Schmallenberg news

Midges

Schmallenberg midges infected 8,000 farms

3 December 2013

MIDGES from at least 10 farms in France and Belgium carried the devastating Schmallenberg virus to farms across the UK, scientists have claimed.

Features

William and Andrew Cowx

William and Andrew Cowx: Debating about the Schmallenberg vaccine and stock prices

The rain came just in time as the dry weather was beginning to do harm, we now have quite a lot of grass but not an abundance as we have to take a bigger area for second cut silage. The weather has turned more autumnal but hopefully there will be some warmer weather to come.

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Key facts

Stillborn lamb

Identifying Schmallenberg virus

Stillborn lamb with arthrogryposis. A result of the Schmallenberg virus infecting the mother.Hot topicClick here for the latest news on the Schmallenberg virus in the UK 

Web discussion

Watch again: Schmallenberg web discussion

10 February 2012

Click ‘Replay’ to watch the Schmallenberg web discussion again.