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New bovine proficiency test launched

New bovine proficiency test launched

By Aidan Fortune

Concerns over hormone misuse in beef cattle has led to the introduction of new proficiency tests from Fapas, the proficiency testing arm of Fera.

Batters: 'If unfair practices are found to pervade this market then they must be dealt with.'

Beef prices reach crisis point

By Michelle Perrett

The National Farmers Union (NFU) and NFU Cymru have said that low beef prices are putting pressure on farmers and the situation is reaching crisis point.

New abattoir to create 80 jobs

New abattoir to create 80 jobs

By Aidan Fortune

Australian family-owned pastoral business Angus Pastoral Company is to build its own on-farm boutique abattoir, creating more than 80 new jobs. Construction is expected to take approximately 13 months.

Government expects ASF to hit the UK within a year

Government expects ASF to hit the UK within a year

By Aidan Fortune

The UK pig industry has called for more action to prevent African Swine Fever (ASF) entering the country, following an admission by government that it expects an outbreak within the next 12 months.