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Auction markets grow as 342,000 sheep sold in 2013

Auction markets grow as 342,000 sheep sold in 2013
14-04-2014 10:19 AM | News, Sheep
Auction markets grow as 342,000 sheep sold in 2013
While the national flock is declining, the number of store and breeding sheep, cull ewes and prime lambs sold through auction markets continues to ris...
11-04-2014 02:15 AM | Finance, News, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep
£90m for centres of innovation: do pigs & poultry want their share?
The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, r...
11-04-2014 02:05 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Experts warn sheep farmers of Nematodirus risk
Farmers are being warned by sheep experts to act now to protect vulnerable lambs against Nematodirus. The vast majority of cases occur in the spring ...
09-04-2014 10:07 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
96% of sheep worrying incidents cause stress of injury
With reported cases of sheep worrying on the rise, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has launched a new online resource providing information and g...
09-04-2014 03:25 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Prince of Wales backs Herdwick breed with visit to auction
The Prince of Wales will attend an auction of prime Herdwick ewes and lamb at the Rural Auction Centre in Cumbria, today. The visit will highlight ...
02-04-2014 06:04 AM | Sheep, Veterinary News, Animal Health, Cattle, News
New Schmallenberg vaccine to offer flexibility for farmers
Options for vaccinating sheep against Schmallenberg have increased, with Merial Animal Health’s launch of SBVvax. Spread by midges, SBV was first i...
01-04-2014 10:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Sheep
Report highlights importance of uplands farming
While in the UK we appear to be basking in the luxury of debating re-wilding and de-stocking of our hills and uplands, the most recent United Nations ...
27-03-2014 02:20 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Lambs face production set-back if coccidiosis left untreated
Managing coccidiosis at the right time and with the benefit of veterinary advice is paramount for farmers who want to stay in control of this challeng...
24-03-2014 02:16 AM | News, Sheep
NSA pushes for ANC as a potential lifeline for hill farmers
Ongoing discussions around the implementation of CAP reform in Wales suggest designating farmland above the moorland line as an Area of Natural Constr...
19-03-2014 02:06 AM | News, Sheep
Healthy profits predicted in 2014 lambing season
Sheep farmers had a pretty rough ride in spring last year and this year the wet weather has meant housing for longer, with all the associated costs an...
17-03-2014 07:51 AM | Finance, News, Sheep
18% rise in the cost of sheep worrying
Dog owners are being urged to consider the risk of attacks on lambs when walking in the countryside. New figures have revealed an 18% rise in the c...
14-03-2014 05:16 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Live exports must stop now, says Green MEP
One of South East England’s Member’s of the European Parliament has reaffirmed his stance against live animal exports as the trade restarted at Ramsga...
11-03-2014 03:58 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Property News, Sheep
What are the consequences for livestock farmers after the floods?
With much of the UK having seen record levels of rainfall and extensive flooding of pastures and crops, James Ingles, Head of Agriculture at Barenbrug...
06-03-2014 05:33 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep
Eight strategies for efficient and sustainable livestock farming
Eight strategies to make cows, sheep and other cud-chewing, or ruminant, livestock a more sustainable part of the food supply are outlined by Rothamst...
05-03-2014 05:21 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Sheep farmers flock to electronic database meetings
National Sheep Association’s series of six open meetings with SouthWestern, the provider of the new electronic sheep movement reporting database in En...
04-03-2014 06:48 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep, Shows and Events
Where next for large-scale livestock production?
The potential effects of large-scale livestock systems on animal health and welfare are set to come under the spotlight during a special workshop look...
Plumpton College Open Day
Plumpton College has an Open Day on Saturday 10th May 2014. There will be courses and careers advice, apprenticeships information, business trainin...
20-02-2014 02:01 AM | Sheep, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Arable, Cattle
UK and Irish unions thrash out livestock concerns
UK and Irish farming unions met this week in Stirling to discuss issues facing the livestock industry. Representatives from NFU, NFU Cymru, Ulster ...
14-02-2014 04:54 AM | News, Sheep
Director prosecuted for Ramsgate sheep deaths
The director of animal export company Channel Livestock was sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to animals when over 40 sheep died at the Port...
14-02-2014 02:27 AM | News, Sheep, Appointments
Wool board members re-elected for three years
Three British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) Board Members have been re-elected unopposed for a further term of three years in recent elections. The ...
11-02-2014 12:45 PM | News, Sheep
Agrantec Launches Farmango Animal Management for Sheep
Agrantec, the British agri-food supply chain management service company, today announced the launch of a version of its animal management system, Farm...
11-02-2014 11:27 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Top Tips
Keep Dogs On Leads During Lambing, Say Bva Vets
Vets are asking dog owners to keep their dogs on leads when walking near sheep as the annual lambing season gets underway. Ewes are particularly vulne...
10-02-2014 06:53 AM | News, Sheep
Sheep association to run meetings with provider of new electronic database
National Sheep Association is delighted to be running a series of six meetings across England over the next four weeks, looking at the upcoming change...
07-02-2014 01:01 AM | Education, News, Sheep, Shows and Events, Alpacas, Cattle, Dairy
Spring Lambing Day at Walford Campus
The Walford Campus has over 90 different species of animal ranging from a 275 strong dairy herd to Alpacas, Meerkats and Chinchillas. You will have an...
06-02-2014 05:51 AM | Finance, News, Sheep
Over 200 lamb farmers sign contracts with Tesco
More than 200 British lamb farmers have entered into direct, two year contracts with Tesco. The contracts represent the first time a major UK retailer...
05-02-2014 04:04 AM | News, Sheep
Upland sheep criticism 'unfounded', says NSA
The National Sheep Association has said it is 'unacceptable' to suggest sheep in the uplands are to blame for any environmental, access or biodiversit...
05-02-2014 02:44 AM | Cattle, News, Sheep
Texel genetics in demand in southern hemisphere
An Australian Texel ram carrying 50% British Texel genetics is making a splash in the Southern Hemisphere, having notched up impressive performance te...
31-01-2014 09:44 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Chronic fluke disease reaches peak level in cattle and sheep
Farmers should be alert for ill-thrift in animals as levels of chronic liver fluke disease in cattle and sheep peak in late winter/early spring, accor...
23-01-2014 04:00 AM | News, Sheep
Sheep farmers urged to complete annual return
Scottish sheep farmers are being reminded to return their annual inventory before the end of the January deadline. Since 2006, all sheep and goat k...
15-01-2014 03:32 AM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, Dairy, News, Pigs, Sheep, Supermarkets
UK's protected food names 'boost EU economy'
More than 60 unique British foods have now achieved protected status to help safeguard the products and deliver boosts to the economy. Anglesey Sea...
10-01-2014 20:30 PM | News, NFU, Sheep
NFU meets minister on sheep EID
NFU livestock board chairman Charles Sercombe and chief livestock adviser Peter Garbutt have expressed concerns over plans to remove all access to the...
06-01-2014 14:58 PM | News, Sheep
Cumbrian MPs back national Herdwick project
The organisation that fed the Prime Minister Cumbrian delights earlier this year has Parliament in its sights again. Taste Cumbria, has launched a ...
06-01-2014 14:46 PM | News, Sheep
The impact of extreme weather this winter on coccidiosis in lambs
If you have been following the long range weather forecasts in the news lately, you would have seen the tabloid papers warning about this winter being...
No magic bullet for improving lamb production, FUW farm visit told
Improving the efficiency of lamb production was the main topic of discussion during a Farmers’ Union of Wales-organised visit to independent sheep con...
03-01-2014 14:25 PM | News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Farmer's journal entries shed light on challenge of managing Liver Fluke on sheep farms
Large numbers of sheep farmers struggled with the challenge of managing liver fluke in their sheep last autumn and winter – but a new initiative is he...
16-12-2013 13:38 PM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Shearing personality 'a deserved winner'
David John of Lister Shearing equipment Ltd awarded the Shearing Personality of the Year trophy at the British Isles Shearing Competition Association ...
16-12-2013 12:03 PM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Produce, Sheep, Supermarkets
Regulation tops farmers' concerns for 2014
A new survey has revealed regulation, high input costs and the impact of CAP reform top the list of things farmers’ believe will have negative impacts...
13-12-2013 10:57 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Look after UK suppliers as imported lamb drops, NSA urges
Retailers in the UK are being urged to create stronger trading relationships with domestic lamb suppliers to prevent reliance on New Zealand imports. ...
11-12-2013 10:54 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep, Supermarkets
Supermarkets step up to the mark after Horsegate
Two surveys researching the amount of British meat on supermarket shelves has shown retailers have increased their support for UK-farmed pork, lamb an...
10-12-2013 12:00 PM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
New shearing record set near Clevedon
Five shearers have today claimed a World record by shearing 2638 lambs in eight hours in a woolshed near Clevedon, south of Auckland. The individua...
09-12-2013 14:56 PM | News, Sheep
Stage is set for shearers to set world record
The stage is set for five shearers to set a new World record in a unique day of lamb shearing barely three quarters of an hour from the heart of Auckl...
09-12-2013 11:54 AM | Sheep, Supermarkets, Cattle, Meat Processing, News
Retailers stocking more British beef but 'more needs to be done'
Latest figures released by EBLEX have revealed the average percentage of British beef and lamb on supermarket shelves has shown a 'marked improvement'...
05-12-2013 12:47 PM | Pigs, Sheep, Cattle, News
Livestock movement simplifications welcomed by NFU Cymru
NFU Cymru has welcomed Welsh Government’s proposals that will potentially deliver significant simplification to livestock movement rules from 2015. ...
04-12-2013 15:50 PM | News, Sheep
New Zealand sheep industry faces similar challenges as UK
The New Zealand sheep industry is tackling many of the same issues that the UK industry faces, according to NFU Livestock Board Chairman, Charles Serc...
25-11-2013 03:02 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Focus on lightweight lambs, NFU members told
“In a World market, influencing market price is difficult, particularly in the peak season for Welsh lamb.” That was the opening message from Hybu Cig...
21-11-2013 02:54 AM | News, Sheep
Sheep association 'bitterly disappointed' over EID plans
The National Sheep Association has said it is 'bitterly disappointed' over Defra's decision to implement full EID in England and said the body had tak...
New US meat labelling rules take effect Saturday
This Saturday, new regulations are scheduled to take effect that will require meat producers to list many details on their packaging, such as the coun...
20-11-2013 01:55 AM | News, NFU, Sheep
Lamb tagging changes could cost producers £1.8million, says NFU
Defra's decision to outlaw non-electronic batch tags for slaughter lambs is disappointing and could cost primary producers up to £1.8 million, the NFU...
14-11-2013 02:20 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Treat any lame sheep before winter housing
Wet and muddy underfoot conditions are exacerbating sheep foot problems and flockmasters are being urged to implement the five-point disease reduction...
13-11-2013 09:43 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
NFU urges shelf life extensions for lamb
Extending the shelf life of lamb will allow the UK to compete effectively with markets in New Zealand and Australia, according NFU's Sion Aron Jones w...
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