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Improving the efficiency of lamb production was the main topic of discussion during a Farmers’ Union of Wales-organised visit to independent sheep consultant Catherine Nakielny’s Carmarthenshire family farm. Dr Nakielny, of KN Consulting, farms 800 ewes at her home at Talley, near Llandeilo. She previously worked for a commercial sheep breeding company and various industry consultants following her studies at Aberystwyth University where she c...





Attention to detail critical in spring fight against grassweeds

The final battle in this year’s war against blackgrass and other grassweeds needs careful planning, says Stuart Jackson of Dow AgroSciences. To dat...


25 November 2012 | News,Poultry,Husbandry Advice
Can free range flocks perform without beak trimming?

The United Kingdom egg industry may ask for a further delay to the introduction of the Government's intended ban on the use of beak trimming. The b...


Feeding sows more efficiently

When someone mentions feed costs, thoughts typically gravitate towards what is happening in the finishing barn, simply due to the influence it has on ...


Schmallenberg case 'must be investigated to understand virus'

Following the discovery of the Schmallenberg virus in Dyfed, West Wales, earlier this week, there have been calls for a thorough and rapid investigati...


Concerns rise over Schmallenberg

Welsh livestock farmers have expressed their worries about the potential spread of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) following the increasing incidence of the...


MSD Animal Health updates poultry vaccines guide

MSD Animal Health has updated its safety guide for the use of inactivated poultry vaccines. The wallet-sized guide has become popular with poultry man...


Risk-based regulation 'right direction' for farming

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports Defra’s response to the Farming Regulation Task Force aimed at reducing the burden of red tape...


NFU criticises AHVLA for leaving farmers unaware of TB rules

The NFU has reacted angrily after farmers were left in the dark over new and complex changes to rules governing livestock movements under TB restricti...


More EID reforms needed, say UK farming unions

Further reform of sheep EID regulations is desperately needed to help farmers already struggling to keep on top of inappropriate requirements. That...


Better vaccines for humans and animals needed

Researchers at the Institute for Animal Health (IAH) and collaborators at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, have discovered why some vaccine...


Enforcement essential to EU welfare success - Vets

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has broadly welcomed the European Commission’s new Animal Welfare Strategy but urges the Commission to ...


PIC opens UK’s first gene transfer centre

Pig breeding company PIC UK has opened a world-class GT Centre of Excellence which is thought to be the first of its type in the UK and probably in Eu...


New EU strategy ’fails’ to highlight animal welfare

Eurogroup for Animals is extremely disappointed by the EU’s new Animal welfare strategy published today which outlines the future actions propos...


TB Pilot areas confirmed

Landowners and farmers from two carefully-selected areas are now able to apply for licences to pilot new measures designed to tackle the devastating i...


Counting the cost of delaying colostrums

Delaying colostrum intake for more than a few hours can render it ineffective, warns Warwickshire large animal vet Nick Blayney, as changes in the str...



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