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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.

The coming year holds much hope for British sheep farmers

Livestock Last edited 14/01/15
Wool prices and clearance rates in the latter half of 2014 were strong and demand remains to be forthright for all classes of wool being sold.

Stability returns after difficult summer

Livestock Last edited 08/01/15
Looking back at 2014 we have had a difficult trading year particularly in the cattle ring where following the exceptional high prices of 2013, 2014 saw prices fall and many producers losing confidence in finishing cattle.

Ex Young Farmers make their name

Livestock Last edited 08/01/15
The one hundred and forty fourth Ashford Cattle show was well attended with 385 lambs, 105 cattle, 34 pigs and 84 carcasses followed by 40 poultry exhibited

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.

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