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18 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Orkney Council has confirmed the island's only abattoir will shut, and now a farming union is seeking to find a resolution for the island's farmers. ...

Farmers seek solution as Orkney to lose its only abattoir

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17 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut ste...

Thin cut steaks could reap industry millions and get people eating more beef

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16 January 2018 | Cattle,Crops and Cereals,Dairy,Government,Market Reports,News,Sheep

The Welsh red meat industry will be disadvantaged after Brexit but the dairy and horticultural sectors may benefit, according to new analysis. The ...

Welsh red meat sector to suffer after Brexit but dairy may benefit, report suggests

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16 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

British beef farmers have criticised Tesco for using a 'cheapest first' policy when sourcing its beef, after the retailer admitted finding Irish beef ...

British beef farmers slam Tesco for admitting Irish beef of 'better quality'

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12 January 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Farmers have been urged to adopt safe cattle handling techniques in a bid to reduce the risks to life and limb. In the last ten years, 388 farmers,...

'Never underestimate': Farmers urged to adopt safe cattle handling techniques

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12 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The role of biosecurity measures in reducing the risk of a TB breakdown has been recognised in new Government rules. It will see participants in Ca...

Role of biosecurity measures in reducing TB risk recognised in new govt rules

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11 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The brucellosis testing programme in Northern Ireland will be further relaxed, bringing additional benefits and savings for farmers and taxpayers. ...

Northern Ireland's brucellosis testing regime to be relaxed further

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11 January 2018 | Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,Market Reports,News

New statistics show an overall decrease of dairy herds in Scotland, down 4817 since records began. In Scotland, there are now only 918 dairy herds ...

Scottish dairy herds down 4817 since records began to 918

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10 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Retail giant Tesco 'failed' to meet consumer demands for British beef over the Christmas period in their South West stores, according to beef farmers....

Farmers criticise Tesco for failing to meet demands for British beef

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A Co Down farmer who was attacked by a bull on the weekend has further highlighted the safety issues when working with livestock. The incident, whi...

Livestock safety highlighted as Co Down farmer gored by bull

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4 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

The importance of regular weighing has been further underlined following results from a two year project, which identified huge variation in growth ra...

Two year farm study highlights importance of regular heifer weighing

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4 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

Vets have found signs that the midge-borne Schmallenberg Virus had been circulating in Dumfries and Galloway in the autumn of 2017. The results hav...

Schmallenberg Virus found in Dumfries and Galloway

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22 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News

The veterinary industry has welcomed the "sensible" measures put forward by the government to increase the frequency of TB testing. Defra have anno...

Vets welcome ‘sensible’ measures to increase frequency of TB testing

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21 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Grants for badger vaccination schemes and six-monthly testing in high risk areas have been announced to help prevent disease and catch it more quickly...

More frequent cattle testing to boost fight against bovine TB

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21 December 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Following a rise in dirty animals being presented to abattoirs this winter, farmers are being reminded of the importance of sending clean livestock to...

Rise in dirty livestock presented to abattoirs during winter

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21 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News,Products

A new tool has been developed to help farmers in the dairy industry reduce their antibiotic use and help combat antimicrobial resistance. Veterinar...

New tool developed to help dairy farmers reduce antibiotic use

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15 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

BBC Young Farmer of the Year has spoken about the seriousness of calf pneumonia on his family-run farm. According to the Department for Environment...

Seriousness of calf pneumonia highlighted by BBC Young Farmer

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13 December 2017 | Cattle,News,Other Livestock,Rural Life

A farmer has issued a plea on social media to find a water buffalo which got "spooked" and left the farm. The animal, which has been on the run for...

Farmer takes to social media in bid to catch his escaped buffalo

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12 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News

Prominent Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has suggested the government's policy of culling badgers to stop the spread of bovine TB is coming "harder to ...

Zac Goldsmith says culling badgers is 'ineffective and inhumane'

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12 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Wales could be bovine TB free from 2036 if new eradication targets announced today are met. Interim targets, covering 6-year periods, will be set f...

New targets announced for Wales to be officially TB Free from 2036

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8 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

The wettest summer for many years has led to a high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle across large areas of the UK. The warning inc...

Wettest summer in years means high fluke and worm risk for sheep and cattle

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Farmers have challenged the credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK following Brexit. The subject of banning live ...

Farmers question credibility of proposals to ban live exports post-Brexit

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7 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has been accused of offering no plan to tackle the threat of migrant veterinary workers leaving post-Brexit. The Gover...

Gove accused of offering no plan to tackle Brexit 'vet vacuum'

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7 December 2017 | Cattle,Market Reports,Meat,News,Produce

Stakeholders from the halal sector visited a Leicestershire farm to gain a greater understanding of the livestock industry. The group were invited ...

Halal stakeholders visit farm to gain greater understanding

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The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest threats to human health, a UN report warns. It warned that antibi...

Overuse of antibiotics in farming 'one of the biggest threats' to human health

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