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14 August 2018 | Online since 2003

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A farm which was featured on the hit BBC series The Archers has opened a £1 million share offer to protect its future operations. Stockwood Communi...

Farm featured on BBC series The Archers opens £1m share offer

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5 August 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

A "game changing" digital data system could prove central to a post-Brexit livestock sector. An agreement with Defra for the AHDB to develop the Li...

'Game changing' digital system to transform UK livestock sector

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30 July 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,Meat,News,Sheep

The heatwave has started to impact the livestock market as the effects of lack of forage availability, reduced livestock growth rates and a change in ...

Hot weather starting to influence livestock market

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The UK farming industry is progressing towards achieving 2020 targets for antibiotic use in each of eight different livestock sectors. The Responsi...

Interim report shows UK farming’s progress towards antibiotic use targets

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20 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Husbandry,News

A County Down farmer has been sentenced to four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to livestock offences. Christopher David Potts, 23, from G...

Co Down farmer sentenced to four months in prison for livestock offences

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4 July 2018 | Government,Husbandry,News

An agreement has been signed between AHDB and the government which will see a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England be develope...

Agreement signs development of new livestock traceability service

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A new initiative will work close with the farming industry and government to explore ways to develop 'smart farms'. Farmers and agri-businesses are...

New initiative looks at ways to develop 'smart farms'

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15 June 2018 | Dairy,Husbandry,News

Reducing the age of first calving from 26 to 24 months can potentially save dairy farmers £300 per heifer, according to research. AHDB-funded resea...

Reducing age at first calving can save dairy farmers thousands

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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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12 June 2018 | Husbandry,News

A "stalwart of the livestock business" has passed away after 33 years in the industry, livestock marketers Meadow Quality has confirmed. Clive Maho...

'Stalwart of the livestock business' dies after 33 years in the industry

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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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25 May 2018 | Husbandry,Meat,News

The government has been called to support the UK's dwindling number of small abattoirs rather than introduce a ban on animal exports in a bid to reduc...

Support for small abattoirs grows amid potential live export ban

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18 May 2018 | Feed and Forage,Grassland,Husbandry,News

Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding. ...

12 new varieties added to the Recommended Grass & Clover Lists

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14 May 2018 | Arable,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The numerous opportunities for collaboration between arable and livestock enterprises have been highlighted in a new guide issued by AHDB. With bot...

New guide highlights livestock opportunities for arable farmers

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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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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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