02 July 2015 | Online since 2003

1 July 2015| News,Sheep

A delegation of Chinese wool industry representatives are currently in the UK visiting a number of key aspects of the UK wool supply chain hosted by British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB). The delegates, who come from a wide range of Chinese textile organisations are in the UK to gain a greater understanding of the wool industry as a result of the significant increase in the volume of UK wool exported to China in recent years, says BWMB chief exe...





1 July 2015 | News,Sheep
Chinese delegates visit British Wool industry

A delegation of Chinese wool industry representatives are currently in the UK visiting a number of key aspects of the UK wool supply chain hosted by B...


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Rise in lamb numbers sold in GB

A significant lift in the number of lambs being sold in Scotland and the GB took place during Royal Highland Show week, according to the latest market...


Genetic improvement has a 'massive impact on livestock production'

International experts from Norway and the USA join the line-up of speakers at the 2015 Sheep Breeders Round Table to discuss the opportunities and cha...


One size fits nobody – Merial advises targeted approach to parasite control in sheep

As the sheep parasite season continues, Merial Animal Health is reminding farmers of the benefits of adopting a planned approach to worm control that ...


26 June 2015 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep
Nationwide appeal for information on hundreds of stolen sheep

The Avon and Somerset Constabulary are investigating a series of rustling crimes which has led to nearly 500 animals being stolen within six weeks and...


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Next steps taken to push progress on carcase splitting rules

Following a cross-industry meeting in February, and numerous meetings with Defra and Food Standards Agency (FSA) staff in the months since, the Nation...


NFU urges retailers to set out clear commitments to sourcing British lamb

The NFU has urged all major retailers to strengthen their commitments to sourcing peak season British lamb. The NFU sent letters to Tesco, Asda, Sa...


Wool producers can learn about BWMB at the Kent County show

Sheep farmers wanting to learn more about the wool process from farm to product can meet British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) Board Members and staff a...


Best of British genetics to be showcased at Livestock

The best of British genetics are scheduled to be showcased in front of a line-up of international judges and spectators along with the UK’s largest au...


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Joint partnership renewed for the benefit of sheep farmers

An important and beneficial collaboration between the Moredun Foundation and National Sheep Association (NSA) has been renewed today (Friday 19th June...


MEPs ban farm animal and food cloning

A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals and products derived from them in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on...


17 June 2015 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Wool producers can learn about BWMB at the Royal Norfolk show

Sheep farmers wanting to learn more about the wool process from farm to product can meet British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) Board Members and staff a...


Waitrose launches British wool shopping bags

Supermarket shopping bags have been the subject of EU rulings for years - but this week a major supermarket has launched a bag that is truly ‘sustain...


12 June 2015 | News,Produce,Sheep
Rustle up a lamb curry and back British farming

We all love a good curry and new figures have revealed that more of us than ever before are using lamb as the main ingredient. For the 52 weeks end...


11 June 2015 | News,Sheep
Strong cull ewe price reveals global volatility of lamb market, says NSA

The stability of the cull ewe trade at a time when lamb prices have been hugely depressed reveals a great deal about the volatility of global markets,...



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