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18 June 2014 | Cattle,News,Sheep
Negotiations begin for £120m China beef and lamb export deal

British beef and lamb could soon be heading to China in an agreement that could be worth up to £120m to the UK economy each year. Owen Paterson wel...


2 June 2014 | Market Reports,News,Sheep
New high for UK sheep meat exports to non-EU markets

Export volumes of UK sheep meat to non-EU markets in the first quarter of 2014 have hit a new record high. Shipments to these markets increased by ...


2 June 2014 | Market Reports,News,Sheep
Lamb prices hold firm as new season gets underway

The number of new season lambs reaching the market has increased due to the good weather in many parts of the UK this spring, according to the latest ...


30 May 2014 | Finance,News,Sheep
£23m annual bill 'burdening sheep farmers', MEPs told

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has written to all 73 newly elected and re-elected MEPs, plus the 39 outgoing representatives, drawing their atte...


27 May 2014 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Farmers need to stay alert to sheep scab

As famers welcome the warm weather, many will be breathing a sigh of relief as their worry about sheep scab subsides. However, with a significant numb...


23 May 2014 | News,Sheep
Dog owners warned over rise in sheep worrying

The NFU is reminding dog owners and walkers to be vigilant and responsible when out in the countryside this bank holiday weekend. The call comes in...


12 May 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Sheep breed societies focus on meeting market demand

The 2014 NSA Breed Society Forum on Thursday 8th May at the Royal Welsh Showground saw technical information and lively debate on the theme of ‘meetin...


Tackling sheep scab remains a priority for the industry

The ongoing frustration faced by many farmers in the continuing battle against sheep scab means it remains a major source of economic loss and continu...


Vets warn farmers over liver fluke risks

Sheep farmers are being warned that while liver fluke epidemics may have failed to hit the headlines during the recent winter, they have not disappear...


30 April 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Capital exposure for Lakes sheep farmers

One of the most far-reaching explorations of Cumbrian upland sheep farming ever undertaken is set to be exhibited in a major London exhibition. Est...


Sheep producers urged to vaccinate against killer threats

With 2014 lamb prices running ahead of 2013 levels, sheep producers are being urged to realise full value for this year’s crop by making sure young la...


21 April 2014 | News,Sheep
Sheep EID discussions at Pembrokeshire NFU meeting

Local farmers are invited to the next Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru county meeting, on Thursday, 1 May 2014, at the Agriculture House, Haverfordwest. St...


21 April 2014 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
Association expresses 'disappointment' over lamb meat substitution

The Food Standards Agency has announced additional testing of lamb dishes from takeaway restaurants across the UK following evidence of substitution f...


14 April 2014 | News,Sheep
Auction markets grow as 342,000 sheep sold in 2013

While the national flock is declining, the number of store and breeding sheep, cull ewes and prime lambs sold through auction markets continues to ris...


11 April 2014 | Finance,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep
£90m for centres of innovation: do pigs & poultry want their share?

The Government has made £90 million available for UK centres for innovation as part of its strategy to make UK farming more competitive, productive, r...



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11 July 2014 | Sheep
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Sheep EID legal requirements

Sheep EID legal requirements

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Scottish sheep scab legislation

Scottish sheep scab legislation

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Launch of Survey Results - NSA

Launch of Survey Results - NSA

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

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


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Sheep and goats identification and recor...

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3 September 2014| Views 1159
The case for the relaxation of sheep con...

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A vision for British lamb production

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