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12 October 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Other Livestock,Shows and Events

NFU Cymru is launching its annual award to find the best livestock person working within the agricultural industry in Wales, with the award winner rec...

Welsh Livestock Champion Award launched

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12 October 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has called on supermarkets to curb the use of antibiotic in farming and food. A recent study by the University of Cam...

Zac Goldsmith calls for supermarket action on antibiotics

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11 October 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

A pig expert has said 'antibiotic free' meat could have 'dangerous unintended consequences'. National Pig Association chief executive Zoe Davies ha...

'Antibiotic free' meat could have 'dangerous unintended consequences', says pig expert

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6 October 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,Machinery and Equipment,News,Rural Life

The history of agriculture is the story of humankind's development and cultivation of processes for producing food, feed, fiber, fuel, and other goods...

'How did the humble cow evolve?': The History of Agriculture - Part Two

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5 October 2016 | Husbandry,Machinery and Equipment,News,Rural Life

The history of agriculture is the story of humankind's development and cultivation of processes for producing food, feed, fiber, fuel, and other goods...

'Humankind's greatest invention': The History of Agriculture - Part One

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3 October 2016 | Housing and Equipment,Husbandry,News

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is alerting animal transporters that the renewal process for Type 1 Transporter Authorisations has changed f...

New renewal process for Type 1 Animal Transporter Authorisations

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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has said that there is an urgent need for greater ethical scrutiny of new methods to increase food production rates ...

'Urgent need for greater ethical scrutiny of new methods to increase food production'

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26 September 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News

The Scottish government has announced that significant changes to Scotland’s system of recording cattle movements are to be introduced at the end of t...

Scotland announces significant changes to cattle movements

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23 September 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The UK has backed a call for a cut in the use of antibiotics in livestock farming in order to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). World leaders ...

UK agrees livestock antibiotic targets to curb growing threats

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23 September 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Rural Life

A herd of rare White Park cattle could die out if its owners do not urgently acquire a new bull. There are 13 White Park Cattle at Dinefwr in Carma...

'Living link to our distant past': Rare cattle breed could die out

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15 September 2016 | Finance,Husbandry,News,Rural Life

The UK government must 'play fair' in allocating Scotland's dairy farmers with EU emergency funding, Scottish rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing has...

UK government must play fair with EU funding, says Scottish rural secretary

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10 September 2016 | Finance,Husbandry,News

Funding from the EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid scheme must benefit all of Northern Ireland’s livestock sectors, the Ulster Farmers’ Union has urged th...

EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid scheme 'must benefit all livestock sectors' in N Ireland, warns union

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6 September 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Sheep and cattle producers are being urged to vaccinate their stock before it’s too late, the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) warns. D...

Possible restriction zone of 90 miles if Bluetongue arrives in UK by autumn

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5 September 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The more information available when selling cattle through livestock markets the more value that can be added, according to the Livestock Auctioneers ...

Livestock markets keen to pass on animal health status to boost value of sale

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30 August 2016 | Crops and Cereals,Husbandry,News,Rural Life

The preliminary results of the June 2016 Agricultural Census have been released by Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural...

Northern Ireland's crops and livestock numbers increase, but labour workforce falls

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23 August 2016 | Husbandry,News,Products

A new interactive tool allows farmers to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock. Released by t...

New tool helps farmers calculate greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock

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16 August 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Welsh farming union NFU Cymru has called on the Government to take decisive action to eradicate Bovine TB. As farmers gather at the Pembrokeshire C...

'Hugely damaging scale of loss': NFU Cymru urges decisive action on Bovine TB

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12 August 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Products

An online campaign wants to put the pressure on fast food giant McDonald's to impose a global ban on products from animals treated with antibiotics. ...

McDonald's pressured by new campaign to go antibiotic free in global operations

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11 August 2016 | Cattle,Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

A development in calf weaning which saw a ten per cent boost in growth rates has been revealed by on-farm trials. Nutritionally Improved Straw (NIS...

Ingredient trial bring promising change to calf weaning diet

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10 August 2016 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Husbandry,News

Livestock farmers are being encouraged to support their local cereal growers this harvest. Allan Chambers, chairman of the Ulster Farmers’ Union ce...

Livestock farmers encouraged to support cereal farmers this harvest

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10 August 2016 | Feed and Forage,Husbandry,News

The European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups. It recommends...

Levels of copper in animal feed scrutinised for environmental and antimicrobial reasons

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8 August 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The European Union has set targets to drastically cut sales of the antibiotic 'colistin' for animals by 65 per cent over the next 3 to 4 years. The...

Goal to slash colistin sales by 65 per cent to cut resistance risk

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8 August 2016 | Diversification,Finance,Husbandry,News,Other Livestock

A Buckinghamshire couple are set to grow their innovative alpaca farm business thanks to seven-figure funding support from Clydesdale Bank. Husband...

Alpaca business grows thanks to seven-figure funding from Clydesdale Bank

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6 August 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Outbreaks of husk (lungworm) in adult beef and dairy cattle, as well as youngstock, are likely to occur across the UK in the coming weeks and months. ...

Outbreaks of lungworm in cattle 'likely to occur' across UK in coming weeks

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6 August 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Animal welfare has been rated as the primary reason farmers will use pain management medication, according to a new survey. More than 100 British f...

Survey reveals animal welfare as top reason for pain management medication on farm

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