Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Clean air technology aids livestock and farm staff

April 1, 2019 by  
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New technology to improve the housed environment for livestock while overcoming potential health hazards for farm workers was a key feature at a recent on-farm demonstration.

Sheep producers urged to protect lambs this spring

April 1, 2019 by  
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Sheep producers are being urged to protect flocks from preventable diseases after pregnancy scanners reported many ewes carrying fewer lambs than last year.

Cutting-edge diagnostics improve disease detection

April 1, 2019 by  
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New types of rapid testing  mastitis and bovine tuberculosis were among then topics discussed by experts at a recent meeting in Cambridge.

Animal health is key to future of sustainable livestock production

April 1, 2019 by  
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Healthy livestock are the cornerstone of sustainability for the UK livestock industry, says a white paper launched by MSD Animal Health.

Fury as Defra abandons changes to carcase splitting rules

April 1, 2019 by  
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A government decision to abandon changes to carcase splitting rules for lambs born from 2018 onwards is likely to cost the sheep sector £24m, say farm leaders.

Ensure energy needs are met for successful lambing season

March 5, 2019 by  
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With the lambing season well under way, sheep producers are being reminded to supply adequate energy to meet the nutritional demands of their flocks.

Dairy units boost profits by reducing forage waste

March 5, 2019 by  
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Dairy farmers are being encouraged to increase forage values by reducing waste – with almost half its potential lost from field to cow on some farms.

Government ‘pledges Brexit support for UK sheep sector’

March 5, 2019 by  
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Sheep sector leaders say the government has pledged to cushion the industry from the impact of a no-deal Brexit.

Health scheme could further reduce antibiotics in pig production

February 1, 2019 by  
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A national pig health improvement scheme could help reduce the prevalence of endemic disease on UK farms and further reduce the need for antibiotics, suggests a Nuffield report.

40 years of indoor know-how pays dividends for outdoor unit

February 1, 2019 by  
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Investment in an insulated housing system that provides full environmental control is improving production efficiency on a Norfolk pig farm.

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