Tesco trials methane-reducing feed supplement for dairy cows

Tesco has announced its partnership with a Cheshire-based farm to trial a methane-reducing feed supplement for dairy cows. 

Is your farm offering five-star accommodation for flies?

Did you know that the lifecycle of a fly is dependent on temperature, and farms offer the ideal five-star accommodation for breeding flies?

Ancient wild goat from Northumberland added to rare breeds watchlist

A wild herd of Cheviot goats from Northumberland has been added to a watch list of rare breeds. 

“Absolutely devastating”: Farmer forced to sell herd after contract terminated

A dairy farmer in Derbyshire is one of over a dozen smaller family farms who have been told their contracts with Müller are being terminated.

Latest report calls 2023/23 a ‘mixed year’ for UK dairy farms 

The last 12 months were full of unprecedented challenges for the dairy sector, the latest Kingshay Dairy Costings Focus Report revealed. 

Welsh farmer broke record after shearing 791 sheep in 9 hours 

A 25-year-old Welsh farmer has set a new British record after successfully shearing 791 sheep across nine hours. 

Sudden rise in temperatures prompts fly risk warning for sheep 

A sudden increase in temperatures and continued localised rain mean farmers must be vigilant for fly issues in sheep and take steps to prevent significant production losses from occurring, Zoetis experts warn. 

Poultry farmer fined over £50k for faking salmonella test results

A poultry farmer from Somerset has been ordered to pay over £50,000 for falsifying salmonella testing certificates for chickens and eggs before they went into the food chain. 

North Yorkshire family-run farm sells milk and dairy products through vending machines

A family-run farm in North Yorkshire has launched its latest business project, vending machines that offer milk and dairy products to local customers. 

Waiting to treat flystrike leads to major performance impacts, expert warns 

After a spell of warm weather, farmers are reminded that waiting to treat flystrike rather than preventing it can result in up to 16% of lambs struck, with some flocks experiencing mortality rates of 7.5% among struck animals. 

‘Significant step’: Long-awaited dairy contract legislation introduced

After more than a decade of campaigning by the NFU and other UK farming unions and calling out unfair practices in the dairy supply chain, new legislation on dairy contracts has come into force. 

126 sheep including 80 lambs stolen from Nottinghamshire farm 

126 sheep have been stolen from a farmland in Nottinghamshire. 

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