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20 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

Poultry keepers urged to be 'extra vigilant' following AIPZ implementation
Poultry keepers urged to be 'extra vigilant' following AIPZ implementation

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20 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Poultry keepers urged to be 'extra vigilant' following AIPZ implementation

Restrictions have been extended across the whole of England after avian influenza was discovered in more wild birds. Last week the UK's Chief Vet N...


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19 January 2018 | Appointments,Government,News
AHDB seeking horticultural expert and agricultural scientist to join team

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is currently seeking applications for two new members to join its main board with effect fro...


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19 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce
British beef can now be exported to 'lucrative' Canadian market

Manufacturing beef from the UK can now be exported to the "lucrative" Canadian market after approval was given by inspectors. Work involving the AH...


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19 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News
Farmer's death following machinery incident 'remains unexplained'

A farmer who was found dead underneath the hydraulic arm of a mechanical digger remains unexplained, according to a coroner. 42-year-old David Mark...


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19 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News
West Oxfordshire councillors back balloon and lantern ban

The release of sky lanterns and helium balloons from West Oxfordshire District Council land could be banned after Cabinet members backed the proposal....


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19 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Dog attacks sheep for up to 40 seconds leaving it 'motionless'

Police Officers are appealing for information after an incident of sheep worrying left a sheep "motionless on the floor". At around 1.10pm on Sunda...


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19 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Government,News
EU special committee to scrutinise authorisation procedure for glyphosate

The European Parliament has given the green light to a special committee which aims to look into the EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticides. T...


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19 January 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Products,Sheep
Smart device can automatically detect sheep lameness

A new smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers and technology experts. La...


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19 January 2018 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
Parliament to debate in February the banning of live exports

Parliament is to discuss banning live exports in February, after a petition has gained enough signatories to trigger a debate. As of 19 January, th...


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19 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News
Footage released showing potential dangers of auto-steer

A video has been released which seeks to educate people on the potential dangers of auto-steer and overhead power lines. The video, released by con...


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19 January 2018 | Dairy,Market Reports,News,Produce
'Little confidence': Supply chain 'must deliver fairer returns' for dairy farmers

The supply chain must deliver fairer returns to milk producers as further price cuts are announced, a farming union has demanded. Milk price analys...


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19 January 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News
Manchester United and machinery giant Yanmar unveil co-branded tractor

Manchester United and Japanese machinery giant Yanmar have unveiled their new co-branded tractor. Yanmar, Manchester United’s Global Partner, inst...


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18 January 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Rural Life,Sheep
Farmers seek solution as Orkney to lose its only abattoir

Orkney Council has confirmed the island's only abattoir will shut, and now a farming union is seeking to find a resolution for the island's farmers. ...


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18 January 2018 | Finance,Government,News
Millions committed to fund Britain's next generation of farming experts

Millions of pounds will fund Britain’s next generation of agricultural experts in an effort to overhaul the industry’s “fragmented” innovation and ski...


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18 January 2018 | Dairy,News,Produce,Products
Wales's only native cheese may get EU recognition as a protected food

The only native cheese of Wales may get EU recognition as a protected food, as the government sends an application for PGI status. “Traditional Wel...



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18 January 2018 | Dairy,News,Produce,Shows and Events,Supermarkets
Future success of dairy 'depends on sustainable and responsible production'

The future success of the dairy industry depends on its ability to tell the story about how milk is sustainably and responsibly produced, according to...


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18 January 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Market Reports,News
UK animal health sector speaks of 'growing uncertainty' about future

Animal health businesses are becoming "increasingly concerned" about the future of the sector post-Brexit, according to the industry. National Offi...


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18 January 2018 | News,Shows and Events
Agricultural machinery show LAMMA closes due to severe weather

Agricultural machinery show LAMMA has had to close today due to the severe weather in the area. The show, which is held at the East of England Aren...


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18 January 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared after new bird flu outbreak

The government are imposing a national Avian Influenza Prevention Zone throughout England after being alerted to a large scale wild bird death, confir...


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18 January 2018 | News,Poultry
Rural affairs committee head criticises 2 Sisters for biscuit gifts

Poultry giant 2 Sisters has been criticised after being accused of sending unsolicited gifts to the committee investigating the recent chicken scandal...


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Simple steps could cut risk of injury or death when carrying building maintenance

Farmers have been urged to take simple steps by a new safety initiative to avoid risk when carrying out building maintenance. The Health and Safety...


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18 January 2018 | Dairy,Education,News
Farmers told to 'Tell it Like it is' in new dairy promotion campaign

Farmers are being urged to 'Tell it Like it is' in a new dairy industry initiative to help communicate the positives of milk. Dairy UK, AHDB and Th...


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18 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Dog attack on 17 sheep in Lincolnshire leaves 3 dead

An out-of-control dog has attacked 17 sheep which left three of them dead, Lincolnshire Police have stated. The police are investigating what is by...


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17 January 2018 | Dairy,News,Other Livestock
'Absolutely devastating': Arla's goat milk suppliers given contract termination

All of Arla's goat milk suppliers have been handed notice of contract termination, including some suppliers of Abergavenny Fine Foods. In a stateme...


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17 January 2018 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
Next round of Scotland's Agri-Environment Climate scheme now open

The next round of applications for the Scottish government's Agri-Environment Climate scheme is now open. The scheme supports environmentally frien...


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17 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life
Met Office warns of more heavy snow and 'cut off' rural areas

The Met Office has warned of persistent heavy snow for southern Scotland and north east England, and that rural communities are likely to become cut o...


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17 January 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Plane hits sheep as it crash lands on Lancashire farmland

A plane accidentally hit sheep which ran into its path as it crash landed on Lancashire farmland. The light aircraft, a 1974 Piper PA-28-140 Cherok...



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