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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...


9 October 2014 | Market Reports,News,Sheep
Sheep report shines light on sheep breed trends

A reduction in hill breeds means that the reliance on the traditional stratified structure of the British sheep industry is decreasing in favour of lo...


Who are the biggest meat consumers in the world?

Across the globe, meat is a staple food enjoyed by an array of countries and cultures. From tender chicken in traditional Spanish paellas to juicy sau...


Keeping up with the next generation of livestock farmers

The NFU has teamed up with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Warwickshire Rural Hub to focus on the potential that precision agriculture has for th...


7 October 2014 | Alpacas,Deer,News,Sheep
Public consultation launched on TB in non-bovine animals

A 12-week-long public consultation has been launched on proposals for new controls to address incidences of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in specific non-b...


6 October 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
UK success at World Young Shepherd Challenge

There was plenty of cause for celebration among the UK competitors in the World Young Shepherds Challenge in France on Wednesday. England took top pri...


Balance ewe diets to optimise lambing success

With variable grazing conditions this autumn, sheep farmers should be vigilant when assessing body condition of breeding ewes before tupping. The p...


3 October 2014 | News,Sheep
Sheep trade 'to remain under pressure' into 2015

The liveweight sheep market is likely to remain under pressure into the new year due to a combination of subdued demand, plentiful supply and increase...


Winter: Preparing livestock's seasonal housing needs

The days are shortening, harvest and autumn sowing is mostly done, so now is the time to turn your attention to the winter and your stock. You must as...


18 September 2014 | Cattle,Forestry,News,Sheep
Planting trees improves lamb and cow health

Farmers discovered ways of improving the health and wellbeing of livestock at a recent event aimed at highlighting how trees can increase a farm’s pro...


18 September 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
‘Good trade’ at Bishops Castle sale of breeding sheep

Auctioneers Halls reported a “good trade” with buyers from near and far at a highly successful sale of 6,000 breeding sheep held at the Love Lane site...


18 September 2014 | News,Sheep,Supermarkets
Farmers concerned over lack of lamb promotion

NFU Cymru and Welsh sheep farmers said they were concerned that some retailers are still failing to back Welsh farming and are not giving Welsh lamb p...


18 September 2014 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Sheep
Antibiotic usage in livestock

With the growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, antibiotics from the fluoroquinolone and 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporin groups ...



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20 February 2015
Rural Estates Manager - South Staffordshire College
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Lecturer In Farm Animal Services
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16 February 2015
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9 October 2014 | Sheep
Sheep report shines light on sheep breed...

Sheep report shines light on sheep breed...

A reduction in hill breeds means that the reliance on the traditional strat...


18 September 2014 | Sheep
Planting trees improves lamb and cow hea...

Planting trees improves lamb and cow hea...

Farmers discovered ways of improving the health and wellbeing of livestock ...


12 September 2014 | Sheep
Retailers urged to back British lamb

Retailers urged to back British lamb

The National Farmers' Union have said retailers must do more to promote Bri...


3 September 2014 | Sheep
Maintain lamb performance post weaning

Maintain lamb performance post weaning

Despite reliable spring grass growth and favourable conditions leading to s...


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...

New research has found that a sheep’s experiences soon after birth can shap...


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

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

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


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
Association expresses 'disappointment' o...

Association expresses 'disappointment' o...

The Food Standards Agency has announced additional testing of lamb dishes f...


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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 3736
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 1225
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 890
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 904
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 817
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 1288
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 970
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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