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10 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

A Northern Irish farmer has been fined £1,500 after he pleaded guilty to two charges of failure to present all animals for bovine TB testing. Rober...

Farmer fined £1,500 for failure to present cattle for bovine TB tests

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8 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News

A cow which was "stolen" and destroyed by government officials due to a suspected case of bovine TB did not have the disease, the farmer has said. ...

Cow 'stolen' and destroyed by government did not have bovine TB, farmer says

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6 November 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

A distraught farm owner has told of her horror after finding out her cattle were 'choked' and 'tormented' by night intruders. 47-year-old Sarah Lam...

Cattle are 'choked' and 'tormented' by intruders on Essex farm

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2 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events

The dairy industry has called for greater transparency in the results of animal welfare schemes across the sector. At the World Dairy Summit in Bel...

Dairy industry calls for greater transparency in animal welfare schemes

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1 November 2017 | Cattle,News,Rural Life

A farmer has been left with a profanity-ridden letter and a damaged fence after investigating how his calves escaped the field. Young farmer Richar...

Farmer stumbles across expletive letter after investigating cause of cow escape

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30 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News

An East Sussex tenant farmer has calculated the significant financial costs associated when bovine TB strikes cattle. Mark Peters, a tenant farmer ...

Bovine TB outbreak costs East Sussex farmer over £100,000

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30 October 2017 | Cattle,Meat,News,Poultry,Sheep

Lancashire County Council has voted to ban schools from serving halal meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter. Thousands of Lancash...

Council votes to ban schools from serving non-stunned Halal meat

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27 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Other Livestock,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Targets for further reducing, refining or replacing antibiotic use across the key livestock sectors have been announced. It follows news that sales...

Antibiotic taskforce announces new targets to reduce use in livestock

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There has been a 27 per cent drop in use of antibiotics in food-producing animals since 2014, according to new government figures. Sales of antibio...

'Record low': 27 per cent drop in use of antibiotics in livestock

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26 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

A new test to screen herds for liver fluke has been developed, which could help to reduce the risk of cattle developing immunity to existing de-wormin...

New liver fluke test could reduce risk of cattle developing immunity to treatments

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25 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

An MP's bill to ban live export of animals for slaughter hopes to set out ways in which the UK can do so after Brexit. Former cabinet minister Ther...

Bill to ban live export of animals for slaughter passes first hurdle

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25 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A farmer has been sentenced for breaching bovine TB testing rules in North Yorkshire. Farmer Paul Parvin was found guilty at Northallerton Magistra...

Farmer fined £660 for breaching bovine TB testing rules

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25 October 2017 | Cattle,News

Around fifty cows escaped from a farm last night and ran riot around the streets of Manchester. Residents of Trafford watched the cows roam the str...

Fifty cows escape farm and roam streets of Manchester

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A number of cattle in a consignment from an assembly centre in France have tested positive for Bluetongue virus BTV-8 in the UK, the government has an...

Vigilance urged after Bluetongue-positive cattle imported to UK

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23 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will have to undertake a carbon audit. Farming union NFU Scotland believes that ...

Carbon audits begin as part of Beef Efficiency Scheme

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18 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Shows and Events

NFU Cymru is launching its annual award to find the best livestock person working within the agricultural industry in Wales. The award winner will ...

Welsh Livestock Champion Award launched, winner wins £300

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17 October 2017 | Cattle,Crops and Cereals,Dairy,Education,Husbandry,News,Sheep

The UK’s Global Food Security programme is funding £4.9 million of research hoping to increase resilience and sustainability of the UK food system. ...

£4.9m funding to help increase resilience and sustainability of UK food system

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14 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

England's chief medical officer has warned of a "post-antibiotic apocalypse" as she urged world leaders to address the real threat of antibiotic resis...

UK curbs antibiotic use in farming amid 'post-antibiotic apocalypse' warning

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12 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Rural Life

Plans to refurbish Louth Livestock Market have been approved thanks to the local efforts of the farming community to save it. As a result, East Lin...

Plans to refurbish Louth Livestock Market approved

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11 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Products

Students are learning all about cattle using cutting-edge virtual reality at Harper Adams University. The Bovine Hololens project has brought cattl...

Holo-cow! Students learn all about cattle with virtual reality

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11 October 2017 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News,Produce

NFU Scotland has briefed Scottish MEP’s about the risks to Scotland’s iconic beef industry of poorly negotiated trade deals. The European Commissio...

Poorly negotiated trade deals 'risks damage' to Scotland's beef industry

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10 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,Meat,News,Shows and Events

Environmentalist and vegan campaigner George Monbiot appeared on Good Morning Britain advocating an end to livestock farming while wearing leather. ...

Piers Morgan blasts Monbiot for demanding end to livestock farming whilst wearing leather

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The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has written to Defra to challenge its stance on post-movement testing rules. The challenge surrounds the movement...

Farming union challenges Defra's post-movement testing stance

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6 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Firefighters spent three hours rescuing a cow from a sink hole on a farmer’s field in West Yorkshire. Technical rescue specialists from Cleckheaton...

Farmer and rescue crews spend several hours digging cow from sink hole

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5 October 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News

Worldwide livestock reproduction and bovine technology business ST genetics of Texas has become the majority shareholder in the UK’s largest bull stud...

Texan ST genetics to become majority shareholder in UK’s Cogent Breeding Ltd

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