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Welsh Black takes top prize in photo competition

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has chosen its winning photograph for the 2024 charity calendar, and what a beautiful choice it is.

New strain of bluetongue prompts emergency meetings

Farmers urged to beware when buying animals in, especially from Europe, as there is increasing concern about the spread of BTV-3 and its proximity to the UK.

Home-breeding excellence for winners at Dairy Show

A passion for home-breeding paid off for exhibitors at the Dairy Show, with several of the championship winners coming from long and beloved family bloodlines.

Award-winning Cumbrian dairy farmer becomes RABDF chairman

Award-winning dairy farmer Robert Craig from Cumbria has been appointed as chairman of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), taking over from Devon dairy farmer Di Wastenage.

AHDB confirms three new additions to strategic dairy farm programme

AHDB has announced the launch of three new strategic dairy farms as part of its networking programme promoting farmer-to-farmer learning and knowledge exchange.

Farmers advised to plan ahead for winter parasite control

Dairy and beef farmers are being advised to plan parasite control before housing to avoid costly losses, with recent warm and wet weather exposing cattle to high worm and fluke challenges.

smaXtec water intake monitor scoops Royal Dairy Innovation Award

With its unique water intake monitor, designed to optimise milk production, health system manufacturer smaXtec was selected as the winner of this year’s Royal Dairy Innovation Award, presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on Monday 11th September.

Minette Batters scoops dairy award for “passionate advocacy”

NFU president Minette won the Dairy UK Award this month, for raising the profile of a wide range of agricultural issues with government and the media.

Pre-calving supplement offers nutrition boost as forage quality declines

Beef and dairy farmers preparing for the autumn calving season will likely need to support their cows with additional supplementation to make up for a decline in forage quality, according to Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco.

Latest SenseHub update offers lifetime herd monitoring and enhanced milk analysis

The new version of cow monitoring software SenseHub Dairy from MSD Animal Health now exclusively offers lifetime herd monitoring in addition to next-level insights into behavioural patterns, milking trends and milk quality.

Bovine TB: New general licence hailed a “win-win” for farmers

Defra and the Welsh Government have introduced a general licence to cover the movement of TB restricted cattle to an AFU or slaughterhouse.

Thriving orange markets provide a valuable lifeline to dairy farmers

TB-restricted or orange markets have been increasing in numbers and popularity, providing farmers with TB-affected herds a vital avenue to get a fair price for their dairy-bred calves, thereby supporting the aims and priorities of the GB Dairy Calf Strategy.

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