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Defra officials confirm Geronimo the alpaca put down

The alpaca was condemned after twice testing positive for bovine TB, but caught national attention as the owner engaged in a four-year legal battle to try to save the animal.

Questions over bTB test as protestors form human shield to save alpaca

Demonstrators are marching on Downing Street this afternoon, in a bid to save an alpaca sentenced to euthanasia after twice testing positive for bTB – a case that has unleashed questions over the impact of ‘priming’ before TB testing.

The subtle signs of laminitis – what to look for

Farmers Guide spoke with The British Horse Society to find out more about laminitis.

Student project has goat potential

A proposal for a goat meat co-operative in the north east of Scotland was the overall winning entry in an internal competition run by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in partnership with Converge.

Norfolk Farm Park helps “critical” rare cattle breed

Melsop Farm Park in Norfolk is working to preserve one of the UK’s rarest breeds of native cattle, having purchased two Albions which are expected to calve next year.

Farmer bids to become Scotland’s first producer of Buffalo Mozzarella

Fife Buffalo farmer and star of the BBC’s ‘This Farming Life’, Steve Mitchell, has reached an amazing £556,000 of his £800,000 buffalo mozzarella crowdfunding goal, with just under a fortnight to go until the target must be met.

Suffolk farmers launch rural goat experience

Suffolk couple Matt and Anna Reed, have launched a unique rural holiday experience at their new purpose-built farm in Bedfield, near Framlingham, Mid Suffolk.

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