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14 August 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

New research shows that there is room for improvement in the advice being delivered to farmers on sustainable parasite management. Farmers are not ...

Room for improvement in wormer advice given to farmers, study shows

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10 August 2018 | Finance,Meat,News,Produce,Sheep

A new £200,000 fund to promote Scotch lamb has been welcomed as a "great boost" for farmers. The campaign was announced by First Minister Nicola St...

New £200,000 fund to promote Scotch lamb 'great boost' for farmers

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9 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

The sheep sector has disputed claims made by Lynx UK Trust claiming "major landowners" have approved access for lynx during a trial reintroduction. ...

Sheep sector disputes claim that lynx re-introduction has '100% landowner approval'

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9 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Forty sheep have been stolen from a farm in County Down, Northern Ireland. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are appealing for informat...

40 sheep stolen from County Down farm

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8 August 2018 | Meat,News,Sheep

Lamb producers have been urged to pull together to change tradition and put lamb back on plates all year round. That’s the key call as Love Lamb We...

Young farmers to encourage Brits to eat lamb all year round

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8 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Dozens of sheep belonging to Bangor University’s research centre have been stolen from the Carneddau mountains. The university's centre at Henfaes,...

48 sheep stolen from specialist agricultural university

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7 August 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

A Northern Irish farmer who has adopted the paddock system to improve grass utilisation calls it the "greatest benefit on the farm". Enda McLernon,...

Paddocks system 'the only way to graze sheep', farmer says

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7 August 2018 | Cattle,News,NFU,Pigs,Poultry,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

The government is taking more action to tackle ammonia emissions, with figures pinpointing the farming industry responsible for 88% of all emissions. ...

Guide and financial package for farmers to help reduce ammonia pollution

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3 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A sheep who had become stuck in a bog, with and her legs and body completed submerged by the mud, has been rescued. The ewe - aged around four year...

Sheep stuck in muddy bog for 'day or two'

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3 August 2018 | Government,News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Sheep farmers are calling for the government to rethink incentives for anaerobic digestion plants and large-scale biomass burners post-Brexit. The ...

'Disproportionately incentivised': Sheep sector calls for decreased support for anaerobic digestion

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1 August 2018 | News,Sheep

An Oxfordshire farmer has qualified through the English Open Shearing circuit as a member of the England team for the World Shearing Championships des...

'2018 dealt us the cruellest hand': Year of extreme highs and lows for sheep farmer

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30 July 2018 | Meat,News,Produce,Sheep,Shows and Events

Farmers and the public are to celebrate all thing Welsh Lamb on August 1 as the industry looks to showcase the meat's versatility. As the Royal Wel...

‘Lamb. It’s got to be Welsh’: 1 August sees celebration of all things lamb

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30 July 2018 | Cattle,Husbandry,Meat,News,Sheep

The heatwave has started to impact the livestock market as the effects of lack of forage availability, reduced livestock growth rates and a change in ...

Hot weather starting to influence livestock market

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26 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

A farm in Worcestershire has been recognised as having the most progressive flock of Lleyn sheep based on the flock's genetic merit and improvement ov...

Worcs farm recognised as having most progressive flock of Lleyn sheep

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24 July 2018 | Cattle,Government,Meat,News,Sheep

NFU Cymru and the British Meat Processors Association have joined forces to ensure that the importance of red meat production in Wales is fully recogn...

Importance of red meat production in Wales 'must be fully recognised'

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24 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A farmer whose sheep was deliberately executed with a rifle has said he is planning to put his farm on the market. A sheep was shot in the head wit...

Farmer plans to sell farm after 'deliberate execution-style' attack on sheep

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24 July 2018 | Meat,News,Sheep

Millions of consumers can rest assured that if it’s Welsh Lamb they want, it’s Welsh Lamb they’ll get because of new 'fingerprint technology'. Hybu...

'Fingerprint technology' to improve farm-to-fork traceability for Welsh lamb

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24 July 2018 | Finance,News,Sheep,Supermarkets

Tesco is to make a multi-million pound investment in the British lamb industry by introducing improved cost of production contracts for around 160 of ...

Tesco improves cost of production contracts for its 160 lamb farmers

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23 July 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Sheep

Agricultural organisations across the UK are uniting in a new initiative which will see them work together to communicate the benefits of red meat. ...

UK-wide initiative seeks to highlight benefits of red meat and debunk myths

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19 July 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Sheep farmers and the Woodland Trust have united in encouraging integration of trees within farms. The launch of a new booklet highlights the role ...

Farmers and Woodland Trust highlight role of trees within sheep farming

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19 July 2018 | News,Sheep

A new travel bursary worth £1,000 has been launched to support a study trip for a young farmer to explore sheep production in different countries arou...

New £1,000 award offers travel opportunity for young sheep farmers

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18 July 2018 | Government,News,Sheep

The worse-case scenario for the UK sheep sector, a ‘no deal’ on Brexit, is a possibility the sheep sector needs to prepare for, a leading industry eve...

Sheep sector 'absolutely does not want' a no deal Brexit

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18 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Severe and high blowfly risk warnings are in place for the rest of July following a hot month coupled with the onset of rain. The onset of rain ove...

Severe and high blowfly risk warnings in place for July

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16 July 2018 | Finance,News,Sheep

A single prime lamb that went under the hammer raised £1,500 for a campaign to fund potentially life-saving treatment for two-year-old Charlie Robinso...

Prime lamb raises £1,500 to help fund life-saving treatment for Charlie Robinson

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16 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A criminal has sliced the ears off a sheep in a violent attack in Wales, with police now appealing to the public for more information. Alwyn Huxley...

Police appeal for information after sheep's ears sliced off in senseless attack

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