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Read the latest Dairy/Beef technical articles below, or click on the tabs above for specific species technical pages

Survey shows different strategies on vaccination
Published: 04/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Farmers trust vets’ advice - but don’t always take it.


Lameness takes its toll on welfare and profit
Published: 04/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Diagnosis of the cause of lameness is essential for giving the correct treatment and creating a successful prevention plan, says Farm Gate vet Mark Stott.


Focus on hygiene in fight against mastitis
Published: 04/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Diagnostics and good management are the weapons to help newly calved heifers, says Rachael Porter.


Plan turnout tactics to safeguard cattle health
Published: 02/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Dairy farmers will be looking forward to turnout, but need to minimise the risk of staggers and clostridial diseases. Farm Gate vet Mark Stott suggests tactics to follow.


Feeding – not just a numbers game
Published: 02/2016 in DAIRY/BEEF

Farmers need to think in terms of energy rather than volume –Rachael Porter finds out.


Measuring growth is key to healthy calf rearing
Published: 12/2015 in DAIRY/BEEF

Attention to detail will improve dairy herd efficiency, as Rachael Porter finds out.


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Latest News
East Yorkshire farm machinery importer launches disc mower - 26-05-2016

An East Yorkshire farm machinery importer has extended its range of Unia farm machinery with the launch of a new vertical folding disc mower.


Perfect blowfly conditions imminent as more cases reported - 24-05-2016

Balmy temperatures and wet spells in recent weeks are set to offer the ideal conditions for blowflies to thrive, as new cases of strike are reported across the country, including Devon, Hampshire, Sussex and Wales.


Derbyshire hosts celebration of British beef at the 2016 NBA Expo - 23-05-2016

Held at the Bakewell Agricultural Centre, and hosted by the National Beef Association (NBA), Beef Expo 2016 attracted in the region of 8,000 visitors for what had been hailed as a “Celebration of British Beef”.


Confidence being sapped from livestock sector due to low farm gate prices - 20-05-2016

The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors.


Vets welcome global joint working to defeat resistant superbugs - 19-05-2016

The global Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), commissioned by the UK government and chaired by Lord O’Neill, has published (19 May) its final report calling for incentives to develop antibiotics, improved diagnostics and vaccines, and country-specific targets for the reduction of antimicrobial use in livestock.


NOAH welcomes protection of antibiotics for animals and people - 19-05-2016

Today’s publication of ‘Tackling Drug Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations’, by Lord Jim O’Neill, is a global landmark in the fight to keep antibiotics effective for both animals and people, says NOAH, which represents the UK animal medicines sector.


LEAF calls on industry to support this year’s Open Farm Sunday, 5th June 2016 - 17-05-2016

Open Farm Sunday organiser, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is calling on the whole farming and food industry to support the hundreds of farmers who are opening their gates on the 5th June.


MEPs renew call for mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk - 13-05-2016

Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterate once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday.


Vets call for unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV - 13-05-2016

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) have re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage.


Arla incentivises more GM-free feed - 13-05-2016

Farmer-owned Arla has taken the decision to incentivise more farmers to convert to GM-free feed. The market is increasingly willing to pay a price premium and Arla is in a favourable position to capture this new opportunity.