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22 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New One Day Courses from Improve Cover Emerging Areas of Veterinary Medicine
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced a series of new one day courses to enable veterinarians to develop their knowledge in emerging areas of veterinary medicine....
21 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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)....
16 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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. ...
15 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare,...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Risk of Bluetongue Spread from France to UK to Rise as Weather Warms
UK - The UK's risk level remains the same, but the risk of Bluetongue spread from France will start to increase with daily average temperatures heading into summer, concludes the latest situation...
13 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
08 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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. ...
03 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Event: Stepping up Sheep
UK - Sheep will be stepping up their presence at the Livestock Event to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 6 and 7 July. ...
31 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
27 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Texel Genomic Breeding Value Research to be Showcased at ScotSheep
UK - Sheep farmers attending next week's Scotsheep 2016 at Blythbank farm, West Linton, will be able to learn about the early results from ground breaking genomic research undertaken by the British...
25 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
24 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance was published last week, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
19 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Deal Offers National Shop Window for Charollais Sheep Breeders
UK - Charollais Sheep Society members have a new hi-tech, UK-wide shop window for their prime livestock, thanks to a groundbreaking marketing deal brokered with a national on-line trading company....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Farmers Offered Opportunities to Add Value at NSA Sheep Event
UK - At this year’s NSA Sheep Event, held on Wednesday 27th July at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, there will be four topical seminars providing tips and advice for...
18 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sainsbury's to Stock Only British Lamb from July
UK - One of the big four retailers, Sainsbury’s, has promised to stock its shelves with 100 per cent British lamb from the start of July....
17 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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...
11 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Stolen Leaving Orphaned Lambs
UK - Police are appealing for information after they received a report on 30 April that two ewes had been killed in a field near Ansley, Warwickshire, the latest in a string of rural crimes targeting...
06 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Supermarkets Stocking More Lamb, Beef Mini Roast Products
UK - Supermarkets introduced 22 new lines in the mini roast category in the last year to support the long-term sustainability of the sector, and to encourage new consumers, due to new product...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
03 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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). ...
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