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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 ...


Farmers remain on guard over liverfluke

After last year’s fierce fluke challenge and with the wet and warm conditions having continued this year, farmers are right to remain on their guard a...


12 September 2014 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Renewables,Sheep
Combining solar and livestock farming: New guidance published

A new guidance published today expounds best practice in coupling conventional agriculture and ground-mounted solar electricity generation. The new...


12 September 2014 | Finance,News,Sheep
English sheep exports to China hold 'huge benefits' for industry

Gaining access to the Chinese market for lamb produced in England would be a 'game-changer' for the industry and help manage price volatility, accordi...


12 September 2014 | News,Sheep,Supermarkets
Retailers urged to back British lamb

The National Farmers' Union have said retailers must do more to promote British lamb in its peak season. The NFU and British sheep farmers are con...


11 September 2014 | Finance,News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Realise ram investment post sale

Farmers who have purchased rams at this year’s Cydectin Kelso Ram Sale are reminded to manage their performance post sale to maximise returns from the...


9 September 2014 | News,Sheep
Double tag older ewes, Scottish sheepkeepers told

The derogation that allows older sheep tagged before 2010 to be moved in batches between businesses will end in January 2015. Given the sizeable pr...


3 September 2014 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Maintain lamb performance post weaning

Despite reliable spring grass growth and favourable conditions leading to strong lamb performance, producers are being urged to carefully manage finis...


Livestock rustling boosts rise in cost of rural crime

The cost of rural theft rose in the UK in 2013, according to NFU Mutual. The results of the insurer’s 2014 Rural Crime Survey show the value of items ...


28 August 2014 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
16-year high for UK sheep meat exports

UK export volumes of sheep meat in the first six months of 2014 hit their highest half-year level since 1998, according to EBLEX. Global shipments ...


28 August 2014 | News,Sheep
Research could lead to robot sheepdogs

Research to develop a mathematical shepherding model could lead to the development of robots that can gather and herd livestock, Swansea University ha...


28 August 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
NSA ram sale honours retiring committee members

Two staunch members of the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sales were honoured in a ceremony at the early Builth sale on Monday 4th August, to mark their ret...


21 August 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Farmers all set for 'Love Scotch Lamb' weekend

Scottish sheep farmers are all set for “Love Scotch Lamb’ weekend (23 and 24 August), when they will be tempting Scottish shoppers with lamb at 12 ven...


Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'

An excellent turnout of Monmouthshire livestock farmers attended an on-farm meeting held in Llansoy to raise their concerns on the future of the beef ...



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