Yearly Archives: 2021

Book now for the RIDBA Industry Day

Tickets are now available for the RIDBA Industry Day which will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

This popular event will include talks from expert speakers on subjects such as mental health, product marking and updates from RIDBA’s technical and livestock consultants.

Guests will have the...

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Changes to cattle systems begin to bite

Although the subject of heat stress has been mentioned before, some of the predictable changes in cattle systems in the UK are beginning to bite on animal health and welfare.

The first change is that as cattle become more productive, they process more energy and need to dump more sensible heat to...

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New Secretariat begins work

The Association Management Company took over from Build UK at the beginning of July and has wasted no time in getting down to work.

Joe Chalk has been appointed as general manager and is overseeing the implementation of the association’s strategy and its day-to-day running.

He will be...

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Designing Steel Framed Buildings for Fire


I’m writing this article on the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, an event that shocked the entire nation and shone a much needed spotlight on the issue of fire safety in buildings. Of course there are several significant differences between a highrise residential block and a single...

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Stress, Design & Livestock

Stress is normal, and animals have evolved coping mechanisms that allow them to mitigate ‘normal’ pressures. The problem with stress is not its presence, but the duration. Our livestock systems have slowly evolved to manage the stress factors, and there is still progress to be made. The article below is a summary of...

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