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16 November 2016
US Lamb Exports Edge Higher in Mexico
US - September was another solid month for US red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat...
15 November 2016
Global Food Prices Rose in October
GLOBAL - The global Food Price Index from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) averaged 172.6 points in October, up 0.7 per cent for the month and 9.1 per cent from a year earlier,...
14 November 2016
Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of...
10 November 2016
Sheep Association Pushes for Rapid Action on Rural Payments
UK - The problem of late delivery of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and farmer statements has still not been resolved, with the National Sheep Association (NSA) hearing of many cases relating...
09 November 2016
Pressure on Spain, Italy to Reduce Growing Livestock Antibiotic Use
EU - Antibiotic consumption in livestock production is increasing drastically in Italy and Spain. From 2013 to 2014, consumption appears to have increased by around 20-25 per cent. This is shown...
08 November 2016
Versatility of Lamb Demonstrated at Muslim Lifestyle Expo
UK - Home-grown lamb production and the value it adds to the Halal market has been showcased at a major event in Manchester....
07 November 2016
Fall in UK Farm Incomes Continues
UK - New Defra figures have shown a dramatic fall in farm incomes for the third consecutive year....
04 November 2016
Sheep Farmers Urged to Help Sector Understand Ram Longevity
UK - Prompted by claims from members that rams do not work on commercial farms for as many seasons as wanted, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging farmers to participate in a new study...
03 November 2016
Meat Quality Masterclass Attracts Delegates from Across Supply Chain
UK - The fifth ‘Meat Quality Masterclass’ from UK levy board AHDB Beef and Lamb notched up its 70th delegate last month. ...
02 November 2016
EU's Agri-Food Exports Up in August
EU - The latest data show the monthly value of EU agri-food exports in August 2016 reached €10.6 billion, exceeding the export values in August of previous years....
01 November 2016
Sales Static for Meat and Poultry, but Fish Thriving
UK - The latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from market research company Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 9th October 2016 show sales volumes virtually static year-on-year in...
31 October 2016
Global Campaign Begins to Eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants
GLOBAL - The ground has been broken on a major international initiative to rid the world of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) – also known as sheep and goat plague – a highly contagious viral...
28 October 2016
Agriculture Key to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL - The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation...
Win a Year’s Online Bitesize CPD from Improve International at the London Vet Show
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is offering six subscriptions each day to its popular Online Bitesize CPD training programme on its stand – D25 - at the London Vet Show....
27 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
26 October 2016
European Sales of Animal Antibiotics Continue to Decline
EUROPE - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published today the sixth report on the sales of veterinary antibiotics in Europe, highlighting a continuing downward trend between 2011 and 2014....
25 October 2016
EU Report Shows Importance of Sheep in Brexit Negotiations
EU - Having participated in a series of four sheep meat reflection group meetings in Brussels over the last 12 months, the National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the resulting report and recognises...
24 October 2016
New Zealand Ready to Confront Any Food and Mouth Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - An on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows that New Zealand is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot and mouth disease (FMD)...
20 October 2016
EU Sheep Forum Outcomes Welcomed
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has welcomed the recommendations made by the EU Sheepmeat Forum for strong CAP support for sheep producers, including a proposal...
19 October 2016
Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds
CANADA - Canada's agriculture department is investing up to $345,720 in the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries....
18 October 2016
More Welsh Lamb Stocked in Aldi
WALES, UK - NFU Cymru has welcomed the announcement by Aldi that it is to stock protected geographical indication (PGI) Welsh Lamb in 29 of its south and west Wales stores....
Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer,...
17 October 2016
Livestock Donations Work to Reduce Poverty, Improve Diets
US - Two papers co-written by a pair of University of Illinois experts in agricultural policy and international development point to the wealth of positive effects that direct livestock-transfer...
14 October 2016
Sheep Sector Developing Antibiotic Use Strategy
UK - The UK sheep sector is in the process of analysing results from a survey of over 350 farmers to guide future support and development work in the area of reducing antibiotics use....
13 October 2016
New Vaccines Could Help Prevent Sheep Infections
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and potentially sheep....
12 October 2016
Global Food Prices Rise but Meat Prices Unchanged
GLOBAL - Lower prices for staple grains were more than offset by rising sugar and dairy prices in this month's Food Price Index from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
11 October 2016
Mini Lamb Roast Dinner Campaign Running for Third Year
UK - Britons tucked into more roast dinners last year – but fewer of them were on a Sunday, according to analysis from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Kantar Worldpanel....
10 October 2016
Small Farms Need Decent Incomes to Help Eliminate Hunger
GLOBAL - Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers,...
Bluetongue Virus Continues Spread Through Cyprus
CYPRUS - The bluetongue virus is continuing to spread through sheep flocks and goat herds in Cyprus over the last few weeks....
07 October 2016
Livestock Farmers Expect Good Long-Term Business Prospects
US - Farmer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in September, according to the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
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