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22 April 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Recent research has highlighted the extent of deficiencies in the quality and quantity of dairy cow colostrum and the impact that has on immunity and ...

Research highlights extent of deficiencies in quality and quantity of dairy cow colostrum

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13 April 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

All cattle being turned out to grass this spring will be at risk from gut and lung worms. According to the University of Glasgow's School of Veteri...

Parasite risk at turnout difficult to predict this year

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Following the release of a National Sheep Association (NSA) report on the wider consequences of the introduction of Eurasian lynx to the UK, farmers w...

Swedish farmer gives warnings to possible re-introduction of lynx into British countryside

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9 April 2016 | Husbandry,News,Rural Life,Sheep

An industry roundtable discussion in London marked the release of a new report by the National Sheep Association (NSA) on the wider consequences of th...

New report reveals wider consequences of releasing lynx in the UK countryside

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8 April 2016 | Cattle,Dairy,Feed and Forage,Grassland,Husbandry,News

Forage-based dairying underpinned by quality grass silage offers many mainstream UK milk producers a profitable future and a solution to volatile mark...

Grass silage quality 'key to combating milk market volatility'

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5 April 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Reducing parasite contamination on pasture and remaining vigilant for nematodirosis will be high on sheep farmers’ agenda this April. Beef and dair...

Milder than normal temperatures experienced in winter could lead to severe outbreak of nematodirosis

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5 April 2016 | Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News

New genetic indexes for daughter-proven Holstein bulls have been published today (5 April) by AHDB Dairy. The new index reflects the continuing tre...

New Holstein indexes highlight most economic bulls

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31 March 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Sheep

Livestock farmers are being urged by the NFU to talk to their vets as the industry braces itself for a return of Bluetongue disease. The midge-born...

Strong evidence Bluetongue could move to southern UK by late summer, NFU warns

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30 March 2016 | Husbandry,News,Supermarkets

Tesco has become the first retail member of the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL). CIEL is a newly created £70 million research h...

Tesco becomes first retailer to back livestock innovation centre

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30 March 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Current guidelines on animal welfare standards are to be devolved to industry groups to make it self-regulating, under plans drawn up by ministers. ...

Industry groups to 'self-regulate' welfare standards in plans drawn up by ministers

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30 March 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

A recent APHA report suggesting an 80% chance of the bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV8) hitting UK shores later this year has caused some panic in the...

Need for an agreed disease strategy amid mounting bluetongue risk

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23 March 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,Meat,News

A two-week trial is taking place in nine cattle abattoirs across England and Wales to validate a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions. The ...

Cattle abbatiors create new list of post-mortem rejection conditions

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21 March 2016 | Finance,Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

Livestock farmers who plan to take cattle to agricultural shows are being encouraged to contact their abattoir to avoid penalties. Many abattoirs ...

Farmers urged to contact abattoirs ahead of show season to avoid movement penalities

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Scotland will remain at the forefront of ground-breaking advances in farming and food production as a result of continued Scottish Government funding ...

Rural Affairs Secretary announces £48m funding for agriculture sector

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19 March 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Indirect contact with wild birds is the most likely cause of the very mild bird flu outbreak on a poultry farm near Dunfermline earlier this year, an ...

New five-year strategy to protect animal health and welfare in Scotland

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Following a new package of measures from Commissioner Hogan, the UK farming union presidents have called on Defra and the European Commission to work ...

NFU welcomes EU aid measures but lists four key steps for improvement

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Reacting to the EU aid package agreed by EU Farm Ministers yesterday, Copa and Cogeca said it’s a move forward and has the potential to alleviate pres...

EU co-operatives welcome 'exceptional measures' as a move forward

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The European Commission has announced today an additional package of exceptional measures using all the tools made available in the Common Agricultura...

European Commission activates exceptional measures to further support farmers in crisis

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14 March 2016 | Grassland,Husbandry,News

Producers are being warned to pay close attention to their livestock’s mineral requirements, as animals are turned out to grass, following an incredib...

Careful mineral management needed at turnout

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11 March 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Poultry

New drugs should be developed to fight the growing resistance of bacteria in today's antibiotics, the European Parliament said. In a vote on draft ...

EU votes to curb antibiotic usage in poultry

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7 March 2016 | Crops and Cereals,Grassland,Husbandry,News

Lucerne should be considered a major asset by UK livestock farmers, according to French plant breeder Jérôme Vasseur, as the crop offers a source of h...

'Lucerne should be considered a major asset by UK livestock farmers'

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4 March 2016 | Husbandry,News,Pigs

DEFRA figures from the 1 December 2015 pig survey show a surprising decline in the total pig herd, with reported numbers falling 4% to 3.53 million he...

Pig survey shows decline in total pig herd fell 4% in December 2015

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3 March 2016 | Dairy,Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

Reducing protein content in dairy rations, the latest on selective dry cow therapy and new opportunities to improve profitability through genetics and...

Leading specialists and farmers talk all things dairy at first AHDB Dairy research conference

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1 March 2016 | Husbandry,News,Sheep

Sheep keepers have been reminded that movement licences must accompany sheep whilst animals are in transit, at a recent NFU Cymru meeting for Monmouth...

Sheep keepers have been reminded that movement licences must accompany sheep

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1 March 2016 | Finance,Husbandry,News,Property News,Rural Life

Below is an extract from the National Chairman of the Tenant Farmers' Association 34th Annual General Meeting. "2015 was an exceptionally demanding...

Tenant Farmers Association reports on state of British agriculture and tenancy issues

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