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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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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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