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Free farm tests for Campylobacter

THE Food Standards Agency (FSA) has made funding available so that broiler farmers can now test for Campylobacter on their farms for free. Testing is an important part of better understanding the status of...

Evans heads Norway lamb trade mission

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans last month led a trade mission to Norway to promote Welsh Lamb. The delegation, which included Hybu Cig Cymru officials, travelled to Oslo to meet trade representatives,...

Welsh Lamb Club expands membership

FIVE more top chefs were granted membership of Hybu Cig Cymru’s exclusive Welsh Lamb Club last month. The “elite” chefs are dedicated to serving only the very best lamb available and have a constellation...

Limousin sales rose by £1m last year

GROSS sales of pedigree Limousin cattle, sold at official British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) auction sales in 2014, increased by almost £1 million (£943,813) to £6,644,543. During 2014, 17 collective sales were held at...

Exciting sale at Dolgellau

THE Welsh Black Cattle Society’s winter show and sale at Dolgellau – sponsored by Farmers Guardian and Tithebarn – saw a packed sale ring buzzing with a good atmosphere. Bulls were judged by Alwyn...

Recognising sheep scab

SHEEP scab is caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis; cattle are not affected. Mites are most commonly transmitted by direct contact with infested sheep, but can survive off the sheep for 17 days and...