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Shoppers confused about livestock medicine, report suggests

In a sign that the horsemeat scandal continues to affect consumer sentiment around food quality and safety, new consumer research published by the Nat...


Opportunities for red meat exports to China in spotlight

Future exports of beef and lamb to China could mirror the successful blueprint of pork and benefit the entire supply chain, according to EBLEX. Pet...


Last call for Spring Festival livestock entries

Once again the Royal Welsh Spring Festival, being held on 16-17 May, is gearing up to be the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustaina...


UK butchers face difficulties to recruit as numbers fall

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportunities, according to a new report. A report commissioned by EBLEX highli...


NSA takes action to discourage release of lynx into British countryside

Following the announcement of plans to release lynx into the UK countryside, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has contacted Natural England and a ...


From field to fork: Moulton College students explore lamb production

Students studying Agriculture at Moulton College have recently been guided through a unique practical exercise exploring lamb production, which culmin...


Call to sheep farmers to 'know your worms'

Sheep farmers should have a good knowledge of the worms on their farm according to a new campaign launched by the Animal Health Distributors Associati...


Lamb colostrum: ewe colostrum v whey based alternative

Surplus lambs fed a colostrum alternative made from whey protein concentrate went on to match the performance of those fed ewe colostrum for the first...


Young livestock farmer wins BASIS Best Farmer of the Year Award

BASIS graduate and self-employed Suffolk-based livestock farmer James Hamilton has won the BASIS ‘Best Farmer of the Year’ Award. James was selecte...


Prevent lamb scours with pasture and parasite management

Livestock farmers must plan their parasite control and pasture use now to reduce the risk of losses due to internal parasites in the coming year says ...


5 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
Keep dogs and livestock safe, urges NFU

The NFU has joined forces with The Kennel Club to make countryside dog walks safer and more stress free for both pet dogs and farm animals, by creatin...


4 March 2015 | News,Sheep
St David's day celebration sees record lamb exports

Welsh lamb figures show exports have reached a record high, according Defra. In the last four years the UK exported £523m of Welsh lamb with sales ...


Beef and lamb to take centre stage in Thailand

Beef and lamb will next week be the centre of attention at a celebratory dinner in Thailand to help mark the UK gaining export access to the market. ...


27 February 2015 | News,Sheep
Learn from the past to stop unintended consequences of environmental stewardship schemes

The single-focus nature of environmental stewardship schemes means the traditional role of tenanted farms in upland areas is gradually being dismantle...


26 February 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Sheep
NSA highlights cross-compliance penalties as CAP reform comes under scrutiny

The National Sheep Association (NSA) was heartened to hear Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, reiterate his calls for ...



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