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31 May 2016
New Season Lamb Prices Looking Positive for Producers
UK - As the volume of new season lambs reaching the market begins to increase, the market place is beginning to adjust to the start of the new season....
26 May 2016
Taiwan Markets Reopen to US Lamb
US - For the first time since 2003, US lamb and lamb products have regained access to Taiwan....
25 May 2016
Farmer-Control Retained at Sheep Processor Farmers First
UK - Farmer control has been retained at Farmers First, where more than half-a-million finished UK lambs annually are processed and exported to Europe....
EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
24 May 2016
Farmgate Livestock Prices Need to Rise to Acheive Sustainable Supply, Unions Say
UK & IRELAND - The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors....
23 May 2016
New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
More UK Lamb on Scottish Retailer Shelves After Union Lobbying
UK - More Scottish and British lamb is making its way onto retailers’ shelves, which NFU Scotland says is down to its efforts....
20 May 2016
Irish Sheep Farmers Welcome Cash Boost
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) sheep chairman John Brooks has welcomed news that funding of €25m has been proposed for the sheep sector in the new Programme for...
18 May 2016
Could Sheep Be Fed on Waste Paper?
COLOMBIA - A new project at the University of Colombia is looking at feeding waste paper to ruminants, as part of an effort to ensure availability of animal feed in times of poor weather....
17 May 2016
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure...
Ministers Lock Horns Over Brexit Impact on Sheep Industry
UK - Sheep farming and the British lamb industry would be under threat if the UK left the European Union, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned, but Food and Farming Minister George...
16 May 2016
Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased...
Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment...
13 May 2016
EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy
EU - Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterated once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday....
12 May 2016
New European Collaboration to Work Towards Sustainable Agriculture
EU - A new research collaboration plans to quantify the sensitivity of ecosystems to environmental pressures in representative agriculturally dominated landscapes in Europe....
10 May 2016
Global Food Price Index Up in April
US - Global prices of key staple food commodities rose in April, marking its third consecutive monthly increase after four years of decline....
09 May 2016
Irish Farmers to Meet Factories to Discuss Lamb Prices
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said IFA will meet Meat Industry Ireland (MII) and the lamb processors this week on prices and the need...
06 May 2016
Seminar to Highlight Options for Innovation to Add Value for Sheep Farmers
UK - Volatility of farm gate prices is the new reality for UK sheep farmers – and is prompting some producers to be more innovative in attempts to add value to sheep meat and other products....
04 May 2016
Peste des Petits Ruminants Targeted for Eradication as Disease Spreads
GLOBAL - A devastating livestock disease is continuing to extend its global reach and is now present in 76 countries....
Irish Farmers Pressure Factories Over Lamb Prices
IRELAND - Speaking at the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) AGM in Dublin this week, IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said factories need to stabilise lamb prices to prevent any further...
03 May 2016
UK Farm Profitability Fell Sharply in 2015, Latest Figures Show
UK - The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29 per cent in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). ...
02 May 2016
EU to Give More Money to Combat El Niño Food Security Issues
GLOBAL - €414 million of new money from the EU is going to support those countries most affected by the current food security crisis caused by El Niño and other factors....
More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
29 April 2016
NZ Farm Salaries Strong Despite Tough Times
NEW ZEALAND - Dry stock farmers’ salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015/2016 employee remuneration report....
28 April 2016
Irish Sheep Farmers Face 'Confused Market Demand Signals'
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) sheep chairman John Brooks has said that sheep farmers producing spring lamb are getting increasingly frustrated at the confused...
27 April 2016
Farming Group Launches Major Campaign on Benefits of Livestock
EU - Farming organisation Copa & Cogeca launched a major campaign in Brussels today to underline the multiple benefits of the EU livestock sector and meat for growth, jobs, vibrant rural areas,...
25 April 2016
Barbados Brings Opportunity for UK Beef, Lamb
UK - Exports of premium beef and lamb cuts to the West Indies present a significant opportunity for the industry, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
EU Agri-Food Trade Continues to Increase
EU - EU agri-food exports in February 2016 were worth €10.2 billion, which is well above export values in January 2016 and even slightly above exports in February 2015, according to the latest...
22 April 2016
Scotch Lamb Showcased at Nordic Event
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI are set to be high profile in Sweden next week at GastroNord, one of the major trade shows for the food and beverage industry in northern Europe....
20 April 2016
EU Delegation Visits China, Japan to Promote Agri-Food Trade
EU - Phil Hogan, the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is visiting China and Japan in the coming days accompanied by a business delegation of more than 60 senior European...
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