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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 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 India India Breeds New High Lambing Percentage ‘Prolific Sheep’
INDIA – Indian farmers now have a breeding ewe that can produce 75 per cent more lambs, researchers say....
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 New Zealand New Zealand Lamb Prices “Well Below” 2014 Levels
NEW ZEALAND – Issues on the demand side of the market have pushed New Zealand lamb down 54 cents per kilo on this time last year....
24 August 2015
Crop Industry News from Sweden Swedish Farmers Call for Action on Wolf Attacks
SWEDEN – Swedish farming organisations have thrown their weight behind producer pleas for government assistance to address wolf attacks on sheep....
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....
20 August 2015
Crop Industry News from Germany Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015
GERMANY - Agritechnica 2015, which takes place from 10 to 14 November, is fast-approaching. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, this year’s show is aptly titled: ‘People, Technology, Innovation...
19 August 2015
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 India 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...
13 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Drawing on Childhood Memories: Why Farming Needs to Laugh
US - A life-long attachment to cartoons and the countryside has enabled and inspired a US country boy to show rural America the importance of laughter....
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....
12 August 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union No Proof of Link Between Scrapie and sCJD
ANALYSIS - There is no scientific proof that scrapie in sheep can be transmitted from sheep to humans....
11 August 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Wool Carpets Better Than Human-made Fibres
NEW ZEALAND – Woollen carpets have several advantages over flooring made of man-made fibres, including health benefits, research has revealed....
10 August 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Is US Agricultural Productivity Growth Falling?
US - Future agricultural productivity growth is expected to fall as a result of current reductions in research funding, according to a new report from teh US Department of Agriculture's Economic...
06 August 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia 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”....
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 Global How We Created and Can Address the ‘Super Rat’
ANALYSIS - Sustained, prolonged and continuous rodent baiting protocols have resulted in the rapid development of ‘super rats’....
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....
31 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Japan Buys More Australian Lamb
JAPAN – Lamb exports from Australia to Japan increased five per cent in the 2014/15 fiscal year, helped along by 16 per cent increase if frozen shipments....
30 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Cover in Times of Crisis: Cover Crops
US - Fickle weather and volatile markets could be reason to grow cover crops, according to Colorado rancher, Andrew Schafer....
29 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Partnerships, Innovation Bridge Global Food Supply Gap
NETHERLANDS - To meet the challenge of supplying the food needs of a growing world population, we are going to have to be smart and use all the tools we can. Some successful examples using partnerships...
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....
28 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Government White Paper Good News for Australian Sheep Farmers
AUSTRALIA – Several aspects of the recently released government White Paper for the Australian agriculture sector will benefit sheep producers....
27 July 2015
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....
23 July 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Sees Rise in Sheep and Goat Numbers
EU - Good prices and favourable forage conditions are helping an increase in flock numbers and are seeing an increase in production in the EU sheep sector....
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....
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. ...
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