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19 April 2016
South Australian Sheep Blueprint Maps Growth Strategy
AUSTRALIA - A Blueprint for the South Australian sheep industry, which aims to increase value and maintain international competitiveness has been launched....
18 April 2016
NZ Lamb Shipments, Export Returns Increase
NEW ZEALAND - The first half of the 2015–16 meat export season ended on 31 March 2016 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that red meat (including beef, veal, lamb...
15 April 2016
Different Parts of Meat Supply Chain Should Communicate Better
UK - Steps to further improve the open sharing of information between the different links of the red meat supply chain are key to ensuring the industry benefits fully from market opportunities,...
13 April 2016
USDA Reports Record Growth In US Organic Producers
US – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector....
11 April 2016
Study Finds Brexit Poses Serious Risks to Farmers
UK - A Brexit is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector in the UK, a study by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, funded by the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU), has shown....
EU's Young Farmers Held Back by Lack of Land, Credit
EU - Nearly 61 per cent of EU young farmers consider the availability of land for purchase and 57 per cent the availability of land for rent as the most difficult challenges they face, often...
08 April 2016
Videos Highlight Use of Lamb in Weaning Recipes
UK - A series of weaning videos have been created to educate Scottish families about the role of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in a healthy balanced diet, from...
07 April 2016
Irish Lamb Trade "Solid"
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the lamb trade remains solid with hoggets making €5.80/kg and top prices of €5.90/kg....
06 April 2016
Lack of Detail on Brexit Means Voting Decision Hard for Sheep Farmers
UK - With the referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU looming, the National Sheep Association (NSA) claims it is impossible for farmers to make an objective decision on how to vote due...
05 April 2016
Irish Farmers Left Without Disposal Route for Dead Sheep
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the lack of action by the Department of Agriculture in providing a cost effective and competitive...
30 March 2016
US Ag Organisations Optimistic Over Cuba Opportunities
US - As part of a thaw in relations between the two countries, new opportunities for collaboration the US' and Cuba's agriculture sectors were announced during President Obama's historic visit...
24 March 2016
Farmers Call for Supermarkets to Back Home-Grown Lamb This Easter
UK - The NFU is calling on retailers to help sheep farmers deliver new season Red Tractor assured British lamb to consumers....
23 March 2016
Potential for UK Lamb to Meet Increased Polish Demand
UK - Poland has the potential to become a major export market for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
EU Agri-Food Exports Rise in January
EU - Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, a tiny amount above January levels in previous years, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade statistical report shows....
22 March 2016
Livestock Industry Can Deliver Food Whilst Reducing Emissions
GLOBAL - Scientists have found that the global livestock sector can maintain the economic and social benefits it delivers while significantly reducing emissions, and in doing so help meet the...
21 March 2016
Targeted EU Payments for Sheep Explored
EU - At a high level meeting with senior Rural Development officials from DG Agri in Brussels last week, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said the...
18 March 2016
Strong Return on Investment for EIDs in Australian Sheep
AUSTRALIA - Implementing electronic identification (eID) and individual measurement has delivered both immediate and ongoing financial returns for Geurie, NSW, sheep producer, Eric Harvey....
17 March 2016
Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
UK - Soon, the supply of rodenticide products in the UK will require farmers and pest controllers to show certificates of competence in their use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime....
16 March 2016
EU Ag Council Activates New Measures to Tackle Price Crisis
EU - The European Commission has activated unprecedented measures to combat the crisis in agricultural markets, after a meeting of ministers which was met by farmer protesters in Brussels this...
15 March 2016
Retailers Urged to Back Welsh Lamb Through Season
WALES, UK - As the lambing season gets under way throughout the county of Brecon and Radnor, NFU Cymru members are calling for retailers to back Welsh farmers by ensuring clearly labelled PGI...
14 March 2016
RamSelect Breeding App Wins Award
AUSTRALIA - The popular RamSelect app, which assists sheep breeders to select superior genetics specifically matched to their flock needs, has been awarded a prestigious CRCA Excellence in Innovation...
Top Quality Tups Sought for Genetic Improvement Project
UK - Nominations are being sought for rams to take part in the second year of the ground-breaking RamCompare project, AHDB Beef & Lamb has said....
11 March 2016
Thriving Sheep Sector "Important for Environment"
WALES, UK - “We cannot over-emphasise the importance of a thriving sheep sector,” said NFU Cymru Deputy President, John Davies to those present at a recent NFU Cymru Livestock board meeting....
Co-op Price Cuts Emphasise Difficulties in Red Meat Sector
UK - The challenges facing the UK food retail sector are illustrated by the announcement that the Co-operative’s food division is to cut the cost of over 200 of its own-brand, British-sourced...
10 March 2016
Consumers Don't Feel a Need to Cut Back on Red Meat
UK - The majority of consumers feel they eat the right amount of red meat and do not need to cut back, according to consumer research commissioned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development...
09 March 2016
Global Food Prices Steady in February
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month....
08 March 2016
Welsh Sheep Keepers Reminded of Movement Rules
WALES, UK - Sheep keepers have been reminded that movement licences must accompany sheep whilst animals are in transit, at a recent NFU Cymru meeting for Monmouthshire and Glamorgan members....
07 March 2016
Access to EU Markets "Vital for UK Lamb Exports"
WALES, UK - The Farmer's Union of Wales (FUW) has said that the EU is essential for recognising the quality of Welsh lamb, ahead of a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in June....
04 March 2016
Farmgate Prices Report Shows Livelihoods at Risk After Payment Delays
UK - The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee warns that farmers in the UK are at risk of suffering further cash flow problems if the Rural Payment Agency (RPA) does not commit to fixing...
American Meat Survey Reveals Shoppers' Preferences
US – Shoppers recognise the variety of nutrition benefits meat and poultry offer, and place a high value on convenience, variety and transparency when making purchasing decisions in the meat...
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