First cases of blowfly strike reported

Farmers urged to take preventative action Sheep farmers in the UK have reported the first blowfly strike cases of 2018. According to the Elanco Blowfly …

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Concern over ‘US-style’ farming in the UK

Footage and images reveal industrial-scale beef units New research suggests the UK is now home to nearly a dozen industrial-scale beef facilities, the largest of …

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Co-op bolsters welfare credentials by committing to 100 percent outdoor bred pork

The Co-op has announced it will sell all of its own-brand fresh pork from 100 percent outdoor pigs reared on RSPCA Assured farms. From July, …

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Gove outlines plans for farming post-Brexit

Defra secretary Michael Gove has shed light on future plans for the farming industry post-Brexit, in a speech at the Oxford Farming Conference. Mr Gove …

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CVO – work to be done on antimicrobial use

Latest UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance figures show antimicrobial use in food-producing animals has decreased. UK CVO Nigel Gibbens has urged small animal practitioners …

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