The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has urged farmers to remain vigilant for bluetongue virus after the disease was successfully picked up in two cattle imported from France through our routine post-import testing regime.
This year’s Women in Dairy conference will see its speaker line up share their views and tips on how to break the barriers posed by the industry in order to have both successful and profitable careers and businesses.
Earlier this year Defra Secretary Michael Gove announced a new livestock traceability service. Industry stakeholders have been involved with the development of this service, which is overseen by the Livestock Information Programme (LIP), through a partnership called the Traceability Design User Group (TDUG).
A business course set up by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers offering individuals involved in dairying the opportunity to progress within the industry has seen many of its delegates successfully go on to do so after completing its sessions. The Entrepreneurs in Dairying course focuses on business efficiency and the key factors involved with working and running a dairy farm and also provides delegates with the opportunity to network and meet new contacts.
The 2017 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup winners—the Norman family from Herefordshire—report on the latest news from The Leen and highlight the key points that came out of a group meeting on the unit which focused on the importance of rearing productive herd replacements.