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19 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Nearly £6 million in funding has been allocated to the farming industry as part of a campaign to tackle a highly contagious cattle disease. The £5....

£6m allocated to vets to contain highly contagious cattle disease

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18 March 2019 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,Rural Life

A new 'Use your mart' campaign has been launched urging farmers to 'take back control' and demand transparency in pricing by selling through livestock...

'Use your mart' campaign urges farmers to 'take back control'

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18 March 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Aldi has been recognised as the strongest supporter of Scottish beef after a ‘shelf watch’ survey revealed almost 96 percent of beef stocked on its sh...

Aldi wins praise for its domestic sourcing of Scottish beef

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14 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

Buying and selling cattle can link individual farms to thousands of other farms with each purchase and help identity potential routes for infections. ...

'Contact chains' between farms could help improve disease control

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14 March 2019 | Cattle,News

Poor weather and higher costs could be factors as to why Scotland's number of cattle continues to decrease. Cattle numbers in Scotland continue to ...

Poor weather and higher costs blamed for Scotland's shrinking cattle numbers

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11 March 2019 | Cattle,News,Rural Life

Over 28,000 people have signed a petition calling for Highland cattle to return to a Peak District farm after they were forced to be given up followin...

Thousands sign petition to return cattle back to farm following dog row

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7 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Reports of cows dying from straw impaction highlights the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows. Beef farmers are being...

Beef farmers advised about the risks of straw impaction

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4 March 2019 | Cattle,Grassland,News,Sheep

Fifty farmers have signed up to a major grassland research project which is set to look at new technologies and techniques in grass management and soi...

Fifty farmers sign up to major grassland research project

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1 March 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News

Scottish farmers are rallying behind a brand new “Know Your Beef” campaign that highlights the credentials of Scotch Beef and push back against misinf...

Scottish farmers rally behind 'Know Your Beef' campaign

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28 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

Firefighters were called to help out a 400-cow dairy farm in Staffordshire after its vital water supply failed. The farm on Three Mile Lane, Newcas...

Firefighters called to 400-cow dairy farm after water supply fails

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28 February 2019 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News,Produce

Consumers have been encouraged to buy Scotch beef this spring as farmers continue to face challenging trading conditions. Scottish farmers and crof...

Call for public to buy Scotch beef as farmers financially struggle

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28 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

A woman has been ordered to pay over £1,400 after pleading guilty to animal welfare offences and failure to dispose of fallen livestock. Margaret D...

Woman who kept cattle in poor conditions fined over £1,400

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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

Livestock scientists have been awarded over £330,000 for a project which will use supercomputers to predict bovine TB in dairy cows. It is used reg...

Researchers to use supercomputers to predict bovine TB status in cows

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25 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

A court in Austria has ordered a farmer to pay out €490,000 (£425,550) in damages after a German hiker was killed by one of his cows. The incident ...

Austrian farmer ordered to pay out over £420,000 after cow kills hiker

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20 February 2019 | Cattle,Machinery and Equipment,News

A major beef plant in the US has introduced a remote-controlled, two-armed, bag-waving robot called 'R2DMoo' to make their operations safer. The si...

'R2DMoo': Bag-waving robot introduced on US beef farm

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20 February 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News,Renewables and Environment

Meat grown in a laboratory may do more damage to the climate in the long run than meat from cattle, new research suggests. Current proposed types o...

Lab meat may do more climate damage than conventional farming

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15 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Sheep

New figures show the use of antimicrobials for growth promotion has declined from 60 to 45 countries since the last round of data collection. The W...

45 countries still use animal growth promoters, report says

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15 February 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News

Northern Irish farmers have highlighted their frustration that some meat plants have increased imports of cattle for slaughter despite the abundance o...

NI farmers 'frustrated' at cattle imports despite local abundance

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13 February 2019 | Cattle,Grassland,Meat,News

Northern Irish farmers have called for a drive to promote the quality of beef from suckler herds as many struggle to break even. Greater promotion ...

Lack of profitability could mean suckler beef 'disappears', union warns

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13 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Sheep

The UK’s leading veterinary association is urging the government to put welfare 'at the heart' of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock...

'Increasing political appetite' to improve live animal transport

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13 February 2019 | Cattle,News

A bull in the US has sold for a record-breaking $1.51m (£1.2m) at an auction in North Dakota. Schaff Angus Valley's annual auction oversaw the sale...

US bull sold for record-breaking £1.2m at auction

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13 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The death toll of cattle in Australia has exceeded half a million head following a massive monsoonal flood in Queensland. More than 500,000 cattle ...

Flooding kills half a million cattle in Australia

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12 February 2019 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Products,Sheep

Farmers have introduced a Tinder-style app, called Tudder, that lets them find breeding matches by viewing photos of livestock with details of locatio...

Tinder-style app 'Tudder' lets farmers choose livestock breeding matches

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4 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Sheep

Two of the country's biggest beef rearing businesses are throwing their support behind a campaign which aims to highlight the benefits of colostrum. ...

Livestock industry gets behind colostrum campaign

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28 January 2019 | Cattle,Dairy,News

Dairy herds in Scotland have decreased under 900 compared to 5735 when records began, but the average herd size has increased. Dairy herd statistic...

Scottish dairy herd numbers fall under 900 but herd size increases

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