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20 November 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News

Five new Estimated Breeding Values developed
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20 November 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News

Five new livestock traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet targ...

Five new Estimated Breeding Values developed

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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

The number of vaccines used on dairy and beef cattle is on the rise while overall antibiotic use has declined, according to a new report. The total...

Use of vaccines in cattle increases as antibiotics use declines

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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A review of progress has been released which shows the farming industry's ambitions in reducing, refining and replacing antibiotic use on farm. Twe...

New report shows progress on reducing livestock antibiotic use

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15 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

A farmer has been convicted for three Bovine Viral Diarrhoea-related offences in what has become the first conviction of its type in Northern Ireland....

Farmer convicted for BVD-related offences in Northern Ireland first

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13 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers must take greater responsibility for on-farm controls, biosecurity and safe trading practices to stop bovine TB from spreading, according to m...

Farmers must take 'greater responsibility' when tackling bTB, review says

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12 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A group of vets has accused Defra of telling "barefaced lies" about the progress of the badger cull in England. Prion Interest Group has written to...

Defra telling 'barefaced lies' about badger cull effectiveness

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10 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

The livestock sector has warned farmers to think carefully when importing animals from countries with known Bluetongue virus areas. Ten organisatio...

Farmers warned when importing animals from Bluetongue areas

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6 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Defra has announced it will extend the use of Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) as part of a veterinary-led team to perform tuberculin skin testing o...

New pilot announced to explore extended use of lay TB testers

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6 November 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News

New grant funding is available for farmers to buy computerised calf feeders to improve the efficiency of their youngstock rearing operation. Follow...

New grant funding for computerised calf feeders

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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

Farmers must "think hard" when importing sheep from countries that carry a risk of disease following the discovery of bluetongue in four sheep importe...

Farmers told to be wary when importing livestock from 'at risk' countries

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1 November 2018 | Cattle,News

Celebrity farmer Adam Henson has helped bring a rare breed of native cattle back from the brink of extinction. The Albion cattle, with just 170 rem...

Adam Henson helps rare cattle breed from brink of extinction

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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The carcasses of four cows will be tested after they were destroyed earlier this week following the discovery of BSE on an Aberdeenshire farm. MSPs...

Cattle belonging to farm with BSE case destroyed for tests

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31 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Beef farmers with an interest in cattle nutrition and performance have been urged to get involved in helping to shape a new project. The Feed into ...

Beef farmers with interest in nutrition wanted for new project

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29 October 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Pigs,Sheep

The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to a new report. For pork, in 2019 production is expecte...

Extreme weather of 2018 makes its mark on red meat production

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29 October 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News

Beef farmers have "great opportunities" for the future if they concentrate on integration and focus on customer demand, a beef production event heard....

Future of UK beef industry lies on 'integration' and 'consumer demand'

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26 October 2018 | Cattle,News,Sheep

Recruitment has started for the next two groups of "forward-thinking" English beef and lamb farmers to be part of a new "progressive" groups. The t...

'Progressive' groups on look out for beef and lamb farmers

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Dairy farmers who supply Arla have just under a week left to apply for grants of up to £10,000 as part of McDonald's capital grant scheme. The fast...

McDonald's £10,000 grant to help farmers purchase new equipment

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23 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Senior vets have called on Defra's Farming Minister to withdraw his statement claiming that badger culling lowered bovine TB cases in cull zones. I...

Vets call on George Eustice to retract badger cull statement

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20 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The farmer at the centre of a farm lock down due to a case of BSE, or 'mad cow disease', has said the situation is "heartbreaking". Boghead Farm in...

'Devastated' farmer at centre of BSE case calls situation 'heartbreaking'

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19 October 2018 | Cattle,News

New licensing procedures for importing bovine semen into Northern Ireland from Britain has been announced. Individuals and organisations who import...

New licensing arrangements for importing bovine semen into NI

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18 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A farm in Aberdeenshire has been put in a state of lock down as a case of BSE, or 'mad cow disease', has been confirmed on the property, the Scottish ...

Scottish farm in lockdown after 'mad cow disease' detected

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17 October 2018 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events

The search is on to find the best livestock person working within the agricultural industry in Wales. Now in its fifth year, the ‘Welsh Livestock C...

Search is on to find best livestock person in Wales

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17 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

Sheep and cattle farmers have been told to "keep on guard" when it comes to the liver fluke threat risk this autumn. While liver fluke burdens on p...

Liver fluke warning urges farmers to ‘keep on guard’

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17 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

Five cows and four calves have died after eating yew tree clippings which had been thrown into the field, a Hampshire farm business has said. Newly...

Nine cattle die after eating poisonous plant thrown in field

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16 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Additional contiguous testing and increased veterinary support for farmers will be implemented in herds in North Wales following a local spike in TB i...

Additional TB testing and increased support for Welsh farmers announced

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