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Asda apologises over lamb mislabeling

A leading retailer has apologised after selling imported lamb in a Borders store incorrectly labelled as being born, bred and slaughtered in the UK. ...


Farmers encouraged to get their old season lambs away to avoid losing out financially

Farmers are encouraged to get their old season lambs away quickly to avoid losing out financially, says the National Sheep Association (NSA), suggesti...


Livestock farmers urged to use safe grazing to prevent parasite problems this spring

Livestock farmers are urged to reduce pasture contamination by planning grazing and anthelmintic control in sheep and lambs now, to decrease the risk ...


Improving young stock performance

Livestock farmers can find out how to improve their young stock rearing at a farm walk hosted by Kevin and Ann Jones at Bryn Mawr, Northop, Flintshire...


Action needed to boost farmgate prices in period of 'extreme uncertainty', farm groups warn

There is a 'desperate need' to improve farmgate returns given low incomes and the uncertainty facing the industry over the coming years, the Farmers' ...


Farmers must not be penalised with late payments, NFU says

The RPA and Defra must remain fully focused on making BPS payments in December, the NFU said today. Despite numerous meetings with senior RPA and D...


Do not ignore the farming vote, unions urge party leaders

Leaders of political parties are being urged not to ignore the farming vote in the run up to the general election as NFU Scotland prepare to host a se...


Research into livestock health receives £2.7m boost

Research at The Roslin Institute to improve the health of livestock around the world has received a £2.7 million boost. Studies to understand virus...


Farmers seek supermarket commitment on lamb

Farmers have urged British supermarkets to show their commitment by sourcing new season British lamb. With the main lambing season getting into ful...


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Plan ahead for lamb, urges NFU

Farmers and retailers are being urged by the NFU to plan ahead when it comes to lamb. With the main lambing season getting into full swing, a good ...


Spring Lambing Day 2015 a roaring success

It was a record breaking Spring Lambing Day, with around 4,000 visitors making their way to WNSC’s Walford Campus. The sunshine helped make the event ...


Role of agriculture being overlooked, claims FUW manifesto

The Farmers’ Union of Wales 2015 general election manifesto has highlighted the all-to-often overlooked central role agriculture plays in both rural a...


Livestock auctions go from strength to strength

Livestock auction marts continued to go from strength to strength in 2014. The latest sales figures for England and Wales, from the Livestock Auct...


Britain's farmers 'not optimistic about the future,' says survey

Britain’s farmers are feeling less optimistic about the future than they did in 2014, according to a survey conducted by MHA, the UK-wide group of acc...


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...



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