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28 November 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

Following the outstanding success of the 2017 Australian Exchange, Holstein Young Breeders (HYB) is thrilled to announce its fortunate travel candidat...

Holstein Young Breeders announce candidate for Australia exchange

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28 November 2017 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

The Food Standards Agency and Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers have signed a memorandum of understanding which will result in a reduction of animal feed ...

Earned recognition for Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers feed standards announced

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27 November 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The mercury could fall as low as -10 degrees Celsius in Britain as the week progresses, with snow in some parts, forecasters have warned. The Met O...

Farmers given advice as temperatures expected to plummet to -10C

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21 November 2017 | Animal Health,Education,Husbandry,News

Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have announced a new strategic partnership they describe as ‘game-changing’ in advancin...

'Game-changing' partnership announced to advance livestock science

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16 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of animal sentience into the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this week, with one group saying the move undermines Michael ...

MPs vote to reject inclusion of animal sentience in Withdrawal Bill

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13 November 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Husbandry,News,Produce

Consumers will soon be eating gene-edited foods that have added nutrients, potatoes and apples that do not turn brown, and mushrooms with a longer she...

Consumers may soon be eating gene-edited food, according to scientists

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CCTV recording will become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England next year as the government announces its plans to improve animal welfare in th...

CCTV to become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England next year

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10 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

A Northern Irish farmer has been fined £1,500 after he pleaded guilty to two charges of failure to present all animals for bovine TB testing. Rober...

Farmer fined £1,500 for failure to present cattle for bovine TB tests

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9 November 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

A union has warned farmers to ensure that wood chip bedding for livestock has not been sourced from treated wood, which can contain harmful and potent...

Farmers warned about use of 'harmful' treated wood chip for livestock bedding

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8 November 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The World Health Organisation has urged farmers to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because of the seri...

Antibiotic use in healthy farm animals needs to stop, says WHO

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7 November 2017 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News

Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise the current high levels of animal health and welfare enjoyed across the UK, according to a plea issued by the v...

Veterinary industry issues 'Brexit negotiation plea'

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A new generation of grass could boost farm efficiency and tackle climate change, according to scientists. Grass is a staple diet in most livestock ...

New generation of grass could boost farm efficiency and cut emissions

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30 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News

An East Sussex tenant farmer has calculated the significant financial costs associated when bovine TB strikes cattle. Mark Peters, a tenant farmer ...

Bovine TB outbreak costs East Sussex farmer over £100,000

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27 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Other Livestock,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Targets for further reducing, refining or replacing antibiotic use across the key livestock sectors have been announced. It follows news that sales...

Antibiotic taskforce announces new targets to reduce use in livestock

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25 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

An MP's bill to ban live export of animals for slaughter hopes to set out ways in which the UK can do so after Brexit. Former cabinet minister Ther...

Bill to ban live export of animals for slaughter passes first hurdle

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24 October 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

A number of cattle in a consignment from an assembly centre in France have tested positive for Bluetongue virus BTV-8 in the UK, the government has an...

Vigilance urged after Bluetongue-positive cattle imported to UK

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23 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Renewables and Environment

Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will have to undertake a carbon audit. Farming union NFU Scotland believes that ...

Carbon audits begin as part of Beef Efficiency Scheme

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18 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Shows and Events

NFU Cymru is launching its annual award to find the best livestock person working within the agricultural industry in Wales. The award winner will ...

Welsh Livestock Champion Award launched, winner wins £300

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17 October 2017 | Cattle,Crops and Cereals,Dairy,Education,Husbandry,News,Sheep

The UK’s Global Food Security programme is funding £4.9 million of research hoping to increase resilience and sustainability of the UK food system. ...

£4.9m funding to help increase resilience and sustainability of UK food system

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A government strategy urging a low-carbon future has called for a bigger forest network in rural areas, a new system of agricultural support and bette...

Clean Growth Strategy: What it says about agriculture

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12 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Rural Life

Plans to refurbish Louth Livestock Market have been approved thanks to the local efforts of the farming community to save it. As a result, East Lin...

Plans to refurbish Louth Livestock Market approved

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11 October 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Products

Students are learning all about cattle using cutting-edge virtual reality at Harper Adams University. The Bovine Hololens project has brought cattl...

Holo-cow! Students learn all about cattle with virtual reality

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10 October 2017 | Husbandry,News,Sheep

More than 93 per cent of farmers used auction markets to buy and sell livestock, according to a new survey showing the importance of such markets in r...

93% of farmers use 'important' livestock markets, according to survey

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Environmentalist and vegan campaigner George Monbiot appeared on Good Morning Britain advocating an end to livestock farming while wearing leather. ...

Piers Morgan blasts Monbiot for demanding end to livestock farming whilst wearing leather

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9 October 2017 | Arable,Government,Husbandry,News

Yorkshire could move a step closer to grabbing more regional powers as MPs prepare to discuss the issue this week. Yorkshire could get a powerful e...

MPs to discuss giving Yorkshire more regional powers

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