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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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28 July 2016 | Government,Husbandry,News

Simpler animal movement rules designed to reduce red tape for livestock producers has been announced by Defra. The launch of the rules for livestoc...

Simpler animal movement rules designed to cut red tape introduced by Defra

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Livestock farmers have been warned to be vigilant after an industry warning that batches of imported soya hulls from Argentina may be contaminated wit...

Farmers urged to be vigilant after imported soya hulls from Argentina may be contaminated

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18 July 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that bluetongue (BTV-8) vaccine is now available from two pharmaceutical ...

Bluetongue vaccine now available for British farmers as disease remains high possibility

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15 July 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The RSPCA’s ethical food label RSPCA Assured - previously Freedom Food - has achieved a 33% general consumer recognition in its first year. This is...

RSPCA Assured label a success: 1 in 3 shoppers recognise label with 120% increase in first 12 months

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13 July 2016 | Husbandry,News,Sheep,Shows and Events

Dumfriesshire farmers have been given some straight-forward advice with regards to EU record keeping – 'Keep it simple and don’t get into a muddle.' ...

Dumfriesshire farmers told 'don’t get into a muddle' on EU record keeping

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11 July 2016 | Finance,Husbandry,Market Reports,News

Livestock markets across the country are reporting a lift in prices when compared to a year ago, with Brexit showing some instant positives for UK far...

Livestock markets see lift in prices due to weakening of pound

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6 July 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Education,Husbandry,News

A Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) PhD student aims to make it far easier for females to get pregnant on the first attempt, female cows that is. Bri...

Researcher studies tools to help cows get pregnant

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6 July 2016 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,NFU,Products,Sheep

Farm minister George Eustice will urge farmers to consider vaccinating livestock against bluetongue as he opens the Livestock Event in Birmingham toda...

Defra minister urges farmers to vaccinate against bluetongue this summer

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6 July 2016 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Husbandry,News

Day three of Farm Safety Week casts a spotlight on livestock and, in particular, crush injuries. Handling cattle always involves risks, the risk of...

Farm Safety Week day three: Taking stock of livestock

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4 July 2016 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Husbandry,News

The first certificate of bad husbandry for six years serves as a reminder to tenant farmers that even when faced with challenging financial pressure, ...

First certificate of bad husbandry for six years reminds farmers to keep an eye on rules

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2 July 2016 | Finance,Government,Husbandry,News,Rural Life

NFU Scotland has given its commitment to put a 'profitable and productive' sector at the core of its negotiations on Britain’s exit from Europe and th...

NFU Scotland commits to putting 'profitable and productive' sector at core of negotiations on Brexit

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1 July 2016 | Government,Husbandry,News

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is working within the industry to ensure a united front on priorities for the sheep sector in the face of Brexit....

Absence of a Plan B in event of Brexit leaves farming in the 'dark and rudderless'

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4 June 2016 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee (FAnGR) has released a statement on the cloning of farm animals. The FAnGR provides advice to Defra on ...

Committee releases statement on cloning: 'Potential to conserve rare breeds from disease risk'

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A new approach to agriculture is needed to safeguard human health and avoid rising air and water pollution, high greenhouse gas emissions and biodiver...

New report explains switch to an 'ecological farming system' will benefit humanity

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31 May 2016 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Other Livestock,Pigs,Sheep

The number of store and breeding stock sold through livestock markets continued to rise in 2015 – up nearly a quarter of a million on the previous 12 ...

Livestock sold through markets hits ten year high

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Achieving more sustainable food and farming will only be possible through sound science that is firmly rooted in practical application. This was th...

Integrated Farm Management signals future for sustainable food and farming

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