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20 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Clash with Minister Over Live Exports Statement
IRELAND – Irish sheep farmers “urgently need” to see progress on live export options, an Irish farming leader has said in reaction to latest ministry statements....
16 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Livestock Adaptation: What Should You Choose?
US - Fitting livestock to environmental scenarios will remain key for ruminant production in the future, although more confined systems will probably expand, writes a US rancher....
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...
14 July 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Could Feeding Livestock Hemp Contaminate Food with Cannabis?
ANALYSIS - European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of feeding hemp to livestock and poultry....
13 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Rabies Still a Global Problem Despite Simple Prevention
GLOBAL - Rabies is a growing health concern for both pets and owners around the world. Despite there being a 100 per cent preventable vaccine, the deadly viral disease is still taking around...
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....
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sheep Industry gets A$140,000 Boost
AUSTRALIA - A sheep industry plan to drive profitability and innovation and increase revenue by more than A$330 million, has received a A$140,000 boost from the State Government....
09 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cost and Convenience Beats Origin for UK Shoppers
UK - Consumers may say they desire food with provenance and quality but cost and convenience is driving choice, a study from Barclays bank has found....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
08 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Who is Profiting from Lamb in the UK?
UK - As consumers welcome the fall in lamb prices recently, new figures show that while the retail price of lamb is lower in the spring of 2015, compared to the spring of 2014, it has not fallen...
07 July 2015
Crop Industry News from France French Plans to Support Agri-food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
06 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Southern African Drought Hammers Livestock Producers
AFRICA - Poultry and red meat producers in Southern Africa are bracing for a steep rise in feed costs after drought conditions affected South Africa, the biggest grain producer in the region....
03 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Warm Weather Brings Major Parasite Pressure
UK – Graziers are being told to expect a heavy parasite challenge over the coming weeks brought on by warm and wet weather conditions....
01 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Sharing Knowledge of Animal Nutrition Can Help Bridge Productivity Gap
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. ...
30 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Progress on Calendar-based Carcase Splitting
UK – A cross-section of sheep industry organisations has agreed to push the government for a calendar-based system for determining when to split sheep carcases....
29 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised...
26 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Food Security in a Transparent World
NETHERLANDS - Delegates at a recent conference on how to achieve worldwide food security heard about sustainability initiatives from global fast-food company McDonald's and a meat company sourcing...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Gene Study Traces Black Welsh Mountain Breed Back to Vikings
WALES – Studying the genetic history of native Welsh sheep breeds has unearthed details about their origins and the social history of ancient people....
25 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
24 June 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Dairy Conversions Take Toll on Kiwi Lamb Production
NEW ZEALAND – The trend for sheep farms to switch to dairying is being reflected in a slump in monthly lamb slaughter figures, says market analyst Meat and Livestock Australia....
23 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Demand €20 Per Ewe Payments
IRELAND – Irish farmers are calling for direct government support payments of €20 per ewe and for a “more ambitious” approach to driving the Irish sheep sector forward. ...
22 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United States How to Direct Market Your Beef and Lamb as a Producer
Increasing market volatility is seeing graziers look at ways to sell their own beef and lamb, removing middle-men out of the equation and setting the prices themselves....
19 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
18 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Blowfly Strike a Concern in Warm, Humid Summer Months
GLOBAL - Whether you are in the southern or northern hemisphere, flystrike can affect flocks. European farmers contend with Lucilia sericata flies, while in Australia, South Africa and the US,...
16 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Spain North and East Spain Free of Bluetongue Serotype One
SPAIN – Spanish livestock farms in northern and eastern Spain have been officially declared Bluetongue free, leaving an infected area to the south west....
15 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cull Ewe Price Immune to Exchange Rate
UK – Strong domestic demand for cull ewes from ethnic and catering segments has safeguarded prices amid turmoil for lamb values, says a sheep industry leader....
11 June 2015
Crop Industry News from India Kerala to Produce Goat Plague Vaccine
INDIA - Kerala state will commence production of its own Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) vaccine to protect the state's two million sheep and goats....
10 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Wool Sales Still Roaring
AUSTRALIA – Wool prices set new record highs or extended new record levels in the Australian wool market last week....
09 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Strives to Tackle Rising Sheep Worrying Cases
ANALYSIS - Livestock attacks from out of control dogs have risen sharply across the UK but off-lead access remains a top priority for many of Britain’s dog walkers....
08 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Falling Mineral Levels Should Prompt Grass Testing
UK – Grass is the best source of affordable minerals for sheep but a trend for falling forage mineral levels mean graziers should test pasture....
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