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Dairy industry needs government support

Livestock Last edited 06/01/15
The UK dairy industry will need unstinting support of the Government during 2015

Beef and sheep farmers encouraged to apply for grant

Livestock Last edited 05/01/15
English beef and sheep farmers looking to innovate their on-farm practices are encouraged to apply for the latest round of EBLEX Farmer Innovation Grants (FIGs).

Subsidised barren ewe test now avaliable

Livestock Last edited 05/01/15
With sheep scanning well underway shepherds with a flock barren rate greater than two percent can now ask their vet for a subsidised blood test to establish whether the cause of the problem is toxoplasmosis.

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.

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