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Category: British Farming

Scottish Cattle will all be EID tagged by 2020

The Farming Investment Fund - Farm Grants - Scottish Cattle

The current plan to have all Scottish cattle tagged with EID tags is to be announced at the Highland Show next week. The current strategy for the introduction of EID for Scottish cattle means that all newborn calves will require EID tagging by the 1st of January 2020. Discussions continue in regard to the roll out of the system throughout the rest of the UK and how to manage it.…

What is the Future of Food Production?

Guest post from Innovate UK. What does a growing population need? Environmentally sustainable, affordable, efficient food production! The world’s population is increasing every day, set to reach 10 billion by 2050. As a result, the way we currently produce our food is insufficient. We need to be able to do more with less! How can technology help us achieve this? How is the face of food production set to change? Here’s a closer look at the future of food.…

Kids and Cows – Farm Nursery Diversification

Farm day nursery - cows

Guest post by Carol Cooper who successfully diversified her farm into a children’s day nursery and now helps others do the same. We opened our Day Nursery in October 1997 and since then we have never looked back! The Nursery is situated in the village of Haxey near Doncaster, we were inspired to open the nursery as we had three young sons (triplets) and as working parents we knew the difficulty of finding excellent childcare.…

Beef Expo

Beef Expo

Beef Expo Date: 25 May 2018 Location: The NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Shrewsbury, Warwickshire The 2018 Beef Expo organised by The National Beef Association is to be held at Halls Shrewsbury Livestock Auction Centre this year on the 25th of May.…

Water shortages risk in England due to leaks and overuse

water shortages

Increasing pressure is being put on already overstretched water supplies from leaking pipes and domestic overuse of water. The wasted water resources as well as causing water shortages are also causing damage to rivers and wildlife, The Environment agency warns. Three billion litres of water a day in England are lost through leaking pipes.…

Orf virus in sheep

Orf - Sheep & Lambs

Orf is also known as Contagious Pustular Dermatitis, Contagious Ecthyma Orf is a highly contagious condition found in sheep and goats which is an eruptive skin condition, there have been cases reported of other ruminants and mammals with the orf infection as well.…

Poultry shed disinfection – Coccidiosis

Poultry shed - CocciSol

Poultry shed disinfection – coccidial oocysts – broiler / floor reared birds It is essential to undertake a thorough and rigorous poultry shed disinfection programme to eliminate viral bacteria and fungal disease-causing microorganisms. Diseased poultry risks economic loss not merely from the death of birds but also due to poor feed conversions and low weights. The financial burden from poultry deaths and poor production far outweighs the cost of implementing an effective poultry shed disinfection. The other benefit of poultry…

Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis - Sheep - Poultry - Cattle - Prevention and Treatment

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease causing an acute invasion and destruction of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa (microscopic, spore-forming single celled parasites that live and reproduce within an animal cell.) Coccidiosis spreads from animal to animal by ingestion of infected tissue or contact with infected faeces. Coccidiosis is a disease that can infect dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, dogs and cats. In horses, dogs and cats it is less frequently diagnosed…

Log Cabins for farm accommodation diversification

Log cabins

Agrismart are pleased to announce a partnership with Lancashire Log Cabins to support farm diversification projects. This is a very exciting opportunity to offer a solution for farmers looking at the opportunity of diversifying into farm accommodation for farm stays. Farm stay holiday lets are a popular choice for farmers, for one thing farmers prime asset is agricultural land in a scenic setting. The other thing that makes holiday accommodation as a farm diversification popular is that it provides an…