African swine fever vaccine protects 100 per cent of trial pigs

Scientists from the Pirbright Institute say they are one step closer to finding a vaccine for African swine fever, as a recent trial found all immunised pigs were protected from severe disease.

Dock control after silage cuts

Spraying docks with an effective translocated herbicide two to three weeks after taking a silage cut will give very good control, according to Corteva Agriscience, as dock plants will all be the same size and have fresh healthy leaves when treated.

Cautious welcome for Global Tariff announcement

Farming groups have welcomed the news that the government will maintain tariffs on agriculture products, but warn that food imports must be produced to the same standards required of UK farmers.

Agriculture students competed to create the best grassland plot

Agriculture students at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) were challenged to be the ‘best in grass’ in a competition sponsored by fertiliser company Yara.

AHDB hosts first in a series of export webinars

Meat exporters will have the opportunity to learn about the impact of coronavirus on global trade during the first in a series of export webinars starting next month.

Farmer left “fuming” after walkers leave gate open

Well-known Welsh farmer and TV presenter Gareth Wyn Jones has said he was left “fuming” after walkers left a gate open on his farm, allowing sheep to escape.

Government must focus on future food security, warns NBA

National Beef Association (NBA) sends open letter to George Eustice MP after amendments to the Agricultural Bill to protect UK standards were not adopted.

Deosan launches new environmentally friendly lameness product

Deosan HH+ is the latest product to join the Deosan range and aims to effectively target lameness, an issue that is currently costing the dairy industry more than 1p per litre of milk produced on the farm, according to AHDB.

Farmers urged ‘not to panic’ amid feed supply concerns

Farmers are being reassured that feed supply chains are fulfilling demands, with options available to meet nutrient requirements, amid concerns over access to raw materials and price hikes. 

Blowfly risk rises to ‘medium’ in some regions

The risk of blowfly strike has now risen to ‘medium’ in parts of southern and central England, according to real-time updates produced by Elanco and the National Animal Disease Information Service (Nadis).

The farmers taking on new business ventures

As farmers battle a set of unique and complex challenges, the trend for branching out into new revenue streams, outside of traditional farming, is becoming increasingly important.

Time to remain vigilant for fluke despite COVID-19

Last winter may have seen a relatively low incidence of fluke across the UK, but there are still individual farms reporting problems with chronic fluke in sheep warn SCOPS/COWS experts.

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