Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Rise in cost of livestock attacks worrying trend for farmers

February 28, 2020 by  
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Dog attacks on livestock cost farmers more than £1million last year, reveal new statistics published by rural insurer NFU Mutual.

Waitrose pledges to buy 100% British lamb

January 30, 2020 by  
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Supermarket retailer Waitrose has committed to sourcing all its own label fresh and frozen lamb from British farmers 365 days of the year from summer 2021.

Good hygiene strategy can help reduce lamb losses

January 30, 2020 by  
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Simple steps to improve hygiene when preparing sheds for lambing can significantly reduce losses by improving mortality rates.

Rise in farm vaccines could help to curb antibiotic resistance

January 30, 2020 by  
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Vaccination of sheep and calves against key livestock diseases has risen to one of the highest levels in seven years – helping to reduce the use of antibiotics.

Three-year project seeks to improve farm resilience

January 30, 2020 by  
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Animal health is among the topics to be addressed by a three-year project to strengthen and improve farm business resilience.

Health and welfare high on list of government priorities

January 30, 2020 by  
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Animal health companies have welcomed a government commitment to amend veterinary medicine regulations after the UK leaves the European Union.

Mitigate wet pasture challenge to overwintered pregnant stock

December 23, 2019 by  
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High rainfall and saturated pastures conditions mean livestock producers should consider supplementary feeding out-wintered suckler cows and ewes.

Shropshire-bred Holstein wins prestigious award

December 23, 2019 by  
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A Shropshire-bred Holstein cow has won a major award at one of Italy’s most prestigious events – being named Grand Champion at the 68th National Italian Show, Cremona.

Prince’s fund issues call for evidence on livestock marts

December 23, 2019 by  
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A charity founded by Prince Charles is highlighting the benefits of livestock auction marts to rural communities and the wider economy.

‘Better efficiency key to boosting dairy profits’

December 6, 2019 by  
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Higher milk output is not necessarily the magic bullet for higher dairy profits – with consultants recommending a closer focus on production efficiency than yield alone.

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