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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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12 December 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Wales could be bovine TB free from 2036 if new eradication targets announced today are met. Interim targets, covering 6-year periods, will be set f...

New targets announced for Wales to be officially TB Free from 2036

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

US farm antibiotic use is now more than twice as high per animal as it is in the UK, according to new analysis. Fresh analysis published by the foo...

British farmers' free trade worry as US farm antibiotic use 'twice as high' as UK

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29 November 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Supermarkets

There are major differences between leading UK supermarkets antibiotic policies, the first assessment of its kind has concluded. As British livesto...

Waitrose shows 'most comprehensive' antibiotic policies, while Asda and Lidl lag behind

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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 and Rural Crime,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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