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16 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Australia 'Could Threaten UK Sheep Industry'
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it is encouraged to see activity already taking place to negotiate trade agreements for when the UK leaves the European Union – but is seriously...
15 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial...
14 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the...
12 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Image of Red Meat Improving
UK - The image of red meat has been undergoing a major positive change with consumers seeing it more and more as 'full of flavour', easy to cook and suitable for any day of the week....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Free Online CPD Offered at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference
UK - Improve International, the organisers of the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, are offering all delegates an extended free trial of their new online learning platform Bitesize....
09 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Man Arrested After Sheep Worrying in Herefordshire
UK - West Mercia Police were called to reports of sheep worrying at a farm in Risbury, Leominster on Friday, 2 September 2016....
08 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Ireland Beef and Sheep Sectors in Trouble, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said a Teagasc report on the viability of Irish farms in 2015 shows just how serious the economic situation...
07 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Sheep Sector Review Publishes Action Plan to Revitalise Scottish Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A 24 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland’s sheep sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group....
06 September 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand's Sheep Milk Industry to Grow with New Investment
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between...
05 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Non-UK Labour Crucial for Scottish Red Meat Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s farmers, crofters and meat processors have united to highlight the importance of non-UK labour to Scotland’s red meat sector....
02 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Global New Tool Can Help Farmers Improve Productivity and Reduce Emissions
GLOBAL - A new and interactive tool from FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make...
01 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
31 August 2016
Crop Industry News from India India Adds Three More Pig Breeds to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine new germplasm of farm animals including a poultry variety to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted live-stocks include one breed of cattle, two breeds each...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cheaper Test for Foot and Mouth Disease Developed
UK - Scientists have found a new way of diagnosing foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which is more cost effective and relies less on the use of small animals....
30 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry....
26 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom September Love Lamb Week to Showcase Premium British Lamb
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has brought together a group of industry ambassadors as part of its work in backing Love Lamb Week, the week-long industry-driven initiative dedicated...
25 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Meeting Highlights Lynx Proposal Concerns
UK - The economic, environmental and social consequences of releasing lynx into the UK countryside where highlighted at a National Sheep Association (NSA) meeting, held in partnership with the...
24 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Sheepmeat Industry Leadership Programme Launched in Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Sheepmeat Council of Australia has launched a new professional development opportunity for sheepmeat producers and others in the industry to build leadership skills and develop...
23 August 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the...
22 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Pedigree Sheep Breeders Asked for Views on Data Collection
UK - Pedigree sheep breeders are being asked to help inform the future development of performance recording services by completing an online questionnaire....
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...
17 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Mexico Ear Tag Measuring Vital Signs Aims to Improve Livestock Productivity
MEXICO - A young Mexican graduate has developed an ear tag for livestock that measures the vital signs of the animal to identify early stages of disease....
16 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Lithuania Lithuania Considers Tax Cut on Meat to Boost Demand
LITHUANIA - In a bid to lower the prices of meat and stimulate domestic demand, the Lithuanian government is considering reducing the value-added tax (VAT) on fresh and chilled meat....
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...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Consultation Opened on British Farming Post-Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has opened its largest consultation in a generation, to find out what members think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British...
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....
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