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