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No magic bullet for improving lamb production, FUW farm visit told

No magic bullet for improving lamb production, FUW farm visit told
No magic bullet for improving lamb production, FUW farm visit told
Improving the efficiency of lamb production was the main topic of discussion during a Farmers’ Union of Wales-organised visit to independent sheep con...
10-12-2013 11:32 AM | Animal Health, Finance, Husbandry News, News, Poultry,
Sci-Tech Laboratories acquired by Cawood Scientific
Sci-Tech Laboratories is the latest company to become part of the Cawood Scientific Group, joining the well-known analytical businesses, NRM Laborator...
FUW conference embraces technology and research
Advances in technology and research to show how they can help run a business effectively and make life easier for those working in agriculture will be...
EU identifies 'serious defects' in French GM rat study
The European Union's food safety watchdog has identified 'serious defects' in the research undertaken by French scientists who said rats fed on a GM d...
Climate change poses malaria risks
There were about 216 million cases of malaria and an estimated 655,000 deaths in 2010, according to the World Malaria Report 2011. Malaria mortalit...
New research launched into neglected cattle diseases
Four European academic research groups, together with Pfizer Animal Health, have forged a new research consortium to combat uterine disease - a proble...
JSR launch ’Faster Finishing’ Boar
Pig and Poultry Fair 2012 will see the launch of a keenly anticipated new Sireline, the ’faster finishing’ JSR Geneconverter 800m Boar, by...
Bee health a top priority, says crop protection boss
Rejecting calls for a ban on certain insecticidal seed treatments, the crop protection industry has moved to highlight the regulatory controls and ste...
Inspectors deployed at ports for first time in decades
RSPCA inspectors were at a UK port today for the first time in more than a decade to check the welfare of hundreds of calves and sheep being shipped a...
RSPCA pledges zero tolerance to welfare breaches at ports
The RSPCA’s new chief executive, Thanet Council and Compassion in World Farming have all pledged zero tolerance to breaches of animal welfare or...
New pig welfare standards ’must be enforced’
New rules for the pig industry are intended to create a more-even set of welfare standards across Europe and stop some farmers - such as those in Brit...
Organisations attack Welsh stance on badger cull
Veterinary associations, the CLA and the NFU have expressed enormous disappointment at the backwards step being taken by the Welsh Government, which h...
New vet meds scheme makes online buying safer for farmers
Farmers can have more confidence in buying livestock medicines online after NFU lobbying resulted in the launch of a new accreditation scheme for vet ...
Minister bans movement of battery eggs
Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, James Paice MP, has confirmed that eggs being produced in barren battery cages across the EU, and egg prod...
Risk-based regulation 'right direction' for farming
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports Defra’s response to the Farming Regulation Task Force aimed at reducing the burden of red tape...
Enforcement essential to EU welfare success - Vets
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has broadly welcomed the European Commission’s new Animal Welfare Strategy but urges the Commission to ...
20-01-2012 10:28 AM | Husbandry News, Produce, Finance, News
Market Report - 20/01/2012
GRAIN MARKETS - Jonathan Lane, Trading Manager WHEAT The Canadian wheat board sees smaller 2012/13 global wheat crop at 677mln/t, and the outlook ...
Small Wind Turbines Information Revolution: Owners Can Now Manage Turbines from the Pub
World leading Small Wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind today launched a revolution for turbine owners: the ability to monitor production from home, i...
High performance chemical container wash nozzle
Britain’s leading manufacturer of specialist spraying accessories and equipment will launch a unique chemical container rinsing nozzle at the LA...
Hypro EU reveals unique spray nozzle at LAMMA 2011
The GuardianAIR Twin air inclusion nozzle being launched at LAMMA 2011 is a new concept in crop spraying nozzle design that produces two low-drift spr...
18-11-2010 12:40 PM | Veterinary News, Husbandry News, NFU, News
Potential amendments to EU bluetongue directive
Farmers in the UK will potentially be able to protect their livestock from Bluetongue using preventive vaccination within a Bluetongue free area for t...
16-11-2010 12:01 PM | Veterinary News, Husbandry News, News
UK farmers need to act now on liver fluke
The National Disease Information Service (NADIS) has warned of the risk of liver fluke disease in parts of the UK and recommended farmers take action ...
NBA urges response to controlling TB in badgers
The National Beef Association is urging its members, and everyone else keen to call a halt to TB spread in England in the badger population, to respon...
Research reports on bovine tb in badgers published
Research reports related to the control of bovine tuberculosis in badgers have been made public today. Defra has made public supporting data behin...
03-11-2010 10:41 AM | Veterinary News, Husbandry News, News, Sheep
Pharmacist holds egg count to tackle worm issue
Pharmacists and vets in the Welsh border counties have been working together by holding a series of Worm Egg Count Clinics to help farmers identify wh...
27-10-2010 10:23 AM | Husbandry News, Husbandry Advice, News
Scientists develop severity calculator for PMWS
Scientists at the Royal Veterinary College, contributing to a £11.5m in total BBSRC funded programme to tackle some of the most harmful and widespread...
Putting record straight on TB vaccination - NFU
NFU Cymru is using this year’s Welsh Dairy Event to put the record straight and dispel some of the myths and misinformation about the role vacci...
18-10-2010 11:49 AM | Veterinary News, Husbandry News, Poultry, News
Duck egg link to salmonella
An outbreak of salmonella in England and Northern Ireland, which has affected more than 60 people and resulted in one death, is being linked to duck e...
Experts in rumen health to meet in Germany
Some of the world’s leading experts in rumen health will be gathering in Hannover, Germany in November to take part in the Modern Animal Product...
EC recognizes problems of animal cloning
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the proposed temporary ban of the use of cloning of animals for food use detailed in the leaked draft report of DG SANC...
NFU meets to discuss badger cull plans
NFU members are to be given the opportunity to air their views on the proposed badger cull as a consultation on the issue gets underway. NFU Presi...
Scottish minister supports snaring guide
Scottish Minister for Environment Roseanna Cunningham will be attending the launch of the latest practitioners’ guide to snaring in Scotland on ...
TB eradication must be 'science led' - MP
CLA President William Worsley said: "I am very impressed by the Government’s brave decision to tackle this appalling disease head on. For too lo...
CLA welcomes government action on TB
CLA President William Worsley said: "I am very impressed by the Government’s brave decision to tackle this appalling disease head on. For too lo...
New measures to control bovine TB in badgers
Proposals for additional measures to help control bovine tuberculosis in cattle were published for public consultation today by Agriculture Minister J...
IBR educational campaign launched
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) has become a barrier to herd productivity on many farms, but a new educational campaign from vet practices aim...
Kestrel decline not farmers' fault - CLA
The CLA expressed disappointment that the RSPB has partly blamed a sharp decline in kestrel numbers in recent years on "intensive farming". The RSP...
Deadline due warns animal medicine body
"The clock is ticking on the current CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training period for qualified animal health advisors, known as SQP...
10-02-2009 06:44 AM | Veterinary News, Husbandry News, Cattle, News
Rise in number of cases of Salmonella reported
Producers gearing up for spring calving should be aware of reports of a rise in the number of cases of Salmonella Dublin, which can be linked to abort...
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21-10-2014 02:34 AM
New badger culls are a 'miserable failure' as target missed
The pilot badger culls in Gloucestershire have 'failed to achieve even the minimum number of badgers...
21-10-2014 02:35 AM
Badger cull poll: Nine out of ten want culling to end
Results from a new poll on the controversial badger cull show that nine out of ten people who expres...
17-10-2014 03:57 AM
Farmers have their say on dairy crisis as prices show slight rise
"We need to keep it up and we need to intensify the protests, if we are to stop any further price cu...
17-10-2014 09:52 AM
Dairy Council attacks Daily Express article on cancer
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17-10-2014 09:18 AM
UK wheat plantings up 20%
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