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Farms are being urged not to overlook the effect of rising temperatures on livestock and to take precautionary measures against heat stress after the Met Office issued its first ever extreme heat warning.
Gaining a louder voice and better connections and making the organisation ‘fit for the future’ have been the key achievements for outgoing British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) president Isla Roebuck
Making herd health planning an active process between vet and farmer rather than a tick box exercise can be rewarding for farmers and vets. Kiera Schubert at Torch Farm Vets, Barnstaple, offers some tips.
A new cattle grading system, The Good Beef Index, is looking to reward producers on production, eating and environmental quality factors. Hannah Park spoke to businesses development manager Ed Nancekivell to find out more.
THE Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) is questioning the science and evidence behind Defra’s decision to no longer allow cattle from Assured Finishing Units (AFUs) to be sold at Dedicated Red Markets in the low risk are
THE seven-year-old stock bull, Ampertaine Jackpot, led the trade at £20,000 at the dispersal of the Inland Pasture herd of commercial breeding cattle on behalf of Simon and June Cadzow, Berwick upon Tweed.
Charolais was the breed of choice for Mike and Margaret Atkinson when they started their Mowbraypark herd more than 30 years ago and it is a decision which has paid off for both their pedigree and commercial herds. Angela Cal