Summer mastitis cases soar in cattle

August 31, 2019

Summer mastitis cases have rocketed this year after higher than average numbers of flies were reported, leading a beef cattle expert to highlight the importance of checking all cattle.


Research calls outbreak procedure into question

August 20, 2019

Banning the movement of livestock between farms and effectively shutting the countryside in the face of another foot-and-mouth (FMD) outbreak may not be the best approach, according to new research findings from Warwick University.


Scottish Government to host beef summit

August 3, 2019

A Scottish Government beef summit is to be chaired by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in the next few weeks, hard on the heels of this week’s NFU Scotland (NFUS) industry meeting in Inverurie.


‘Sustainability of beef production is at stake’

July 23, 2019

Farming leaders say the measures required to bring the UK beef industry “back from the brink” rely on supermarkets, meat processors and the food service sector stimulating demand and guaranteeing transparency by putting the country of origin on their labels.


M. Bovis vaccine trialled in north-east

July 17, 2019

A new US vaccine treatment against the highly damaging dairy and beef disease, Mycoplasma Bovis (M. Bovis), is being put through a series of UK farm trials under the supervision of north-east vet Graeme Fowlie.