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Current legalisation will not allow a proposed lynx release into the UK wild to take place, the sheep industry has warned. With rumours abound of a...

Current legalisation will not allow proposed lynx release, warns sheep industry

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New research has validated claims of traditional healers in Ethiopia that indigenous plants have strong anti-parasitic properties. The Scotland Rur...

UK research validates traditional African healers’ claims over parasite infections

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27 June 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Sheep

New point of sale identifiers will allow breeders to spot top rams at sales thanks to a new initiative from Signet Breeding Services. The gold and ...

Breeders to spot top ranking rams with new identifiers

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26 June 2017 | Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy has hailed the 150-year anniversary of livestock sales at Lawrie & Symington, Scotland’s premier au...

Cabinet Secretary hails auctioneers’ 150-year celebration at Royal Highland Show

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be a bigger cause of death than cancer by 2050, scientists have said. Scientists attended a meeting called by ...

Antimicrobial resistance could be more deadly than cancer by 2050, scientists say

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15 June 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

Developing new genetic and genomic traits for the dairy industry will require worldwide collaboration, according to experts. AHDB Dairy and Scotlan...

Global collaboration 'vital' for future of dairy genetic selection

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A breakthrough study has looked to alleviate the antibiotics 'time bomb' in the farming industry. The study has looked into using 'bacteriophages',...

Breakthrough study to alleviate antibiotics 'time bomb' in farming industry

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9 June 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Sheep

The Welsh government has decided to delay the introduction of Quarantine Units (QUs) from Monday 12th June to Monday 11th September. It follows rep...

Quarantine Units to be postponed until September

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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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