Urgent need for Schmallenberg vaccine says NFU

Every effort must be made to ensure a vaccine is available later this year to help combat the spread of the deadly Schmallenberg virus (SBV), the NFU said today.

The call comes as many farms with early lambing flocks across the country have experienced higher than normal losses with still births and deformities ranging from fused limbs to twisted necks.

The disease has spread across England and Wales to the Scottish border region and has now been confirmed on more than 1,000 UK farms. Although it is still being recognised by Defra and the European Commission as ‘low impact...

Lambing Sunday at Bicton

Event Date: 
17/03/2013 - 10:00am
Bicton College, East Budleigh

Take this rare opportunity to visit our farm and have-a-go at some exciting, unusual and adrenaline pumping activities. A fantastic day out for all ages. Park at Bicton College and take the tractor and trailer ride to Bicton Home Farm where you will meet our agriculture team. Farm Manager Paul and shepherd Phil will be on hand with the agriculture students helping Bicton’s sheep to deliver their babies, but this year there is so much more to see and do:

  • Say hello to our new arrivals the calves and piglets

  • Feed a new born lamb

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