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04 August 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly...
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....
07 June 2016
New Simplified Beef, Sheep Meat Inspection Conditions Introduced
UK - The roll out of a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions has begun in sheep and cattle abattoirs in England. ...
10 March 2016
West Sussex Suffers UK's Worst Sheep-Worrying Incident in Living Memory
UK - More than one hundred sheep have died in the UK's worst sheep-worrying incident in living memory near Chichester in West Sussex....
15 February 2016
Producers Need to Ensure Lambs are Sold at Target Spec
ANALYSIS - UK sheep meat prices over the last year have been below previous years and well below the five year average....
27 January 2016
Smooth Start to New Sheep Movement Monitoring in Wales
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has welcomed the new electronic sheep movement reporting system for Wales, EIDCymru, which went live on Monday 18 January....
20 January 2016
New Videos Highlight Dangers of Dirty Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Producers are being reminded about the importance of ensuring livestock are clean when they are presented for slaughter in two videos produced by levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb....
26 November 2015
Irish Farmers Question Levy Burden
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said that farmers can no longer carry the burden of levies deducted from livestock prices which are failing...
06 October 2015
Lamb Price Drops After Muslim Festival
UK – British lamb trade took a hit last week in the wake of the religious festival Eid-al-Adha. ...
25 September 2015
New Zealand Sheep Industry in Contraction
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand’s sheep flock has shrunk to 28.6 million, a drop of 4.1 per cent on the previous year....
26 August 2015
French Farmer Protests Add to Sheep Imports Slide
FRANCE – Road blockades and trade disruptions around Calais have exacerbated a general trend of declining sheep meat demand in France....
18 August 2015
India Sees Sharp Rise in Exports of Livestock Products
ANALYSIS - India has seen its exports of livestock products rise by more than 60 per cent over the last three years and now these products are playing an increasingly important role in the socio-economic...
07 August 2015
Australian Lamb Exports Set for Record Year
AUSTRALIA – Australian lamb exports have been revised higher for 2016 to break last year’s record....
06 August 2015
Rain Boosts Australia Sheep Farmer Confidence
AUSTRALIA – Widespread rain across Western Australia put a major dent in lamb supplies this week but gave producers “added confidence”....
03 July 2015
Abattoir Data Initiative to Save Australian Sheep Farms Millions
AUSTRALIA – Two new industry initiatives are expected to provide “valuable feedback” to producers to assist them make informed animal health and market specification decisions....
24 June 2015
Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb
UK - The importance of the Halal sector and the value it adds to the UK sheep meat sector is highlighted in a new publication....
Dairy Conversions Take Toll on Kiwi Lamb Production
NEW ZEALAND – The trend for sheep farms to switch to dairying is being reflected in a slump in monthly lamb slaughter figures, says market analyst Meat and Livestock Australia....
15 June 2015
Cull Ewe Price Immune to Exchange Rate
UK – Strong domestic demand for cull ewes from ethnic and catering segments has safeguarded prices amid turmoil for lamb values, says a sheep industry leader....
10 June 2015
EC Urged to Back Proposals to Introduce Labelling of Non-stun Slaughtered Meat
UK - The British Veterinary Association has called on the European Commission to back proposals to introduce labelling of non-stun slaughtered meat after a study of 13,500 meat consumers across...
29 May 2015
ICAR Inaugurates Meat Processing Plant in Hyderabad
INDIA - Government owned agriculture research organisation the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has inaugurated its newly constructed Meat Processing Plant at National Research...
20 May 2015
Australian Goat Slaughter Continues to Rise
AUSTRALIA - Australian goat slaughter during March rose by 50 per cent year-on-year, with 220,021 head processed according to the Australia Bureau of Statistics....
01 May 2015
Somali Livestock Exports Reach Record 5million
SOMALIA – Major progress in animal health has led to a record landmark being reached in Somali livestock shipments....
24 April 2015
Greater Access to Post Mortem Facilities
UK – Accessibility of post mortem facilities is improving for English and Welsh sheep farmers, according to a government body....
23 April 2015
Carryover Lambs Boost Sheepmeat Output
UK - First quarter lamb production rose in the UK this year, helping to push sheepmeat production to a thirteen year high, say EBLEX analysts....
16 April 2015
Australian Goat Slaughter and Production Rises
AUSTRALIA - Australian goat slaughter during February increased 29 per cent year-on-year, with 214,990 head processed according to data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics....
15 April 2015
Dry Conditions Drive High Lamb Slaughter
AUSTRALIA - Australian lamb slaughter in February reached the highest level for the month on record, reaching 1.9 million head, after a drier than expected start to the year....
13 April 2015
Bluetongue Hurts Struggling Italian Sheep Sector
ITALY – Italy’s contracting sheep sector suffered a major blow last summer at the hands of the bluetongue virus....
19 March 2015
How to Reduce Stress to Sheep in Non-stun Slaughter
ANALYSIS - Restraining lambs individually in a V-shaped restrainer for non-stun religious slaughter is more stressful for the sheep than restraining them sequentially as a group....
16 March 2015
Bluetongue Virus Moves to Croatian Island
CROATIA - A small island off the south of Croatia has reported Bluetongue virus on six farms. ...
Firm Lamb Supply at Wagga
AUSTRALIA - Lamb consignments at Wagga were firm week-on-week, at 30,000 head, with very good quality trade and heavy weight lambs penned, report market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
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