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29 December 2014
Call to Keep Control of Dogs on Country Walks This Christmas
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling for dog owners to keep close control of their dogs while out and about over the holiday period....
Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
Texels Making their Mark in 2014
UK - An international theme with British Texel Genetics making their mark down under kicked the year off as British Texel Genetics also shone at Paris Show, a fitting start to the 40th anniversary...
19 December 2014
Can Scrapie be Transmitted to Humans?
ANALYSIS - New concerns have been raised over potential links between the sheep brain disease scrapie and human forms of the disease....
18 December 2014
Goat Prices Go from Strength to Strength in 2014
AUSTRALIA - The Australian goat industry started 2014 in stark contrast to the previous year, according to analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
Sheep Lamb Prices Strong in 2014
AUSTRALIA - Following the hottest spring on record, summer 2013-14 was warmer than average for Australia and coinciding with this was another season of ‘below average’ rainfall for the eastern...
11 December 2014
Australia Meets EU Sheepmeat Quota
EU – Europe’s quota of Australian sheepmeat for 2014 has been met following strong demand and lower New Zealand supply....
08 December 2014
New Training to Improve On-farm Productivity
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has teamed up with Open Polytechnic to provide specialist agribusiness training for sheep and beef farmers....
04 December 2014
Second Successive Record Year For Australian Exports
AUSTRALIA – Australian 2014 lamb exports have already outstripped the record set last year, says Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
02 December 2014
Discovering What is Best in Eating Meat?
ANALYSIS - The construction of meat – the muscle fibre, the fat, the acidity and the colour – are all important aspects of its quality....
Australian Lamb Prices Higher, Monday
AUSTRALIA – Lamb prices rose on Monday as two big Victoria saleyards saw quality lift and numbers fall....
20 November 2014
EBLEX Highlights Modern Sheep Genetics on World Stage
GERMANY - A record breaking number of six sheep breeds were represented on the joint EBLEX and British Livestock Genetics stand at the major Eurotier show....
12 November 2014
Scottish Red Meat Industry Showing Positive Market Signs
UK - There are many market signals to kindle further confidence in the future of the Scottish red meat industry, according to Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
04 November 2014
Lower Availability Sees Steady Lamb Trade
NORTHERN IRELAND - Tightening lamb supply and steady prices characterised Northern Ireland's lamb markets last week. ...
03 November 2014
NZ Lamb Christmas Trade Underway
NEW ZEALAND - With the 2014-15 New Zealand (NZ) production season now underway, the NZ lamb industry is currently focused on meeting overseas demand for the Christmas trade, writes Meat and Livestock...
30 October 2014
Texels Drive Genetic Innovation in UK Sheep Industry
UK - Tackling one of the UK sheep industry’s most underestimated health problems, mastitis, will be easier in future thanks to pioneering new research being undertaken by the British Texel...
22 October 2014
Scottish Prime Lamb Prices Improving
SCOTLAND, UK - After the decline in prime lamb prices during July, August and September, prices lifted at the turn of the month, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of...
New Publication Looks at Maximising Lamb Output
AUSTRALIA - A new publication has been released that provides producers with a complete set of best practice management strategies to improve the reproductive efficiency of their flocks....
21 October 2014
Body Condition Score Key to Weight of Lambs Weaned
UK - Ewe body condition score and weight at mating has a carryover effect on subsequent weaning weights, according to the early findings of a pilot project on sheep Key Performance Indicators...
Texels Lead Way at Countryside Live
UK - Texel lambs were to the fore at the first primestock show of the season, Countryside Live, Harrogate, with purebred Dutch Texels winning both the championship and the reserve championship...
20 October 2014
Farm Trial Lambs Grow Faster on High Sugar Grass
NEW ZEALAND - Lambs grazing high sugar ryegrass (HSG) grow faster and heavier than lambs grazing a standard ryegrass (SRG), according to a two-year trial on three farms in the southern South...
16 October 2014
Direct Selling and Cooking For Strong Lamb Sales
US – The tip to being a good lamb salesman is selling your own product and knowing how to cook it, says a farmers and retailer....
13 October 2014
Biggest Week For Sheep Exports to Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND - The highest weekly total for sheep trucked to the Republic of Ireland this year registered last week at 12,542, nearly 3,500 up on the week before....
10 October 2014
Mid-term Prospects Mixed For European Farming
EU - Meat production is starting to recover in 2014 and 2015 after two years of low supplies, according to the latest short-term outlook from the European Commission. ...
09 October 2014
Increase in US Meat Value Despite Decrease in Export Volumes
US - For the second consecutive month, August export value for US beef and pork increased year-over-year despite declines in volume....
06 October 2014
EU Sheep Meat Production to Fall
EU - A marginal reduction in EU sheep production was forecast for 2014 at the recent European commission working group for sheep meat, which is expected to help prices, writes Eoin Kelly, Business...
Irish Lamb Prices Down, Northern Irish Up
NORTHERN IRELAND – Republic of Ireland lamb is trading over eight cents per kilo below Northern Irish lamb at 331.7 p/kilo as sheep trade remains ‘steady’....
03 October 2014
Middle East Hungry For Australian, Lamb, Sheep Meat
AUSTRALIA – Middle East bound lamb and sheep exports leapt 32 and 168 per cent last month, with Bahrain being the only market to record lower volume than on September last year....
01 October 2014
No Harm in Feeding Livestock GM Feed, Science Review Finds
GLOBAL – It is safe to feed genetically engineered crops to livestock, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
29 September 2014
Northern Irish Lamb Price Back Last Week
Northern Ireland - Deadweight lambs made less last week than the week before, averaging 334.4p/kg. ...
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