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Stackyard is an on-line farming magazine bringing news, views and comment. Links to farming related web sites worldwide - cattle associations, sheep societies, pig farms, llama and alpaca breeders, auction marts, farm machinery, property, rural estate agents.

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Livestock Worrying Cases Hit Seven-Year High
Livestock worrying in Scotland has hit a seven-year high, as NFU Scotland writes an open letter to the public urging them to keep dogs on leads when out and about in the countryside over the coming months.
New Way for Poultry Producers to Tackle Red Mite
Poultry producers are facing a particularly high risk of red mite infestation this spring, with warm weather and the need to house birds causing outbreaks across the country.
Lord Leads the Charolais Trade at Stirling
Charolais bulls met a solid commercial trade in Stirling on Tuesday 21 February at the breed’s official spring sale.
Report Highlights Scale of EU Antibiotic Resistance
An EU-wide report issued 22nd February on antimicrobial resistant bacteria found in humans, animals and food indicates that levels of resistance to a range of antibiotics remain high across the continent.
Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to Major Viral Disease
Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 4,297 prime hoggs and 5,007 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd February 2017.
Don’t be Tempted to Feed Spoiled Silage to Youngstock
It’s easy to be tempted to feed top layer spoiled silage to youngstock, however feeding inferior feed is not cost effective and can lead to a host of health issues and have a long-term effect on future productivity.
Broadcaster Charlotte Smith is NFYFC’s President Elect
Young Farmers will be represented by radio and TV presenter Charlotte Smith when she takes on the role of President of The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs in April.

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