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20 July 2016
EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015
EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus...
19 July 2016
Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
16 July 2016
Film Demonstrates Sheep Slaughter Methods to Consumers
UK - A film illustrating different methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a lack of understanding and dispel myths around the practice....
15 July 2016
Supply and Demand Remain Main Influences on Sheep Trade
UK - The basic law of economics regarding supply and demand remains the main factor influencing the sheep trade....
13 July 2016
Goat Feed Costs Reduced with New Types of Feed
EU - Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in collaboration with Aarhus University in Denmark are working on a line of giant grass designed to reduce feed costs in the goat...
12 July 2016
US May Lamb Exports Lower, But Volume Ahead of Year-ago
US - US lamb exports in May were sharply lower than a year ago in volume (558 mt, down 38 per cent), though value fell just 7 per cent to $1.6 million, according to the US Meat Export Federation....
11 July 2016
Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
07 July 2016
UK Meat Exports Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris....
06 July 2016
Comments Sought on US Proposal to Allow Bone-In Lamb from Uruguay
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to allow for the importation of bone-in lamb meat from Uruguay....
05 July 2016
How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
04 July 2016
UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place...
29 June 2016
Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
28 June 2016
Sheep Association Optimistic on Export Demand Following Brexit Vote
UK - The head of the UK's National Sheep Association has said it is hard to tell whether Brexit will be good or bad, but the organisation will work to manage the ensuing volatility....
27 June 2016
Research Looks Into Preventing Further Resistance to Dewormers
UK - Research recently published in the Journal of Preventative Veterinary Medicine looks at the quality of advice and how the uptake of best practice in relation to anthelmintic usage can be...
24 June 2016
Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
23 June 2016
Concerns Over New Zealand's Meat Export Markets if Brexit Happens
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand says those who think Brexit won’t have an impact on trade because the United Kingdom (UK) only takes 2 per cent of New Zealand’s exports, are missing...
22 June 2016
EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country...
Award for UK's Lamb Export Developments in Poland
UK - The achievements of levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb in generating demand for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb on the Polish market have been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in London....
21 June 2016
Scottish Beef Herd Expands as Sheep Flock Shrinks
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish beef and pig herds increased in size during 2015 while the Scottish sheep flock contracted slightly, according to a report published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
20 June 2016
Collaboration Key to Growing Market Returns for Wool, says NFU
UK - As the shearing season gets underway, the National Farmers Union (NFU) is showing its support for the work of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB)....
17 June 2016
Researchers Investigate Economic Impact of Climate Change on Farms
US - An interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois recently investigated the effects of climate change on farmland values in the Southwestern United States....
16 June 2016
Farmers to Benefit from Farm Tours at NSA Sheep Event
UK - Farmers are flocking to see an exciting new addition to the NSA Sheep Event programme on Tuesday 26th July, the day before the main event. ...
13 June 2016
China Lifts Schmallenberg Ban on Sheep Products
CHINA - China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg...
Lamb Promoted as Euro 2016 Begins
EU - A high-profile promotional campaign highlighting the versatility of lamb kicked off this week to tie in with the start of the Euro 2016 football championships....
09 June 2016
Meat Production Projected to be Stable Through 2016
GLOBAL - Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable outcome for prices and supplies,...
08 June 2016
Ulster Farmers Union Discusses Lamb Price Stability with Exporters
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union has met with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association to discuss concerns about lamb price stability and other matters of importance...
07 June 2016
Irish Farmers Meet Government to Discuss New Sheep Support Scheme
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey has met with the Department of Agriculture on the plans for the new sheep support scheme. ...
06 June 2016
Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017
RUSSIA - The Russian Agriculture Ministry has prepared a draft decree to extend its embargo on food products from a number of countries including the EU and US until the end of 2017....
03 June 2016
Halal Sector Offers Opportunities for Sheep Meat Sales
UK - The growing domestic market for Halal sheep meat presents a significant opportunity for the industry, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
01 June 2016
Future Sheep Farming Needs to Meet Market Demands
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish sheep industry needs to be able to react to market demands if it is to have a profitable future, according to Ian Campbell, Managing Director of Glenrath which is...
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