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Arla farmers join forces to increase resilience and profitability

Arla farmers join forces to increase resilience and profitability

Over 300 farmers have signed to Arla’s new R500 programme designed to help future proof their farms and increase resilience to the impact of volatile milk prices. The programme, which has expanded due to the high levels of interest, has been created in a move to facilitate farmer to farmer support. The project is shaped […]

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announces new Avian Team

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announces new Avian Team

Over the past fifteen years Merial Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim’s avian and swine departments have produced a number of innovative vaccines for improved animal health. Following Boehringer Ingleheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health, this focus on disease prevention continues, and is reflected in the ongoing investment in research into new vaccines for the poultry […]

Live Animal Exports Ban would be ‘shortsighted’ says FUW

Live Animal Exports Ban would be ‘shortsighted’ says FUW

A ban on live animal exports would be ‘remarkably shortsighted’ given the uncertainty around a post-Brexit trade deal and agricultural tariffs, the Farmers’ Union of Wales has said. The UK and Welsh Governments yesterday (April 9) launched a call for evidence on a UK-wide ban on the export of live animals for overseas slaughter – […]

FUW raises concerns about Welsh fodder shortages

FUW raises concerns about Welsh fodder shortages

The Farmers’ Union of Wales says Irish fodder aid schemes highlight and add to concerns in Wales over the impact months of wet weather are having on fodder supplies and prices. Diminishing fodder supplies in the Republic of Ireland led the Irish Government to introduce a fodder transport subsidy scheme in January, with payments of […]

Sheep Shearers on their way to UK

Sheep Shearers on their way to UK

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) is delighted to announce that that shearers will be allowed to enter the UK this year, in a time-limited window, to provide a vital source of highly skilled and experienced staff for shearing contractors removing the wool of millions of sheep this summer. A special Home Office concession […]

HRH The Prince of Wales launches Farm Resilience Programme at Louth Livestock Market

HRH The Prince of Wales launches Farm Resilience Programme at Louth Livestock Market

Today (19th March) HRH The Prince of Wales attended Louth Livestock Market, to announce that Louth will be a new location for year three of The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, and meet with key stakeholders involved in saving the mart. HRH took the opportunity to announce that the Farm Resilience Programme, run by The Prince’s […]

Farmers ploughing funds into animal welfare in 2018

Farmers ploughing funds into animal welfare in 2018

New research reveals that UK farmers are planning to invest more in animal welfare than any other aspect of their farm business in 2018. This comes as McDonald’s UK unveils a half million-pound capital grant scheme to help dairy farmers deliver animal welfare initiatives. The latest Farm Forward Barometer – part of an ongoing programme […]

CHeCS farmers rewarded by Defra in new TB rules

CHeCS farmers rewarded by Defra in new TB rules

The role of CHeCS biosecurity measures in reducing the risk of a TB breakdown has been recognised in new Government rules, which will see participants in CHeCS TB herd accreditation programmes exempt from more frequent testing. The new Government rules, likely to be introduced in 2019 following a consultation last year, stipulate that herds in […]

Spain Golden Pig Awards 2017

Spain Golden Pig Awards 2017

Over 800 professionals from the pork producing industry attended the Award Ceremony of the XXIV Porc D’Or Awards for excellence in the city of Segovia. At this event, the Institute for Agri-Food Research and Technology (IRTA), organiser of the awards, together with the co-organiser Zoetis, presented 49 statuettes to a total of 38 pork producers […]

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