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04 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland at Very High Liver Fluke Risk
UK - Wet and mild weather means Scottish livestock farmers are at the greatest risk from liver fluke in the UK....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Triclabendazole Use Should Be Autumn/Winter Only
UK – Sheep flocks are heading into the season for which triclabendazole should be reserved to address acute liver fluke, advises a leading sheep expert....
03 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Meat Protein Can Help Protect Heart Health, Study Shows
UK - Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA)....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Block Resistant Worms this Sale Season
UK – Quarantine arrangements for newly bought stock are “essential” this month for stopping drench-resistant worms in their tracks....
02 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Unravel Liver Fluke By Preventing Mud Snail Contamination
ANALYSIS – Ground could be gained in the battle against the hugely complex liver fluke parasite by focusing on a specific link in its life cycle, leading experts are suggesting....
01 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Surveillance Farms to Help in Liver Fluke Battle
UK – There could be more scope for surveillance farms monitoring sheep for liver fluke outbreaks to raise alarm bells to neighbouring farms, a panel of experts has suggested....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Survey Uncovers "Worrying" Farmer Liver Fluke Ignorance
UK – Leading sheep health experts are concerned about a lack of knowledge about liver fluke and the products available to control it on many sheep farms in Britain and Ireland. ...
28 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Wormer Videos to Address Anthelmintics “Misuse”
UK – Important messages are being laid out in videos aimed at sheep and cattle farmers on the thorny issue of drench/wormer resistance. ...
27 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Campaign Launched to Highlight Welsh Lamb Crisis
WALES, UK - The Farmers’ Union of Wales is joining in with national lamb week this autumn (September 1-7) in a bid to raise the profile of Welsh lamb and boost retail sales....
26 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Resignation Sparks Levy Debate Over State Interference
UK – Government involvement in determining farming levy expenditure is a hot topic in the UK this week following the resignation of a senior levy board member....
25 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Last Call for Wormer Survey
UK - Livestock farmers wishing to complete an industry survey assessing how wormer products are bought and sold have less than a week to do so....
24 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Hampshire Down Makes Strong Genetic Gains
UK – Both better lamb performance and higher returns are achievable through harnessing Hampshire Down genetics....
21 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom British Lamb Week to Address Price Discontent
UK – The first week of September will see the UK sheep industry champion British lamb after a summer of deepening frustration over lamb prices....
19 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Pea Variety Could Help Livestock, Poultry Protein Intake
UK - Scientists at the John Innes Centre have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bloom Dipping Hammers Fleece Value
UK – Farmers wanting to maximise their wool cheque should avoid bloom dipped sheep, the British Wool Marketing Board has warned....
18 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Dolly the Sheep’s Home to Host ScotSheep Event 2016
SCOTLAND – A southwest Scotland farm that hosted world's first cloned sheep will be the venue for ScotSheep next year....
17 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Orkney Farmers Short of Fodder After Wet Weather Struggle
UK - Orkney, along with Shetland, the north of Scotland and the western parts of the country have struggled with persistent rain and wind since the spring, leaving farmers short of fodder and...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Posters Add Weight to Sheep Worrying Battle
UK – Small animal veterinarians have been asked by the sheep industry to display livestock awareness posters in waiting rooms showing the damage of dog attacks on sheep....
14 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Production Forecasts Remain High into 2016
UK - UK lamb and mutton production in 2015 is expected to be up seven per cent on the previous year, AHDB Beef & Lamb figures show....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Testing Lambs for Nutrient Deficiencies Helps Maximise Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - Cobalt deficiency in lambs was discussed at the recent Forth monitor farm meeting, hosted at Arnprior Farm near Stirling, by the McEwen family....
13 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom French Trade Issue Adds to British Farmer Lamb Woes
UK - French trade disruption, poor consumer demand and the strength of the Pound are continuing to depress the sheep price for British farmers....
11 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Price Up in Supermarkets, Down on Farms
UK – The proportion of lamb retail value going to farmers has slumped to 42 per cent, while retail prices have increased, says the UK’s levy board....
10 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom TV Chef Champions Scotch Lamb
SCOTLAND – There is “huge scope” for many more people to routinely enjoy Scotch lamb, said Greg Wallace, rallying shoppers at the height of the lamb season....
06 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scab Warning Issued Ahead of Sales Season
UK – Sheep scab is a notifiable disease and “too risky to get wrong”, warns a Scottish veterinarian ahead of autumn sales....
05 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Ways to Minimise Parasite Risk in a Dry Year
UK – Parasite exposure for many UK lambs has been reduced by dry weather, although farmers aren’t out of the woods yet....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Grim Forage Picture for Northerners
UK – Beef and sheep farmers across Scotland and Northern England should be analysing silage to flag up problems ahead of winter, according to leading UK livestock experts....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom China Buying Less New Zealand Lamb
NEW ZEALAND - A jump in volumes last month couldn’t turn around a poor first half of 2015 for New Zealand lamb exports, driven largely by less Chinese demand....
04 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Strike Now Against Blowflies
UK - Prevent blowfly, don't wait until it is already a problem - is the latest advice from sheep health experts. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Now is the Time to Test Wormers
UK – August is the best time of year to work out what the resistance profile is like on many farms....
03 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Wormer Survey Needs Your Input
UK - An online survey from a leading animal health research centre is striving to establish how livestock owners are buying and using anthelmintic wormer products....
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