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  • Water Troughs

    Hi everybody, As part of a University project, I have decided to look at a cattle water trough redesign. The main aim of this product is to restrict access from small mammals, and to help keep the water inside in a safe consumable state through a number of design aspects. I understand this is an...
    Posted to Livestock Lines (Forum) by davidoheywood on Tue, Oct 30 2012
  • Re: Animal health: compulsory insurance and levy

    [quote user="sjk"] Also looking at the article quick if we are paying a levy and paying for insurance. Then in an outbreak half is paid by the insurance (which we pay for) and the other half by the government (which we pay for in levy and tax) where is the cost sharing (other than sharing with...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by top tup on Tue, Mar 31 2009
  • Do DEFRA employees deserve a higher pay increase?

    DEFRA employees are to vote on possible strike action, after rejecting a pay offer which equates to just 2.9% overall. In light of the 'triple whammy' of disease the industry has faced with foot and mouth, bluetongue and avian flu, union members are arguing this is a 'sorry reward' for...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by emily on Mon, Nov 26 2007
  • Should farmers be faced with a £40m animal disease bill?

    DEFRA secretary of state Hilary Benn announced yesterday (Thursday 25 October) English livestock farmers will face a future bill of £40m a year as their contribution to the cost of animal disease outbreaks ( see FWi's article ). The announcement has been met with strong opposition from both government...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by emily on Fri, Oct 26 2007
  • Re: Control zones

    Not this Tuesday HP but you will be ale to come in on Friday and next Tuesday 23rd (assuming rules and regs in a new market licence don't spoil the show. You are right about panic but I bet phones don' stop ringing on Monday !! See you soon then . R V
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by ring voice on Fri, Oct 12 2007
  • Blue Tongue and FMD.

    What a mess !!! Going fishing !! - hope we see some more information when we return .
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by ring voice on Sat, Sep 29 2007
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