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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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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,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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31 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News

The Countryside Alliance has raised concerns that a draft Animal Welfare Bill could be turned from a bill to protect animal welfare to one which promo...

Countryside Alliance warns draft bill mustn't stray from animal welfare to animal rights

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30 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

A reception of over fifty MPs has taken place at the House of Commons calling for an end to live animal exports for slaughter. The event on Monday ...

Over 50 MPs attend House of Commons event calling for live export ban

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29 January 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry

Welfare codes for pigs, laying hens, and meat chickens are being updated as part of a programme of government reforms to enhance animal welfare. Th...

Farmers to provide 'enriched environment' for livestock under new welfare plans

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27 January 2018 | Animal Health,Finance,Husbandry,News

Bill Gates has pledged more than £28 million funding for "cutting-edge" agriculture research projects in Edinburgh. The Microsoft founder visited E...

Bill Gates pledges £28m to fund 'cutting edge' British agri-research

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27 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Poultry,Sheep

Banning the live exports of farm animals would be "completely unworkable" for the farming industry, according to a union. The Ulster Farmers' Union...

Farming union criticises banning of live exports as 'completely unworkable'

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24 January 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

An October 2018 target for farmers to meet an assessment of Johne's disease has galvanised action and infused a new momentum into an initiative battli...

October declaration deadline 'galvanises' action to defeat cattle disease Johne's

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24 January 2018 | Animal Health,Education,Husbandry,News,Poultry

A new £1m poultry facility offering specialist and industry-focused research into both laying hen and broiler health, behaviour and productivity has o...

New £1m poultry research facility aims to improve bird welfare

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23 January 2018 | Husbandry,Meat,News

A leading charity has called the government to expand its definition of the 'welfare needs of animals' by explicitly including pre-stunning of animals...

Charity calls for stunning before slaughter to become 'universal requirement'

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19 January 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Products,Sheep

A new smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers and technology experts. La...

Smart device can automatically detect sheep lameness

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19 January 2018 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Parliament is to discuss banning live exports in February, after a petition has gained enough signatories to trigger a debate. As of 19 January, th...

Parliament to debate in February the banning of live exports

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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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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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5 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News

Specially targeted farm subsidies could improve animal welfare to meet the government’s ambitions for the highest quality food standards post-Brexit, ...

Farm subsidies could improve animal welfare, RSPCA claims

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3 January 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Products

The UK has received its largest ever export order from China for frozen boar semen, in a deal which also involves training Chinese staff in artificial...

UK pig stud secures biggest ever export order to China

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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,Husbandry,News,Supermarkets

Two leading retailers will now publish their data on antibiotic use in the supply chain, in a move welcomed by the industry. Marks and Spencer beca...

Two leading retailers to publish antibiotic use in supply chain

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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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The European Innovation Partnership Wales has approved 8 agricultural projects to date since being awarded the major Welsh Government Project. With...

Eight innovative farm projects receive major funding

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Pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to their animals to prevent outbreaks of animal disease. The warning comes after the risk...

Pig keepers reminded not to feed kitchen waste to pigs due to disease risk

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18 December 2017 | Husbandry,News,Sheep

Newly-released statistics show that the sheep population in Wales has passed the 10 million mark for the first time since the turn of the century. ...

Wales' sheep population passes 10 million mark for first time since 2002

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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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