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22 January 2015 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Sheep
Reminder on annual sheep and goat count

All Scottish sheep and goat keepers have been reminded to return their annual inventory form before 31 January. Under European law, all keepers mus...


English farmers encouraged to tackle lameness in sheep

Three-quarters of farmers who attended lameness meetings across EBLEX’s 19 sheep focus farms plan to change their management practices as a result of ...


19 January 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Sheep
World cup winning captain to champion women in meat

World cup winning rugby captain Katy Mclean MBE will address the importance of teamwork and achievement at the inaugural networking seminar for women ...


China's protein demand shows 'growth potential'

China’s demand for foreign animal protein products shows great growth potential. However, the path to success for western animal protein companies in ...


UK livestock face multiple mycotoxin threats

Livestock in the UK are facing multiple mycotoxin challenges in the feeds they consume and farmers are being warned to adopt a new approach. That’...


UK farmer confidence falling, according to new survey

Falling farmgate prices and market price volatility have contributed to a drop in farmer confidence, a new survey by the NFU has revealed. After th...


Make more of mutton: New energy to promote meat

New energy has been put into the promotion of quality mutton in a renewed initiative from National Sheep Association (NSA) and the Royal Academy of Cu...


26 November 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Modern sheep genetics on the world stage

A record breaking number of six sheep breeds were represented on the joint EBLEX and British Livestock Genetics stand at the major Eurotier show. E...


Home Secretary endorses agricultural crime initiative

Home Secretary Theresa May MP has praised an agricultural industry led crime initiative which brings farmers, auctioneers and the police together in a...


13 November 2014 | News,Sheep,Supermarkets
Proceed with caution on new labelling laws, NSA urges

The National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the concept of new meat labelling laws that differentiate between animals that are stunned at slaughter ...


29 October 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Inspiring the next generation of sheep farmers

Young people keen to get ahead in the sheep sector are encouraged to attend a free one-day event in Gloucestershire on Wednesday 12th November. Th...


'Extremely worrying times' ahead for farmers, says NFU

With farmers facing significant challenges heading into the winter, the Government is being urged to come forward with proposals for how they intend t...


20 October 2014 | News,Sheep,Top Tips
EU promotion aims to encourage people to cook lamb

A £6.17m campaign to encourage more people to cook with lamb across six European countries is to be launched thanks to a co-promotion deal EBLEX has s...


Liver fluke 'remains a risk for cattle farmers'

Despite a relatively dry summer and early autumn, liver fluke infection remains a risk for cattle and sheep and farmers are being urged to remain vigi...


14 October 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Business efficiency training on offer for English sheep enterprises

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is encouraging English sheep producers to take advantage of subsidised business efficiency training workshops thi...



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22 January 2015
LIVESTOCK MARKET SENIOR ANALYST (BEEF & SHEEP)
A member funded organisation that represents a very strong force in Agriculture with powerful statistical data that is widely...

16 January 2015
National Sheep Association Communications Officer
This position would particularly suit someone with experience in agricultural communications, or someone who has held a commu...

20 January 2015
Breeding Consultant (Beef and Sheep) and Beef Scientist - Stoneleigh
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is funded by farmers, growers and wider supply chain, with a pivota...

24 January 2015
Telephone Sales Person - 2014 Agriculture Graduate Opportunity
The company and its branded feed products will be well known to Scottish dairy, cattle and sheep farmers. Agricultural teleph...

15 January 2015
Responsible Pet/Farm/Horse Sitter Needed
We are in urgent need of a reliable & trustworthy person to do occasional pet sitting, and oversee the looking after of appro...









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9 October 2014 | Sheep
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Sheep report shines light on sheep breed...

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18 September 2014 | Sheep
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12 September 2014 | Sheep
Retailers urged to back British lamb

Retailers urged to back British lamb

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3 September 2014 | Sheep
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Maintain lamb performance post weaning

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1 September 2014 | Sheep
Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost o...

Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost o...

The cost of rural theft rose in the UK in 2013, according to NFU Mutual. Th...


28 August 2014 | Sheep
Research could lead to robot sheepdogs

Research could lead to robot sheepdogs

Research to develop a mathematical shepherding model could lead to the deve...


1 August 2014 | Sheep
Sheep farmers warned over tagging or ris...

Sheep farmers warned over tagging or ris...

The LAA, NSA and NFU have issued a joint call on British sheep farmers to d...


11 July 2014 | Sheep
NFU concerned over fall in lamb prices

NFU concerned over fall in lamb prices

Farmers have vowed to use the Royal Welsh Show to reiterate to retailers an...


2 July 2014 | Sheep
A sheep’s early life experiences can sha...

A sheep’s early life experiences can sha...

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30 May 2014 | Sheep
£23m annual bill 'burdening sheep farmer...

£23m annual bill 'burdening sheep farmer...

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27 May 2014 | Sheep
Farmers need to stay alert to sheep scab

Farmers need to stay alert to sheep scab

As famers welcome the warm weather, many will be breathing a sigh of relief...


21 April 2014 | Sheep
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Sheep EID legal requirements

Sheep EID legal requirements

This guide indicates when EID tags are needed for sheep underneath the new ...


6 December 2010| Views 3546
Scottish sheep scab legislation

Scottish sheep scab legislation

The Sheep Scab (Scotland) Order 2010 comes into force from 17 December 2010...


7 April 2014| Views 1042
Launch of Survey Results - NSA

Launch of Survey Results - NSA

Results from the Farming Against Wormer Resistance (FAWR) survey (created b...


5 January 2014| Views 731
Defra’s response to EID tag reading stud...

Defra’s response to EID tag reading stud...

Defra welcomes this study which provides reassuring evidence of the quality...


3 September 2014| Views 747
Sheep and goats identification and recor...

Sheep and goats identification and recor...

This guidance explains how keepers must identify sheep and goats, and recor...


3 September 2014| Views 662
General licence for movement of sheep an...

General licence for movement of sheep an...

Whenever you move sheep and goats, you must follow the conditions of the ge...


3 September 2014| Views 1128
The case for the relaxation of sheep con...

The case for the relaxation of sheep con...

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has written to all 73 newly elected an...


30 July 2014| Views 817
A vision for British lamb production

A vision for British lamb production

The first ever NSA and NFU ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’...


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