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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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Hugh Fraser
Livestock Committee Chair

To contact Hugh, please email lisa.hislop@nfus.org.uk

Lisa Hislop
Livestock Policy Advisor
T:  0131 472 4107
M: 07706 876212
E:  lisa.hislop@nfus.org.uk

 

Livestock Committee 2024-25

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.

Managing Deer for Climate and Nature: Consultation

29-03-2024

NFU Scotland (NFUS) is the leading agricultural organisation in Scotland Representing more than 9,000 farmers growers and crofters our members provide...

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Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) Reform

27-03-2024

Scottish Government has announced new conditionality requirement of a 410-calving interval on SSBSS from 2025 This follows the Cabinet Secretary’s...

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Tier 4 Consultation Submission

01-03-2024

NFU Scotland (NFUS) is the leading agricultural organisation in Scotland Representing more than 8,000 farmers growers and crofters our members provide...

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New Phone Number for Dumfries Vet Services: 0131 535 3130

19-02-2024

The existing Vet Services Dumfries contact number (01387 267260) will be disconnected at...

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Cattle Identification and Traceability in Scotland

22/04/2024

Scottish Government are seeking cattle keepers view on changes to cattle identification and traceability. 
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Mandatory Sheep Carcase Classification & Automated Carcase Classification

25/03/2024

Scottish Government previously consulted on this topic in 2017 however no final decision was taken....

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Industry Updates

Industry Guidance on Shearing

Guidance Note on Straying Livestock

Field guide to lamb predation

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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British Veterinary Association
We are the national representative body for the veterinary profession with over 11,500 members. Our main functions are developing and delivering policy affecting the profession, promoting and protecting the profession in matters proposed by government and other external bodies, provision of services to our members.
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Cattle Information Service
The CIS is farmer-owned and farmer-controlled. Involving all the leading cattle organisations, our objective is to improve standards of service, accuracy and value throughout all dairy herd management information practices.
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Related News
Union’s Advice for Dog Owners this Easter Weekend

29-03-2024

NFU Scotland is asking dog owners to take care in the countryside as reports of livestock attacks soar....

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Union Welcomes Beef Calf Scheme Payments Starting

26-03-2024

The fall in calves claimed underlines the importance of future scheme to sector. ...

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Scotland’s Beef Producers Call for Urgent Clarity on New Scheme Rules

14-02-2024

NFU Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to urgently bring forward details on its proposed reform of the Scottish Suckler...

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Cattle Identification and Traceability in Scotland

22/04/2024

Scottish Government are seeking cattle keepers view on changes to cattle identification and traceability. 
...

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Mandatory Sheep Carcase Classification & Automated Carcase Classification

25/03/2024

Scottish Government previously consulted on this topic in 2017 however no final decision was taken....

Read More...

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