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Livestock

NFU Scotland is fighting for a bright and profitable future for Scotland’s Livestock farmers. Thousands of farms and crofts in Scotland are responsible for the production and management of the national cattle herd and sheep flock.

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John Armour
Livestock Policy Manager
T:  0131 472 4005
M:  07920 018621
E:  john.armour@nfus.org.uk.

John is on Twitter at @NFUSJohn

Charlie Adam
Livestock Committee Chairman

To contact Charlie, please email john.armour@nfus.org.uk

Key Links
Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board
AHDB's role is to help improve the efficiency and competitiveness of various agriculture and horticulture sectors within the UK. Its statutory functions encompass meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and pigs) in England; horticulture, milk and potatoes in Great Britain; cereals and oilseeds in the UK.
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Blackface Sheep Breeders Association
The Blackface Sheep Breeders Association aims to encourage the breeding of Blackface Sheep and to further the interests of its members and of the breed in all possible ways.
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British Cattle Movement Service
The British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) is the body responsible for entering details of cattle registrations, movements and deaths onto the database. This site provides access to teh Cattle Tracing System On Line.
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The NFU Scotland Livestock Committee are active at considering and lobbying on all issues relevant to Livestock farming in Scotland.

In this section, you can find the latest on NFU Scotland’s work on Livestock – including Business Guide Updates, News, and more.

Ensuring that Livestock producers receive support

Requesting that support scheme requirements are clear

Pushing for simplification of animal movement requirements

Working with industry to boost sales of Scottish Beef and Lamb

Promoting the needs of the livestock sector through the Brexit process

Reinforcing the high health status of Scottish livestock

Brisket tags

20-07-2017

It has recently come to light that there are a number of keepers in Scotland who are using brisket tags as...

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BVD Reminder – Buying Cattle from Untested Herds

10-07-2017

Under the Scottish BVD eradication plan breeding herds must continue to test for BVD every year using one of the...

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Distribution of 2017 Beef Efficiency Scheme Tags

02-06-2017

The Scottish Government has informed participants of the Beef Efficiency Scheme that it is offering early calf selections where calving data...

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Bluetongue Virus (BTV) Update

02-06-2017

Bluetongue is a midge borne viral disease affecting sheep cattle deer goats and camelids Although sheep are most severely affected cattle...

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02-06-2017

Following continued pressure by NFUS to make changes to the administration of the scheme to make it more workable and remove...

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30-05-2017

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23-05-2017

Livestock representatives from the UK Farming Unions and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have met in Belfast to discuss Brexit and...

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Dog Walkers Urged to Clean Up Faeces on Farmland

16-03-2017

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural...

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Cattle Inspection Failures Prompt Union Reminder

10-03-2017

The annual round of farm inspections is underway with unofficial reports suggesting failures around cattle ID and tagging are continuing at...

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