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Mon, 24 September 2018
Bluetongue virus has been identified in two cattle imported from France through Governments’ routine post-import testing regime. The disease was detected in animals brought in from an assembly centre in Central France, where bluetongue continues to slowly spread. Action is being taken to ensure the risk of spread of the disease is reduced, with movement restrictions at the affected...
Tue, 18 September 2018
It has been confirmed that On Friday the 14th of September African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected in tests carried out on wild boar in the south eastern part of Belgium - this constitutes a large jump westwards from where ASF has been circulating within the Eastern EU Member Countries since 2014. For further information please go the PVS website: ...
Mon, 10 September 2018
Wouldn’t it be great if more shoppers understood what Red Tractor does? Wouldn’t it be great if shoppers understood the lengths that Red Tractor farmers go to, to ensure their food and drink is traceable, safe and farmed with care? Well Red Tractor is going to tell millions of them! The first ever Red Tractor TV advert breaks on 12th September in the middle of Emmerdale. Find out more...
Mon, 13 August 2018
Please see the message below from the Defra Nitrates Directive Team regarding managing slurry in exceptional weather conditions when pollution risks are high. "We are aware of the difficult circumstances farmers around the country are facing during the ongoing dry weather. We have published guidance to help prevent agricultural pollution in exceptional weather. The focus of this is to...
Fri, 3 August 2018
The VMD has suspended products for food-producing animals that contain the excipient diethanolamine (DEA) - updated 1 August. More information and a full list can be found at

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