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20 April 2017 | Animal Health,Education,Husbandry,News

Two major research institutions have announced significant funding boosts that will help protect UK livestock against damaging diseases. The Pirbri...

Research boost of £77.3m to aid livestock industry against diseases

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12 April 2017 | Husbandry,News,Pigs

Livestock conservation charity Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) has said the situation for iconic British pig breeds is 'extremely worrying' While...

Britain's iconic pig breeds face 'extremely worrying' decline, charity says

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5 April 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Produce

Reducing antibiotic consumption in livestock has very little benefits for human health, according to a new study. The paper, published by the Royal...

Antibiotic free farm products has 'very little benefits' for human health, says study

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16 March 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Sheep

Livestock producers across the country are being urged to submit lambs with suspected Schmallenberg virus (SBV) for post-mortem examination as the num...

Livestock farmers urged to post-mortem suspected cases of Schmallenberg disease

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14 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

A Gloucestershire farmer has been fined £2000 for admitting that he flouted TB movement restrictions. Ian Slatter, of Naunton Farm, Toddington, ple...

Gloucestershire farmer fined £2000 for flouting TB movement restrictions

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13 March 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News,NFU

Scottish farmers face thousands of pounds of penalties associated with cattle ID and tagging failures, a report has said. An annual round of farm i...

Scottish farmers face thousands of pounds in fines over cattle tagging failures

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9 March 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News

Northern Irish farmers are dishing out more than £700,000 due to poor quality ear tags for cattle. The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) estimates the fi...

NI farmers dishing out over £700,000 due to poor quality ear tags for cattle

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8 March 2017 | Husbandry,News,Rural Life

The farming sector has urged the Northern Irish government to find a solution for bereaved families facing difficulties with policy on the inheritance...

Bereaved families face difficulties with herd inheritance policy, NI farmers say

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7 March 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Products

'Surprise and disappointment' have been expressed by the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) over a new fundraising campaign l...

Soil Association's antibiotic campaign met with 'surprise and disappointment' by RUMA over fears of divisiveness

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28 February 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

A classification scheme for British dairy farms is being developed to enable targeted support for farmers based on herd feeding. This is the first ...

Classification scheme to enable 'targeted support' for dairy farmers

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28 February 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Products,Sheep

Choice of bedding is important in animal housing to ensure that animals are kept clean and dry, says Dr Ruth Wonfor from the Institute of Biological, ...

Farming Connect: The effect of alternative bedding materials on sheep behaviour and welfare

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27 February 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

UK animal genetics group Genus has entered into a strategic partnership with Irish pig breeder Hermitage. Under the deal, which is still subject to...

Irish-based pig breeder joins UK genetics group Genus

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23 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News

Scientists have explained how a behavioural change model called RESET Mindset can positively influence dairy farmers and veterinarians to reduce their...

'RESETing' farmers mindset: Behavioural change model could influence farmers to reduce antibiotic use

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16 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Safe use of veterinary medicine guidelines have been updated to reflect growing awareness of antibiotics in the UK livestock sector. City & Guilds,...

Animal health guidelines updated to reflect antibiotic concerns

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14 February 2017 | Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

The online livestock marketplace SellMyLivestock has recorded it's best ever January for all classes of livestock. Now in its fourth year of tradin...

Online livestock marketplace SellMyLivestock records best ever figures

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7 February 2017 | Agri Safety,Husbandry,News

A farmer from Northern Ireland has been charged £1,250 for failing to notify authorities the births or movement of seven animals onto his holding and ...

Farmer fined £1,250 for failing to notify the births of seven animals

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27 January 2017 | Finance,Government,Husbandry,Market Reports,News,Poultry

Concern is growing among farmers that a UK-US trade deal could 'under-cut' the industry with cheaper imports. Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting...

Trump: US-UK Brexit trade deals raise concern among farmers

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26 January 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Rabbit farmers across Europe are being urged to to phase out battery cages and replace them with 'healthier but affordable alternatives'. Alternati...

European rabbit farmers urged to phase out battery cages and replace them with alternatives

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25 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The European Food Safety Authority and the European Medicines Agency have reviewed the measures taken in the EU to reduce antimicrobials use in animal...

New European report shows UK farming 'on the right track' to reduce antibiotic resistance

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23 January 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Sheep

Cases of livestock disease Schmallenberg virus (SBV) has grown, causing the meat sector to urge English livestock producers to submit lambs with the s...

Farmers urged to submit livestock for post-mortem due to growing Schmallenberg virus threat

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17 January 2017 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

Dr William Stiles from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, looks at the potential for fee...

Farming Connect: Potential sources of protein for animal feed: Insects

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

Shropshire farmers have learnt how AHDB Dairy’s Mastitis Control Plan had helped one farmer to significantly reduce the rate of new clinical mastitis ...

New approach to mastitis ‘almost halves’ farmer’s antibiotic costs

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7 January 2017 | Husbandry,News,Rural Life

Nathan Brown and Carole Brown, the directors of an animal husbandry and livestock business in Lancaster, have been disqualified from acting as company...

Failing to account leads to lengthy ban for Lancaster animal husbandry directors

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6 January 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,Husbandry,News

Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both anim...

Dairy farmers given chance to develop antimicrobial health policy to reduce medicine use

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27 December 2016 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

With farmers now well into this seasons’ silage clamp stocks, it’s timely to consider silage cover options for 2017 in a bid to improve farm profitabi...

Poor silage costly to UK livestock farmers

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