01 April 2015 | Online since 2003

EU report reveals scale of antibiotic overuse in farming

A new EU report shows for the first time that farm animals account for about two thirds of all antibiotics used in 26 European countries. The joi...


4 February 2015 | News,Property News,Sheep
Farmers warned over recent livestock theft

Alan Price who farms at Dafadfa Isaf, Gwynfe, Llangadog, in partnership with his wife Ellen, today urged farmers throughout the county to be vigilant ...


Livestock auctioneers confident about future

More than nine out of ten livestock auctioneers expect overall trade to be better or the same during 2015 compared to last year, according to a survey...


Get sheep worming right or face the consequences

The consequences of not knowing whether your wormers are working efficiently could be dire for sheep farmers. This is the main message of a new campai...


Scottish farmers face crisis of confidence

Following a strong 2013, Scottish farmers have seen their incomes fall dramatically last year which is causing a crisis of confidence in the industry,...


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 ...



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Sheep EID legal requirements

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Scottish sheep scab legislation

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General licence for movement of sheep an...

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A vision for British lamb production

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