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13 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Away Wintering Best Option for Scottish Sheep Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - In light of the new Scottish Upland Sheep Support (SUSS) Scheme SAC Consulting is advising farmers and crofters to consider away wintering their hoggs if possible....
12 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States California Passes First Law to Ban Growth Promoting Livestock Antibiotics
US -The state of California has passed a law restricting the use of antibiotics in livestock production – outlawing their use as growth promoters and feed efficiency enhancers....
09 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Global Agriculture Faces Decade of Flat or Falling Prices
GLOBAL - World Prices for food will remain flat or could fall over the next 10 years because of the current growth in agricultural production....
08 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland We Need €20 Per Ewe Payment, Demand Irish Farmers
IRELAND – Higher levels of direct payments should be coupled to active sheep farmers, farm chiefs have told an agriculture committee this week....
07 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Supply Management Survives as Trans-Pacific Partnership Concluded
GLOBAL - Canadian poultry meat, egg and dairy producers will be breathing a sigh of relief today after it was announced that their supply management system will mostly be protected in the Trans-Pacific...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Wool Week in Full Swing
UK - Wool and sheep industry enthusiasts are banging the drum for wool products in all their various guises this week as the UK celebrates ‘Wool Week’....
06 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Bluetongue Gathering Momentum Across Europe
EUROPE – Two strains of the destructive Bluetongue Virus (BTV) are putting sheep and cattle at risk in central France and the Balkans....
05 October 2015
Crop Industry News from France Grazing Sheep Are Copy Cats, Study Learns
FRANCE – Groups of sheep graze through dispersal and contraction phases, during which they mimic neighbouring animals, a French study of one hundred Merino sheep has found....
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Debate over Chinese Investment in New Zealand Beef and Lamb Giant
ANALYSIS - One of New Zealand leading beef and lamb companies, Silver Fern Farms, is set to form a 50:50 partnership with major Chinese meat processor Shanghai Maling....
02 October 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Lamb Exports Down, but Chinese New Year a Positive
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's lamb exports for this season (October 2014-July 2015) are three per cent below last year's figures, according to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand....
01 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Negotiations on TPP Continue Amid Canadian Concern
US - The US is hosting negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in Atlanta, amid concerns from Canadian farmers that it could put their popular supply management...
30 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Hungary Unknown Bluetongue Serotype Building Momentum in Hungary
HUNGARY – A presently un-typed strain of Bluetongue virus (BTV) is affecting cattle farms in south west Hungary, with 28 cases now confirmed....
28 September 2015
Crop Industry News from France Bluetongue Moving Across Auvergne, French Government Ups Vaccine
FRANCE - Ten more cases of Bluetongue virus (BTV) have been confirmed on cattle farms in central France....
25 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Germany Germany Setting New Standards in Animal Welfare Initiative
GERMANY - Germany is aiming to be in the vanguard in setting new standards for animal welfare across Europe....
24 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Breeding Sheep: Starting With Your Ram
US - Changing sheep breeds has got Colorado grazier Andrew Schafer thinking about the subject of rams as autumn breeding kicks in. ...
23 September 2015
Crop Industry News from France French Bluetongue Could "Blow Up" Significantly
FRANCE - The latest Bluetongue (BTV) outbreak in central France has the potential to engulf Europe again, a leading expert has told TheSheepSite....
22 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
Crop Industry News from France Bluetongue Spreads to 17 More French Farms
FRANCE – Livestock at risk from bluetongue in central France is now in the thousands, according to latest reports of the costly virus infecting seventeen farms....
18 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Sheep Farmers Hit Back in Bighorn Grazing Debate
US – A feud between US sheep farmers and land managers is raging over the threat domestic sheep pose to a natural hill breed....
16 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
15 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Volatility Continues in Australian Wool Market
AUSTRALIA – Gains made by Australian wool traders from strong uplift early last week were “practically eliminated” by the final day of selling....
14 September 2015
Crop Industry News from France Bluetongue Found in Central France
FRANCE – Bluetongue has been discovered in sheep and cattle in central France, kicking government veterinarians into action....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Targeted Technology to Solve Agricultural Challenges
ANALYSIS - Agriculture and livestock farming needs to target better what it is putting into production in order to achieve improved yields....
11 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Sector in Spotlight as UK Farming Unions Meet in Brussels
UK - Livestock board chairmen from the UK farming unions have met in Brussels to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the beef and sheep sectors. The discussions followed Monday’s...
10 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Preparing Your Flock: Vaccinations Before Breeding Season
GLOBAL - Several preparations should be made for breeding season, such as flushing ewes and conducting breeding soundness tests in rams, writes Elise Brown for TheSheepSite....
08 September 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Europe Agriculture Crisis: Will €500 Million Be Enough?
ANALYSIS – An estimated 6,000 farmers and 2,000 tractors brought Brussels to a standstill yesterday as bureaucrats formulated strategies to stabilise the sector....
Crop Industry News from Austria Australian Wool Markets Rebound
AUSTRALIA – Much stronger prices in the Australian wool markets this week have largely cancelled out last week’s downward movement, maintaining values around 23 per cent ahead year on year....
07 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Global New Diagram to Address Antibiotics Confusion
GLOBAL – A team of livestock sustainability experts has devised a new diagram to explain how flagship health organisations classify “critically important” antimicrobials (CIAs)....
04 September 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Preparations Intensify Ahead of EU Agricultural Meeting
EU - Agricultural ministers and organisations have been meeting all over the EU in preparation for an extraordinary meeting of ministers on 7 September....
03 September 2015
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....
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