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3:00pm Sunday 21st July 2013
10:57am Wednesday 17th July 2013
12,061 cattle were compulsorily slaughtered in Great Britain during January to April 2013 due to bovine TB, new figures published by Defra reveal. In England alone, 9,503 cattle were slaughtered due to the disease.
8:17am Monday 17th June 2013
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3:50pm Saturday 27th April 2013
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9:05am Tuesday 23rd April 2013
11:54am Monday 22nd April 2013
Growing urbanisation of the British countryside is threatening national food production, says the National Pig Association. It is particularly concerned that even planning applications for traditional part-time pig units are now meeting with opposition.
10:22am Monday 22nd April 2013
8:28am Monday 22nd April 2013
11:00am Thursday 11th April 2013
Organic food companies need to make a stand and refuse to use products from badger-cull farms, say a wildlife charity. The move could help boost the sector financially, while also acknowledging the animal welfare concerns of customers.
4:42pm Monday 8th April 2013
3:29pm Monday 8th April 2013
Cambridge scientists have linked two human cases of infection with the antibiotic– resistant superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to farms in Denmark. The results of the study suggest the MRSA bacteria was transmitted from the livestock to the farmers. The study also raises questions about whether cows could be a reservoir for new strains of MRSA.
9:00am Saturday 6th April 2013
Livestock farmers left to deal with large numbers of dead sheep and lambs following the cold snap believe the Government and the National Fallen Stock Company have neglected to enact the one measure which would make a real difference.
12:00am Saturday 6th April 2013
12:16pm Friday 5th April 2013
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9:25am Thursday 4th April 2013
9:09am Tuesday 2nd April 2013
1:00pm Friday 29th March 2013
10:00pm Wednesday 27th March 2013
Scientists have developed a new methodology to produce a vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). Because the vaccine is all synthetic, made up of tiny protein shells designed to trigger optimum immune response, it doesn’t rely on growing live infectious virus and is therefore much safer to produce.
9:19am Monday 25th March 2013
3:31pm Thursday 21st March 2013
Two men have been banned from keeping farm animals after failing to look after their goats. Michael Chester, 65, of Truro and William Rowland, 42, of Carharrack, appeared before Truro Magistrates Court.
11:41am Thursday 21st March 2013
12:04pm Wednesday 20th March 2013
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has estimated that pig farm incomes have fallen by around 50%, a third successive fall. Feed costs, which account for over half of the input costs on these farms, have continued to increase in 2012/13 as a result of higher cereal and soya prices.
1:00pm Saturday 16th March 2013
9:54am Friday 15th March 2013
11:34am Tuesday 12th March 2013
5:14pm Monday 11th March 2013
The Government's Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has warned that serious action must be taken to prevent antibiotic resistance in bacteria becoming a ‘catastrophic' threat to public health.
1:19pm Tuesday 5th March 2013
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11:33am Thursday 28th February 2013
1:25pm Wednesday 27th February 2013
12:49pm Tuesday 26th February 2013
9:45am Monday 25th February 2013
Compassion in World Farming is calling on the Irish Agriculture Minister to quit as President of the EU Agriculture Council, following the news that live cattle exports to Libya are resuming this week. The resumption coincides with Ireland’s Presidency of the EU.
8:46am Thursday 21st February 2013
12:41pm Wednesday 20th February 2013
12:33pm Wednesday 20th February 2013
10:45am Monday 11th February 2013
7:00am Wednesday 6th February 2013
The Executive Secretary of the Livestock Auctioneers Association said the recently introduced rule change on movements from TB restricted herds was causing some confusion in the cattle industry and needed to be made clear.
7:00am Sunday 3rd February 2013
English sheep producers are experiencing their biggest losses since 2006 at £26 per animal, latest EBLEX figures have revealed. Analysis of EBLEX costings data, which provides an update to figures released earlier this month by the NFU, shows that producers are losing an average of £26 for every lamb sold deadweight, due to a combination of low prices and rising costs.
6:09pm Thursday 24th January 2013
early a third of meat sales are driven by appearance of the product, according new research. The Shopping Decision Process for Meat report, commissioned by EBLEX to look at what influences shoppers, revealed supermarket shoppers spend most time in the meat and fresh produce aisles.
11:39am Wednesday 23rd January 2013
British pig farmers are challenging food manufacturers, retailers and caterers to give a public commitment that they are not selling illegally-produced meat from farms that are flouting new European welfare legislation outlawing the prolonged confinement of sows in individual cages, known as “stalls”.
10:19am Friday 18th January 2013
9:22am Wednesday 16th January 2013
1:13pm Friday 4th January 2013
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