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More than 300 dairy farmers attended a meeting at Holsworthy, Devon, last night to protest against their share of milk prices. The meeting, organised by Farmers For Action, heard calls for milk processors and supermarkets to give a higher percentage of the retail price to producers.
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Organic food companies need to make a stand and refuse to use products from badger-cull farms, say a wildlife charity. The move could help boost the sector financially, while also acknowledging the animal welfare concerns of customers.
3:28pm Monday 8th April 2013
Cambridge scientists have linked two human cases of infection with the antibiotic–resistant superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to farms in Denmark. The results of the study suggest the MRSA bacteria was transmitted from the livestock to the farmers. The study also raises questions about whether cows could be a reservoir for new strains of MRSA.
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Staff at cattle breeding company, Dairy Daughters, have entered into the spirit of Red Nose Day this yeaer by selling cherry Bakewells at Sedgemoor Livestock Market and dressing for the occasion. They plan to continue to collect at today’s Lady Day Collective Sale (19 March) when donations from visitors will be gratefully received.
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Dairy farmers are being advised to take surplus stock to live auction markets to ensure the best possible prices. Meg Elliott, pedigree dairy auctioneer for Bagshaw’s and Leek Auctions, said prices for heifers, cows and calves have remained buoyant since 2012. “It’s worth remembering that if someone comes to your farm to buy stock then they are there for their benefit – not yours. So, unless you’re lucky, you won’t see the prices being realised at market in a private treaty deal.” She said taking stock to market required time and effort, but this would be rewarded in the current climate.
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SOMERSET Cheddar maker Cricketer Farm are the first South West organisation to voluntarily adopt the new “Dairy Industry Voluntary Code of Best Practice”, introduced by Dairy UK and the National Farmers Union.
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LEADING veterinarian Roger Blowey has addressed farmers at a meeting organised by Provita in Taunton on the growing challenge of hoof related problems on dairy farms and the ways by which farmers can get on top of this problem.
7:40am Thursday 10th January 2013
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The Dairy Fund is now open for applications from eligible projects that will deliver transformational change to multiple south west dairy farm businesses. Grants are available from £25,000 to circa £1million.
4:51pm Monday 17th December 2012
North Devon dairy farmers Martyn and Verlie Ann Hookway are off to the ancient city of Bruges in Belgium for a luxury weekend as winners of the Bekina Wellington boot competition held during the Livestock Event in Birmingham.
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Dairy farmers are reeling from the latest round of milk price cuts, particularly given their soaring costs of production. But before they queue up for retailers’ cost-plus style contracts, they must ensure the sums really add up, warns Mike Butler, partner at accountant Old Mill.
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