Monday, April 1, 2024
New centre in Inverness, UK to track spread of livestock diseases
Aiming to enhance monitoring and research on diseases potentially fatal to sheep and cattle, the Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre (Ravic), located in Inverness, UK, has commenced operations, putting scientists and businesses on a sing ...
Monday, January 8, 2024
UK university looks into livestock farms as possible sources of resistant infections in animals
The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom said livestock farms are being studied as potential sources of resistant infections in animals and humans.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Livestock surveillance system in Wales, UK advances after successful pilots
Welsh officials said that a national surveillance system for Welsh livestock farming showed promising results, bringing the development of a national livestock surveillance system one step closer, Vet Times reported.
Monday, September 4, 2023
New UK scheme aims to cut ammonia emissions from swine, livestock
Testing has commenced as part of the UK's PigProGrAm scheme, which seeks to mitigate the environmental impact of ammonia emissions originating from livestock, following the installation of ammonia-harvesting technology on a commercial pig f ...
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
University of Liverpool leads pioneering research projects to combat UK livestock disease
To combat the formidable challenges posed by livestock diseases to the UK farming and agricultural sectors, the University of Liverpool has secured over GBP 1.4 million (~US$1.7 million; GBP 1 = US$1.27) in government funding for three inno ...
Friday, August 4, 2023
UK livestock sector receives US$11.4 million funding for endemic disease research
The UK livestock sector is set to benefit from GBP 9 million (~US$11.4 million; GBP 1 = US$1.27) in UK government funding, allocated to 14 research projects aimed at addressing endemic diseases, Farmers Weekly reported.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Scotland, UK farmers in favour of shifting away from livestock farming, according to survey
A survey conducted by agriculture transition group Stockfree Farming asked 51 farmers from across Scotland, the United Kingdom, a series of questions over a 12-month period between 2021 and 2022 about their willingness to shift to more plan ...
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
England, UK livestock farms cause significant pollution to rivers, government figures found
Livestock farms in England, the United Kingdom, polluted rivers 300 times last year, causing 20 major incidents, according to the latest government figures.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Livestock health in Northern Ireland, UK, in danger if no changes to protocol
Livestock health and welfare in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, will suffer without changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol, the UK animal health sector warned on November 25.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Germany provides second aid package for livestock farmers affected by war in Ukraine
Germany's Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has launched a second aid package for farmers and livestock farmers in sectors that are particularly suffering from the consequences of the war in Ukraine.
Monday, September 19, 2022
UK project to provide livestock farmers with automated surveillance service
The Defra and Innovation UK funded FarmSense project is now underway, which will provide farmers in the United Kingdom with an automated surveillance service to remotely monitor their livestock.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Roslin: Stakeholder study seeks to map future of UK livestock
Researchers are to work with stakeholders in UK livestock to seek consensus on the sector's increasingly contested role in the economy, against a backdrop of climate change targets, the Roslin Institute said.
Monday, February 28, 2022
UK reveals new plans to provide support for livestock farmers
The United Kingdom has set out plans for government-funded vet visits, grants for animal welfare improvements and health and welfare priorities for the country's swine industry.
Thursday, February 10, 2022
AHDB finds UK consumers concerned over humane treatment of livestock
A new study by the UK Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Blue Marble Trust has found that a majority of UK consumers are concerned over the humane treatment of livestock in farms, joining environmental, increasing ene ...
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Independent analysis urges review of UK government's proposal concerning gene-edited livestock
The UK government is mulling proposals to allow the commercial development of gene-edited livestock in England.

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