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16 January 2019 | Cattle,News

A lorry transporting a large number of cattle set to sail overseas was stopped by officials to ensure that the animals rest before continuing their jo...

RSPCA urges end to live exports as livestock turned away at Ramsgate

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16 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A new £1m research project will set out to discover what causes lameness in dairy cows, an issue which costs the industry around £250m a year. On a...

£1m project sets out to discover what causes lameness in dairy cows

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15 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Rural Life

A watchdog has ruled that ‘no further action’ is required following the accidental release of personal farm details by Welsh government. Both the f...

Watchdog rules 'no further action' after personal farm data leaked

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14 January 2019 | Cattle,Finance,News

Scottish prime cattle prices have started the year 4% lower than at the start of 2018, with the wider European beef market also down around 3% in Euro...

Scottish prime cattle prices 4% lower in 2019 compared to last year

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14 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

Firefighters have rescued 39 cattle from an overturned articulated lorry in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The incident happened on Cavan Road...

Dozens of cattle rescued after lorry overturns in Northern Ireland

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10 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The number of livestock in Northern Ireland Persistently Infected with Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) declined by more than 200 in the last two months o...

Number of livestock Persistently Infected with BVD falls in NI

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10 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Meat,News,Pigs,Sheep

Legislation is to be brought forward in Scotland this year requiring abattoirs to record on CCTV all areas where live animals are present. This is ...

Scotland to introduce compulsory CCTV in abattoirs

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10 January 2019 | Cattle,News,Rural Life

An Austrian dairy farm has posted a viral video on social media showing cows trekking through deep snow as the country experiences severe weather. ...

Video: Cows trek through deep snow as Europe hit by severe weather

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10 January 2019 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News

Japan will lift its import restriction on UK beef three years earlier than planned following its 1996 BSE ban. The ban was implemented 23 years ago...

Japan to lift UK beef restrictions in move worth £127m to farmers

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9 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

Welsh lamb and beef producers have been set targets to reduce antibiotic use by 10% by 2020, with an attention towards reducing prophylactic use. F...

Welsh farmers set targets to reduce antibiotic use by 10% by 2020

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9 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,Meat,News,Sheep

New legislation banning the slaughter of animals without prior stunning comes into effect in parts of Belgium, showing that a similar ban is possible ...

Belgium’s non-stun slaughter decision shows that UK ban is 'possible'

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8 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The discovery of Bluetongue in Germany is a warning to farmers in the UK to remain vigilant, a farming union has said. This is the first detection ...

Farmers urged to be vigilant following German Bluetongue case

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4 January 2019 | Cattle,Dairy,Meat,News

Beef farmers have been encouraged to re-evaluate their approach to dairy beef as it provides 'enormous opportunities' to boost production and meet mar...

'Huge potential' for profitable dairy beef market

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21 December 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,News

A major new study of Holstein dairy sires has confirmed that genomic indexes are a remarkably reliable predictor of actual daughter performance. Th...

Dairy genomic indexes stand the test of time

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20 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

A farmer who illegally moved herds of cattle while his farm was under bovine TB restrictions has been ordered to pay over £34,000 in fines costs. S...

Farmer ordered to pay out over £34,000 for illegal movement of cattle

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20 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

NFU Cymru is urging Welsh Government to "take note of the emerging evidence in England" following the publication of a bovine TB eradication strategy ...

NFU Cymru calls Welsh gov to 'urgently reconsider' badger cull position

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20 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers could soon have a special early-detection system for lameness in cattle thanks to a new piece of technology. Using location tracking data c...

New automated system detects early signs of cattle lameness

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18 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,News

A farmer under “financial pressure” injected cattle with a diesel type substance in order to fake a positive bovine TB result and claim compensation. ...

Farmer injected cows with 'diesel substance' to fake TB result for compensation

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17 December 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as the festive season approaches. The farmgate price for prime...

Scottish livestock farmers face mixed fortunes in run up to Christmas

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13 December 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Sheep

A new research project is aiming to improve production efficiency in the UK by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for both beef cat...

Project to enable farmers to determine optimum size for livestock

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10 December 2018 | Cattle,Finance,News

Eligible farmers are reminded to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) before the deadline of 31 December 2018. The scheme prov...

Deadline approaching for Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme

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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News,Sheep

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has jailed and banned from keeping cows and sheep. William Douglas Dolley...

Devon farmer jailed for letting livestock starve

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8 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers have been urged to increase their vigilance for bluetongue virus after the disease was picked up in two cattle imported from France in Yorkshi...

Bluetongue virus detected in two French cattle in Yorkshire

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7 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Northern Irish farmers have been encouraged to remain vigilant after Bluetongue was detected in a heifer imported from France. The animal, which wa...

Bluetongue detected in French heifer in Northern Ireland

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

The first study to test for bovine TB in badgers on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic in England has shown that one in five badgers tested positive f...

One in five roadkill badgers in Cheshire tested positive for bTB

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