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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.

Maize crops still salvageable despite floods

December 6, 2019 by  
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Flooded maize crops could still be salvaged for livestock, say experts – despite wet weather bringing the last of the harvest to a halt.

Summer of love for British lamb as sales rise

October 1, 2019 by  
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Sales of fresh and frozen lamb increased strongly during the summer, according to the latest figures from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Brighter prospects – but challenges too, for dairy

October 1, 2019 by  
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Dairy farmers are being urged to plan ahead for a hard Brexit – even though leaving the European Union without a deal would be relatively beneficial for the sector.

Elsoms targets pig sector with hybrid rye variety

October 1, 2019 by  
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A new trial is investigating the benefits of including hybrid rye in finisher pig diets when it replaces conventional feed crops such as wheat or barley in rations.

Swine fever outbreak likely within a year – minister

October 1, 2019 by  
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A UK outbreak of African swine fever is likely within a year, according to a startling admission by Defra minister George Eustice.

Defra publishes revised code of practice to improve pig animal welfare

October 1, 2019 by  
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Enhanced guidance to improve pig welfare – including advice on farrowing crates and improved practices on how to prevent tail biting – has been published by Defra.

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