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16 April 2015| Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News

16 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Two generations of milk production to end as dairy herd is sold at auction

A Shropshire family’s decision to cease milk production will result in an important dispersal sale of the entire milking portion of their long founded...


Pay day for Scottish beef farmers

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead confirmed that around 7,600 Scottish farmers will receive their Scottish Beef Scheme (SBS) payments today. ...


15 April 2015 | Cattle,News,Produce
Make sure great British beef gets your vote

Whether it is steak, roast or mince, beef is as popular as ever according to a new YouGov poll, carried out ahead of this year’s Great British Beef We...


Livestock Event wins major award

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has been awarded one of the most prestigious accolades within the exhibition industry for its live robo...


EU beef sector is very fragile and faces difficult situations

The EU beef market situation continues to be difficult situation, as it was underlined in a meeting this week with high-level experts from the EU Comm...


Farmer support for Badger Blocker

Backed by recent research, Rumenco’s Badger Blocker feeder helps limit badgers’ access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs by raising supplement product...


Livestock farmers urged to use safe grazing to prevent parasite problems this spring

Livestock farmers are urged to reduce pasture contamination by planning grazing and anthelmintic control in sheep and lambs now, to decrease the risk ...


Final phase of Scotland's war on BVD

The permanent eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea [BVD] in Scottish cattle moves a step closer in less than 60 days, as the Scottish Government’s ca...


10 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Market Reports,News
EU milk sector growth 'dependent on exports'

The top 14 milk producing countries in Europe will increase their production by between 6.8 and 23.2 billion litres per annum by 2020 following the en...


Improving young stock performance

Livestock farmers can find out how to improve their young stock rearing at a farm walk hosted by Kevin and Ann Jones at Bryn Mawr, Northop, Flintshire...


Action needed to boost farmgate prices in period of 'extreme uncertainty', farm groups warn

There is a 'desperate need' to improve farmgate returns given low incomes and the uncertainty facing the industry over the coming years, the Farmers' ...


Livestock farmers warned over leptospirosis threat

Leptospirosis remains a common threat to dairy and beef herds in Britain, according to extensive new data collected over the last 18 months. This l...


8 April 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Cogent strengthens reputation for high conformation sires

Cogent’s reputation as a source of the highest calibre sires has been enhanced this week as the April genetic indexes are published by both DairyCo an...


Farmers must not be penalised with late payments, NFU says

The RPA and Defra must remain fully focused on making BPS payments in December, the NFU said today. Despite numerous meetings with senior RPA and D...


8 April 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Cattle breeders can use EBV figures to make 'informed bull purchases'

The use of Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) when bull buying was one of the topics discussed at the recent Clyde monitor farm meeting. The monitor ...



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