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22 September 2020
Mycoplasma bovis vaccine proves successful
Vaccinating calves against Mycoplasma bovis significantly reduces post-weaning mortality and antibiotic use, according to results from an independent farm-based trial....
15 September 2020
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit: Collaboration to Create Innovative Welfare Technologies with McDonald’s
Banks Baker, Manager of Animal Welfare and Agriculture with McDonald’s Supply Chain and Sustainability team, spoke Monday as part of a fireside chat about collaboration across the broiler supply chain regarding innovative animal welfare technologies...
14 September 2020
Parasite risk high in the UK after summer weather
Cattle farmers are being advised to get on top of parasites at housing to prevent any production losses, after a warm and wet summer, may have led to an increased risk of mixed worm burdens across the UK....
11 September 2020
New Zealand mulls changes to livestock exports by sea after ship capsizes
New Zealand has launched a review of its livestock exports by sea one week after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized off Japan....
UK extends badger cull to 11 new areas, angering activists
The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". ...
06 September 2020
Detect coccidiosis before it causes scour in autumn calves
Detecting and treating coccidiosis in beef calves before it causes scour can avoid damage to the gut and prevent ongoing impacts to performance, including reduced weaning weights....
05 September 2020
Grazing calculator launched to simplify rotational grazing
New tool encourages performance-focused grassland management and regenerative agriculture....
04 September 2020
Food security and support to local farming should be key priorities for EU's agriculture policy
The EU's Agriculture ministers should shore up local farming and food security while coronavirus risks are still high....
03 September 2020
Cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan’s coast
A ship carrying 43 crew and nearly 6,000 cattle from New Zealand to China has capsized after an engine failed in stormy weather in the East China Sea....
28 August 2020
Scottish vets try to gauge the prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis on farms
The study aims to find out the prevalence of Mycoplasma Bovis in Scottish dairy herds. ...
27 August 2020
Conservation Trust highlights the critical work UK farmers do to ensure biodiversity
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust urge policymakers to put working conservationists at the heart of the UK's conservation and greening policy. ...
25 August 2020
New UK polling data indicates that 75 percent welcome ban on lower-welfare food imports
The RSPCA has launched a petition urging the UK Government to keep its manifesto commitment regarding animal welfare as trade deals progress. ...
UK vets lobby to change the welfare of animals at slaughter
The comprehensive new policy authored by leading experts and vets have recommended over 65 ways to improve the welfare of animals at slaughter. ...
22 August 2020
Ten innovators take the digital stage to transform the livestock industry
The Virtual Animal AgTech Innovation Summit will be broadcast on 14 September 2020 from 2 pm BST. ...
21 August 2020
British vets call for "urgent clarity" on post-Brexit vet checks
The British Veterinary Association warns that the government's lack of preparation in Brexit negotiations could have a "significant impact" on the movement of animals. ...
18 August 2020
RSPCA launches petition to protect UK welfare standards amid free trade negotiations
The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards in the UK. ...
New study reveals the true cost of worms to UK cattle farmers
A study published in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine estimates that UK livestock farmers lose £270 million each year due to parasitic worm infections. ...
15 August 2020
University of Edinburgh hopes to develop trypanosomiasis test
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are developing new methods to tackle trypanosomiasis, a parasitic infection that kills millions of cattle each year....
12 August 2020
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
10 August 2020
Ireland makes payments on calf investment scheme
Agriculture Minister Calleary announces that payments have commenced under the Calf Investment Scheme....
07 August 2020
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable Do you ever wonder why sometimes one, lone cow stands munching grass on a hillside while her fellow cattle graze in groups below?...
03 August 2020
Ecological Control of Pasture Flies
Farmers that raise animals know that June is when flies start to be a nuisance, and by July, if a control program is not in place, production losses occur. The information from this pasture walk will help farmers put a fly control program into place....
Advancing animal welfare in Asia
A new centre promoting animal welfare standards internationally is to be established in China, thanks to a University of Queensland-led project....
29 July 2020
UK vets turn to behavioural science to curb bovine TB
A new report issued by the British Veterinary Association sets out a new approach to tackle bovine TB. ...
UK Government still sidelining animal welfare concerns in its trade policy
Key animal welfare groups like the RSPCA have lingering concerns over the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission....
28 July 2020
UK's Liz Truss officially launches Trade and Agriculture Commission
Members of key agriculture, animal health and environmental groups met in Whitehall to agree on the UK's priorities and timetable for a report on potential trade deals and food and animal welfare standards....
27 July 2020
Vets in Ethiopia remove 50 kg of plastic from cow’s stomach
After three hours of surgery, a team of six vets have removed 50 kg of plastic from a cow....
 
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