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24 April 2015 | News,Sheep
Growing sheep enterprise gets a boost with new EID stick reader

With a growing sheep business and jobs off the farm too, Ian and Fiona Andrews are delighted to have won a new bit of kit that will potentially save t...


Retailers should commit to sourcing British lamb, farmers urge

Retailers should confirm their commitments to sourcing UK lamb this season, farmers have urged. With next month traditionally regarded as the start...


Resistance to sheep wormers increasing

Early results from a sample of 25 farms have revealed that resistance to wormers is increasing. Theseinclude wormer treatments that were previously co...


Worming sheep in the Spring

Ewes The first question that needs asking is – do the ewes really need worming? In reality a lot of the ewes won’t need a dose in April. Some ma...


22 April 2015 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Where we are with wormer resistance

A series of meetings have been arranged to discuss the important new findings on the levels of anthelmintic resistance on farms in Wales. Overseen ...


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...


1 April 2015 | News,NFU,Produce,Sheep
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 ...



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