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21 June 2016
Scottish Beef Herd Expands as Sheep Flock Shrinks
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish beef and pig herds increased in size during 2015 while the Scottish sheep flock contracted slightly, according to a report published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
20 June 2016
Collaboration Key to Growing Market Returns for Wool, says NFU
UK - As the shearing season gets underway, the National Farmers Union (NFU) is showing its support for the work of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB)....
17 June 2016
Growket is a new Company of Symaga Group
SPAIN - Last June 16 the new brand of Symaga Group, Growket has been presented by Alfonso Garrido, president of the group. Symaga was founded in 1985 by Alfonso Garrido for manufacturing silos...
Researchers Investigate Economic Impact of Climate Change on Farms
US - An interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois recently investigated the effects of climate change on farmland values in the Southwestern United States....
16 June 2016
Farmers to Benefit from Farm Tours at NSA Sheep Event
UK - Farmers are flocking to see an exciting new addition to the NSA Sheep Event programme on Tuesday 26th July, the day before the main event. ...
Brexit Will Have Negative Effects on Ireland's Agriculture Sector
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has warned that a British exit from the EU would be very damaging for the farming and food sector in Ireland. ...
15 June 2016
What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare,...
Risk of Bluetongue Spread from France to UK to Rise as Weather Warms
UK - The UK's risk level remains the same, but the risk of Bluetongue spread from France will start to increase with daily average temperatures heading into summer, concludes the latest situation...
14 June 2016
Watch Out for Parasites and Pests in Wet Weather
US - Excessive rains in many parts of the state have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts concerned about the possibility of increased parasite and pest activity with livestock....
13 June 2016
China Lifts Schmallenberg Ban on Sheep Products
CHINA - China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg...
Lamb Promoted as Euro 2016 Begins
EU - A high-profile promotional campaign highlighting the versatility of lamb kicked off this week to tie in with the start of the Euro 2016 football championships....
10 June 2016
Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction
ANALYSIS - As the November 2015 Global Climate Change Conference COP21 concluded in Paris, 196 countries reached agreement on the reduction of fossil fuel use and emissions in the production...
09 June 2016
Meat Production Projected to be Stable Through 2016
GLOBAL - Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable outcome for prices and supplies,...
08 June 2016
Ulster Farmers Union Discusses Lamb Price Stability with Exporters
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union has met with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association to discuss concerns about lamb price stability and other matters of importance...
07 June 2016
New Simplified Beef, Sheep Meat Inspection Conditions Introduced
UK - The roll out of a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions has begun in sheep and cattle abattoirs in England. ...
Irish Farmers Meet Government to Discuss New Sheep Support Scheme
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey has met with the Department of Agriculture on the plans for the new sheep support scheme. ...
06 June 2016
Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017
RUSSIA - The Russian Agriculture Ministry has prepared a draft decree to extend its embargo on food products from a number of countries including the EU and US until the end of 2017....
03 June 2016
Halal Sector Offers Opportunities for Sheep Meat Sales
UK - The growing domestic market for Halal sheep meat presents a significant opportunity for the industry, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
02 June 2016
Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks: France, Austria, Botswana
GLOBAL - Bluetongue outbreaks have continued to be reported in France recently, and a new outbreak has been reported in Austria....
New Online Learning from Improve Offers Flexible, Interactive CPD
GLOBAL - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a range of ‘bitesize’ online training courses for veterinary professionals wanting to gain the latest skills and knowledge...
01 June 2016
Future Sheep Farming Needs to Meet Market Demands
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish sheep industry needs to be able to react to market demands if it is to have a profitable future, according to Ian Campbell, Managing Director of Glenrath which is...
Livestock Event: Stepping up Sheep
UK - Sheep will be stepping up their presence at the Livestock Event to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 6 and 7 July. ...
31 May 2016
New Season Lamb Prices Looking Positive for Producers
UK - As the volume of new season lambs reaching the market begins to increase, the market place is beginning to adjust to the start of the new season....
27 May 2016
Texel Genomic Breeding Value Research to be Showcased at ScotSheep
UK - Sheep farmers attending next week's Scotsheep 2016 at Blythbank farm, West Linton, will be able to learn about the early results from ground breaking genomic research undertaken by the British...
26 May 2016
Taiwan Markets Reopen to US Lamb
US - For the first time since 2003, US lamb and lamb products have regained access to Taiwan....
World Animal Health Organisation Seeks Action on Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) this week presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which is considered a major risk by the international...
25 May 2016
Farmer-Control Retained at Sheep Processor Farmers First
UK - Farmer control has been retained at Farmers First, where more than half-a-million finished UK lambs annually are processed and exported to Europe....
EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
24 May 2016
Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance was published last week, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
Farmgate Livestock Prices Need to Rise to Acheive Sustainable Supply, Unions Say
UK & IRELAND - The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors....
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