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27 June 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News

A new quality assurance scheme has been launched to set standards of quality and recognition for the Galloway cattle breed. The quality assurance s...

Quality assurance scheme to protect and recognise Galloway cattle breed

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26 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Products

A new project is to investigate early disease diagnosis in dairy calves using artificial intelligence methods. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is ...

Project to use AI to detect early-stages of major cattle disease

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26 June 2018 | Cattle,News

Cattle at a National Trust wildlife haven have completed their unconventional annual pilgrimage – by swimming 100m across a lake to graze fresh pastur...

Swimming cattle complete annual pilgrimage at National Trust site

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22 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry

Brexit will threaten new EU regulations on prohibiting the use of antibiotics in farming "at the altar of trade", according to an MEP. The new rule...

Brexit threatens ‘bold but essential’ EU rules on reducing farm antibiotics, warns MEP

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21 June 2018 | Cattle,News,Rural Life

A town council has allocated £10,000 towards legal advice after North Dorset District Council agreed to sell a cattle market site to a supermarket cha...

Town council and residents raise concerns over district council's cattle market sale

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21 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,News

Farmers will be able to tackle the highly contagious disease Bovine Vial Diarrhoea (BVD) more effectively thanks to a new £5.7m funding package. De...

New £5.7m funding for farmers to tackle highly contagious cattle disease

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20 June 2018 | Cattle,News

A 15-year-old boy has contracted a very rare case of cowpox infection after feeding livestock on a farm on the Wrexham-Cheshire border. Cowpox was ...

Boy stuns doctors by contracting rare cowpox infection after feeding calves

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20 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A Yorkshire farmer has experienced his "worst night in twenty years of farming" following the death of 55 cows due to a suspected water contamination ...

Farmer experiences 'worst night in 20 years of farming' following death of 55 cows

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15 June 2018 | Appointments,Cattle,Dairy,News

A Worcestershire farmer has received an award applauding his outstanding service to the Holstein cattle breed. The Holstein UK Lifetime Achievement...

Worcestershire farmer wins award for outstanding service to Holstein cattle

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15 June 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News

Scottish farmers have written to Aberdeenshire councillors asking them to back planning proposals for a new £20m meat production facility. NFU Scot...

Scottish farmers call on councillors to approve £20m meat production facility

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14 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Farmers may be losing money by incorrectly injecting livestock and damaging carcase value, a survey has revealed. Incorrect injections can lead to ...

Livestock farmers urged to use correct injection sites

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11 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

A new project will identify profitable best practice and help address some of the significant challenges that face the calf rearing sector, including ...

New project to tackle challenges of dairy beef calf rearing

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8 June 2018 | Cattle,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

A Jersey cow owned by a farmer from Devon has been announced as the winner of Britain's Sexiest Cow 2018. Char, a Jersey Cow owned by Charlotte Cun...

Jersey cow owned by Devon farmer crowned Britain's Sexiest Cow 2018

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A new government-funded project to be launched by Adam Henson at a popular agricultural show seeks to encourage young farmers in promoting the UK's na...

Project to encourage young farmers in promoting native breeds

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7 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Field trials for a vaccination to protect cattle against bovine TB would need to involve 500 herds – potentially as many as 75,000-100,000 cattle – to...

Bovine TB vaccine may be 'unfeasible' due to cost and scale of field trials

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5 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A new technique which identifies the presence of mud snails by detecting their DNA is being used to help farms identify habitats with the greatest pot...

New mud snail DNA test is combating liver fluke risk on Welsh farms

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31 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has criticised plans to introduce badger culling in England's Low Risk Area, saying it "lacks evidence of det...

Veterinary industry criticises Low Risk Area badger cull plans

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29 May 2018 | Cattle,Government,News

Beef farmers have been urged to choose the right genetics to maximise returns to remain viable and successful as the future looks increasingly uncerta...

Beef farmers urged to choose right genetics to maximise returns

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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,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 and Rural Crime,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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