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02 June 2015
Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
27 May 2015
Irish Beef, Sheep Incomes Still “Below Dole”
IRELAND – Ireland’s sheep and beef farmers are earning more now but would still be better off on benefits, says a farm spokesman reacting to an industry survey....
21 May 2015
NFU Cymru Urges Retailers to Promote Welsh Lamb
WALES, UK - Welsh farmers are urging retailers to give Welsh lamb pride of place on supermarket shelves after a successful lambing season....
Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stewart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
14 May 2015
Free UK Meat Event to Discuss Supply Chain Improvements
UK - The use and flow of information in the meat supply chain will be discussed at a free conference next month hosted by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
12 May 2015
Farmers Demand End to Hogget Downgrading
IRELAND – A farm spokesperson has accused “overzealous” abattoir officials of downgrading hoggets to ewes, based on the ‘flawed science’ of dentition....
08 May 2015
Rams Sought for RamCompare Programme
UK – The UK sheep industry is looking for eight rams to breed in a two year genetics programme to boost the industry’s stock....
07 May 2015
More Pressure Ahead for Lamb Markets
ANALYSIS - High lamb supplies have taken their toll on UK prices since Easter and things don’t look like improving....
30 April 2015
Australian Lamb Prices Steady, Wednesday
AUSTRALIA – Lamb prices saw some upward movement in restocker classes yesterday but slipped slightly elsewhere....
29 April 2015
Uruguay Meat Exports Up
URUGUAY - Uruguay exported meat, offal, meat products and by-products worth $550 million in the year up to 18 April, 8 per cent more than the same period of 2014. ...
23 April 2015
Carryover Lambs Boost Sheepmeat Output
UK - First quarter lamb production rose in the UK this year, helping to push sheepmeat production to a thirteen year high, say EBLEX analysts....
16 April 2015
Australian Goat Slaughter and Production Rises
AUSTRALIA - Australian goat slaughter during February increased 29 per cent year-on-year, with 214,990 head processed according to data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics....
14 April 2015
Reducing Lameness in Sheep
UK - Lameness remains a key problem on many sheep farms in the UK, despite the Farm Animal Welfare Council’s challenge to the industry to reduce the national incidence of lameness from 10 per...
09 April 2015
US Lamb Should Differentiate From Other Red Meats
US – Trends for more natural meat rearing processes could be a shot in the arm for America’s lamb sector, according to a North Dakota State University agricultural economist....
08 April 2015
Dunbia Joins Supply Chain Partners in Sheep Genetics Initiative
UK - Meat processor Dunbia has joined forces with key organisations across the UK sheep and lamb industries on a new sheep genetics programme, which aims to increase industry awareness of breeding...
11 March 2015
Smaller Flock Set to Bring Short-term Rise in Australian Prices
AUSTRALIA – A short term production slump will drive up prices for Australia’s sheep sector as the industry commences a national flock rebuilding programme....
03 March 2015
Hogget Markets to Stay “Broadly Similar”
NORTHERN IRELAND – Hogget prices will remain steady over the coming weeks as supply continues to meet demand, says the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland....
02 March 2015
Australian Goat Industry Continues to Grow
AUSTRALIA - Over the past 20 years the Australian goat meat industry has continued to grow, largely underpinned by the sale of goats derived from rangeland or extensive production systems....
27 February 2015
Moves to Increase Welfare in Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British government is to look at ways of introducing post-cut stunning in religious slaughter systems....
23 February 2015
Global Sheep Meat Production Rising
ANALYSIS - Global sheep meat production has been rising over the last three to four years having seen a gradual slide since heights of 2007....
Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter on Day of Parliamentary Debate
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating...
18 February 2015
Charollais Updates Index For Fatter, Quicker Growing Progeny
UK – A new breeding index will mean slightly fatter Charollais sheep that will be well-muscled, faster-growing and higher in commercial value....
Center for Food Integrity CEO to Discuss ‘Big Food’
US - Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, will present, “Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate ‘Big Food.’” The presentation examines the relationship development and pattern...
11 February 2015
Mutton to Get Valentine's Boost
UK - A national scheme to boost mutton consumption has chosen valentine's day as the launch pad for mutton week. ...
10 February 2015
Goat and Sheep Farming High on Indian Agenda
INDIA - A national partnership is striving to strengthen sheep and goat production to benefit poor and marginal families relying on the industries. ...
CME: Final US 2014 Meat Data Message Positive
US - The final data for US meat and poultry exports are in for 2014 and the message is still positive with export values up sharply and export volumes staying remarkably steady in light of much...
03 February 2015
Halal Slaughterhouse at Centre of Animal Cruelty Inquiry
UK - The Food Standards Agency in the UK has suspended the licences of three slaughtermen at a Halal slaughterhouse in Yorkshire after undercover film showed gross cruelty to animals....
30 January 2015
Lamb Supplies Drop at Australia Saleyards
UK - Lamb throughput at Wagga declined 9 per cent week-on-week, to 21,000 head, and quality was very good across trade and heavy weight categories. ...
08 January 2015
No Productivity Improvements Without Research
UK - Increased productivity in British agriculture is directly related to research and development and to raise productivity the UK farming sector needs to focus more on both public and private...
30 December 2014
Government Support for Sheep Industry Programme
CANADA - The Canadian government has granted C$29,700 to the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia to help implement a programme to control parasites and create safe handling systems for...
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