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30 July 2014
Minister Pledges Action to Increase Sheep Sector Competitiveness
UK - The British government is working to increase the competitiveness of the sheep sector while at the same time reducing the burdens of red tape and regulation....
29 July 2014
Canine Celebs Launch Quest for Scotland’s Top Farm Dog
SCOTLAND - The canine stars of BBC’s Lambing Live 2014 last week helped launch a nationwide search for Scotland’s Top Farm Dog....
25 July 2014
Visitors Flock to Irish Sheep Dog Trials
IRELAND - A total of 5,000 visitors were expected to ‘flock’ to Burt, Co. Donegal this week to attend the 2014 Irish National Sheep Dog Trials....
Agriculture Minister to Open NSA Sheep Event
UK - George Eustice Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs, will be officially opening NSA Sheep 2014 on Wednesday....
24 July 2014
Wool Ride to Promote British Wool
UK - The Campaign for Wool is launching The Wool Ride as part of this year’s, Wool Week....
23 July 2014
Registration Open for National Merino Sheep Show
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Leading Sheep programme is offering Queensland sheep and wool producers the opportunity to visit the National Merino Sheep Show in Dubbo, New South Wales, from 26-29...
22 July 2014
Farmers in Lamb Protest at Royal Welsh Show
UK - National Farmers' Union members have staged a demonstration outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh Show in protest at the retailer’s failure to back British lamb....
18 July 2014
Call for Votes Ahead of NSA Sheep Event
UK - With the NSA Sheep Event now just days away, votes are needed to whittle down the shortlisted sheep industry promotion videos to a final three....
15 July 2014
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Award Finalists Announced
NEW ZEALAND - The finalists have been announced for the third Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Sheep Industry Awards....
14 July 2014
Gavin Hill Receives SRUC Award
SCOTLAND - Gavin Hill, Assistant Regional Manager for SAC Consulting, is the latest recipient of the RC Stewart Prize....
10 July 2014
Somerset Dairy Sheep Farmer Wins NSA Prize
UK - With most of its members running sheep for meat production, it made a change from the norm when the National Sheep Association (NSA) gave away a top prize to a member running a sheep milking...
09 July 2014
NSA Sheep Event’s Big Debate
UK - BBC Countryfile’s Tom Heap will be leading this year’s ‘Big Debate’ at the sheep industry’s national event, NSA Sheep 2014....
Inspiring New Generation at Sheep Event
UK - The important role of the industry in inspiring young people to enter the sheep sector will be a key focus of the NSA Sheep 2014 event....
07 July 2014
North Wyke Research Farm Opens its Gates to Sheep Farmers
UK - The North Wyke Research Farm, near Okehampton in Devon .is to open iyself up to sheep farmers on a farm walk organised by the National Sheep Association's South West Regional Committee....
04 July 2014
Do Strong Land Prices Help or Hinder Farming?
ANALYSIS – Land values are underpinning much of UK agriculture in an era of huge market volatility but there may be a detrimental effect further down the line....
03 July 2014
Better Farm Sheep Open Day
IRELAND - Flock performance, lamb performance genetics and grassland management will be the central topics at the Teagasc Better Farm Sheep open day next week....
Marketing Call to Welsh Wool Producers
UK - British Wool Marketing Board is keen to meet wool producers at The Royal Welsh Show later this month....
North Wyke Research Farm Opens Gates to Sheep Farmers
UK - The National Sheep Association's South West Regional Committee have an excellent farm walk planned for Tuesday 8th July at the North Wyke Research Farm, near Okehampton, Devon....
Minister Welcomes Increased Exports at Opening of Livestock Event
UK - The prospects for food and farming in the UK are promising with export markets opening up and global demand for food rising....
01 July 2014
New Joint Industry Initiative Behind Scotch Lamb
SCOTLAND - Television presenter Cat Cubie joined representatives from the Scottish sheep industry at the Royal Highland Show to unveil an exciting new Scotch Lamb PGI initiative set to be fully...
How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals...
24 June 2014
Livestock Industry's Sustainability Role Highlighted
SCOTLAND - A clear message that livestock production in Scotland deserves recognition for its valuable sustainability role, has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS),...
Red Meat Industry Contributes Over £2 billion to Scotland’s Economy
SCOTLAND - Despite the many challenges which faced the Scottish red meat industry during 2013, the revenue generated by livestock farming and processing still managed to top £2 billion during...
18 June 2014
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS – Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock
ANALYSIS - Livestock is producing 7.1 giga tonnes of greenhouse gases year – 14.5 per cent of the total human induce emissions, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS - Animal Welfare to be New Moral Trade Barrier
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare issues could become a new trade barrier following a landmark ruling by the World Trade Organisation, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
17 June 2014
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS – China Growing in Global Meat and Livestock Sector
ANALYSIS - China is playing an increasingly important role on the international meat market thanks to rising consumption, prices and imports....
09 June 2014
Flock Science Day
UK - Sheep producers will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the benefits of using data on farm, at an RASE and Royal Agricultural University organised event on 25th June 2014 at Manor...
20 May 2014
Workshop Addresses Science Needs of Beef and Sheep Sector
UK - Making science work for English beef and sheep producers and processors is the theme of an EBLEX research and development workshop for farmer advisors....
14 May 2014
Meeting Commercial Farmer’s Needs
UK - Meeting the needs of the commercial farmer was the central theme of the 2014 National Sheep Association Breed Society Forum at the Royal Welsh Showground....
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