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19 August 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Project Aims to Boost Sheep and Goat Industry
EU - A new multi-million pound EU funded research project, iSAGE, is aiming to future proof our sheep and goat farming industry....
18 August 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand's Sheep Flock Down after Weather, Disease Impacts
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season, at the same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and...
15 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Exports Slump
US - US red meat exports ended the first half of 2016 on a positive note, as June export values for both pork and beef were the highest of the year, according to statistics released by USDA and...
12 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Austria Head Partitions Reduce Stress in Goats During Feeding
AUSTRIA - Competition in the goat pen is especially high during feeding time, leading to increased stress, which new research from the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Welfare at Vetmeduni Vienna...
11 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Scheme Offers Expertise Development in Sheep Industry
UK - A new scheme has been launched to offer continuous professional development (CPD) to consultants and advisers in the sheep industry who want to expand their knowledge....
10 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Spain New Tool Allows Diagnosis of Encephalitis in Sheep and Goats
SPAIN - Biologist Idoia Glaria-Ezquer has developed a diagnostic tool specifically for detecting encephalitis caused by small-ruminant lentiviruses in sheep and goats, during her PhD thesis read...
04 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly...
02 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of hamburger out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that...
01 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Highlights Role of Sheep in Maintaining Uplands
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has released a special report to raise awareness of the "complex jigsaw" of public services provided by sheep farming in hill and upland areas....
29 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Lamb Exports to America Move Closer
UK - The mission to get British lamb chops back onto American dinner plates has moved a step nearer, Farming Minister George Eustice announced at the National Sheep Event on Wednesday....
28 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lynx Reintroduction Ideas Generate More Controversy
UK - Following the recent announcement by Lynx UK Trust that it has identified Kielder Forest as a suitable location for releasing lynx into the British countryside, the National Sheep Association...
27 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Clones of Dolly the Sheep Living Long and Healthy Lives
Three weeks after the scientific world marked the 20th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the sheep, new research published by The University of Nottingham has shown that four clones derived from...
22 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
21 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Global First Phase of PPR Global Eradication Effort Taking Shape
GLOBAL - The first five-year phase of the global programme to eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) has taken a step closer to finalisation....
16 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Film Demonstrates Sheep Slaughter Methods to Consumers
UK - A film illustrating different methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a lack of understanding and dispel myths around the practice....
15 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Supply and Demand Remain Main Influences on Sheep Trade
UK - The basic law of economics regarding supply and demand remains the main factor influencing the sheep trade....
14 July 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union Meat Storage, Transport Temperatures Can be More Flexible
EU - The European Food Safety Authority recently researched ways to ensure safety of meat products during transport....
13 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Greece Goat Feed Costs Reduced with New Types of Feed
EU - Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in collaboration with Aarhus University in Denmark are working on a line of giant grass designed to reduce feed costs in the goat...
12 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US May Lamb Exports Lower, But Volume Ahead of Year-ago
US - US lamb exports in May were sharply lower than a year ago in volume (558 mt, down 38 per cent), though value fell just 7 per cent to $1.6 million, according to the US Meat Export Federation....
11 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
07 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Meat Exports Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris....
06 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Comments Sought on US Proposal to Allow Bone-In Lamb from Uruguay
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to allow for the importation of bone-in lamb meat from Uruguay....
05 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
04 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place...
30 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sheep Owners Urged to Vaccinate for Bluetongue
UK - The Texel Sheep Society has urged breeders to consider vaccinating their stock against Bluetongue as the threat of an outbreak in the UK grows ever higher....
28 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Association Optimistic on Export Demand Following Brexit Vote
UK - The head of the UK's National Sheep Association has said it is hard to tell whether Brexit will be good or bad, but the organisation will work to manage the ensuing volatility....
27 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Looks Into Preventing Further Resistance to Dewormers
UK - Research recently published in the Journal of Preventative Veterinary Medicine looks at the quality of advice and how the uptake of best practice in relation to anthelmintic usage can be...
24 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
23 June 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Concerns Over New Zealand's Meat Export Markets if Brexit Happens
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand says those who think Brexit won’t have an impact on trade because the United Kingdom (UK) only takes 2 per cent of New Zealand’s exports, are missing...
22 June 2016
Crop Industry News from Global EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country...
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