Thursday, November 14, 2019

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.

New investment to help control slugs

October 1, 2019 by  
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Targeted treatment techniques to control slugs will continued to be refined, thanks to a new investment by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Pasture-fed association to hold first-ever show

September 10, 2019 by  
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The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association – which supports farmers who rear livestock on grass and pasture rather than grains – is to hold its first-ever show and sale.

Bumper grass yields make soil nutrient replenishment vital

September 10, 2019 by  
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Bumper forage yields on many farms are likely to remove more key nutrients than usual from soils, says a grassland expert.

Watch out for surge of head flies as autumn beckons

August 1, 2019 by  
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Farmers are warned to look out for the annual emergence of head flies on cattle at pasture – linked with the transmission of summer mastitis in dairy cows and heifers.

Judges announced for coloured breed classes

August 1, 2019 by  
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Judges have been announced for the Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey and Jersey classes at this autumn’s UK Dairy Day event.

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