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The incurable cattle disease Johne’s was one of the main discussion topics at the recent beef cattle finishing monitor farm meeting, hosted by the Paterson family of Hartbush Farm, Dumfries. John and Amanda Paterson run approximately 250, mainly Simmental cross, cows at Hartbush, a 606 acre (245 ha) mixed farm, just north of Dumfries. Hartbush, the most southerly of the Scotland-wide network of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) monitor farms, is the...





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Veterinary Centre closure 'will rob livestock farmers' in Scotland

Farmers and vets have come together to fight the proposed closure of Inverness Veterinary Surveillance centre – a move that would rob livestock farmer...


Scottish farmers receiving lowest lamb price for five years

With Scottish farmers receiving their lowest lamb price for five years, NFU Scotland is urging all supermarkets to make the switch to Scotch. The U...


Farm monitor focuses on combating Johne's Disease

The incurable cattle disease Johne’s was one of the main discussion topics at the recent beef cattle finishing monitor farm meeting, hosted by the Pat...


Now gundogs have their own insurance!

All responsible dog owners would agree that their dogs’ health and well-being is of high importance to them. However, while pet dogs can get sick ofte...


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AHDB Horticulture announces “industry leading” soils programme

Following a funded-study aimed at identifying gaps in horticultural soils knowledge, a comprehensive ‘industry leading’ programme of projects to addre...


Boost for Scottish poultry industry: Co-Op ramps up Scottish sourced chicken

The Co-operative Food has ramped up the amount of chicken sourced from Scotland sold in its Scottish stores. In what is seen as a big boost for the...


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...


The veterinary future’s bright, but levels of stress causing concern, says Vet Futures survey

Vets are generally positive about the future of the UK veterinary profession, with 59% saying they are very or fairly optimistic in a new survey of mo...


State of our countryside: New map reveals loss of farmland

Large-scale changes to the environment of the United Kingdom, including an apparent loss of habitats and agricultural land, have been revealed through...


Farming and wildlife under spotlight in debate at CLA Game Fair

Is conservation at odds with modern agriculture and land management? This is the proposition that will be argued in the headline debate on the firs...


Soil Association warns farmers not to spray Glyphosate due to cancer links

This harvest, the Soil Association is urging cereal farmers not to spray Glyphosate on milling wheat crops – to reduce the amount of this probable car...


AHDB to organic farmers: get a true picture of your business

On July 7 2015, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds will be at the National Organic Combinable Crops event 2015 (NOCC15) in Suffolk to discuss how organic farme...


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...


A vision for unlocking farming potential in the EU

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition, representing 11 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, today presented its joint declaration entitle...



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