Yearly Archives: 2020

Liver fluke – present, absent or resistant

Many farmers assume they have liver fluke (both beef and sheep) due to boggy or wet nature of their land and the rainfall/climate, but have never actually done any testing, post mortem examinations or had abattoir feedback to confirm this.

Liverfluke and climate change are a toxic combination

Liverfluke are a familiar feature to producers of upland sheep and beef cattle. These parasites are particularly common with warm, wet weather – the type of weather that may increase with climate change.

Food Shopping and Covid-19

Many of us have all been thinking a lot more about food shopping. It has become a much less mundane and much more fraught activity.

Droving – the connections formed between people and animals

Pippa Goldschmidt looks at this practice of leading livestock by foot across long distances from individual farms to auctions and slaughterhouses.

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