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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...





Veterinary Centre closure 'will rob livestock farmers' in Scotland

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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!

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


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Dogwalkers warned over livestock deaths in Scotland

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