic of Ireland ...


United approach needed for a successful CCIR

Livestock industries have agreed to work together to ensure the successful implementation of the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) Collection and Communica...



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Start Date: 30 June 2015
Combine/Tractor Driver required on 1200 acre family arable farm. Previous tractor experience essential.  Could lead to longer term position.  >> West Leicestershire<<

Harvest worker required on 1200 acre family arable farm.  Duties to include pre-harvest  preparations, combining an...


Start Date: 17 June 2015
Harvest Work, Tractor Driver on Arable Farm: on Suffolk / Norfolk border

We seek a competent, skilled and hard working tractor driver for the harvest period approx, July to end September. Accom...


Start Date: 24 June 2015
Job for Experienced tractor person to work on a cereal and potato farm during harvest >>Scotland<<

Busy arable farm working within Perthshire looking for a harvest worker to help with cereal and potato harvesting d...


Start Date: 24 June 2015
Harvest Worker - Tractor Driver  >>Job near Horsham<<

Harvest work - depending on candidate this will be both grain carting and cultivation work driving all John Deere tractors wi...


Start Date: 20 June 2015
STUDENT / COLLEGE LEAVER to Dairy assistant >>> Chinnor

220 cow dairy herd in Oxfordshire seeks new team member to be part of a team of 4. Single accommodation available. Milking ex...












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