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5 June 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News

The administration of the Beef Efficiency Scheme scheme has resulted in a number of beef farmers choosing not to participate and others deciding to wi...

Farmers withdrawing from Beef Efficiency Scheme due to 'frustrations'

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5 June 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

A pig veterinary organisation has adopted the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) list of 'critically important antibiotics' to help farmers reduce use ...

Pig Vet Society adopts 'critically important antibiotics' list

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1 June 2017 | Grassland,Husbandry,News

Northern Ireland is offering a free soil sampling and analysis scheme that will be funded under the EU’s Exceptional Adjustment Aid (EAA) package. ...

New soil sampling scheme opens for livestock farmers

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31 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have examined issues surrounding the slaughter of pregnant farmed animals in Europe. According to EFSA ex...

Experts estimate probability that fetuses experience pain during final third of gestation

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30 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News

A two day delay to the introduction of quarantine units in Wales is a 'miniscule step' in the right direction, the Farmers' Union of Wales has said. ...

Two day delay to quarantine units a 'miniscule step', says farming union

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26 May 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Sheep

The Welsh Government has announced that Quarantine Units will be introduced in Wales from 12th June. The introduction of Quarantine Units (QU) will...

Quarantine Units to come into force in Wales on 12 June

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25 May 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,Meat,News

Northern Irish meat processor Dunbia and Irish-based processor Dawn Meats have entered into a new joint venture. The move will establish a majority...

Dunbia and Dawn Meats join in new strategic partnership

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24 May 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News

By failing to address the issue of long calving intervals, beef farmers in Wales are missing out on over £4,500 per annum for a 40-cow herd. The la...

Inefficient calving cycles incur financial losses, vet warns

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24 April 2017 | Finance,Husbandry,Market Reports,News,Rural Life

2016 livestock auction market throughput figures show that nearly £1.7bn worth of livestock was sold through the auction market system in England and ...

£1.7bn worth of livestock sold through auctions in 2016, figures show

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21 April 2017 | Education,Government,Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

UK animal scientists are set to take to streets this weekend to call for better support for livestock research as part of a global march for scientist...

Animal scientists join global science march to call for better livestock research support

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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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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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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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'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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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 and Rural Crime,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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