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13 June 2016
Crop Industry News from China China Lifts Schmallenberg Ban on Sheep Products
CHINA - China has confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine & ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Promoted as Euro 2016 Begins
EU - A high-profile promotional campaign highlighting the versatility of lamb kicked off this week to tie in with the start of the Euro 2016 football championships....
10 June 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction
ANALYSIS - As the November 2015 Global Climate Change Conference COP21 concluded in Paris, 196 countries reached agreement on the reduction of fossil fuel use and emissions in the production...
09 June 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Meat Production Projected to be Stable Through 2016
GLOBAL - Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable outcome for prices and supplies,...
08 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Ulster Farmers Union Discusses Lamb Price Stability with Exporters
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union has met with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association to discuss concerns about lamb price stability and other matters of importance...
07 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Simplified Beef, Sheep Meat Inspection Conditions Introduced
UK - The roll out of a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions has begun in sheep and cattle abattoirs in England. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Irish Farmers Meet Government to Discuss New Sheep Support Scheme
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey has met with the Department of Agriculture on the plans for the new sheep support scheme. ...
06 June 2016
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017
RUSSIA - The Russian Agriculture Ministry has prepared a draft decree to extend its embargo on food products from a number of countries including the EU and US until the end of 2017....
03 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Halal Sector Offers Opportunities for Sheep Meat Sales
UK - The growing domestic market for Halal sheep meat presents a significant opportunity for the industry, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
02 June 2016
Crop Industry News from France Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks: France, Austria, Botswana
GLOBAL - Bluetongue outbreaks have continued to be reported in France recently, and a new outbreak has been reported in Austria....
Crop Industry News from Global New Online Learning from Improve Offers Flexible, Interactive CPD
GLOBAL - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a range of ‘bitesize’ online training courses for veterinary professionals wanting to gain the latest skills and knowledge...
01 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Future Sheep Farming Needs to Meet Market Demands
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish sheep industry needs to be able to react to market demands if it is to have a profitable future, according to Ian Campbell, Managing Director of Glenrath which is...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Event: Stepping up Sheep
UK - Sheep will be stepping up their presence at the Livestock Event to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 6 and 7 July. ...
31 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Season Lamb Prices Looking Positive for Producers
UK - As the volume of new season lambs reaching the market begins to increase, the market place is beginning to adjust to the start of the new season....
27 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Texel Genomic Breeding Value Research to be Showcased at ScotSheep
UK - Sheep farmers attending next week's Scotsheep 2016 at Blythbank farm, West Linton, will be able to learn about the early results from ground breaking genomic research undertaken by the British...
26 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Taiwan Markets Reopen to US Lamb
US - For the first time since 2003, US lamb and lamb products have regained access to Taiwan....
Crop Industry News from Global World Animal Health Organisation Seeks Action on Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) this week presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which is considered a major risk by the international...
25 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmer-Control Retained at Sheep Processor Farmers First
UK - Farmer control has been retained at Farmers First, where more than half-a-million finished UK lambs annually are processed and exported to Europe....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
24 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance was published last week, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmgate Livestock Prices Need to Rise to Acheive Sustainable Supply, Unions Say
UK & IRELAND - The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors....
23 May 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More UK Lamb on Scottish Retailer Shelves After Union Lobbying
UK - More Scottish and British lamb is making its way onto retailers’ shelves, which NFU Scotland says is down to its efforts....
20 May 2016
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Sheep Farmers Welcome Cash Boost
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) sheep chairman John Brooks has welcomed news that funding of €25m has been proposed for the sheep sector in the new Programme for...
19 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Deal Offers National Shop Window for Charollais Sheep Breeders
UK - Charollais Sheep Society members have a new hi-tech, UK-wide shop window for their prime livestock, thanks to a groundbreaking marketing deal brokered with a national on-line trading company....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Farmers Offered Opportunities to Add Value at NSA Sheep Event
UK - At this year’s NSA Sheep Event, held on Wednesday 27th July at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, there will be four topical seminars providing tips and advice for...
18 May 2016
Crop Industry News from Colombia Could Sheep Be Fed on Waste Paper?
COLOMBIA - A new project at the University of Colombia is looking at feeding waste paper to ruminants, as part of an effort to ensure availability of animal feed in times of poor weather....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sainsbury's to Stock Only British Lamb from July
UK - One of the big four retailers, Sainsbury’s, has promised to stock its shelves with 100 per cent British lamb from the start of July....
17 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Ministers Lock Horns Over Brexit Impact on Sheep Industry
UK - Sheep farming and the British lamb industry would be under threat if the UK left the European Union, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned, but Food and Farming Minister George...
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