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12 April 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A ban on live animal exports would be "remarkably shortsighted" given the uncertainty around a post-Brexit trade deal and agricultural tariffs, farmin...

Live export ban 'remarkably shortsighted given Brexit uncertainty', union warns

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11 April 2018 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News,NFU

The NFU is relaunching its Fodder Bank after wet weather has seen farmers in many parts of the country experience extreme shortages. The bank will ...

NFU launches Fodder Bank as farmers face increasing shortages due to weather

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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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9 April 2018 | Husbandry,News,Pigs

The UK's leading pig association has reassured producers that the introduction of a new traceability system for livestock will not mean a move to indi...

New traceability system does not mean individual EID for pigs

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4 April 2018 | Husbandry,News,Sheep

A new gold plus identifier has been introduced to help ram buyers identify top stock with the most productive genetics which could improve their profi...

Gold plus identifier introduced to help buyers identify top stock

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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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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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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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7 March 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Sheep

Cases of chronic liver fluke in sheep are being seen in parts of the UK following a high risk warning prompted by one of the wettest summers on record...

Chronic liver fluke seen in parts of UK following high risk warning

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5 March 2018 | Cattle,Education,Husbandry,News

A new research network involving 3,500 cattle and 30 projects is to be created to promote innovation in the farming industry. SmartCow – a research...

New research network involving 3,500 cattle aims to promote innovation

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Leaving the EU will be one of the “most defining political events” for the protection of UK animals, including livestock, according to a new report. ...

Brexit ‘most defining political event’ for protection of livestock

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2 March 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

New research has investigated the connections between animals’ emotions and welfare, which could one day bring benefits for farmers and the consumer. ...

New study explores 'positive farm animal welfare' which could benefit farmers

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1 March 2018 | Animal Health,Appointments,Husbandry,News

Christine Middlemiss has today taken up the post as UK Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), taking over from Nigel Gibbens who has stepped down after 10 ye...

Christine Middlemiss takes up role as UK's new Chief Veterinary Officer

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1 March 2018 | Husbandry,News,Sheep,Shows and Events

Four young farmers from across the UK have dominated the European ‘Ovinpiades’ Young Shepherd Competition in Paris. The farmers were required to de...

Young farmers win big for UK in European 'Olympics'

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Defra Secretary Michael Gove has said improved animal welfare and education in agriculture and food production is a "public good" and worthy of more i...

NFU18: Education in agriculture and food 'public good', Gove says

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20 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Sheep

Progress has made in the "long battle to ensure resilience" of the British sheep industry in future disease outbreak, according to the National Sheep ...

Progress made in 'long battle to ensure resilience' of sheep industry in future disease outbreak

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16 February 2018 | Animal Health,Finance,Husbandry,News,Sheep

A proposed five-fold increase in licence fees for farmers to dispose of waste water after dipping sheep is a "potential threat" to the UK's high anima...

Proposed regulation change 'potential threat' to sheep welfare standards

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16 February 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

The government has announced a review of its 25 year bovine TB strategy to look at progress and consider what additional actions might be necessary. ...

Government announces review of 25-year bovine TB strategy

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15 February 2018 | Education,Finance,Husbandry,News,Sheep

A livestock association has been awarded funding to find ways to improve upland farm profitability. The Pasture-fed Livestock Association (PFLA) ha...

Project aims to improve farm profitability in uplands

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15 February 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs

Labour Party plans to move away from "intensive factory farming systems" has been labelled "too simplistic" by the pig industry. The Labour Party h...

Labour plans to phase out 'intensive factory farming' labelled 'too simplistic' by pig farmers

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14 February 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,Meat Processing,News

The veterinary industry has welcome the Labour Party's proposed animal welfare policy of labelling all non-stun meat. The British Veterinary Associ...

Vets welcome Labour's proposed policy to label non-stun meat

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Scotland's Rural Economy Minister has said the reintroduction of lynx will happen "over my dead body" in an apparent swipe to the rewilding agenda. ...

Reintroduction of lynx will happen 'over my dead body', Scottish minister says

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9 February 2018 | Animal Health,Education,Husbandry,News

A campaign called 'Disease? Not On My Farm!' has been launched to educate farmers about vaccine storage in fridges, and the correct internal temperatu...

Disease? Not On My Farm!: Campaign launched to educate farmers on vaccine storage

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6 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Finance,Husbandry,News,Poultry

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has compensated farmers £2 million over four years because low-flying aircraft have terrified livestock to death. An ...

Ministry of Defence pays out £2m to farmers due to aircraft noise scaring livestock

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2 February 2018 | Husbandry,Meat Processing,News,NFU,Sheep

Farmers will be able to more accurately age sheep after a vote by a Committee that allows Member States greater clarity on sheep going into the food c...

Farmers will age sheep more accurately thanks to 'streamlined' method

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