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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....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
29 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Farmers to Withhold Lamb in Protest
UK – No lambs will be sold at market next week if a protest movement fully takes hold in the UK sheep sector in reaction to low lamb prices and supermarket power....
27 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Escape Rat Rule For Now
UK – Farmers have more time to undertake rodenticide training thanks to farm assurance membership qualifying as ‘proof of competence’, an interim measure until 31 December 2017....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Prime Minister Pledges Support to Grow British Agriculture
WALES, UK - Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced recently by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as he visited the Royal Welsh Show...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Easter Lamb Sales Lose Pace into Summer
UK – Easter's lamb buying surge ran out of steam going into the summer as UK buyers switched fresh chicken, according to a markets survey....
22 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Names Those Backing British Lamb
UK – More can be done by major supermarkets to help the lamb sector, a survey has found....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Exit from EU 'Would be Catastrophic' for Welsh Farmers
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has reiterated her concerns for the future of the farming industry in Wales in the event of an out vote in the forthcoming referendum...
21 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Don’t Play the 'Blowfly Lottery'
UK - Dealing with blowfly should be planned and calculated, not a gamble, according to a leading sheep expert. ...
17 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Council Votes to Keep Challenging Ammonia Targets
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed its bitter disappointment at the outcome of a vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament over ammonia and methane targets....
15 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Aged Ram Wins at Great Yorkshire Show
UK - The championship title at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show stayed in the county as John Mellin and family, Skipton, claimed the top ticket with their aged ram, Langside Thunderbird under...
10 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Beating Upland Rushes Starts at the Soil
UK – Controlling farm rushes in the uplands can be achieved by analysing soils and non-chemical approaches, Scottish farmers heard last week....
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