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Puppy farmer jailed after breeding and selling 'extremely ill' tiny dogs that needed 'urgent medical attention'

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Puppy farmer jailed after breeding and selling 'extremely ill' tiny dogs that needed 'urgent medical attention'


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Bizarre EU rules could see gardeners forced to weed their gardens by hands

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Poultry producers import hatching eggs from Europe | The

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Farm incomes may halve after Brexit, says report

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Scottish young farmers' hay bale art finalists revealed

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'Keep NI farmers,' says Ulster Farmer's Union

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And on that farm he had some solar panels…Farmers milk green energy

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'Get off my land': Crazy footage shows farmer using quad bike to confront hunt protesters
The farmer, dressed in green overalls, is recorded driving a quad bike up to three men and shouting at them to "get off my land". He is then filmed jumping off the bike before pushing one of the group into a ditch before turning on the other two protesters. As the men walk backwards along the track, the man continues to drive towards them with his quad bike, shouting: "You are on private property, I can do what I want   Read More ...
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Puppy farmer jailed after breeding and selling 'extremely ill' tiny dogs that needed 'urgent medical attention'
A woman was jailed for fraud after illegally importing animals from puppy farms and selling them to people who believed they were bred at her home. Helen Moorey, aged 55 years, preyed on animal lovers by advertising and selling "home bred" Border Collie puppies that she said had been vet checked, de-flead and wormed. An investigation by Thames Valley Police and the RSCPA was launched after the people who bought the cute puppies from Moorey found that they would often be extremely ill and needed urgent medical care   Read More ...
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Bizarre EU rules could see gardeners forced to weed their gardens by hands
Green-fingered Brits could soon be forced to weed their entire gardens by HAND if Brussels bureaucrats ban a chemical found in the biggest selling weed-killers, it has emerged. For more than 40 years glyphosate has been the key component of weed-killers such as Round-Up, enabling keen gardeners to eradicate menaces such as knotweed, hogweed, bindweed and black grass. But environmental activists Greenpeace and a string of anti-pesticide socialist MEPs want it banned despite it being certified as safe by numerous chemical and food safety agencies   Read More ...
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Donohoe ready to row back on stamp duty for farm sales
But after holding talks with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed on Friday, Mr Donohoe is to introduce exemptions for farm families. Under the original proposals announced on Budget day, the new 6pc rate of tax will not apply to inter-family sales if the seller is 67 years or younger. Government sources last night confirmed that this threshold would be increased or even removed entirely   Read More ...
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Bird flu pours new misery on Dutch poultry farmers
THE HAGUE: Dutch poultry farmers, already left reeling by a contaminated egg scandal, were in a new flap Friday (Oct 13) over an outbreak of bird flu with thousands of hens to be destroyed. "An outbreak of a variant of H5 bird flu has been detected in a poultry farm in Zeeland province," Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said. All 42,000 egg-laying hens in the southern Netherlands farm will have to be culled "to stop the disease spreading" in accordance with European regulations, he added in a statement   Read More ...
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Septoria - Scourge of UK Cereal Yields - Bears Down on NZ
Scourge of UK cereal yields bears down on New Zealand. Getting on top of Septoria resistance in cereals. Nelson, New Zealand, 12 October 2017 – ADAMA New Zealand Ltd., subsidiary of world leading crop protection company ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, introduces Phoenix® and Bolide® to combat increasing Septoria tritici (speckled leaf blotch) resistance in cereals. Septoria is acknowledged to be the number one yield-robbing threat in wheat   Read More ...
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U.S. and Britain begin dialogue on post-Brexit farm deal
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met with British politicians on Thursday as the two countries eye the potential for increased farm trade once Britain leaves the European Union. Perdue talked to members of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (EFRA) in the House of Commons and is due to meet his British counterpart Michael Gove on Friday   Read More ...
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US and Britain begin dialogue on post-Brexit farm deal
LONDON: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met with British politicians on Thursday as the two countries eye the potential for increased farm trade once Britain leaves the European Union. Perdue talked to members of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (EFRA) in the House of Commons and is due to meet his British counterpart Michael Gove on Friday. "Britain is still part of the EU and we have to be respectful of that relationship but that doesn't preclude the fact we can begin the conversations on what would be in our best interests as two sovereign nations to pursue going forward," Perdue told reporters after the meeting   Read More ...
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Poultry producers import hatching eggs from Europe | The
Lovemore Zigara Midlands Bureau. POULTRY producers could be forced to import hatching eggs from Europe on the back of local and regional shortages that were triggered by the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus commonly known as bird flu. Gweru-based chicken producer, Fairhill Chickens is already feeling the pinch and is making efforts to source hatchery eggs from Europe broke out in the region, particularly South Africa, in the recent months   Read More ...
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EU Testing Committees Prohibit Export of Moroccan Poultry Products
MOROCCO - Following their audit of the veterinary services provided by the National Office for the Sanitary Safety of Food Products (ONSSA), European Union testing committees have decided to not permit Moroccan operators to export poultry products to the EU market, reports the Moroccan daily l’Economiste. According to Morocco World News, at the end of two audits carried out in March and September 2017, the EU inspection commission drafted a number of unpleasant conclusions regarding the ONSSA’s health control systems   Read More ...
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Poultry Producers Import Hatching Eggs from Europe
ZIMBABWE - Poultry producers could be forced to import hatching eggs from Europe on the back of local and regional shortages that were triggered by the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus commonly known as bird flu. The Herald reports that Gweru-based chicken producer, Fairhill Chickens is already feeling the pinch and is making efforts to source hatchery eggs from Europe broke out in the region, particularly South Africa, in the recent months   Read More ...
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Sheep carcass seized after man found butchering it in 'back-shed'
Wicklow SPCA recently seized a sheep carcass after question marks were raised as to whether it had been killed humanely or not.   Read More ...
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Four outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu in Italy this month
ROME (Reuters) - There have been four outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu in farms in central and northern Italy since the start of the month and about 865,000 chickens, ducks and turkeys will be culled, officials said on Wednesday. The biggest outbreak was at a large egg producing farm in the province of Ferrara. The outbreak was confirmed on Oct   Read More ...
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Farm incomes may halve after Brexit, says report
The profitability of the average UK farm could fall by as much as half after Brexit, new research suggests. The report, by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), says the "worst-case scenario" would cut average farm profits from £38,000 a year to just £15,000. The analysis tries to model the effects of cheaper imported food, reduced subsidies and more expensive labour   Read More ...
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Robots Top Agenda at Annual French Livestock Show
FRANCE - SPACE is a huge French livestock show held annually each September in Rennes, Brittany. This year, it attracted a record nearly 150,000 visitors, Stuart Lumb reports. Each year the organisers highlight an area of interest to farmers and part of one of the halls is set aside for demonstrations and talks. The focus this year, courtesy of SPACE and the Brittany Chambers of Agriculture, was Robotics for Farmers   Read More ...
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Sixth-generation Walsh farm scoops top dairy award 2017 for Tipperary - Independent.ie
A sixth-generation Tipperary dairy farm has come out on top as the overall national winner in this year’s hotly-contested NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. Dairy is thriving in Ireland right now and there were also celebrations around the country as farms, assessed by an expert judging panel over the past 12 months, received national and category awards for the fantastic quality of their milk   Read More ...
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Scottish young farmers' hay bale art finalists revealed
The six finalists have been revealed for a national hay bale art competition. More than 50 entries were received for the event run by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs. The finalist clubs are Thornhill Young Farmers (Dumfries and Galloway district), West Renfrewshire Young Farmers (Clyde and Central), Crossroads Young Farmers (Ayrshire), Vale of Alford JAC (West Aberdeenshire) Strathearn JAC and Bankfoot JAC (both Perthshire)   Read More ...
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The Irish Farmer Calendar is back - and it doesn't disappoint
Swapping gruelling farm work for a photoshoot, the men have done their best to give supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid a run for their money. These snaps are from the latest Irish Farmer Calendar, which is now in its 9th year. The product has gone down a storm with the public, topping the Irish calendar charts in 2015 and 2016, beating offerings from A-listers including One Direction and Taylor Swift   Read More ...
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Gardai appeal for information as 20 gates stolen from farms
Gardai are appealing to anyone with information or who may have noticed anything suspicious to contact Gardai in Portlaoise on 057 8674100. The thefts occurred in the same week as a tidy towns display plough was ripped out of its setting in neighbouring Co Offaly. The plough, which had been used to decorate a green space at Moores Cross in Walsh Island for the past ten years, was taken on Tuesday night   Read More ...
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Antimicrobial Use in Danish Animals Continues Downward Trend
DENMARK - The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2016 from Statens Serum Institut as well as the National Veterinary Institute and the National Food Institute, which are both departments under the Technical University of Denmark. In 2016, the total antimicrobial consumption (in kilos) by Danish animals was approximately 5 per cent lower than the previous year   Read More ...
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“It’s like meditation” The Keane family share their ingredients for success as dairy farmers
Fertile soil means it is an oasis in the midlands, green and lush, perfect for grass-based production dairy farming. Father and son team, Padraig and John live a life that relies on the perfectly balanced climate of Ireland. A temperate climate with plentiful rainfall means Ireland is naturally suited for sustainable dairy farming. “The one thing that we are guaranteed is that the rain will come,” Padraig muses   Read More ...
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EU Report Finds Brazil Unable to Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously misled the EU Commission, and cannot guarantee European consumers that meat products exported to the EU have been produced in accordance with EU requirements. Mr Healy said this latest EU report completely undermines any credibility to the arguments being made in the Mercosur trade negotiations that Brazil will ever meet EU production standards on beef and other meat imports   Read More ...
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Morocco Seeking to Export Poultry to EU
MOROCCO - A team of experts from the European Commission (EC) have audited the veterinary services provided by the National Office for the Sanitary Safety of Food Products (ONSSA) to determine whether to allow Moroccan operators to export poultry and fish products to the EU, the office announced on 30 September. Poultry meat production, one of the most important livestock sectors in Morocco, has been the subject of many monitoring sessions conducted by specialized European committees   Read More ...
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Farmers sign up to run world’s first floating farm in Rotterdam
The world’s first floating farm, to be built in Rotterdam, has recruited two dairy farmers and a herd. Albert Boersen and Myrthe Brabander will be the faces of an experimental Floating Farm and their Montbéliarde cows its moos. The reports on Thursday that the grass is already growing for Dutch floating projects developer Beladon, which plans to build a 1,000 square meter floating platform on the harbour   Read More ...
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From generation to generation – The Crotty family farm, Co. Clare - Independent.ie
Dairy farmer Patrick Crotty farms Ireland’s most westerly dairy farm on the Loop Head Peninsula in Co. Clare. He’s passionate about his product and is one of 14 finalists shortlisted for this year’s National Dairy Council and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards which sets out to find and celebrate the top quality milk farmers in Ireland. Irish milk has a unique heritage like no other that is now recognised worldwide   Read More ...
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Chicken farmer actually laughs like a chicken - and it sends TV presenter into meltdown
This chicken farmer sparked a TV meltdown when he laughed like the bird during an interview which set off the whole farm. Hilarious footage captured the hysterical presenter doubled up in fits of laughter after the moustached farmer imitated the chicken by producing crow-like sounds on camera. As the men break into an uncontrollable chuckle, they lose composure completely when the bird respond to the imitation by crowing themselves   Read More ...
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Enter now for the Zoetis – BPC 2017 Poultry Trainee Award
An award that highlights the increasing career prospects in the poultry industry, the 2017 Zoetis - British Poultry Council Trainee Award, is open to entries. The award, which includes a £2000 training grant from Zoetis, helps winners to further their careers through the choice of training activities in this country and abroad. “Many youngsters, careers advisers and teachers are unaware of the career opportunities in today’s poultry industry,” said James Porritt, poultry manager of Zoetis in the UK and Ireland   Read More ...
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75pc grant to restore old farm buildings set to return later this year
A scheme which offers up to 75pc of grant aid to restore old farm buildings is set to re-open later this year.   Read More ...
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No Fipronil-Contaminated Chicken Meat on Bulgarian Market
BULGARIA - There is no fipronil-contaminated chicken meat on the Bulgarian market, the Food Safety Agency said late on Thursday through the Agriculture, Food and Forestry Ministry's press office. Bulgarian news agency BTA reports that the Agency has done lab testing of chicken meat samples from the four largest local producers. Meat of broiler chickens and laying hens was tested by an accredited laboratory, which found that all four samples were free of fipronil   Read More ...
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Viet Nam Strives for Chicken Meat Export to EU
VIET NAM - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam held a working session with Dutch company Jan Zandbergen and some partners exporting livestock products to the European Union. During the meeting in Ha Noi on Thursday, the Dutch company’s representative said the EU’s 500 million people market has high demand for chicken meat and it currently imports the meat mainly from Brazil, Thailand and Ukraine   Read More ...
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Milking 4,500 cows in the US with some help from Irish students
Now, Rodney and his wife and three children run Drumgoon Dairy that has allowed Irish agriculture students the chance of a lifetime - to help milk the 4,500 cows on the farm. Milking happens three times a day on the farm at Lake Norden in a milking parlour that operates 24 hours a day. Rodney moved to America because the state of South Dakota presented much more opportunities to grow a dairy business than Ireland, he says   Read More ...
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'Keep NI farmers,' says Ulster Farmer's Union
The future of agriculture should not be a battleground between farmers and environmentalists, the head of the Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) has said. Barclay Bell told environmental groups they should seek common ground with farmers who were committed to the environment, but also needed to make a profit. He urged them to "keep farmers here farming". "It's very hard to be green when you are in the red," said Mr Bell   Read More ...
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And on that farm he had some solar panels…Farmers milk green energy
Three hundred Dutch dairy farmers will soon be milking a new resource: solar energy. A new project between energy firm GroenLeven and dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina means they will be hiring out the roofs of their cowsheds so that solar panels can be installed. The aim is to cover the costs of dairy production with green energy, and ‘save’ the equivalent of 100 kilotons of carbon emissions by 2020 by generating solar power instead, says GroenLeven in a press release   Read More ...
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NI farms 'can expect same support' post-Brexit - Gove
Farmers in Northern Ireland can expect to get roughly the same amount of financial support after Brexit, the UK agriculture minister has said. Michael Gove was speaking on a visit to a farm near Doagh in County Antrim. Mr Gove said there would be a move away from a system where farmers were paid for the amount of land they had   Read More ...
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My Moscow Watermelon Prophet Says: Buy Gold and Rubles - Dump the Dollar
It is a lovely partly sunny early morning with a refreshing 54 (F) degree breeziness. As is usual I walked over to the farmers market down the street to pick up some fruits and veggies for later, before the crowds pick through the nicest offerings. There (again) in front of the melons was my “Znakhar” (Seeress) woman I wrote about in the past   Read More ...
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H5N3 Avian Influenza Outbreak Reported in France
FRANCE - Dr Loic Evain has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Maine-et-Loire. According to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the outbreak was reported on 26 September after presence of the H5N3 strain was confirmed on 25 September. Nucleotide sequencing and real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) tests were carried out at the ANSES Reference National Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Ploufragan, confirming the presence of the LPAI virus   Read More ...
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MP Claims Refugee Children Not More Important Than Sheep Farmers
Icelandic MP and ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is dissatisfied with the handling of matters at Alþingi, seeing as very few parliament issues could be discussed. Among those being the state of sheep farmers, which has been in disarray after Minister of Agriculture, Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir's plans to aid them were put to a halt because of the sudden elections   Read More ...
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Post office workers grow vegetables, breed chickens on Paris rooftop "farm"
PARIS (Reuters) - An urban agriculture initiative to make Paris more environmentally sustainable, mainly through farming on the capital’s rooftops, has been such a success that the mayor is unveiling a new round of projects this week. Rooftop farming has boomed in the past years from New York to Tokyo via London and Paris. By 2020, the French capital will host more than 100 hectares (0   Read More ...
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Embassy of Netherlands holds agribusiness fair to interact with farmers
The university of Eldoret in partnership with the embassy of Netherlands have organized a 3 day trade fair to offer an opportunity to farmers in the county of Uasin Gishu to access agri-business products and knowledge. This to ensure farmers from the region embrace modern ways of farming which offer a majority of solutions to ensure maximum profits.   Read More ...
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Tributes paid to farmer who died after quad bike accident
The 67 year-old man became the second victim of a farm tragedy within a week, when his quad bike overturned while he was spreading weedkiller on Thursday evening. The victim, named locally as Anthony (Tony) O'Malley, Derrew, Ballyheane, Castlebar, was killed instantly. The local community is devastated by the loss of the popular farmer who retired about two years ago from his post as a member of the outdoor staff of Mayo County Council   Read More ...
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