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Highly virulent Asian-American pig disease has spread to Europe

Livestock Last edited 22/12/14
A thimbleful of manure from an infected pig unit is sufficient to infect the entire British pig population

NFU calls for further roll out as cull results show approach works

Livestock Last edited 22/12/14
There must be further roll out of badger culling to other areas where bovine TB is rife as soon as possible following the Chief Veterinary Officer’s advice that the results of this year’s cull shows that culling can be carried out safely, humanely and effectively, the NFU said on Thursday.

Practical tips to help livestock farmers turn over a new leaf

Livestock Last edited 17/12/14
To help farmers thinking about changing the way they manage their grassland in 2015, Barenbrug has come up with five simple steps designed to help improve fields, pastures and paddocks.

Show is backdrop to livestock industry

Livestock Last edited 06/11/14
This year’s Ashford Cattle Show is on 1-2 December and finishes with the annual dinner.

Heatwave puts piggery ventilation systems under pressure

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
With temperatures recently hitting peaks of up to 32oC (90oF) inside piggeries, ventilation systems have been tested to their limits, says an environmental specialist. These temperatures have exposed a lack of maintenance as the major cause of poor performance.

Cobalt deficiency contributing to poor lamb growth

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
Despite an exceptional year for grass growth, technicians are warning that cobalt deficiency is threatening to limit lamb growth rates.

Making the most of wholecrop forages is new challenge for high-yielding Berkshire dairy herd

Livestock Last edited 08/08/14
Meeting the strict demands of a milk contract that imposes restrictions on the ingredients used in cow rations, has meant even greater emphasis on the quality of grass and wholecrop forages in the TMR mix fed to the 250 cows at Farley Farms, Reading, Berkshire.

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