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5 December 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Poultry,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Tenant farmers have called the amount of criticism levied against livestock farmers in the debate around climate change as “unfair”. There is growi...

Climate change: Amount of criticism towards UK livestock farmers 'unfair'

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5 December 2018 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News,Poultry

Allowing chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef access to the UK market could “negatively affect” the domestic meat industry. More than h...

Lower standard food imports could 'negatively affect' UK meat industry

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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,News

December 2018 genetic evaluations see a raft of modern bulls rise to the top which will improve their offspring’s health and welfare, while some will ...

Bull proofs: December 2018 genetic evaluations published

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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Education,Meat,News,Sheep

A new UK-wide campaign is aiming to encourage and inspire the public to eat more lean red meat as a part of a balanced, healthy diet. The collectiv...

New campaign aims to get younger Brits eating more red meat

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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Sheep

Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the focus of a new project involving beef and sheep farms. The init...

New project looks at improving lamb and calf survival

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3 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

A national programme aiming to eradicate bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) from the Welsh national herd has reached 7,000 of the 11,000 herds in Wales. B...

BVD screening in Wales surpasses 7,000 herd mark

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1 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post-Brexit could be used to introduce a ban on live exports. As the UK develops its ...

New UK powers could mean live export ban despite industry concern

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28 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers in Northern Ireland are "fed up" with bovine TB and have called for more measures to tackle the "persistence and spread" of the disease. Th...

NI farmers 'fed up' with 'persistence and spread' of bovine TB

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28 November 2018 | Cattle,News

An Australian beef farmer is unable to sell “the biggest cow in Australia – if not, the world” due to its sheer size. Western Australian beef farme...

'Leader of the pack': Australian farmer unable to sell enormous 6ft 4 steer

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27 November 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News,Sheep

The Red Meat Benchmarking deadline is fast approaching and Welsh farmers are being encouraged to complete the forms as soon as possible to receive £1,...

£1,000 for farmers who complete Red Meat Benchmarking forms

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26 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The farmer at the centre of a farm lock down due to a case of BSE, or 'mad cow disease', has said he thought about giving up farming following the ord...

Farmer at centre of BSE case says he almost gave up farming

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23 November 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

The UK's three meat levy bodies have jointly commissioned a new project to highlight the positives of the UK’s grass-fed livestock system. The proj...

Major new project to highlight benefits of livestock farming on environment

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22 November 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Shows and Events

An East Lothian farm run by a father and son team has been announced as Scotland's 'Scotch Beef Farm of the Year'. The coveted title of AgriScot Sc...

Father and son partnership wins 'Scotch Beef Farm of the Year'

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20 November 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News

Five new livestock traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet targ...

Five new Estimated Breeding Values developed

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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

The number of vaccines used on dairy and beef cattle is on the rise while overall antibiotic use has declined, according to a new report. The total...

Use of vaccines in cattle increases as antibiotics use declines

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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A review of progress has been released which shows the farming industry's ambitions in reducing, refining and replacing antibiotic use on farm. Twe...

New report shows progress on reducing livestock antibiotic use

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15 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

A farmer has been convicted for three Bovine Viral Diarrhoea-related offences in what has become the first conviction of its type in Northern Ireland....

Farmer convicted for BVD-related offences in Northern Ireland first

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13 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers must take greater responsibility for on-farm controls, biosecurity and safe trading practices to stop bovine TB from spreading, according to m...

Farmers must take 'greater responsibility' when tackling bTB, review says

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12 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A group of vets has accused Defra of telling "barefaced lies" about the progress of the badger cull in England. Prion Interest Group has written to...

Defra telling 'barefaced lies' about badger cull effectiveness

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10 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

The livestock sector has warned farmers to think carefully when importing animals from countries with known Bluetongue virus areas. Ten organisatio...

Farmers warned when importing animals from Bluetongue areas

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6 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Defra has announced it will extend the use of Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) as part of a veterinary-led team to perform tuberculin skin testing o...

New pilot announced to explore extended use of lay TB testers

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6 November 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Machinery and Equipment,News

New grant funding is available for farmers to buy computerised calf feeders to improve the efficiency of their youngstock rearing operation. Follow...

New grant funding for computerised calf feeders

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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

Farmers must "think hard" when importing sheep from countries that carry a risk of disease following the discovery of bluetongue in four sheep importe...

Farmers told to be wary when importing livestock from 'at risk' countries

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1 November 2018 | Cattle,News

Celebrity farmer Adam Henson has helped bring a rare breed of native cattle back from the brink of extinction. The Albion cattle, with just 170 rem...

Adam Henson helps rare cattle breed from brink of extinction

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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The carcasses of four cows will be tested after they were destroyed earlier this week following the discovery of BSE on an Aberdeenshire farm. MSPs...

Cattle belonging to farm with BSE case destroyed for tests

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