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28 August 2014 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
16-year high for UK sheep meat exports

UK export volumes of sheep meat in the first six months of 2014 hit their highest half-year level since 1998, according to EBLEX. Global shipments ...


28 August 2014 | News,Sheep
Research could lead to robot sheepdogs

Research to develop a mathematical shepherding model could lead to the development of robots that can gather and herd livestock, Swansea University ha...


28 August 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
NSA ram sale honours retiring committee members

Two staunch members of the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sales were honoured in a ceremony at the early Builth sale on Monday 4th August, to mark their ret...


21 August 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Farmers all set for 'Love Scotch Lamb' weekend

Scottish sheep farmers are all set for “Love Scotch Lamb’ weekend (23 and 24 August), when they will be tempting Scottish shoppers with lamb at 12 ven...


Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'

An excellent turnout of Monmouthshire livestock farmers attended an on-farm meeting held in Llansoy to raise their concerns on the future of the beef ...


HCC boosts demand for Welsh Lamb

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) - launches a new trade and consumer marketing campaign this September. The new catchline for the market...


Scottish lamb 'filling up shop shelves' ahead of campaign

With a major Scotch Lamb promotion due to be launched this month, NFU Scotland’s latest look at supermarket shelves has shown that they are finally st...


Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders

Party leaders in the United Kingdom have been urged to support a veterinary campaign to end non-stun slaughter. Writing to party leaders, Robin Har...


1 August 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Optimistic outlook for sheep sector showcased at NSA Sheep Event

A public commitment to fight European carcase splitting rules, a clear intention to secure tolerance on read rates of electronic eartags and a reitera...


1 August 2014 | News,Sheep
Sheep farmers warned over tagging or risk lower prices

The LAA, NSA and NFU have issued a joint call on British sheep farmers to double-tag their historic sheep flock to maximise selling options when they ...


North Yorkshire farm hosts sheep lameness trial

The issue of antibiotics versus trimming as a means of controlling lameness in sheep is often debated, so a new trial at Marrick Abbey Farm in North Y...


30 July 2014 | News,Sheep
Volatile market and low investment fears for future of UK sheep market

The first ever NSA and NFU ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’ report has been launched at the NSA Sheep Event, identifying the strengths and weaknes...


29 July 2014 | News,Sheep
Yearbook highlights strong year for sheep meat exports

Volume and value of UK sheep meat exports performed strongly again last year, according to the AHDB/EBLEX Cattle and Sheep Yearbook 2014. Volumes i...


23 July 2014 | News,Sheep,Veterinary News
Study highlights potential to reduce long term antibiotic usage for sheep lameness

Sheep farmers could reduce antibiotic treatments for lameness by as much as 92% within two years of implementing the practical FAI Farms Five-Point Pl...


22 July 2014 | Dairy,News,Sheep
Redesigned claw for better sheep and goat milking

The Fullwood RP1 is a vertical unloading clawpiece, designed for use in parlours where the milking equipment is mounted at a high level – such as the ...



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28 August 2014 | Sheep
Research could lead to robot sheepdogs

Research could lead to robot sheepdogs

Research to develop a mathematical shepherding model could lead to the deve...


1 August 2014 | Sheep
Sheep farmers warned over tagging or ris...

Sheep farmers warned over tagging or ris...

The LAA, NSA and NFU have issued a joint call on British sheep farmers to d...


11 July 2014 | Sheep
NFU concerned over fall in lamb prices

NFU concerned over fall in lamb prices

Farmers have vowed to use the Royal Welsh Show to reiterate to retailers an...


2 July 2014 | Sheep
A sheep’s early life experiences can sha...

A sheep’s early life experiences can sha...

New research has found that a sheep’s experiences soon after birth can shap...


27 May 2014 | Sheep
Farmers need to stay alert to sheep scab

Farmers need to stay alert to sheep scab

As famers welcome the warm weather, many will be breathing a sigh of relief...


24 April 2014 | Sheep
Sheep producers urged to vaccinate again...

Sheep producers urged to vaccinate again...

With 2014 lamb prices running ahead of 2013 levels, sheep producers are bei...


14 November 2013 | Sheep
Treat any lame sheep before winter housi...

Treat any lame sheep before winter housi...

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12 June 2013 | Sheep
Producer communication is key, say farmi...

Producer communication is key, say farmi...

The past 12 months have been extremely difficult for both UK and New Zealan...


2 April 2013 | Sheep
Sheep producers urged to vaccinate again...

Sheep producers urged to vaccinate again...

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9 January 2013 | Sheep
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Farmers losing £29 on every lamb sold, f...

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3 September 2011 | Sheep
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£1 million loss due to condemned sheep l...

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Sheep EID legal requirements

Sheep EID legal requirements

This guide indicates when EID tags are needed for sheep underneath the new ...


6 December 2010| Views 3403
Scottish sheep scab legislation

Scottish sheep scab legislation

The Sheep Scab (Scotland) Order 2010 comes into force from 17 December 2010...


7 April 2014| Views 897
Launch of Survey Results - NSA

Launch of Survey Results - NSA

Results from the Farming Against Wormer Resistance (FAWR) survey (created b...


5 January 2014| Views 620
Defra’s response to EID tag reading stud...

Defra’s response to EID tag reading stud...

Defra welcomes this study which provides reassuring evidence of the quality...


3 September 2014| Views 622
Sheep and goats identification and recor...

Sheep and goats identification and recor...

This guidance explains how keepers must identify sheep and goats, and recor...


3 September 2014| Views 517
General licence for movement of sheep an...

General licence for movement of sheep an...

Whenever you move sheep and goats, you must follow the conditions of the ge...


3 September 2014| Views 996
The case for the relaxation of sheep con...

The case for the relaxation of sheep con...

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has written to all 73 newly elected an...


30 July 2014| Views 684
A vision for British lamb production

A vision for British lamb production

The first ever NSA and NFU ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’...


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