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New research to ensure more Welsh livestock farmers could benefit from longer lasting, disease resistant red clovers is being undertaken at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS).   The three-year Welsh Government (WG) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded project is...

A new research project involving CIEL Academic Partner SRUC aims to improve UK production efficiency by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for beef cattle and sheep.   Researchers from SRUC and AbacusBio International will study how different mature weights, in both upland and lowland...

Twelve months after industry-led targets for antibiotic use were identified for all main farm livestock species in the UK, a review of progress has been released, including details of where targets have been achieved early and where challenges remain.   The ‘One Year On’ report, (issued 16...

Colleagues at Newcastle University are partnering in a new ambitious and ground-breaking EU – Chinese research project as internationally renowned experts and scientists from the European Union and China work together to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in pigs and poultry.   A key pillar of the exciting...

A new vaccine strategy could offer protection to millions of chickens threatened by a serious respiratory disease. Infectious bronchitis virus is highly contagious and responsible for major economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. Infected chickens experience weight loss, decreased egg production and impaired egg quality....