Negotiations help movements of cattle to Orange Markets

Producers can now benefit from easier access to competitive Approved TB Dedicated Sales platforms for cattle from Approved Finishing Units (AFUs), following lengthy negotiations between the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association (LAA), Defra and the Animal & Plant Health Agency and their vets.

£21m funding set to give dairy industry a boost

A digital dairy project aiming to create 600 new jobs in South-West Scotland and Cumbria has been awarded more than £21 million of funding.

£1.85m of cattle traded on Breedr in just four months

Breedr, the free herd management app for farmers, has traded more than £1.85m worth of cattle since launching its trading platform just four months ago.

Farmers offered advice on tanker driver shortages

The NFU and the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) have teamed up to issue advice for members about the problems caused by a lack of labour in the food supply chain.

Mastitis: How to implement an effective hygiene programme

Evans Vanodine provides advice on pre- and post-milking protocols, as well as products and other measures that can help to prevent and manage mastitis on farm.

Farmers raise over £1,000 by getting Bulls Out for Cancer

Beef and dairy farmers are raising money for testicular cancer, whilst improving herd genetics, as part of a campaign by Breedr.

Farming minister’s response on labour survey offers hope

RABDF says there is fresh hope the government may consider helping the dairy sector recruit more workers after a response to its Labour Survey.

World-first trials launch for bTB vaccine and skin test

Clinical field trials of a world-leading BCG vaccine and DIVA skin test have been launched on a cattle farm in Hertfordshire.

Dairy herd health and fertility see big gains over the past year

The latest Kingshay Dairy Costings Focus report shows marked improvements in health and fertility, as well as encouraging trends in production and financial performance.

High early-June temperatures enough to upset conception rates, data shows

A network of temperature and humidity monitors, installed by Cargill in cow sheds across the UK this summer, has recorded heat stress conditions in all regions in the first two weeks of June and highlighted levels that could affect cow fertility and milk production.

Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning, farmers warned

As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning.

Watchdog says meat adverts ‘unlikely to mislead the public’, after vegan complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled in favour of the AHDB after complaints from vegan groups about its ‘We Are Balanced’ campaign.

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