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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce

'Cheap, lower-welfare food': Renewed warning over post-Brexit deal with US
'Cheap, lower-welfare food': Renewed warning over post-Brexit deal with US

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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Claudia Schiffer agrees to pay £8,000 after dog attack on sheep

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer has reportedly agreed to pay out £8,000 after her dog killed a pregnant sheep and mauled two others. Northampton...


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10 December 2018 | Cattle,Finance,News
Deadline approaching for Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme

Eligible farmers are reminded to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) before the deadline of 31 December 2018. The scheme prov...


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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Scheme to help monitor pig herd health relaunched​

Farmers are being invited to join a scheme which will give them access to post-mortem data on their pigs to help monitor the health of their herd and ...


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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Meat,News
Small family-run abattoirs struggle to install compulsory CCTV

Small family-run abattoirs are struggling to install CCTV as part of a new Government law demanding compulsory installation. Legislation to make CC...


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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Out-of-control dog kills 2 sheep with further 6 put down

Two sheep have been mauled to death and a further six had to be destroyed after a vicious dog attack in Shropshire. The incident happened between S...


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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News,Sheep
Devon farmer jailed for letting livestock starve

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has jailed and banned from keeping cows and sheep. William Douglas Dolley...


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10 December 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Supermarkets
Waitrose to use small robots to farm its food in new trial

Retailers are to start selling food produced by UK-made robots in a project led by Waitrose. Autonomous robots will start cultivating wheat fields ...


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10 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce
'Cheap, lower-welfare food': Renewed warning over post-Brexit deal with US

A leading academic has issued a renewed warning that a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could result in the UK being flooded with cheap, ...


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9 December 2018 | Government,News
New report looks at outlook for UK agriculture in 2019

AHDB has produced a report on the outlook for UK agriculture in 2019, but the report's author warns that forecasts could change depending on the outco...


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8 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News
Bluetongue virus detected in two French cattle in Yorkshire

Farmers have been urged to increase their vigilance for bluetongue virus after the disease was picked up in two cattle imported from France in Yorkshi...


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7 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Government,News
EU moves to re-open glyphosate issue 'politically motivated', Tory MEPs say

Conservative MEPs have condemned EU moves to re-open the decision to licence glyphosate as "politically motivated". The European Parliament's Speci...


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7 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Bluetongue detected in French heifer in Northern Ireland

Northern Irish farmers have been encouraged to remain vigilant after Bluetongue was detected in a heifer imported from France. The animal, which wa...


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7 December 2018 | Appointments,Government,News
Farmers congratulate incoming first minister for Wales Mark Drakeford

The Welsh farming industry has congratulated Mark Drakeford for becoming the the next first minister of Wales. A keen supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, D...


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7 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Tech developed to prevent culling of one-day-old male chicks

Technology has been developed in Germany to prevent the culling of one-day-old male chicks. The first eggs produced by hens that have been through ...


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7 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Barley yellow dwarf virus survey seeks to improve management

Farmers are being encouraged to take part in a survey as part of efforts to improve barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) management in winter cereal crops...



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7 December 2018 | Meat,News,Poultry,Rural Life,Shows and Events
#BuyMyTurkey: Farmers and public celebrate buying local this Christmas

Farmers are being urged to take to social media today to share messages of why buying local is important during the festive period. To raise the pr...


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7 December 2018 | Finance,News,Shows and Events
Farmer raises money for charity with festive tractor exhibition

A farmer who built a farming inspired festive exhibition featuring more than 11,000 LED lights outside his own home is raising money for charity. E...


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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Turkey sales double for farm shop following death threats

Sales at a Devon farm shop which was vandalised and received death threats by hardline vegan campaigners have since seen sales double. Greendale Fa...


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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News
One in five roadkill badgers in Cheshire tested positive for bTB

The first study to test for bovine TB in badgers on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic in England has shown that one in five badgers tested positive f...


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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Huge blaze thought to be arson rips through Dyson's farm

A huge blaze thought to be an arson attack has ripped through a farm building owned by James Dyson. The incident, which saw 2,500 straw bales set a...


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6 December 2018 | Government,News,Sheep
MPs help table amendment to Ag Bill to support upland farming

Cross party MPs have united to help table an amendment to the Agriculture Bill to support upland farming post Brexit. The amendment would allow fin...


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6 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
NI farmers make positive progress in fight against BVD

BVD levels in Northern Ireland have fallen by over 25 percent in individual animals and over 33 percent in herds since March 2016. An announcement ...


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6 December 2018 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
Chelsea Pensioners kick off annual celebrations of all things cheese

The Chelsea Pensioners have kicked off their annual dairy celebrations with the Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses. British cheesemakers donated ove...


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6 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
Bird flu strain could overcome vaccines and infect humans, scientists warn

Scientists have warned that a strain of avian influenza could potentially overcome vaccines and infect humans. A team led by the Pirbright Institut...


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6 December 2018 | Government,News,NFU
Farmers 'need clarity' on future farming landscape

Farmers need clarity on what the future farming landscape will look like to allow future investment, the NFU said at its Business Symposium. Early ...


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6 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Growers want flexible variety trialling system, survey suggests

A flexible variety trialling system that looks beyond headline yields is required by growers in the UK, a survey suggests. This is a key conclusion...


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6 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
New gene combinations in barley could improve grain quality

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study. The study, publi...



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