Thursday, December 14, 2017

Farmers advised to secure Schmallenberg vaccine early

December 1, 2017 by  
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Livestock producers are being urged to secure Schmallenberg in good time to protect animals into next year.

How to make most of grazed grass during the autumn

October 31, 2017 by  
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Dairy farmers taking advantage of the extended grazing window this autumn are reminded that grass dry matter variability could inhibit milk production without a well-balanced buffer ration.

Love Lamb Week celebrates best of British

September 12, 2017 by  
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Sheep producers are celebrating Love Lamb Week 2017 – the national celebration which sees a dedicated week of promotional activity backed by farmers, butchers and retailers.

Blood tests reveal need for pre-tup vaccination

September 12, 2017 by  
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An insidious infectious disease was a significant cause of barrenness or abortion in ewes last year, suggests an analysis of the latest diagnostic results released by MSD Animal Health.

UK workforce unlikely to fill dairy labour shortage

August 1, 2017 by  
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Only 4% of UK adults would consider working on a dairy farm, suggests a survey – casting doubt on whether British workers could ease a post-Brexit labour shortage.

Pigs 2022 explores big issues facing British pork industry

June 30, 2017 by  
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Asia is an increasingly important market for the pork sector – and there are many lucrative opportunities for meat producers, conference delegates were told.

Chicken immune system key to virus protection?

June 30, 2017 by  
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Newly discovered components of their innate immune system suggest poultry may be better equipped to fight viruses than scientists previously thought.

Successful first year for electronic medicine book

June 30, 2017 by  
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Pig producers are reaping the benefits of an electronic medicine book (eMB) that enables farmers to optimise their antibiotic use.

Pig industry leaders fight to protect UK welfare standards

June 30, 2017 by  
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High welfare standards must not be compromised in pursuit of new trade deals and a post-Brexit cheap food agenda, the National Pig Association has warned.

Pasture is good for livestock – and arable rotations too

March 31, 2017 by  
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Including a grass ley in the arable rotation can deliver benefits on a far wider scale than the standard break crop, says Mike Warner.

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