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7 February 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,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 and Rural Crime,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 and Rural Crime,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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23 December 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK live...

Antibiotic Targets Task Force meets for first time to discuss objectives in reducing useage

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12 December 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Renewables and Environment

Global methane gas emissions are growing at the fastest rate in decades and food production could be to blame, new analysis has revealed. That is t...

Report finds food production could be to blame for rapid rise in methane emissions

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The Government has declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild b...

Government issues poultry housing order amid heightening bird flu scare

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29 November 2016 | Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

Harri Parri of Bodnithoedd farm in Mid Gwynedd, has been announced as the winner of the NFU Cymru/NFU Mutual Welsh Livestock Champion of the Year Awar...

2016 Livestock Champion Award winner announced at Royal Welsh

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24 November 2016 | Husbandry,News,Rural Life,Shows and Events

Young farmers proved the future of livestock farming is in safe hands after award-winning performances at The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Cl...

Young farmers show industry in safe hands with stockjudging excellence

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23 November 2016 | Government,Husbandry,News

A group of 18 organisations representing the UK livestock sector have held a meeting with farming minister George Eustice to discuss Brexit priorities...

Livestock sector wants Brexit transition period to protect domestic produce

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21 November 2016 | Dairy,Husbandry,News

National Milk Records has shared 9 billion rows of data gathered via routine milk recording with AHDB Dairy, which heralds the starting point for deve...

National Milk Records shares 9 billion rows of data with the industry to develop new breeding traits

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19 November 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Scientists from the University of Bristol have found that dung beetles can help farmers by reducing the development and survival of parasites in cowpa...

Dung beetles found to reduce survival of livestock parasites, new study shows

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18 November 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Products

Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resis...

Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK at four-year low

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10 November 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News

The Scottish farming sector has urged the government to provide clarity on when applicants to Scotland’s new Beef Efficiency Scheme are going to recei...

Tag delay leads to union demands on Beef Efficiency Scheme

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9 November 2016 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

Dr William Stiles from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, writes about an alternative so...

Farming Connect: Alternative sources of protein for animal feed - Lupins

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8 November 2016 | Husbandry,News,Rural Life,Sheep

The sound of bleating lambs is not something you would usually associate with autumn, but at one Pennine farm they are hearing just that. At Elysiu...

Pennine farm witnesses lambing season commence 4 months early

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21 October 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Liver fluke or Fasciola hepatica is a common parasite of livestock, writes Dr Ruth Wonfor from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sc...

Farming Connect: Parasite control in liver fluke

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It's that time of year again, fireworks will soon light up the night sky as Bonfire Night looms. But it is often a time of anxiety and stress some....

'Have a happy but lantern-free Bonfire': Unions call on public to be considerate during firework season

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17 October 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Products

Countries in the EU are failing to put an end to massive overuse of antibiotics in farming, according to a new report. And use of antibiotics remai...

New report slams 'massive overuse' of antibiotics on EU farms

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