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4 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

The importance of regular weighing has been further underlined following results from a two year project, which identified huge variation in growth ra...

Two year farm study highlights importance of regular heifer weighing

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4 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

Vets have found signs that the midge-borne Schmallenberg Virus had been circulating in Dumfries and Galloway in the autumn of 2017. The results hav...

Schmallenberg Virus found in Dumfries and Galloway

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3 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Produce

The new year will bring many opportunities, chief among them being the challenge of negotiating a good Brexit deal for the pig industry and battling v...

Brexit and vegan activism 'challenges' for pig industry in 2018

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3 January 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Products

The UK has received its largest ever export order from China for frozen boar semen, in a deal which also involves training Chinese staff in artificial...

UK pig stud secures biggest ever export order to China

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22 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News

The veterinary industry has welcomed the "sensible" measures put forward by the government to increase the frequency of TB testing. Defra have anno...

Vets welcome ‘sensible’ measures to increase frequency of TB testing

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21 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Grants for badger vaccination schemes and six-monthly testing in high risk areas have been announced to help prevent disease and catch it more quickly...

More frequent cattle testing to boost fight against bovine TB

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21 December 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Supermarkets

Two leading retailers will now publish their data on antibiotic use in the supply chain, in a move welcomed by the industry. Marks and Spencer beca...

Two leading retailers to publish antibiotic use in supply chain

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21 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News,Products

A new tool has been developed to help farmers in the dairy industry reduce their antibiotic use and help combat antimicrobial resistance. Veterinar...

New tool developed to help dairy farmers reduce antibiotic use

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20 December 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that MPs will be able to block certain parts of a US trade deal with the UK post-Brexit. Mr Gove told th...

MPs could block certain parts of US - UK trade deal, Gove suggests

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The European Innovation Partnership Wales has approved 8 agricultural projects to date since being awarded the major Welsh Government Project. With...

Eight innovative farm projects receive major funding

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20 December 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

A sheep had to be rescued after getting its head stuck in a tree trunk in Greater Manchester this week. The RSPCA's animal collection officer (ACO)...

Sheep rescued after trapping its head in tree trunk

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19 December 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

A farming delegation has visited Norway to hear of the devastating consequences that rewilding has on the industry. UK farming unions have said it ...

'Absolute catastrophe': Norwegians say reintroducing lynx would harm UK farming

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Pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to their animals to prevent outbreaks of animal disease. The warning comes after the risk...

Pig keepers reminded not to feed kitchen waste to pigs due to disease risk

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Consumers could be eating “dirty” chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to food safety exp...

Risk of 'dirty turkey' after Brexit if UK strikes US trade deal

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15 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

BBC Young Farmer of the Year has spoken about the seriousness of calf pneumonia on his family-run farm. According to the Department for Environment...

Seriousness of calf pneumonia highlighted by BBC Young Farmer

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The European Commission has delayed a vote on the banning of three neonicotinoids to include all outdoor crops. Member states met at the European C...

EU delays blanket ban decision on neonicotinoids

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12 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News

Prominent Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has suggested the government's policy of culling badgers to stop the spread of bovine TB is coming "harder to ...

Zac Goldsmith says culling badgers is 'ineffective and inhumane'

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12 December 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says the risk from avian influenza to commercial poultry in the UK remains low. Defr...

UK bird flu threat remains low following Netherlands outbreak

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12 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Wales could be bovine TB free from 2036 if new eradication targets announced today are met. Interim targets, covering 6-year periods, will be set f...

New targets announced for Wales to be officially TB Free from 2036

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12 December 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News

The government has published a draft Bill to strengthen animal welfare, which includes recognising animal sentience in UK law. The government has t...

Government publishes draft Bill to strengthen animal welfare

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11 December 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce

A group of vets has openly criticised chief vet Nigel Gibbens for his suggestion that the cage-free commitment made by leading retailers is "regrettab...

Chief Vet criticised for saying cage-free pledge a 'regrettable' move

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11 December 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The UK government has given out fresh advice following the news of the Netherlands issuing out a Poultry Housing Order because of a confirmed bird flu...

Fresh advice given on ways to spot bird flu following Netherlands case

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8 December 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The Netherlands have issued a Poultry Housing Order after a confirmed outbreak of the H5 strain of avian influenza on a duck farm. The Dutch author...

Netherlands issue a Poultry Housing Order after confirmed outbreak of bird flu

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8 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

The wettest summer for many years has led to a high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle across large areas of the UK. The warning inc...

Wettest summer in years means high fluke and worm risk for sheep and cattle

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Beavers are to return to the Forest of Dean under plans to reduce flood risk in the area, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has announced. After a beave...

Farming industry concern as beavers return to Forest of Dean

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