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24 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The government has announced it will allow badger culling in the Low Risk Area of England in the event that bovine TB in badgers is linked with infect...

Defra announces badger culling in LRA and TB test compensation

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23 May 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News

Adverts with a cheeky sense of humour are to be launched this month and hope to build upon the thin cut steak market over the next three years. The...

'Cheeky beef' ad campaign looks to increase use of beef carcase

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21 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Shows and Events

Actor Brian Blessed launched an expletive-laden rant directed at badger culling to a roomful of 200 people during a pig and poultry dinner in Warwicks...

Brian Blessed launches badger cull rant at pig and poultry dinner

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21 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Cattle,News

A Co Armagh farmer has been fined £3,000 after being found guilty of charges relating to animal movement and tagging. Cannice Martin has been convi...

Farmer fined £3,000 for animal movement and tagging offences

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21 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The establishment of the TB Eradication Partnership (TBEP) has been announced as the next step in driving forward the fight against bovine TB in North...

TB Eradication Partnership created to fight bovine TB in Northern Ireland

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17 May 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,News

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association is encouraging farmers to join its organisation as it starts certifying dairy farms producing milk from cows rai...

Pasture-Fed group seeks dairy farmers to join milk certification

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17 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A new highly sensitive and specific blood test for bovine TB, Actiphage, has been accepted for exceptional private use in England, according to an Ani...

New highly sensitive TB test accepted by APHA for exceptional use

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Farming unions have appealed to the government to adopt a customs arrangement with the EU that allows beef and lamb to be exported to established mark...

Unions urge customs arrangement with EU to allow flow of beef and lamb exports

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14 May 2018 | Arable,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The numerous opportunities for collaboration between arable and livestock enterprises have been highlighted in a new guide issued by AHDB. With bot...

New guide highlights livestock opportunities for arable farmers

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9 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A cattle society has changed its DNA procedures to single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) testing to improve the integrity of its breed. With advance...

Cattle society changes DNA testing to improve breed integrity

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2 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News

A farmer has been ordered to pay out nearly £3000 after "kicking" and "vigorously pushing" a cow for half an hour to get it to move. 44-year-old Gr...

Farmer ordered to pay nearly £3000 after 'kicking and vigorously pushing' cow

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The Welsh government has announced new quarantine unit measures to protect the Low TB Area during show season. The measures have been introduced gi...

New quarantine unit measures to protect Low TB Area during show season

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25 April 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Supermarkets

Marks & Spencer has launched a new food marketing campaign that shines a spotlight on its beef traceability standards, from farm-to-fork. M&S is no...

M&S unveils British beef traceability campaign based on DNA sampling

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20 April 2018 | Cattle,Education,News,Produce,Shows and Events

NFU president Minette Batters is calling on the British public to get behind Great British Beef Week, which returns for the eighth consecutive year ne...

UK to celebrate Great British Beef Week from 23 April

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20 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,News,Produce

A UK farming union will add its voice to those calling for the European Commission to postpone negotiations with the Mercosur Bloc on beef. Next Mo...

UK farmers call on EU to postpone beef talks with Mercosur

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18 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,News,Produce

A Chinese delegation has arrived in the UK this week to carry out inspections as part of the ongoing process to lift the BSE ban on British beef expor...

Chinese delegation arrive in UK to carry out BSE inspections

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18 April 2018 | Cattle,News,Pigs

A report has been released that sets out current state of the UK’s rarest breeds at risk of extinction, which includes Vaynol cows and British Lop pig...

British rare breed pigs and cattle at risk of being 'lost forever'

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11 April 2018 | Appointments,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Bill Wiggin MP has been appointed the new chairman of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA). The position, which is not remunerated, starts ...

Bill Wiggin MP is new chairman of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association

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Defra Secretary Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter once the UK leaves the E...

Ban on live animal exports for slaughter explored by Gove

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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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5 April 2018 | Cattle,News

There’s a dead-heat at the top of the new genomic sire rankings which – combined with four new bulls in the top 10, 10 newcomers in the top 20 and the...

Dead-heat at the top for genomic young sires

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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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4 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The development of a new Livestock Information Service to give farmers accurate information about animals and their movements has been announced by th...

New Livestock Information Service announced to champion farm-to-fork traceability

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3 April 2018 | Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

The £1.75 million government-funded Beef Feed Efficiency Programme has widened its data recording network with three new commercial farms in Wales, En...

Beef Feed Efficiency Programme widens data network to three new farms

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30 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Cattle,News

A man in his 70s has died after an incident involving a cow on a farm in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The incident happened on Wednesday (28 Ma...

Man in his 70s dies after incident involving cow on Co Armagh farm