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16 July 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,News

The number of farmers switching to autumn block calving has risen, with potentially more to follow, according to the latest figures from AHDB Dairy. ...

11% of farmers now autumn calving with potentially more to follow

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13 July 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News

Farmers say it is "unacceptable" that beef prices in Northern Ireland are falling at a time when consumer demand for beef is high. According to the...

Farmers in Northern Ireland paid 'unacceptable' prices for beef

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13 July 2018 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News

Beef and lamb production controls have been inspected by government officials from Japan this week as part of ongoing moves to reopen the market on UK...

Japanese delegation visits UK in move to potentially reopen beef exports

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13 July 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers are being urged to act on Johne’s disease immediately to ensure they are dairy industry compliant in time for an important 31st October deadli...

Farmers urged to take action on Johne's disease ahead of key deadline

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12 July 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News,Supermarkets

1,600 farmers are set to benefit from a new 12 month contract with Tesco which will guarantee a price above the standard market rate for beef. Tesc...

1,600 beef farmers set to receive better prices due to new Tesco contract

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12 July 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Badger activists are in the High Court this week to challenge the government's decision to extend cull zones to nine new areas. Ecologist Tom Langt...

Badger activists in High Court to challenge badger cull zone extension

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11 July 2018 | Cattle,News,Rural Life

A West Yorkshire resident has described to city planners how his life is "blighted" due to nearby "bellowing" cows. James Bullock, a life-long resi...

‘Blighted’ resident complains to city planners about ‘bellowing’ cows

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7 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

Police are investigating following the release of photos which shows two calves trapped in the back of a car in Wales. The viral photographs, poste...

Photos showing calves in back of a car leads to police investigation

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5 July 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Concerns over increasing reports of Neospora outbreaks in cattle have been highlighted, with farmers urging dog walkers to 'bag it and bin it'. Neo...

Public urged to 'bag it and bin it' following recent Neospora outbreaks

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27 June 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News

A new quality assurance scheme has been launched to set standards of quality and recognition for the Galloway cattle breed. The quality assurance s...

Quality assurance scheme to protect and recognise Galloway cattle breed

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26 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Products

A new project is to investigate early disease diagnosis in dairy calves using artificial intelligence methods. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is ...

Project to use AI to detect early-stages of major cattle disease

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26 June 2018 | Cattle,News

Cattle at a National Trust wildlife haven have completed their unconventional annual pilgrimage – by swimming 100m across a lake to graze fresh pastur...

Swimming cattle complete annual pilgrimage at National Trust site

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22 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry

Brexit will threaten new EU regulations on prohibiting the use of antibiotics in farming "at the altar of trade", according to an MEP. The new rule...

Brexit threatens ‘bold but essential’ EU rules on reducing farm antibiotics, warns MEP

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21 June 2018 | Cattle,News,Rural Life

A town council has allocated £10,000 towards legal advice after North Dorset District Council agreed to sell a cattle market site to a supermarket cha...

Town council and residents raise concerns over district council's cattle market sale

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21 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,News

Farmers will be able to tackle the highly contagious disease Bovine Vial Diarrhoea (BVD) more effectively thanks to a new £5.7m funding package. De...

New £5.7m funding for farmers to tackle highly contagious cattle disease

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20 June 2018 | Cattle,News

A 15-year-old boy has contracted a very rare case of cowpox infection after feeding livestock on a farm on the Wrexham-Cheshire border. Cowpox was ...

Boy stuns doctors by contracting rare cowpox infection after feeding calves

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20 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A Yorkshire farmer has experienced his "worst night in twenty years of farming" following the death of 54 cows due to a suspected water contamination ...

Farmer experiences 'worst night in 20 years of farming' following death of 54 cows

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15 June 2018 | Appointments,Cattle,Dairy,News

A Worcestershire farmer has received an award applauding his outstanding service to the Holstein cattle breed. The Holstein UK Lifetime Achievement...

Worcestershire farmer wins award for outstanding service to Holstein cattle

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15 June 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News

Scottish farmers have written to Aberdeenshire councillors asking them to back planning proposals for a new £20m meat production facility. NFU Scot...

Scottish farmers call on councillors to approve £20m meat production facility

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14 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Farmers may be losing money by incorrectly injecting livestock and damaging carcase value, a survey has revealed. Incorrect injections can lead to ...

Livestock farmers urged to use correct injection sites

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11 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

A new project will identify profitable best practice and help address some of the significant challenges that face the calf rearing sector, including ...

New project to tackle challenges of dairy beef calf rearing

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8 June 2018 | Cattle,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

A Jersey cow owned by a farmer from Devon has been announced as the winner of Britain's Sexiest Cow 2018. Char, a Jersey Cow owned by Charlotte Cun...

Jersey cow owned by Devon farmer crowned Britain's Sexiest Cow 2018

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A new government-funded project to be launched by Adam Henson at a popular agricultural show seeks to encourage young farmers in promoting the UK's na...

Project to encourage young farmers in promoting native breeds

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7 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Field trials for a vaccination to protect cattle against bovine TB would need to involve 500 herds – potentially as many as 75,000-100,000 cattle – to...

Bovine TB vaccine may be 'unfeasible' due to cost and scale of field trials

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5 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A new technique which identifies the presence of mud snails by detecting their DNA is being used to help farms identify habitats with the greatest pot...

New mud snail DNA test is combating liver fluke risk on Welsh farms

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