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Fly control pour on for cattle

Livestock Last edited 16/06/15
Mole Valley Farmers has launched a new long acting cattle fly control pour on in their range of own brand medicines.

Are farmers that sell direct to supermarkets distorting the market?

Livestock Last edited 18/05/15
Farmers selling direct to supermarkets are distorting the market and threatening prices says the Livestock Auctioneers Association.

Creep feed suckler calves or risk extended finishing and higher costs

Livestock Last edited 13/02/15
Failing to creep feed suckler calves can substantially cut performance and profitability, claims KW nutritionist Sean Roddy, with finishing times extended by up to six weeks and significantly increased lifetime feed requirements.

Local vet services must not be disadvantaged under new bTB testing delivery regime

Livestock Last edited 17/02/15
Changes to the way bovine TB testing is delivered in England should not result in farmers having to pay towards testing costs if they want to keep using their own vets, the NFU said yesterday.

Industry confidence in distillery feeds is growing

Livestock Last edited 13/02/15
Industry figures are suggesting that confidence in distillery feeds is building, with increased amounts fed in 2014 compared to the corresponding period in 2013.

Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) Score Top Marks in Global Benchmark on Animal

Livestock Last edited 13/02/15
Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report, with Burger King, Mars and Müller among 21 companies languishing at the bottom of the league table.

A shepherds dream

VacanciesLivestock Alice Dyer Last edited 13/02/15
Alpacas have been used as successful fox deterrents on farms around the world for many years.

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