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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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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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10 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,Meat,News,Shows and Events

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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9 October 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Hexham Auction Market Company have been ordered to pay over £12,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to 16 offences relating to livestock move...

Hexham Mart fined £12,000 after pleading guilty to 16 movement offences

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5 October 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News

Worldwide livestock reproduction and bovine technology business ST genetics of Texas has become the majority shareholder in the UK’s largest bull stud...

Texan ST genetics to become majority shareholder in UK’s Cogent Breeding Ltd

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4 October 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

An article by Guardian writer and vegan campaigner George Monbiot has caused a stir on social media, after he said "the last argument for farming anim...

Social media criticises George Monbiot for anti-farming Guardian piece

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3 October 2017 | Crops and Cereals,Finance,Husbandry,News

A new report launched today has called for a shake-up of UK agriculture because it is too "unhealthy", and suggests a "farmed animal tax". The Grow...

Report recommends 'farm animal tax' because UK agriculture is too 'unhealthy'

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28 September 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Rural Life

The council has decided that Louth Cattle Market is set to be refurbished rather than sold off for redevelopment, much to local farmers' relief. Ea...

Farmers relieved as Louth Cattle Market set to be refurbished rather than closed down

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27 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Sheep

The Government has created a list of native farm animal breeds considered to be at particular risk of an outbreak of exotic disease. The list has b...

UK breeds at risk from exotic animal disease outbreaks

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26 September 2017 | Husbandry,News

A countrywide network of Strategic Farms has been announced, which have been selected to drive improvements and increase productivity across a variety...

Strategic Farms confirmed in project to increase productivity across UK

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