Saturday, August 24, 2019

Watch out for surge of head flies as autumn beckons

August 8, 2019 by  
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Farmers are warned to look out for the annual emergence of head flies on cattle at pasture – linked with the transmission of summer mastitis in dairy cows and heifers.

Thousands expected to attend sixth flagship annual event

August 8, 2019 by  
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Final touches are being put in place for UK Dairy Day – the annual one-day event for the dairy industry held at the International Centre in Telford, Shropshire.

Limagrain launches new rape kale hybrid variety

August 8, 2019 by  
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A new rape kale hybrid brassica launched by Limagrain UK can be sown after cereals in July or August, says the breeder.

Crimping cereals kills blackgrass seeds, say ADAS researchers

August 8, 2019 by  
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Livestock farmers with a blackgrass problem could benefit by crimping cereals – which researchers say kills problem seeds ensiled within the crop.

Industry’s plan to increase pork exports to Asia

July 2, 2019 by  
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British pork was showcased at China’s most important meat trade exhibition – as the industry looks to build on record levels of exports in 2018.

Latest results show further reduction in antibiotics

July 2, 2019 by  
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Pig industry leaders have welcomed figures showing that the sector has reduced its antibiotic usage for the third year running.

Sheep ‘wrongly blamed’ for climate change

July 2, 2019 by  
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Industry leaders have hit back after two reports appeared to suggest that sheep production and red meat consumption are contributors to climate change.

£230m boost as China says yes to British beef

July 2, 2019 by  
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British beef could be served on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year, following a ground-breaking agreement between Beijing and the UK.

Silage and nutrition experts help producers reduce waste

June 3, 2019 by  
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Livestock producers are being encouraged to focus on silage clamp consolidation and sealing to preserve better quality forage and reduce feed waste.

£1.4m promotion to get lamb back on plates

June 3, 2019 by  
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A £1.4 million marketing campaign is to be launched as the industry seeks to get lamb back on British plates.

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