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18 February 2019 | Animal Health,Husbandry,Meat,News

Public opinion wanted on DNA altered meat
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18 February 2019 | Animal Health,Husbandry,Meat,News

A survey seeks to gauge public opinion on gene-edited meat and whether they would eat meat from an animal that has had its DNA altered. People are ...

Public opinion wanted on DNA altered meat

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31 January 2019 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

A new report released today captures resistance in four bacteria that are common to both humans and food-producing animals in the UK. The UK One He...

New report captures data on levels of antibiotic use in livestock

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23 January 2019 | Husbandry,Meat,News,Rural Life

The Scottish government has been urged to commit to implementing a network of mobile abattoirs across rural Scotland. The number of abattoirs in Sc...

Mobile abattoir plea for rural Scotland as services decrease

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22 January 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The Livestock Information Service has the potential to transform the livestock sector through greater transparency and data sharing, NFU President Min...

Livestock Information Service will 'transform' livestock sector, NFU President says

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21 January 2019 | Cattle,Husbandry,News

A new campaign entitled 'Shout about the sire' has been launched to encourage farmers to improve profitability and boost competitiveness. It comes ...

New campaign calls on farmers to 'shout about the sire'

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11 January 2019 | Husbandry,News,Rural Life

A 64-year-old livestock market in Dorset is now closed and will shortly be demolished to make way for a supermarket, despite campaigner pressure to ke...

Dorset's last livestock market shuts down ending decades of tradition

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17 December 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as the festive season approaches. The farmgate price for prime...

Scottish livestock farmers face mixed fortunes in run up to Christmas

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13 December 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Sheep

A new research project is aiming to improve production efficiency in the UK by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for both beef cat...

Project to enable farmers to determine optimum size for livestock

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1 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post-Brexit could be used to introduce a ban on live exports. As the UK develops its ...

New UK powers could mean live export ban despite industry concern

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15 November 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

Animal welfare on EU farms remains inadequate as a new report finds Member States routinely tail dock pigs and ignore rules on long-distance livestock...

Member States frequently flout EU animal welfare laws, auditors warn

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26 September 2018 | Dairy,Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

Defra has announced a list of 40 Temporary Prescription Adjustments where it is willing to adjust requirements in ways designed to ease shortages of b...

Drought-hit farmers urged to apply for Temporary Prescription Adjustment

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4 September 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,Meat,News,NFU

The National Farmers' Union President has said the new Livestock Information Programme is "pivotal" in bringing the livestock sector together. The ...

NFU President says new Livestock Information Programme is 'pivotal'

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22 August 2018 | Husbandry,News,Pigs,Renewables and Environment

Farmers must invest in newer, more efficient buildings in order to reduce their ammonia emissions, according to a leading farm group. The governmen...

Farmers told to invest in newer farm buildings to reduce emissions

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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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