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Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders

Party leaders in the United Kingdom have been urged to support a veterinary campaign to end non-stun slaughter. Writing to party leaders, Robin Har...


1 August 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Optimistic outlook for sheep sector showcased at NSA Sheep Event

A public commitment to fight European carcase splitting rules, a clear intention to secure tolerance on read rates of electronic eartags and a reitera...


1 August 2014 | News,Sheep
Sheep farmers warned over tagging or risk lower prices

The LAA, NSA and NFU have issued a joint call on British sheep farmers to double-tag their historic sheep flock to maximise selling options when they ...


North Yorkshire farm hosts sheep lameness trial

The issue of antibiotics versus trimming as a means of controlling lameness in sheep is often debated, so a new trial at Marrick Abbey Farm in North Y...


30 July 2014 | News,Sheep
Volatile market and low investment fears for future of UK sheep market

The first ever NSA and NFU ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’ report has been launched at the NSA Sheep Event, identifying the strengths and weaknes...


29 July 2014 | News,Sheep
Yearbook highlights strong year for sheep meat exports

Volume and value of UK sheep meat exports performed strongly again last year, according to the AHDB/EBLEX Cattle and Sheep Yearbook 2014. Volumes i...


23 July 2014 | News,Sheep,Veterinary News
Study highlights potential to reduce long term antibiotic usage for sheep lameness

Sheep farmers could reduce antibiotic treatments for lameness by as much as 92% within two years of implementing the practical FAI Farms Five-Point Pl...


22 July 2014 | Dairy,News,Sheep
Redesigned claw for better sheep and goat milking

The Fullwood RP1 is a vertical unloading clawpiece, designed for use in parlours where the milking equipment is mounted at a high level – such as the ...


22 July 2014 | News,NFU,Sheep
Farmers in lamb protest at Royal Welsh Show

NFU members have staged a demonstration outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh Show in protest at the retailer’s failure to back British lamb. ...


11 July 2014 | Finance,News,Sheep
NFU concerned over fall in lamb prices

Farmers have vowed to use the Royal Welsh Show to reiterate to retailers and processors to back sheep farmers after the recent fall in prices. With...


10 July 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Dairy sheep farmer wins in NSA prize giveaway

With most of its members running sheep for meat production, it made a nice change from the norm when the National Sheep Association (NSA) gave away a ...


Welfare of farm animals can be improved 'by planting trees'

Sheep farmers are being invited to discover how the health and welfare of their animals, and productivity of land, can be improved, by planting trees....


8 July 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
Farmers invited to discuss shelter, sheep health and increased lamb survival rates

Sheep farmers are being invited to discover how the health and welfare of their animals, and productivity of land, can be improved, by planting trees....


7 July 2014 | News,Sheep
NSA Sheep event’s Big Debate announced

BBC Countryfile’s Tom Heap will be leading this year’s ‘Big Debate’ at the sheep industry’s national event, NSA Sheep 2014. The environment and rural ...


4 July 2014 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events
1200 visitors enjoy the sun at NSA South Sheep

Over 1200 visitors enjoyed a day at NSA South Sheep on Saturday. A packed seminar and demonstration programme, farm tours and 120 trade and breed soci...



Sheep Jobs


20 February 2015
Rural Estates Manager - South Staffordshire College
Rodbaston farm extends to 130ha and is home to a national award winning Hereford herd, a 200 ewe sheep flock and a 180/calf p...

16 February 2015
Farm Worker
Ellacott Farm is an Organic and Pasture Fed certified farm with Beef, Sheep and Pig enterprises. Farm machine maintenance....

1 March 2015
Lecturer In Farm Animal Services
The Farm Animal Section provides both first-opinion services to local farms (predominantly beef and sheep, with some dairy) v...

25 February 2015
Sales Representative
The successful candidate MUST possess a good knowledge of ruminant livestock, in particular dairy, beef & sheep, be self-...

17 February 2015
Rural Estates Manager
Rodbaston farm extends to 130ha and is home to a national award winning Hereford herd, a 200 ewe sheep flock and a 180/calf p...









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9 October 2014 | Sheep
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12 September 2014 | Sheep
Retailers urged to back British lamb

Retailers urged to back British lamb

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3 September 2014 | Sheep
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28 August 2014 | Sheep
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1 August 2014 | Sheep
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11 July 2014 | Sheep
NFU concerned over fall in lamb prices

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2 July 2014 | Sheep
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27 May 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

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...


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Sheep and goats identification and recor...

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3 September 2014| Views 1288
The case for the relaxation of sheep con...

The case for the relaxation of sheep con...

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A vision for British lamb production

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