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The Rural Payments Agency has released the details of the new Farming Equipment and Technology Fund. The application portal is open until midday 7 January 2022.

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Housing Livestock Indoors in Winter

Autumn is a time of shorter days and cooler temperatures, and leading into winter, this only becomes more pronounced. It is time to consider the housing of your livestock indoors; however, there are several issues to look at in order to maximise your animals’ comfort and welfare.

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Sheep Dipping – Keeping Everybody Safe

As part of the care you give to your sheep throughout the year, parasite control is significant as an ongoing task. Internal parasites such as worms are treated, according to life cycles and levels/burdens, with internal treatments, e.g. drenches. Your flock can also be susceptible to external parasites, and these require topical treatments. Sheep dipping is a commonly-used practice, but there are many safety aspects to consider.

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Weaning Lambs

Weaning lambs is an ongoing process that can continue into September, and there are several things to consider. Not only do you have to think about the health and growth of lambs, but also enabling ewes to regain good health/condition in time for the next breeding season.

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10 preventative healthcare tips for keeping a healthy dog

There are many simple ways you can prevent illness, injuries, premature ageing, and a variety of other health problems in dogs. Remember dogs age much faster than humans. The equivalent of you going for a check-up once a year is going to the vet’s 4 to 5 times a year for your dog! The following article will provide you with a few care guidelines in order to set up an effective preventative healthcare plan for your pet.

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8 simple tips for bathing your dog at home

Like humans, doggies can get smelly. Sweat, muck and all the rest – so bathing your dog is a necessity. But it’s not as easy as taking your car to the jet wash. Your four-legged dirt-machine can be a tricky, sensitive and even snappy kind of terrier once they’re in the tub (and we don’t mean the snappy dressing kind). Let’s sort out the dos and don’ts of dogwash. Bring a towel. Or three.

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Top 10 dog friendly beaches in the UK

The UK has hundreds of hidden dog friendly beaches waiting to welcome your pup’s paw prints. Here are ten of our favourites – each of which is open to dogs all year round. No restrictions. Because your pooch deserves a summertime splash in the sea as much as anyone.

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10 preventative healthcare tips for keeping a healthy dog

There are many simple ways you can prevent illness, injuries, premature ageing, and a variety of other health problems in dogs. Remember dogs age much faster than humans. The equivalent of you going for a check-up once a year is going to the vet’s 4 to 5 times a year for your dog! The following article will provide you with a few care guidelines in order to set up an effective preventative healthcare plan for your pet.

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8 simple tips for bathing your dog at home

Like humans, doggies can get smelly. Sweat, muck and all the rest – so bathing your dog is a necessity. But it’s not as easy as taking your car to the jet wash. Your four-legged dirt-machine can be a tricky, sensitive and even snappy kind of terrier once they’re in the tub (and we don’t mean the snappy dressing kind). Let’s sort out the dos and don’ts of dogwash. Bring a towel. Or three.

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