Shocking figures show that pig virus PMWS, which is present on 99% of pig farms, costs producers as much as £84 per animal, according to a study aimed at combating endemic disease.
Animal health advisers are being reminded to ensure that farmers make the most of limited grass when their cattle are turned out this spring.
Pig welfare will top the agenda during a key discussion at next month’s Pig & Poultry LIVE event.
The Rural Payments Agency has achieved its latest payment target more than five weeks early.
New headquarters have been officially opened for poultry specialists Cobb Europe at Colchester, Essex.
Livestock farmers can enhance the growth rate of their grass, leading to earlier first cut silage, earlier turn out and higher productivity, through the use of a newly registered novel plant growth enhancer SmartGrass, according to Interfarm UK.
New pocket guide helps livestock farmers choose the best varieties for their forage programme.
Livestock representatives from the UK farming unions met in London to discuss ongoing challenges facing the sheep industry.
Incidents of pleurisy in pigs is costing at least 75p per affected pig in processing costs alone, reveal the latest figures.
Cattle keepers are holding their position at the forefront of electronic reporting, suggest the latest figures from the Rural Payments Agency.