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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 and Rural Crime,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

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26 March 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

The Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner has written to Government to voice his support for “vaccination over culling” in the prevention of TB in ...

Derbyshire Police Commissioner urges Defra to vaccinate badgers rather than cull

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26 March 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce

A study to look at the feasibility of introducing DNA traceability as an additional measure to guarantee the authenticity of Scotch Beef PGI is being ...

DNA traceability could guarantee authenticity of Scotch Beef PGI

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25 March 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,Husbandry,News

The UK dairy herd is likely to shrink further with fewer young cattle coming through and farmer confidence hit by recent price cuts. Figures releas...

Milk price cuts and shrinking dairy herd hits farmer confidence

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22 March 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Two new projects have been announced which aims to take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating bovine TB. The Agriculture and Hor...

Two new projects aim to help battle against bovine TB

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22 March 2018 | Cattle,News,Sheep,Shows and Events

The poor uptake of quarantine unit applications in Wales ahead of show season has triggered the farming industry to urge Welsh government to review th...

Welsh govt urged to change rules amid poor uptake of quarantine unit applications

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15 March 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Rural Life,Sheep

Farmer's daughter and blog writer Heather Mackie has spoken at how "heart-breaking" it is to see vegan activists attack the farming industry without f...

Farmer's daughter slams 'heart-breaking' attacks on industry

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13 March 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events

A Derbyshire breeder has completed a hat-trick of victories as her cow once again took home the champion of champions prize at this year’s Borderway U...

Video: Hat trick win for Champion of 2018 Dairy Expo

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13 March 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,Finance,News

A Shropshire farm has been fined £16,000 after one of its workers was seriously injured in a bull attack. T.N. Beeston and Son, based near Market D...

Shropshire farm fined £16,000 after worker attacked by bull

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9 March 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

NFU Cymru is urging farmers to participate in the Welsh government's 'badger found dead survey' which continues to be in operation across Wales. Th...

Welsh farmers urged to participate in 'badger found dead survey'

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Newly-elected NFU president Minette Batters is calling on Brits to get behind Great British Beef Week, which returns in April. The initiative, whic...

NFU President urges public to get behind Great British Beef Week

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