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24 September 2014
EU Sheep Meat Imports Drop as China Buys
EU – Europe is importing less sheep meat this year following a drop in availability of New Zealand product, market figures for the first six months of the year show....
22 September 2014
British Vets Prefer British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority buying British....
18 September 2014
Teagasc Sheep Open Day
IRELAND - Irish sheep farmers this week attended an open day at the Teagasc sheep research centre in Athenry, County Galway....
17 September 2014
Growing Concerns over Liver Fluke Impact
ANALYSIS - Changing climates and higher rainfall in the UK are seeing the spread of parasitic pest that are costing the beef, dairy and lamb sectors millions of pounds each year....
Australian Goat Meat Exports Double
AUSTRALIA - Australian goat meat export values in July more than doubled year-on-year, to A$23.1 million....
15 September 2014
Joining Solar Farms to Livestock Production
UK - New guidelines have been published to show the best practice for coupling conventional agriculture and ground-mounted solar electricity generation....
10 September 2014
Lamb Down, Mutton up to Middle East in August
MIDDLE EAST - Australian sheep meat exports to the Middle East were somewhat mixed during August, with lamb volumes dropping eight per cent on last year, to 4,927 tonnes, while mutton jumped...
09 September 2014
What's Causing Lamb Market Pressure?
UK – Many factors have led to Scotland’s recent fall in lamb prices, including a rise in beef demand, a Scottish analyst has said....
04 September 2014
Breeding Soundness Test for Better Lambing, Kidding Seasons
US - Breeding soundness exams for rams and bucks can take the guessing out of choosing fertile sires as fall breeding season is here, according to a Purdue Extension specialist....
Updated Online Meat Industry Statistics Published
UK - An updated online library of facts and figures about the meat industry available free to levy payers and industry stakeholders has been published by EBLEX and BPEX....
03 September 2014
Sheep in Transport Detained over FMD Fears
RUSSIA - Russian authorities have stopped a truck transporting 185 sheep because the animals did not have veterinary certificates showing there they came from and their health status....
02 September 2014
Lamb Exports Edge Higher
AUSTRALIA - The last month of winter saw Australian lamb exports rise by 10 per cent on the corresponding month last year, totalling 17,947 tonnes....
Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
01 September 2014
MidWest Reports Light Lamb Supply
US – Limited numbers met good demand at the Midwest Exchange Regional Stockyards on Friday....
Top Northern Ireland Lamb Prices to Run into This Week
NORTHERN IRELAND – Steady top prices should stretch into this week, say market analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission Northern Ireland. ...
28 August 2014
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
27 August 2014
UK Sheep Meat Exports Hit 16-year High
UK - UK export volumes of sheep meat in the first six months of 2014 hit their highest half-year level since 1998, according to EBLEX....
Australian RSPCA Calls for Mandatory Reporting of Animal Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA in Australia is calling for legislative change to introduce mandatory reporting of animal cruelty by those who, by virtue of their job, are expected to have an understanding...
22 August 2014
Lift in China Sheepmeat Supply
CHINA – Chinese sheep meat supply has lifted, China’s Animal Agriculture Association has reported....
21 August 2014
Solar Park to Share with Sheep Farm
WALES - A solar farm could be created on a sheep farm in the Gwynedd countryside....
20 August 2014
EBLEX Highlights Genetics Work to Dominican Republic Delegation
UK - A group of industry professionals from the Dominican Republic have been given an insight into beef and lamb production and livestock genetics during a visit to the UK hosted by EBLEX....
19 August 2014
Spanish Lamb Consumption Down
SPAIN - Sheep meat consumption in Spain was almost a fifth below its level a year earlier during May, according to the quality meat Scotland Monthly Market Report....
18 August 2014
Blue Tongue in Macedonia
MACEDONIA - A total of 21 outbreaks of blue tongue disease have been recorded in the republic of Macedonia....
15 August 2014
Sheep Rustling Rising
UK - Sheep rustling is on the rise in the UK....
Success for Mongolian Expo
CHINA - The second China-Inner Mongolia Agricultural and Animal Products Expo last week saw 24.17 million yuan ($ 3.93 million) in total trade value, three times that of the previous session....
14 August 2014
UK Supermarket Joins New Zealand AgTech Company in Parasite Research
UK/NEW ZEALAND - British supermarket Sainsbury’s is teaming up with New Zealand’s Techion Group to run a cutting edge technology project....
Prices Fluctuate as Demand for Older Lambs Weakens
AUSTRALIA - Eastern states lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, increased 20 per cent week-on-week, to 122,972 head....
Australian Lamb Exports Strong Across Most Cuts
AUSTRALIA - While lamb production was steady, a 10 per cent increase in exports during the June quarter, to 58,095 tonnes, pointed to less lamb available on the Australian market....
13 August 2014
Sheep Industry Excellence Celebrated
NEW ZEALAND - The important role ram breeders play in New Zealand’s sheep industry was celebrated at the third annual Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Sheep Industry Awards....
01 August 2014
Is Red Meat Production Environmentally Sensitive?
ANALYSIS - Upland sheep farmers in the UK need to take the lead and work closely with environmental groups and authorities to ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and the ecology of the landscape....
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