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16 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A new £1m research project will set out to discover what causes lameness in dairy cows, an issue which costs the industry around £250m a year. On a...

£1m project sets out to discover what causes lameness in dairy cows

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15 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Rural Life

A watchdog has ruled that ‘no further action’ is required following the accidental release of personal farm details by Welsh government. Both the f...

Watchdog rules 'no further action' after personal farm data leaked

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10 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The number of livestock in Northern Ireland Persistently Infected with Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) declined by more than 200 in the last two months o...

Number of livestock Persistently Infected with BVD falls in NI

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10 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

More than 100 cases of African swine fever have now been recorded in China, 'significantly disrupting' the country's cherished pig industry. The ma...

'Significantly disrupting': More than 100 cases of swine fever recorded in China

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10 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Meat,News,Pigs,Sheep

Legislation is to be brought forward in Scotland this year requiring abattoirs to record on CCTV all areas where live animals are present. This is ...

Scotland to introduce compulsory CCTV in abattoirs

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9 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

Welsh lamb and beef producers have been set targets to reduce antibiotic use by 10% by 2020, with an attention towards reducing prophylactic use. F...

Welsh farmers set targets to reduce antibiotic use by 10% by 2020

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8 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The discovery of Bluetongue in Germany is a warning to farmers in the UK to remain vigilant, a farming union has said. This is the first detection ...

Farmers urged to be vigilant following German Bluetongue case

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8 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The search is on for the country’s best rams as pedigree breeders are invited to put forward rams believed to have good lamb growth, carcase weight an...

Pedigree ram nominations open for fifth year of RamCompare

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8 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The Welsh Government has confirmed that £5 million of Rural Development Programme funding will be used to help eradicate sheep scab in Wales. The f...

£5m funding allocated to eradicate sheep scab in Wales

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6 January 2019 | Animal Health,Government,News,Produce

A mandatory ‘method of production’ labelling will help UK meet ‘gold standard’ aims as well as benefit farm animal welfare post-Brexit, according to t...

Campaigners push mandatory ‘method of production’ labelling post-Brexit

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3 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Produce

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint by vegan campaign group Viva! who believed an advert by Red Tractor 'did not guara...

Advertising Standards Authority reject vegan complaint directed at Red Tractor

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3 January 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The introduction of a new harsher inspection regime for pig producers has been postponed following pressure from the sector. The Animal and Plant H...

New harsher inspection regime postponed following pig sector pressure

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20 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

NFU Cymru is urging Welsh Government to "take note of the emerging evidence in England" following the publication of a bovine TB eradication strategy ...

NFU Cymru calls Welsh gov to 'urgently reconsider' badger cull position

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20 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News

The proposed salary thresholds for skilled migrants post-Brexit may threaten the status of EU vets carrying out “critical” work in UK slaughterhouses....

Minimum salary threshold for migrants 'risks no vets in abattoirs'

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20 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers could soon have a special early-detection system for lameness in cattle thanks to a new piece of technology. Using location tracking data c...

New automated system detects early signs of cattle lameness

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19 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

A prototype for a new poultry ventilation system has been created with the aim of improving the welfare and production of broiler chickens. The nov...

New ventilation system to help poultry welfare in hot weather

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18 December 2018 | Animal Health,News

Farmers who have managed to stay clear of bovine TB for at least six years will be able to revert to annual, rather than six-monthly, testing. The ...

Bovine TB testing rules relaxed for lower-risk farms

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18 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The UK pig industry has backed calls to improve stewardship of antimicrobials in global pork production in order to ensure a level playing field. T...

Pig producers back calls to improve global antibiotic stewardship

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18 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,News

A farmer under “financial pressure” injected cattle with a diesel type substance in order to fake a positive bovine TB result and claim compensation. ...

Farmer injected cows with 'diesel substance' to fake TB result for compensation

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14 December 2018 | Animal Health,News

Northern Irish farmers have achieved a milestone in its BVD eradication efforts with 900 farmers receiving confirmation their herd is at ‘low risk’ fo...

NI farmers hit major milestone in efforts to eradicate BVD

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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Farmers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and ...

Scheme to help monitor pig herd health relaunched​

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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Meat,News

Small family-run abattoirs are struggling to install CCTV as part of a new Government law demanding compulsory installation. Legislation to make CC...

Small family-run abattoirs struggle to install compulsory CCTV

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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce

A leading academic has issued a renewed warning that a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could result in the UK being flooded with cheap, ...

'Cheap, lower-welfare food': Renewed warning over post-Brexit deal with US

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8 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers have been urged to increase their vigilance for bluetongue virus after the disease was picked up in two cattle imported from France in Yorkshi...

Bluetongue virus detected in two French cattle in Yorkshire

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7 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Northern Irish farmers have been encouraged to remain vigilant after Bluetongue was detected in a heifer imported from France. The animal, which wa...

Bluetongue detected in French heifer in Northern Ireland

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