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11 February 2015 | News,Produce,Sheep
Make Valentines extra special with new Mutton Week

National Sheep Association (NSA) is delighted to support a new ‘Mutton Week’ initiative by Salter and King Craft Butchers in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. S...


10 February 2015 | News,Sheep
Industry agrees proposal on carcase splitting

The industry has come together to agree a proposal to rid lamb producers of a cumbersome and costly implementation of EU regulations. More than 30 ...


10 February 2015 | News,Property News,Sheep
Somerset sheep rustling investigated

Police in Avon and Somerset have said they are investigating the rustling of 200 in-lamb sheep from a field at Ash, near Martock, on Friday night. ...


Sheep farmers warned over silage risks

With pregnant ewes getting heavier as lambing dates get closer specialists from Scotland’s Rural College urge sheep farmers to check the quality of th...


Imbalances persist in our supply chains, says NFUS President in final address

In his final address to NFU Scotland’s AGM as President, Borders farmer Nigel Miller has called on the momentum established in 2014 to continue. Mr...


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’...



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13 May 2015
Farm Manager
An opportunity has arisen to take over the running of a Exeter Based Farm comprising 180 Charolais Suckler heard plus small s...

5 May 2015
RUMINANT REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - MIDLANDS
Delivering the regions sales objectives in all key sectors, beef, sheep and dairy. THE JOB TITLE – REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – A...

18 May 2015
Farm Manager
The farm has a range of enterprises including a 200 cow dairy herd, a pedigree Simmental beef suckler herd, a commercial shee...

7 May 2015
RUMINANT REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - UK
Delivering the regions sales objectives in all key sectors, beef, sheep and dairy. THE JOB TITLE – REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – A...

20 May 2015
Life Cycle Analysis of Pasture based Sheep Production Systems
Each farm will carry its own flock of ewes and their lambs. Soil measurements for C-sequestration and meteorological data on ...









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13 May 2015 | Sheep

Sheep lameness: New publication aims to ...

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12 May 2015 | Sheep

Liver fluke: Costing the industry millio...

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23 April 2015 | Sheep

Resistance to sheep wormers increasing

Early results from a sample of 25 farms have revealed that resistance to wo...


15 April 2015 | Sheep

Asda apologises over lamb mislabeling

A leading retailer has apologised after selling imported lamb in a Borders ...


14 April 2015 | Sheep

Farmers encouraged to get their old seas...

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6 April 2015 | Sheep

Farmers seek supermarket commitment on l...

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12 March 2015 | Sheep

Call to sheep farmers to 'know your worm...

Sheep farmers should have a good knowledge of the worms on their farm accor...


9 March 2015 | Sheep

Prevent lamb scours with pasture and par...

Livestock farmers must plan their parasite control and pasture use now to r...


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Sheep EID legal requirements

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


6 December 2010| Views 4077

Scottish sheep scab legislation

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


7 April 2014| Views 1565

Launch of Survey Results - NSA

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


5 January 2014| Views 1223

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

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


3 September 2014| Views 1262

Sheep and goats identification and recor...

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


3 September 2014| Views 1152

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 1635

The case for the relaxation of sheep con...

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30 July 2014| Views 1336

A vision for British lamb production

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