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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 ...


Glasgow scientists tackle animal diseases with US counterparts

Scientists in Glasgow are working with colleagues at Kansas State University to tackle animal diseases caused by bunyaviruses. The University has r...


Welsh farmers 'must recover funding' as NFU meets EU Commissioner

NFU Cymru officeholders met with the new EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, to discuss a number of key areas where he can help support Welsh agr...


Government reveals economic plan for farming sector

An economic plan for the food and farming sector that will ensure 'this thriving industry continues to grow and create jobs' has been revealed by Envi...


Farm left with £20,000 loss after 'horrific' attack on sheep

NFU Scotland has hit out at the Scottish legal system after a West Lothian farm was left with a £20,000 loss following a horrendous attack by dogs on ...


Put profits first, farmers urged

Farmers are being encouraged to think about their profits as a new report reveals they could be at risk. The latest Farm Business Income Forecast f...


16 February 2015 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Scottish sheep sector 'has bright future'

Sheep farmer John Scott shared his thoughts on how productivity and profitability on his farm have been improved, when he spoke to around 140 delegate...


11 February 2015 | News,Produce,Sheep
Make Valentines extra special with new Mutton Week

National Sheep Association (NSA) is delighted to support a new ‘Mutton Week’ initiative by Salter and King Craft Butchers in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. S...


10 February 2015 | News,Sheep
Industry agrees proposal on carcase splitting

The industry has come together to agree a proposal to rid lamb producers of a cumbersome and costly implementation of EU regulations. More than 30 ...


10 February 2015 | News,Property News,Sheep
Somerset sheep rustling investigated

Police in Avon and Somerset have said they are investigating the rustling of 200 in-lamb sheep from a field at Ash, near Martock, on Friday night. ...


Sheep farmers warned over silage risks

With pregnant ewes getting heavier as lambing dates get closer specialists from Scotland’s Rural College urge sheep farmers to check the quality of th...



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Scottish sheep scab legislation

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A vision for British lamb production

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