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Dairy webinar to explore the power of protein
The webinar will explore how improved protein nutrition can boost production.
SRUC event open to all dairy nutrition professionals.

Members of the veterinary profession are being invited to join a free dairy webinar exploring the benefits of improved protein nutrition.

Hosted by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), the webinar will look at how improved protein nutrition can boost production, lower feed costs and reduce environmental impact.

Guest speakers include Chris Reynolds from the University of Reading, who will give a presentation on low-protein diets, and John Newbold, professor of dairy nutrition at SRUC, and Lorna MacPherson, dairy consultant from SAC Consulting, who will discuss formulating for amino acids.

Participants will also get an industry perspective from Will Tulley from Evidence Group, Chris Bartram from Mole Valley Farmers and Carrs Billington’s Jimmy Goldie.

“The webinar will be of interest to all dairy nutrition professionals – feed industry technical specialists, consultants and advisors, vets, farmers and students,” said Prof Newbold. “It’s an excellent opportunity to learn how more milk protein, lower feed costs and reduced environmental impact can all result from improved protein nutrition.”

The webinar takes place on Tuesday, 28 July (2 pm - 4 pm). For more information and to sign up, visit sruc.ac.uk/dairynutrition

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Defra extends applications to Zoo Animals Fund

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 Defra has extended the deadline for applications for the 100 Million Zoo Animals Fund until 26 February 2021.

Launched in June 2020, the fund provides financial support for zoos and aquariums that have experienced a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of up to 730,000 are available, which can be used to pay for essential costs and maintenance, including veterinary care, medicines, animal feed and staffing.

More information about the fund and details of how to apply can be found here

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APHA confirms eighth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in England

The Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) has identified an eighth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in poultry in England.

Confirmed on Tuesday (15 December), the outbreak was found in captive birds and poultry at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been placed around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

Further information about the outbreaks and the latest government advice can be found at gov.uk