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5 April 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Fears that cows are losing unborn calves due to infections from dog mess on farmland has led farmers to issue a plea to the public on social media to ...

Farmers issue plea urging public to pick dog mess up due to infection worries

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4 April 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Vets using homeopathy are not putting animals at risk according to Defra who responded to a question tabled by an MP. Defra was responding to a par...

No evidence homeopathy is a risk to animal welfare, Defra says

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28 March 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,Grassland,News,Sheep

A secret to lamb with healthier fat levels could be growing unwanted weeds in your unkempt lawn, scientists have found. Nutrition researchers at th...

Common British weeds could hold the key to ‘healthier’ lamb

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28 March 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry

Defra has written to the Laying Hen Welfare Forum, the body responsible for hen welfare for the laying hen industry, requesting urgent action to bring...

Defra requests urgent action to ban beak trimming

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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

The Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner has written to Government to voice his support for “vaccination over culling” in the prevention of TB in ...

Derbyshire Police Commissioner urges Defra to vaccinate badgers rather than cull

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23 March 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Poultry

Bird flu has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the first positive wild bird avian influenza finding in NI this year. ...

Bird flu confirmed in wild bird in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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23 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Denmark will construct a 43.5 mile wall on its German border to keep out wild boars that can carry the deadly disease African swine fewer. The dise...

Denmark to build wall on German border to keep pig disease out

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23 March 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Meat,News

The Welsh government has hinted at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses. In a written statement on ‘Animal welfare in the ...

Welsh government hints at possible mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses

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23 March 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry

A director of one of the country's leading poultry businesses says that Brexit is a bigger threat to the industry than avian influenza. Patrick Hoo...

Brexit 'bigger threat' to poultry industry than bird flu

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22 March 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Two new projects have been announced which aims to take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating bovine TB. The Agriculture and Hor...

Two new projects aim to help battle against bovine TB

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21 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

New research carried out over three years by the Animal Plant and Health Agency (AHPA) has found no advantage in worming ewes around lambing time. ...

New research finds no advantage in worming ewes around lambing time

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21 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

The UK's leading egg producer Noble Foods has committed to sourcing 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025. The announcement will come in line with the...

UK's leading egg producer Noble commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

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20 March 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The British Egg Industry Council has imposed suspensions on two egg production houses after an animal welfare group released video footage allegedly f...

British Egg Industry Council imposes suspensions following video footage release

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20 March 2018 | Animal Health,Finance,Government,News

The RSPCA has said farmers should be paid subsidies in the form of a two-tiered system designed to help them adopt to higher animal welfare standards....

Two-tiered welfare system could be basis for post-Brexit subsidies, RSPCA says

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17 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Supermarkets

The Co-op has announced it will sell all of its own-brand fresh pork from 100 percent outdoor pigs reared on RSPCA Assured farms. From July, the re...

Co-op bolsters welfare credentials by committing to 100 percent outdoor bred pork

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Broiler producers will now benefit from free-range status being applied on a flock-by-flock basis, when birds are forced to be kept inside by a veteri...

Free-range status for broilers now apply on flock-by-flock basis, Defra confirms

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13 March 2018 | Animal Health,Dairy,News

A dairy farm in Scotland has said it has begun a "farming revolution" to prove commercial dairy farming can be "ethical, sustainable and compassionate...

Dairy farm tells of its 'farming revolution' to prove commercial dairy can be 'ethical'

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12 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The pig industry has called on Defra to simplify its draft statutory animal welfare code and reduce it in length. The National Pig Association (NPA...

Pig industry tells Defra to simplify new animal welfare codes

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9 March 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

NFU Cymru is urging farmers to participate in the Welsh government's 'badger found dead survey' which continues to be in operation across Wales. Th...

Welsh farmers urged to participate in 'badger found dead survey'

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8 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

A forecast has been launched to help sheep farmers respond to the annual spring disease threat to young lambs as the UK could be in for a 'high-risk' ...

Forecast launched to combat possible 'high-risk' disease in lambs this spring

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8 March 2018 | Animal Health,Dairy,Finance,News

McDonald's UK has unveiled a £500,000 capital grant scheme to help dairy farmers who work with Arla deliver animal welfare initiatives. Developed i...

McDonald's unveils £500,000 grant for UK dairy farmers to invest in animal welfare

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7 March 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Sheep

Cases of chronic liver fluke in sheep are being seen in parts of the UK following a high risk warning prompted by one of the wettest summers on record...

Chronic liver fluke seen in parts of UK following high risk warning

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5 March 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The sheep industry has called for the targeted use of antibiotics to ensure the “immediate and long-term” health of flocks. With newborn lambs appe...

Farmers urged to target use of antibiotics to ensure ‘long-term’ flock health

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Leaving the EU will be one of the “most defining political events” for the protection of UK animals, including livestock, according to a new report. ...

Brexit ‘most defining political event’ for protection of livestock

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2 March 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

New research has investigated the connections between animals’ emotions and welfare, which could one day bring benefits for farmers and the consumer. ...

New study explores 'positive farm animal welfare' which could benefit farmers

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