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Labelling plans will only confuse shoppers – claim

November 14, 2018

Calls to introduce new meat and dairy product labels which include a description of how the items were produced has drawn a sharp warning from the National Pig Association (NPA) that it would confuse and mislead consumers.

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Up biosecurity to cut antimicrobials

November 10, 2018

Taking simple steps to improve biosecurity and welfare on pig farms can significantly reduce the amount of antimicrobials farmers have to administer, say scientists.

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Harestone bull comes top

November 10, 2018

The supreme champion at the Salers Cattle Society’s show and sale at Castle Douglas made the joint top price of 9,000gns.

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Call for rural crime to be year-round focus

November 9, 2018

Increasing levels of criminality in the countryside have prompted the farmers’ union in England to call on Police and Crime Commissioners to make tackling rural crime a strategic objective all year round.

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Tracks replace tyres in next generation

October 27, 2018

Tracks in place of tyres have become an established option on large tractors and also combine harvesters as a means of spreading the load over a larger soil surface area, and now the concept has been applied to self-propelled forage harvesters.

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Towering mounds of cereals processed by the silvery Tay

October 27, 2018

Giant jack-up rigs, towering cruise ships and the huge vessels that support the North Sea oil and gas industry dominate the Port of Dundee skyline, but at the port’s traditional heart is a quiet agricultural operation that handles more than 250,000 tonnes of produce every year.

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