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31 July 2014
Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - Improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade are shown in a new report from Defra. ...
Farmers at Risk as Emergency Funds Dry Up
SOUTH SUDAN - Shortage of funds is putting at risk continued efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists in South Sudan with life-saving emergency livelihood kits. ...
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
Yearbook Highlights Strong Year for Sheep Meat Exports
UK - Volume and value of UK sheep meat exports performed strongly again last year, according to the AHDB/EBLEX Cattle and Sheep Yearbook 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....
28 July 2014
Water and Genetics Help For Upland Peruvian Farmers
PERU – An ambitious programme to improve Peruvian farm profitability through bovine genetic improvement has been announced by the Ministry of Agriculture....
Irish Farmers Meet Lamb Processors on Prices
IRELAND - The lamb price cuts over recent weeks were excessive and seriously damaged sheep farmers’ incomes, the Irish Farmers Association told the processors at a meeting last week....
Deadweight Lamb Prices Drop as Markets Report Good Trade
UK – Liveweight lamb sales reported firm trade as deadweight supplies have been able to meet demand, steadying prices....
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Support MIE Business Plan
NEW ZEALAND - The Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Board has approved funding for the Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) group’s Business Plan to support red meat sector initiatives....
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....
24 July 2014
Austrian Food Service Sector Gets Taste for Beef and Lamb
AUSTRIA - Members of the high-end Austrian food service sector were given a taste of Quality Standard beef and lamb at a special reception in Vienna....
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...
New Zealand Farmers Hit Back over British Protests
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand sheep farmers have hit out at protests by British farmers over the promotion of New Zealand lamb by the supermarket chain Tesco....
Meat Production Responsible for Climate Change
US - Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock, according to a study published in Climactic Change....
22 July 2014
Easter Ross Family Aims to Increase Flock Size and Kilos Per Hectare
UK - The long-term sheep strategy of the Quality Meat Scotland host family of the new Easter Ross Grazing Group is to almost double the size of their flock, lower costs and increase the kilos...
21 July 2014
PDS Highlights Importance of Measuring Genetics
AUSTRALIA - The genesis of most practical and applicable research in agriculture comes from the producers themselves....
18 July 2014
Tighter Mutton Supplies Push Prices Higher
AUSTRALIA - Eastern states lamb supplies, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, eased four per cent week-on-week, to 143,726 head, with large falls in supply recorded in...
UK June Lamb Production Up
UK – Pork, beef and sheep production increased in June, latest slaughter statistics for the UK show....
15 July 2014
Call for More Pasture-fed Producers
UK - The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, which certifies farmers producing beef and lamb solely on pasture and conserved forage, is looking for more suppliers to fulfil increasing demand from...
14 July 2014
OECD and FAO See Lower Farm Prices
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with...
10 July 2014
Call to Retailers to Support British Lamb
UK - With sheep farmers seeing a sudden drop in the price received for their prime lambs this week, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is reminding retailers and consumers that this is the...
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....
08 July 2014
Adopting Sheep EID
UK - Researchers at Scotland’s Rural College have recently launched a new video on electronic identification of sheep (EID)....
Texel Breeders Celebrate 40th Birthday
UK - British Texel breeders are gearing up for a year of celebration as the British Texel Sheep Society marks its 40th anniversary in 2014....
EU Expects Good Cereal Harvest Increased Meat Milk Production
EU - The prospects for 2014 indicate an above average EU cereal harvest for the second year in a row and record level of cereal exports for marketing year 2013/14, according to the Commission's...
03 July 2014
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....
11 June 2014
Positive Response to Non-stun Slaughter Petition
UK - The campaign to end non-stun slaughter in the UK and provide consumers with better information about the welfare of animals at slaughter has received a positive response from Government...
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...
04 June 2014
Australian Lamb Exports Exceed 20,000 tonnes in May
AUSTRALIA - Australian lamb exports in May surpassed the 20,000 tonne mark for the third time on record, totalling 20,528 tonnes – up three per cent year-on-year and 27 per cent higher than...
30 May 2014
New High for UK Sheep Meat Exports to non-EU Markets
UK - Export volumes of UK sheep meat to non-EU markets in the first quarter of 2014 have hit a new record high....
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