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Farmers & growers are urged to get their planning applications in as soon as possible as fees are set to increase by 20% in July 2017

Posted 29/03/2017


The government are set to increase planning fees by 20% in July, an unwelcome move for many farmers due to the considerable fees they already pay. For example agricultural buildings are based on floor spaces and already have fees which vary from £80 - £250,000.

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Failure to secure the right Brexit trade could be damaging to Welsh agriculture

Posted 24/03/2017


On Monday 20th March National farmers union Cymru president Stephen James and head of policy Dylan Morgan presented evidence to MPs as part of an enquiry for the Welsh Affairs Committee discussing the effect of Brexit on agriculture in Wales.

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Lidl UK is the latest retailer to back the British Farming charter

Posted 21/03/2017


This week Lidl UK joined fellow retailers Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Aldi and The Co-operative in the commitment to support UK farming in stocking British products. Joining the British charter requires all retailers to clearly label British food using either a British flag or the Red Tractor logo.

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Livestock Live at the European Association of Livestock Markets AGM and Annual Conference 2015

Posted 12/05/2015


Livestock Live had a successful showing at the European Association of Livestock Markets AGM and Annual Conference 2015.

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Ayshire Dunlop cheese gains protected status from government

Posted 31/03/2015


Ayshire Dunlop cheese gains protected status from government, putting it in the company of other protected foods such as the beloved Melton Mowbray pork pie.

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Dairy Crest Sale Temporarily Stalled

Posted 23/03/2015


The proposed sale of Dairy Crest's dairy operations to rival Mueller UK & Ireland has been temporarily stalled after the European Commission referred it to the UK Competition & Markets Authority.

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Farmers to get boost from the budget

Posted 19/03/2015


Farmers are set to get a boost from the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the last budget before this year's General Election.

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Are your tractors and trailers ready for the changes?

Posted 11/03/2015


New regulations for tractors and trailers and speeds associated with their use came into force this week.

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Good News Ahead for Dairy Farmers

Posted 23/02/2015


There may be some good news ahead for dairy farmers in the UK, if reports from the continent are to be believed.

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First Milk Suppliers Need To Examine Their Businesses Carefully

Posted 20/01/2015


As the First Milk crisis goes on, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is urging First Milk members to examine their businesses carefully to ensure they survive the crisis.

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First Milk Security Urged

Posted 15/01/2015


As the First Milk crisis deepens, the National Farmers Union is urging for greater communication with its suppliers.

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Milk Prices To Remain Unchanged At Muller

Posted 07/01/2015


Dairy farmers in the UK are set to benefit from Muller's decision to hold milk prices

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Dairy Price Cuts Set For New Year

Posted 29/12/2014


Arla is set to cut prices from January 1st, in a move which is set to affect thousands of dairy farmers in the UK.

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Labelling Changes Ahead

Posted 22/12/2014


Labelling changes for meat might be coming, according to a recent report published in the Daily Telegraph.

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Livestock Live Set to Transform Livestock Market With Free To Use Auction Platform

Posted 11/12/2014


The livestock market is set to be transformed by a free to use online auction platform which will enable livestock marts and individual users to make substantial savings when trading livestock.

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How will the Autumn Statement Affect You?

Posted 04/12/2014


The National Farmers Union (NFU) has issued a statement in response to the Autumn Statement that was recently delivered by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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New initiative aims to tackle agricultural crime in the UK

Posted 27/11/2014


A new initiative aims to tackle the problem of agricultural crime in the UK.

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Beef inspections set to pave the way for US exports

Posted 21/11/2014


A series of mock inspections have been carried out at UK meat processing plants to help assess the USDA needs required for US beef exports.

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Livestock the main event at Borderway Agri Expo 2014

Posted 03/11/2014


Livestock was the main event at this year's Borderway Agri Expo, held at Carlisle on Friday 31st October.

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What does the future hold for Scotland's dairy industry?

Posted 31/10/2014


November's AgriScot event will aim to answer the question "What does the future hold for Scotland's dairy industry?"

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Health and safety needs to be a priority in farming, urges agricultural organisations

Posted 30/10/2014


Health and safety needs to be a priority in farming, urges agricultural organisations.

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NFU takes aim at 2015 budget

Posted 28/10/2014


The NFU takes aim at the 2015 budget with a letter written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Can understanding animal psychology make you a better farm worker?

Posted 24/10/2014


A new workshop aimed to give farm workers a better understanding of animal psychology.

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All eyes on China at this year's EBLEX conference

Posted 22/10/2014


All eyes on China at this year's EBLEX conference at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

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2014 NFU Cymru Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award Winner Announced

Posted 17/10/2014


The winner of this year's NFU Cymru Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award has been announced.

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Turkey set to be the next major market for dairy farmers

Posted 16/10/2014


Turkey set to be the next major market for dairy farmers, according to a new report.

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Introducing the latest alternative to the lawnmower: cows

Posted 15/10/2014


Cows are set to be introduced to a Worcestershire reed bed to help preserve local flora and fauna.

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USA tops list of the world's biggest meat consumers

Posted 10/10/2014


USA tops the list of the world's biggest meat consumers.

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Beef Shorthorn boost for farmers

Posted 09/10/2014


The supermarket chain Morrisons is looking for more Beef Shorthorn as demand increases for its Traditional Beef Scheme.

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Beef sector to get boost from Dovea Genetics' new facility

Posted 07/10/2014


Irish farmers are set to get a boost from Dovea Genetics' new bull stud facility.

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Farmers set to benefit from the Dutch market

Posted 06/10/2014


UK farmers are set to benefit from increased opportunities in the Dutch market.

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NFU launches its manifesto

Posted 02/10/2014


With the 2015 General Election already on everyone's minds, the National Farming Union (NFU) has launched its manifesto.

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New bovine TB rules starting this October in England and Wales

Posted 01/10/2014


Farmers in England and Wales will have to comply with new rules to help tackle the spread of bovine TB.

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Are you NFU Cymru's livestock champion?

Posted 30/09/2014


NFU Cymru launches new award to find Wales' livestock champion.

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BVA's Hargreaves take on the controversial bovine TB issue

Posted 29/09/2014


Robin Hargreaves, the outgoing British Veterinary Association (BVA) president, said he was proud the BVA didn't take a 'populist line' when it came to badger culls.

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Livestock Live enjoys a successful showing at the 2014 National Ploughing Championships

Posted 26/09/2014


Livestock Live enjoyed a successful showing at the 2014 national Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois, Ireland.

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Is gutworm affecting your business?

Posted 25/09/2014


Gutworm could be affecting dairy farmers to the tune of £314m a year.

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Cattle return again to Devon heathland

Posted 24/09/2014


Cattle return once more to a heathland in south Devon.

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Irish farmers to get finance boost

Posted 22/09/2014


Irish farmers are set to benefit from the Bank of Ireland's further expansion into the agricultural sector.

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Can trees improve cattle's wellbeing?

Posted 18/09/2014


Trees might improve the wellbeing of cattle, according to a recent seminar held by the Woodland Trust and Harper Adams University.

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Historic breeds the star of the show at The National Show and Sale of Traditional Native Breeds

Posted 17/09/2014


Historic local breeds were the star of this year's The National Show and Sale of Traditional Native Breeds.

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Award winning bolus aims to revolutionise cattle health

Posted 16/09/2014


A revolutionary bolus aims to change the way illnesses are monitored in dairy cattle.

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Farmers need to be aware of changes to Bovine TB rules

Posted 15/09/2014


Farmers need to be aware of upcoming changes to rules concerning Bovine TB

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New planning guidance for solar energy published to help farmers

Posted 12/09/2014


New planning guidelines for solar energy have been published to help farmers use them in more space-efficient ways.

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New parliamentary group aims to improve the dairy industry

Posted 10/09/2014


A new parliamentary group has been formed to improve the dairy industry.

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Can sensors improve cattle health?

Posted 09/09/2014


A new research project aims to explore new ways of using sensors to improve cows' health

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Livestock set to shine at this year's Royal County of Berkshire Show

Posted 08/09/2014


With record numbers of livestock, this year's Royal County of Berkshire Show is set to be a major hit.

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EBLEX Quality Standard Mark celebrating 10 years

Posted 04/09/2014


EBLEX Quality Standard Mark, an assurance scheme for British beef and lamb, is celebrating 10 successful years.

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Livestock draws in the crowds at this year's Holsworthy Show

Posted 03/09/2014


Livestock helps to attract visitors at the 2014 Holsworthy and Stratton Agricultural Show

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Livestock bringing out the best at this year's Ballingeary Show

Posted 01/09/2014


Despite hiccups with the weather, livestock proved to be the star of this year's Ballingeary Show.

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Farm minister says badger culls are essential to help tackle bovine TB

Posted 29/08/2014


George Eustice, the UK's Farm minister, says badger culls are an essential step in preventing the spread of bovine TB.

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Cattle TB Vaccine Trials Not Until 2015

Posted 27/08/2014


Trials of a promising cattle TB vaccine pushed back to 2015

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Malton livestock market to get new home

Posted 26/08/2014


Malton's historic livestock market to get a brand new home.

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New feeder aims to prevent badgers accessing mineral licks

Posted 22/08/2014


New feeder may help stop badgers accessing mineral licks, preventing the spread of bTB.

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Do Chinese lanterns pose a threat to livestock?

Posted 21/08/2014


There have been renewed calls to ban Chinese lanterns (also known as sky lanterns) after concerns were raised.

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Preparations for the 85th Limerick Show in full swing

Posted 20/08/2014


Preparations for the 85th Limerick Show are underway.

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Livestock Live proud to be exhibiting at the 2014 National Ploughing Championships in Ireland

Posted 19/08/2014


Livestock Live proud to be exhibiting at the 2014 National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois, Ireland.

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Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Simon Coveney, visits Livestock Live’s Tullamore Show stand

Posted 18/08/2014


Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Simon Coveney, visits Livestock Live’s Tullamore Show stand.

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Should the non-stun slaughter of livestock be ended?

Posted 13/08/2014


Letters sent to the Welsh National Assembly and Scottish Parliament prompt further debate on the subject of non-stun slaughter methods.

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Livestock Live featured on RTÉ

Posted 07/08/2014


Livestock Live featured on RTÉ Radio 1 business news this morning.

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Childcare pressure leading to more accidents in summer

Posted 06/08/2014


Increased childcare pressure leading to more farm accidents.

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Inaugural national pedigree calf show to be held at English Winter Fair

Posted 05/08/2014


New national pedigree calf show launching in November.

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Do you own a champion cow?

Posted 04/08/2014


Deadline looming for this year's Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow Competition

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Livestock Live featured on Business & Leadership

Posted 01/08/2014


Livestock Live featured on Irish business website Business & Leadership.

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Red Tractor aiming for the most successful Red Tractor Week yet

Posted 31/07/2014


Farm assurance scheme, Red Tractor, aiming to make this year's Red Tractor Week the most successful yet.

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Livestock the main attraction at Ryedale

Posted 30/07/2014


Livestock was a big hit at the 2014 Ryedale Show.

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French beef market hit by weak economy

Posted 29/07/2014


France's weak economy hits beef prices.

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Is ragwort still a threat to livestock?

Posted 28/07/2014


A UK charity questions whether ragwort still poses a threat to livestock and other animals.

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Welsh farming industry facing crisis over beef prices

Posted 25/07/2014


Welsh farming industry facing potential crisis over falling beef prices.

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Eleri Lloyd named Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2014

Posted 24/07/2014


Eleri Lloyd wins Wales Woman Farmer of the Year 2014.

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Supplier boost from Dairygold price hold

Posted 23/07/2014


Irish dairy suppliers get a boost from Dairygold's decision to hold June prices.

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UK’s top suckler herd award launched

Posted 22/07/2014


The Beef Shorthorn Society and Morrison's launch 2014 Sucker Herd of the Year.

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Farmers to get boost from new buy local initiative

Posted 21/07/2014


Farmers to get boost from Prime Minister's buy local pledge.

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Livestock the star of the show at Stranraer

Posted 18/07/2014


Livestock will be the star of the show at this year's Stranraer Show on July 30th.

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George the Farmer to get children interested in farming

Posted 17/07/2014


A new cartoon character aims to get children interested in farming.

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Increased risk of summer mastitis

Posted 16/07/2014


Farmers need to be vigilant of an increased risk of summer mastitis.

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Safety first: July 21st is Ireland’s National Farm Safety Awareness Day

Posted 15/07/2014


July 21st is the IFA's National Farm Safety Awareness Day in the Republic of Ireland.

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Farms can actually be good for your health

Posted 14/07/2014


Growing up on a farm can help prevent irritable bowel diseases.

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Livestock Live sponsoring Tullamore Show

Posted 11/07/2014


Livestock Live sponsoring this year's Tullamore show on August 10th at the Butterfield Estate, Blueball, Tullamore, Ireland.

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Livestock Live launches new trading feature

Posted 10/07/2014


Livestock Live launches non livestock auctions for users to trade items such as animal feed and straw.

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Dowling Report recommendations need to be implemented by beef processors

Posted 09/07/2014


Dowling Report recommendations need to be fully taken on board by beef processors in the Republic of Ireland.

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Farm assist claims drop

Posted 08/07/2014


Farm assist claims in the Republic of Ireland fall.

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UK gets first national model for bovine TB

Posted 07/07/2014


Researchers at University of Warwick create nationwide model to track the spread of bovine TB.

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Fertility management software aims to revolutionise livestock breeding

Posted 04/07/2014


Livestock breeding has been brought into the twenty first century thanks to some pioneering software.

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Livestock Live enjoying great presence at Livestock Event 2014

Posted 03/07/2014


Livestock Live experiencing great response from agricultural industry at Livestock Event 2014.

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Antibiotic resistance a global problem

Posted 02/07/2014


A global solution is needed to tackle the increasing number of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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Farming at risk of labour shortage

Posted 01/07/2014


More young people need to get into farming according to a new report from the Commons' food, environment and rural affairs committee.

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Excellent progress made with Ireland’s BVD eradication strategy

Posted 30/06/2014


Irish farmers are making great strides with BVD eradication strategy.

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Growth strategy promises a brighter future for dairy farmers

Posted 27/06/2014


Dairy farmers need to evaluate their practices to benefit from a strategy to clear the dairy trade deficit by 2025.

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Beef industry set to take aim at farmgate price crash

Posted 26/06/2014


A new summit aims to tackle the farmgate price crash affecting the beef industry.

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Will the UK run out of Agricultural land by 2030?

Posted 25/06/2014


A recent report released has advised the UK could run out of agricultural land by 2030.

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Dairy cow heat stress - Is your farm ready for this summers heat?

Posted 24/06/2014


The summer is now upon us with record temperatures due to hit the British Isle in the coming weeks. Dairy farmers need to be alert to the sign of heat stress in their cows.

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£10m Broadband role out revealed

Posted 23/06/2014


The UK government has now revealed the winners of a £10m super fast broadband layout to some of the UK's most rural areas.

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UK Aberdeen Angus calves to be DNA tested

Posted 20/06/2014


Aberdeen Angus farmers will be required to DNA test every calf from this month. The society is now looking to add more integrity to the food chain and protect the brand.

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MPs urge Defra to protect farmland from flooding

Posted 19/06/2014


Mps have recently warned government to maintain flood defences and watercourses to ensure our farmland is better protected.

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Experts join for the worlds TB Conference

Posted 18/06/2014


The worlds experts joined together in Wales on Monday for the four day conference on bovine TB.

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Wales' EID is intending on a zero tolerance - could this be more fines for farmers??

Posted 16/06/2014


Welsh sheep farmers are going to be at risk of cross compliance fines from an intended zero tolerance within Wales regarding electronic sheep movement reporting.

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Changes to EU subsidies - Supporting Scottish farmers

Posted 13/06/2014


A package of changes to the Common Agricultural Policy will support Scottish farmers and improve the way EU payments are distributed, according to the Scottish government

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TB disease at a 10 year low - Tougher control measures still proposed

Posted 12/06/2014


Despite the bovine disease being at a 10 year low Defra has proposed tougher controls to curb the bovine TB.

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UK and Ireland farm leaders are to unite over beef crisis

Posted 11/06/2014


The five leaders of the UK and Ireland farming unions have agreed to tackle the beef price crisis together at a meeting in London.

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Livestock Live - Exhibiting at the Livestock Event 2014 - Birmingham NEC Stand BM-186 on the 2nd & 3rd July 2014

Posted 11/06/2014


Come and see us at the Birmingham NEC arena on the 2nd and 3rd of July at the UK's largest Livestock Trade Event.

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Flood fund deadline extension is called for Somerset level victims

Posted 10/06/2014


A body that represents Somerset's landowners has called for the extension of a deadline for flood-affected farmers to apply for government money

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Find Livestock Live in Farmers Weekly

Posted 10/06/2014


Livestock Live will now appear in Farmers Weekly - our media campaign has begun

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The UK is to look to Switzerland to increase organic productions

Posted 09/06/2014


The UK government can learn lessons from other European countries in how it stalls the declining number of organic producers.

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Irish meat processors oppose beef contracts

Posted 06/06/2014


Ireland's beef processors are questioning the main aspect of the Beef Activation Review Group's report. The report recommends that contracts between farmers and factories are established.

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Livestock Live signed “Viastar Cattle Exporters”

Posted 05/06/2014


Livestock Live signed “Viastar Cattle Exporters” who are one of Europe’s leading buyers of Livestock

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Mineral analysis is required on fields hit by last autumns floods

Posted 05/06/2014


All the Livestock farmers who were hit by floods last autumn are now being urged to have a full mineral analysis of their grazing grass.

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Farmers create blockade at Dairy Crest over milk price cuts

Posted 03/06/2014


Yesterday around 30 farmers blockaded a milk processing plant in Derbyshire over the cuts to Farmgate milk prices.

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UK: Devon's rain ruined county show cancellation to cost £500,000

Posted 02/06/2014


The organizers of the Devon County Show have now confirmed the total cost of cancelling the rain-hit event will amount to around £500,000

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Strong demand for Irish lambs

Posted 27/05/2014


Time has now run out for the Hogget trade this week in Ireland as meat processors change over to spring lambs. With limited supplies, base quotes are holding firm and started €5.90/kg on Thursday.

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Russia battles a fresh outbreak of foot and mouth

Posted 27/05/2014


Some 10,000 pigs are due to be culled after a fresh outbreak of foot and mouth has been discovered in one of their main production regions.

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European farmers must adapt to climate change

Posted 26/05/2014


A new study from Stanford University, California finds that due to an average 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit of warming expected by 2040, yields of wheat and barley across Europe will drop more than 20 percent. The latest IPCC report, published in March, showed we are now locked into a path of climate change, and that changes are already having an impact on agriculture in some global regions.

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Great turn out for the UK's Beef Expo show

Posted 26/05/2014


Thousands of visitors were treated to the cream of North East farming at a major UK showcase, held in Northumberland.

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The Environment Agency are defending the slow start to dredging

Posted 22/05/2014


Dredging is needed to be sped up if the work is going to make any impact for this winters predictions. The somerset levels are still at the same risk until the work is completed. Farmers have doubts its going to be completed in time.

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Farms in Bosnia-Herzegovina & Serbia hit by severe floods

Posted 21/05/2014


Severe flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia in recent days has brought “serious consequences” for farming as well as fatalities and widespread damage, with the EU providing aid.

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A truck carrying 6,200 hens crashes on the M62

Posted 16/05/2014


A transporter lorry carrying 6,200 hens crashed on the M62 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Two people are injured at the Balmoral Show by rampaging cattle

Posted 16/05/2014


It has been confirmed that two people have been taken to hospital after a heifer went on the rampage at the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland.

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EU Seeks young farmers advice

Posted 15/05/2014


The EU Commission has launched a study which it hopes will inform the policy makers on how to best support Europe's young farmers.

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ABP has announced partnership with genetics company

Posted 15/05/2014


ABP food group is known as one of the largest beef processors in Europe and Genus, there a leading global animal genetics company and have announced the partnership.

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Farmers urged to be cautious of TB when buying cattle

Posted 14/05/2014


The farmers of Wales are being advised to consider potential bovine TB risk the animals could pose before purchasing them.

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Beef Expo 2014: Ready for record breaking year

Posted 13/05/2014


This year the National Beef Association organised Beef Expo is returning to Northumberland, in an event which will bring together the cream of pedigree and commercial animals from breed associations, the prestigious National Spring Spectacular Show, farm tours, demonstrations and commercial trade stands.

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Veterinary inspections from Russia in Ireland this week

Posted 13/05/2014


Government veterinary inspectors from Russia are due to visit Ireland's main meat exporters this week, closely accompanied by the Department of Agriculture.

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New records set with 55,000gns bull at Carlisle

Posted 12/05/2014


A brand new record price for export was set on Saturday in Carlisle. Aultside Hulk went under the hammer for 55,000gns.

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Scottish processors meet with farmers on current beef prices

Posted 12/05/2014


It has been confirmed that Scottish farm leaders will meet with meat processors and work together on a strategy to deal with the price pressures in the industry.

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The US Drought could halve the wheat harvest

Posted 12/05/2014


The Wheat growers in south-west Oklahoma expect to harvest less than half a normal with fodders stocks also running out because of the drought on record.

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Press Release: Farmers become on-line stock traders.

Posted 09/05/2014


Livestock Live (LSL) launched last week and is the first on-line trading platform for buying and selling livestock, this new concept brings the farming industry and animal sales into a new era. Livestock Live has already secured an agreement from one of the world’s leading livestock exporters with a commitment to using Livestock Live trading platform to buy and sell over 200,000 animals per year.

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Imported sheep meat speculation is causing concern

Posted 08/05/2014


There are worries that prices may be pulled by UK lamb at a key moment in the season

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Fears over Danish Swine Fever eases

Posted 08/05/2014


Its confirmed one of Europe's largest pig processors survived a major scare last week after its plant was closed for 2 days.

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Disease is set to lead to pork shortages

Posted 08/05/2014


Pork shortages are going to be a major concern over the coming months due to the spread of PEDv

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Balmoral warm up for Sheep Shearers

Posted 08/05/2014


The world sheep shearing and wool handling championships are taking place in the middle of may, many of the competitors will be warming up their skills at the Balmoral Show

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New calls for clear Halal meat labelling

Posted 08/05/2014


The British Veterinary Association has revised calls for compulsory labeling of all meat that is killed through halal and kosher slaughter.

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Fresh TB outbreak in Gloucestershire

Posted 08/05/2014


A farmer has spoken about his devastation when 3 of his cattle and his breeding bull had to be shot when bovine TB was confirmed on a routine check.

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Sainsbury's confirms profits of 5.3%

Posted 07/05/2014


This morning Sainsbury's have confirmed annual profits of 5.3% despite competition from low cost competitors

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USA - How did cattle prices get so high?

Posted 07/05/2014


Beef producers are seeing record high prices for their cattle, but how did this happen?

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War-ravaged Syria may face worst wheat harvest in 40 years

Posted 07/05/2014


War and drought have crippled Syria's wheat crop, with some experts now forecasting output of the staple food could fall to around a third of pre-war levels, and possibly even below 1 million metric tons ( 1 metric ton = 1.1023 tons) for the first time in 40 years.

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Livestock Theft up by 140%

Posted 06/05/2014


In comparison to 2013 Livestock theft is up by almost 140%, costing the industry and estimated €0.75 Million. FBD becomes Ireland's first insurer cover theft of Livestock.

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Farmer donates surplus crop to a food charity

Posted 06/05/2014


A Lincolnshire leek grower has teamed up with food waste campaigners to harvest surplus crops and donate them to local charities.

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Vet group launches petition to ban non-stunned meat

Posted 06/05/2014


The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched a petition calling for a ban on the religious slaughter of animals without stunning

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Farmer sickened by gruesome sheep attacks

Posted 06/05/2014


A sheep farmer is heartbroken after more than 20 sheep were mauled to death by loose dogs on a farm in Hertfordshire.

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Insects could replace soya as animal feed protein

Posted 06/05/2014


Insects could replace soya as a cheap and secure source of pig and poultry feed on farms across Europe, scientists claim.

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Phase two of grants scheme opens for flood hit farmers

Posted 06/05/2014


Farmers who were affected by the recent winter floods can now apply for grants of up to £35,000 to help get them back into business.

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Viastar Cattle Exporters - signed with Livestock Live

Posted 06/05/2014


One of Europe's leading Livestock Exporters are now on board with Livestock-Live

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New Spanish Minister for Agriculture and the Enviroment

Posted 01/05/2014


Isabel Garcia Tejerina has previously worked in both private and public sectors

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May grazing management is crucial

Posted 01/05/2014


Good grazing management during May will improve sward performance for the rest of the season.

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Beef price anger spills into the UK

Posted 01/05/2014


Farmer anger towards beef prices is not only to be found here in Ireland – UK farmers are also incensed over recent figures which show a widening of the gap between farm gate price and retail price.

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Call for legislation to force retailers to display the amount they pay to farmers

Posted 01/05/2014


Calls have been made by An Taisce proposal to require Ireland’s five largest retailers to display the amount they pay to farmers for certain foods – the ‘Primary Produce Amount’ – alongside the sales price.

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New Zealand lamb export value up 11%, Europe remains main market

Posted 01/05/2014


The value of lamb exports from New Zealand in the first six months of the 2013-’14 export season (October-March) rose by 11%, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Beef Trade: Ireland and England showing signs of recovery

Posted 30/04/2014


The beef trade improved slightly during the week for certain categories of cattle with strong supplies still evident. In most of our key export markets, demand is showing signs of some recovery as we approach the Summer.

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French farmers invade the Louvre with a heard of SHEEP in protest over the EU Subsidies

Posted 30/04/2014


A flock of sheep could be seen gathering under the pyramid yesterday before fully invading the gallery as farmers protested against the reforms to the EU’s agricultural policy. Officials confirmed no arrests were made and all art work is fine!

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Scottish Independence – Farmers give their views

Posted 30/04/2014


Two Scottish farmers who sit on opposites sides of the independence debate talk about their hopes and fears for the future

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Farmers face an extra €150.00 vet bill

Posted 30/04/2014


Farmers are to face a bill of around €150 euro’s on individual livestock as a result of new animal health legislation.

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Farming vote key to European election bid

Posted 30/04/2014


The latest Irish Independent/Millward Brown poll shows that the battles for the final seats in both the Ireland Midlands and North West and Ireland South constituencies could go down to the wire and farmers will have an important say in the final outcome.

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Ireland: Beef Genomics Scheme

Posted 29/04/2014


The first Irish 27,000 tags for the Beef Genomics Scheme have been sent out to farms in recent days and postage will continue early this week.

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Suspected BSE case in Brazil

Posted 29/04/2014


A suspected case of BSE is being reported in Brazil, according to reports from news agencies.

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English beef and sheep farmers optimistic about industry prospects

Posted 28/04/2014


After a tough couple of years, confidence in the future prospects of the English beef and lamb sector is rising, with 56 per cent of farmers planning to invest in their businesses this year, according to a recent survey by EBLEX.

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Market: Ireland, €3,500 for top Gigginstown bull

Posted 23/04/2014


The top price paid for one of Gigginstown’s bulls on Easter Saturday was €3,500.

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Market: Irish Beef trade unchanged

Posted 21/04/2014


The Irish beef trade continues to remain similar to previous weeks as strong supplies continues to influence the trade. This is according to Bord Bia’s latest market update.

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Chinese market to drive strong global beef demand – Rabobank

Posted 20/04/2014


Market fundamentals remain very positive for the global beef industry, according to Rabobank’s most recent beef report.

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Beef summit: Step in the right direction, but money talks

Posted 18/04/2014


Today’s beef summit in Dublin Castle seems to have been a positive affair. Not quite a love in, but after the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, hosted farming organisations and meat factories, Teagasc, Bord Bia, the ICBF, ICOS and Animal Health Ireland all seem to have left in positive spirits.

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European beef prices drop by 5% as costs rise – Copa-Cogeca

Posted 17/04/2014


European farm organisation, Copa-Cogeca, is warning of tough times ahead for the beef industry.

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ICSA slam 'wild west' beef sector

Posted 16/04/2014


Greater controls over the "rapacious profiteering" of processors must be the main focus of this week's meeting of beef industry stakeholders, the ICSA has insisted.

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Vets take tough line on tackling bovine TB

Posted 12/04/2014


Cattle farmers must take a tougher approach to controlling bovine TB or the disease will continue to spread to new areas, a panel of vets has warned.

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Red Tape Cut Without Fall in Farm Standards

Posted 10/04/2014


UK - Recent cuts to red tape and bureaucracy have made farming easier and at no cost to food production standards, the government has announced this week.

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Dairy farmer in despair over new TB outbreak

Posted 09/04/2014


A devastated dairy farmer in Dorset is facing the prospect of losing nearly a quarter of his closed dairy herd after it was struck down with TB.

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How to Feed to Improve Body Condition Score

Posted 02/04/2014


New Zealand farmers are being urged to strike the right balance between fat and thin cows and warned of the 40 day period when dry cows do not gain body condition

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Cattle scab: Northern Ireland farmers urged to be vigilant

Posted 24/03/2014


Northern Ireland farmers are being warned to be vigilant following the discovery of a case of cattle scab in Scotland.

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China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

Posted 14/01/2014


The cloning methods may not be novel - but the application of mass production is.

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