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Vets recommend new M. Bovis vaccine

Livestock Last edited 29/09/21
Vets across the UK have welcomed a new vaccine against Mycoplasma Bovis, with 95% of those surveyed recommending its use where the disease is present.

Christmas turkeys playing into French hands

Livestock Last edited 21/09/21
Some consumers will have no option than to buy a French turkey for Christmas if UK producers are unable to obtain enough labour for processing, warns Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkeys

Preventative foot trimming

Livestock Last edited 13/09/21
Prompt and effective treatment of lame cows has been proved to reduce the prevalence and impact of lameness in the herd says Westpoint Farm Vets.

Be proactive, not reactive

Livestock Last edited 16/08/21
With lambs weaned and cull ewes sorted, it’s time to start thinking ahead to next year’s lambing period.

High cost of freedom farrowing systems

Livestock Last edited 27/07/21
Pig Farmers will face millions in extra costs for installing new farrowing systems, according to a housing company.

Preventing heat stress

Livestock Last edited 26/07/21
Take steps to prevent heat stress in animals, urges agricultural expert, as extreme heat warning issued by Met Office.

2021 registrations crucial for rare breeds’ survival

Livestock Last edited 26/07/21
Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) is encouraging smallholders and farmers to ensure timely registration of their rare breed livestock and equines despite the disruption to shows and sales for a second year, to help safeguard the breeds’ futures.

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