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Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'

Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'
21-08-2014 04:54 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Farmers all set for 'Love Scotch Lamb' weekend
Scottish sheep farmers are all set for “Love Scotch Lamb’ weekend (23 and 24 August), when they will be tempting Scottish shoppers with lamb at 12 ven...
20-08-2014 05:42 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'
An excellent turnout of Monmouthshire livestock farmers attended an on-farm meeting held in Llansoy to raise their concerns on the future of the beef ...
19-08-2014 03:22 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
HCC boosts demand for Welsh Lamb
Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) - launches a new trade and consumer marketing campaign this September. The new catchline for the market...
13-08-2014 05:13 AM | Supermarkets, Meat Processing, News, Sheep
Scottish lamb 'filling up shop shelves' ahead of campaign
With a major Scotch Lamb promotion due to be launched this month, NFU Scotland’s latest look at supermarket shelves has shown that they are finally st...
Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders
Party leaders in the United Kingdom have been urged to support a veterinary campaign to end non-stun slaughter. Writing to party leaders, Robin Har...
01-08-2014 02:43 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Optimistic outlook for sheep sector showcased at NSA Sheep Event
A public commitment to fight European carcase splitting rules, a clear intention to secure tolerance on read rates of electronic eartags and a reitera...
01-08-2014 00:19 AM | News, Sheep
Sheep farmers warned over tagging or risk lower prices
The LAA, NSA and NFU have issued a joint call on British sheep farmers to double-tag their historic sheep flock to maximise selling options when they ...
30-07-2014 09:48 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
North Yorkshire farm hosts sheep lameness trial
The issue of antibiotics versus trimming as a means of controlling lameness in sheep is often debated, so a new trial at Marrick Abbey Farm in North Y...
30-07-2014 02:50 AM | News, Sheep
Volatile market and low investment fears for future of UK sheep market
The first ever NSA and NFU ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’ report has been launched at the NSA Sheep Event, identifying the strengths and weaknes...
29-07-2014 06:44 AM | News, Sheep
Yearbook highlights strong year for sheep meat exports
Volume and value of UK sheep meat exports performed strongly again last year, according to the AHDB/EBLEX Cattle and Sheep Yearbook 2014. Volumes i...
23-07-2014 15:17 PM | News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Study highlights potential to reduce long term antibiotic usage for sheep lameness
Sheep farmers could reduce antibiotic treatments for lameness by as much as 92% within two years of implementing the practical FAI Farms Five-Point Pl...
22-07-2014 15:56 PM | Dairy, News, Sheep
Redesigned claw for better sheep and goat milking
The Fullwood RP1 is a vertical unloading clawpiece, designed for use in parlours where the milking equipment is mounted at a high level – such as the ...
22-07-2014 10:01 AM | News, NFU, Sheep
Farmers in lamb protest at Royal Welsh Show
NFU members have staged a demonstration outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh Show in protest at the retailer’s failure to back British lamb. ...
11-07-2014 13:08 PM | Finance, News, Sheep
NFU concerned over fall in lamb prices
Farmers have vowed to use the Royal Welsh Show to reiterate to retailers and processors to back sheep farmers after the recent fall in prices. With...
10-07-2014 13:34 PM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Dairy sheep farmer wins in NSA prize giveaway
With most of its members running sheep for meat production, it made a nice change from the norm when the National Sheep Association (NSA) gave away a ...
10-07-2014 13:30 PM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Welfare of farm animals can be improved 'by planting trees'
Sheep farmers are being invited to discover how the health and welfare of their animals, and productivity of land, can be improved, by planting trees....
08-07-2014 12:09 PM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Farmers invited to discuss shelter, sheep health and increased lamb survival rates
Sheep farmers are being invited to discover how the health and welfare of their animals, and productivity of land, can be improved, by planting trees....
07-07-2014 13:43 PM | News, Sheep
NSA Sheep event’s Big Debate announced
BBC Countryfile’s Tom Heap will be leading this year’s ‘Big Debate’ at the sheep industry’s national event, NSA Sheep 2014. The environment and rural ...
04-07-2014 14:11 PM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
1200 visitors enjoy the sun at NSA South Sheep
Over 1200 visitors enjoyed a day at NSA South Sheep on Saturday. A packed seminar and demonstration programme, farm tours and 120 trade and breed soci...
02-07-2014 09:12 AM | News, Sheep, Veterinary News
A sheep’s early life experiences can shape behaviour in later life
New research has found that a sheep’s experiences soon after birth can shape its later behaviour and also that of its offspring. The study led by ...
23-06-2014 08:56 AM | News, Sheep
Farmers learn of positive prospects for wool
Anglesey NFU Cymru members recently learnt of the positive prospects for wool, with demand for the product expected to grow significantly this year. ...
18-06-2014 03:06 AM | Cattle, News, Sheep
Negotiations begin for £120m China beef and lamb export deal
British beef and lamb could soon be heading to China in an agreement that could be worth up to £120m to the UK economy each year. Owen Paterson wel...
02-06-2014 10:17 AM | Market Reports, News, Sheep
New high for UK sheep meat exports to non-EU markets
Export volumes of UK sheep meat to non-EU markets in the first quarter of 2014 have hit a new record high. Shipments to these markets increased by ...
02-06-2014 10:07 AM | Market Reports, News, Sheep
Lamb prices hold firm as new season gets underway
The number of new season lambs reaching the market has increased due to the good weather in many parts of the UK this spring, according to the latest ...
30-05-2014 08:11 AM | Finance, News, Sheep
£23m annual bill 'burdening sheep farmers', MEPs told
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has written to all 73 newly elected and re-elected MEPs, plus the 39 outgoing representatives, drawing their atte...
27-05-2014 06:36 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep
Farmers need to stay alert to sheep scab
As famers welcome the warm weather, many will be breathing a sigh of relief as their worry about sheep scab subsides. However, with a significant numb...
23-05-2014 03:55 AM | News, Sheep
Dog owners warned over rise in sheep worrying
The NFU is reminding dog owners and walkers to be vigilant and responsible when out in the countryside this bank holiday weekend. The call comes in...
12-05-2014 05:31 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Sheep breed societies focus on meeting market demand
The 2014 NSA Breed Society Forum on Thursday 8th May at the Royal Welsh Showground saw technical information and lively debate on the theme of ‘meetin...
08-05-2014 01:12 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Tackling sheep scab remains a priority for the industry
The ongoing frustration faced by many farmers in the continuing battle against sheep scab means it remains a major source of economic loss and continu...
05-05-2014 09:28 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Vets warn farmers over liver fluke risks
Sheep farmers are being warned that while liver fluke epidemics may have failed to hit the headlines during the recent winter, they have not disappear...
30-04-2014 07:44 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Capital exposure for Lakes sheep farmers
One of the most far-reaching explorations of Cumbrian upland sheep farming ever undertaken is set to be exhibited in a major London exhibition. Est...
24-04-2014 00:27 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Sheep producers urged to vaccinate against killer threats
With 2014 lamb prices running ahead of 2013 levels, sheep producers are being urged to realise full value for this year’s crop by making sure young la...
21-04-2014 09:24 AM | News, Sheep
Sheep EID discussions at Pembrokeshire NFU meeting
Local farmers are invited to the next Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru county meeting, on Thursday, 1 May 2014, at the Agriculture House, Haverfordwest. St...
21-04-2014 03:18 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep
Association expresses 'disappointment' over lamb meat substitution
The Food Standards Agency has announced additional testing of lamb dishes from takeaway restaurants across the UK following evidence of substitution f...
14-04-2014 10:19 AM | News, Sheep
Auction markets grow as 342,000 sheep sold in 2013
While the national flock is declining, the number of store and breeding sheep, cull ewes and prime lambs sold through auction markets continues to ris...
11-04-2014 02:15 AM | Finance, News, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep
£90m for centres of innovation: do pigs & poultry want their share?
The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, r...
11-04-2014 02:05 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Experts warn sheep farmers of Nematodirus risk
Farmers are being warned by sheep experts to act now to protect vulnerable lambs against Nematodirus. The vast majority of cases occur in the spring ...
09-04-2014 10:07 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
96% of sheep worrying incidents cause stress of injury
With reported cases of sheep worrying on the rise, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has launched a new online resource providing information and g...
09-04-2014 03:25 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Prince of Wales backs Herdwick breed with visit to auction
The Prince of Wales will attend an auction of prime Herdwick ewes and lamb at the Rural Auction Centre in Cumbria, today. The visit will highlight ...
02-04-2014 06:04 AM | Sheep, Veterinary News, Animal Health, Cattle, News
New Schmallenberg vaccine to offer flexibility for farmers
Options for vaccinating sheep against Schmallenberg have increased, with Merial Animal Health’s launch of SBVvax. Spread by midges, SBV was first i...
01-04-2014 10:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Sheep
Report highlights importance of uplands farming
While in the UK we appear to be basking in the luxury of debating re-wilding and de-stocking of our hills and uplands, the most recent United Nations ...
27-03-2014 02:20 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Lambs face production set-back if coccidiosis left untreated
Managing coccidiosis at the right time and with the benefit of veterinary advice is paramount for farmers who want to stay in control of this challeng...
24-03-2014 02:16 AM | News, Sheep
NSA pushes for ANC as a potential lifeline for hill farmers
Ongoing discussions around the implementation of CAP reform in Wales suggest designating farmland above the moorland line as an Area of Natural Constr...
19-03-2014 02:06 AM | News, Sheep
Healthy profits predicted in 2014 lambing season
Sheep farmers had a pretty rough ride in spring last year and this year the wet weather has meant housing for longer, with all the associated costs an...
17-03-2014 07:51 AM | Finance, News, Sheep
18% rise in the cost of sheep worrying
Dog owners are being urged to consider the risk of attacks on lambs when walking in the countryside. New figures have revealed an 18% rise in the c...
14-03-2014 05:16 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Live exports must stop now, says Green MEP
One of South East England’s Member’s of the European Parliament has reaffirmed his stance against live animal exports as the trade restarted at Ramsga...
11-03-2014 03:58 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Property News, Sheep
What are the consequences for livestock farmers after the floods?
With much of the UK having seen record levels of rainfall and extensive flooding of pastures and crops, James Ingles, Head of Agriculture at Barenbrug...
06-03-2014 05:33 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep
Eight strategies for efficient and sustainable livestock farming
Eight strategies to make cows, sheep and other cud-chewing, or ruminant, livestock a more sustainable part of the food supply are outlined by Rothamst...
05-03-2014 05:21 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Sheep farmers flock to electronic database meetings
National Sheep Association’s series of six open meetings with SouthWestern, the provider of the new electronic sheep movement reporting database in En...
04-03-2014 06:48 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep, Shows and Events
Where next for large-scale livestock production?
The potential effects of large-scale livestock systems on animal health and welfare are set to come under the spotlight during a special workshop look...
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