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22 April 2018 | Online since 2003

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20 April 2018 | News,Sheep

Extension agreed for Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme
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20 April 2018 | News,Sheep

The Scottish Government has announced an extension to the application period under the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS). The scheme, wo...

Extension agreed for Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme

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18 April 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Police are investigating an incident in which dogs attacked and killed a pregnant ewe on a farm near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. At about 8pm on 14...

CCTV catches dogs attacking and killing pregnant ewe in North Yorkshire

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18 April 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Fourteen stolen pregnant ewes have been safely returned to their Cumbrian farm thanks to a revolutionary marking system. Hill farmer Pip Simpson, a...

TecTracer sees safe return of Cumbrian farmer’s pregnant ewes

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17 April 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Sheep farmers have been warned to be on their guard against nematodirus due to the sudden increase in temperatures forecast this week. The Sustaina...

Nematodirus threat issued as sudden temperature increase forecast

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16 April 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Police are warning dog owners to keep their pets on leads after two lambs were killed and 10 seriously injured in an attack in County Durham. The a...

Out-of-control dog kills two lambs and injures ten others

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16 April 2018 | Grassland,News,Property News,Sheep

Over 2,000 acres of farmland has become available in Wales for a small fee in what has been described as a "very rare" and "unique" opportunity. Ov...

'Unique' chance to farm 2,000 acres in Wales for small rental fee

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16 April 2018 | Government,News,Sheep

A report has warned of the consequences Brexit brings to the South West's "vital" sheep industry, which could lead it into a "very vulnerable position...

Report warns of Brexit consequences to South West's 'vital' sheep industry

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12 April 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Criminals who slaughter sheep potentially for the illegal meat trade may still be operating in Suffolk and targeting farms, according to the police. ...

Police warn farmers to be vigilant following sheep slaughter incidents

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12 April 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A ban on live animal exports would be "remarkably shortsighted" given the uncertainty around a post-Brexit trade deal and agricultural tariffs, farmin...

Live export ban 'remarkably shortsighted given Brexit uncertainty', union warns

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11 April 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep

Police in Gloucestershire are using DNA testing methods to identify people behind sheep worrying incidents. It follows news of a Cotswold farmer ha...

Police to use DNA testing methods to catch sheep worrying offenders

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10 April 2018 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Sheep

Sheep farmers are being urged to take cover against the potential financial losses incurred by sheep worrying after the latest spate of distressing at...

Farmers urged to insure flocks against sheep worrying

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Defra Secretary Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence for a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter once the UK leaves the E...

Ban on live animal exports for slaughter explored by Gove

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6 April 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

A sheep has been rescued after becoming stuck 100 feet down sea cliffs in the Gower Peninsula, Wales. A rope rescue team was mobilised on Tuesday 2...

Rope rescue team save sheep in 'extremely challenging rescue'

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6 April 2018 | News,Rural Life,Sheep

A North Yorkshire farmer has told of how this spring has been the worst he has ever had after losing forty of his lambs due to adverse weather. Jon...

Farmer experiences 'worst ever spring' after losing 40 lambs to adverse weather

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5 April 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Fears that cows are losing unborn calves due to infections from dog mess on farmland has led farmers to issue a plea to the public on social media to ...

Farmers issue plea urging public to pick dog mess up due to infection worries

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4 April 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Two lambs have died after a sheep went into labour brought on by a dog chasing it near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The incident has prompted a stron...

Lambs die after sheep labour brought on by dog chase

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4 April 2018 | Husbandry,News,Sheep

A new gold plus identifier has been introduced to help ram buyers identify top stock with the most productive genetics which could improve their profi...

Gold plus identifier introduced to help buyers identify top stock

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4 April 2018 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The development of a new Livestock Information Service to give farmers accurate information about animals and their movements has been announced by th...

New Livestock Information Service announced to champion farm-to-fork traceability

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4 April 2018 | Agri Safety,Finance,News,Rural Life,Sheep

An agricultural charity has held out a helping hand for farmers who have suffered losses due to recent severe weather. Sheep farmers in the parts o...

'Sheep farmers are dreading lambing': Charity offers help to hard-hit farmers

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3 April 2018 | Appointments,News,Sheep

A sheep and arable farmer from Kent has been appointed the new Chairman of the British Wool. Trevor Richards, a third generation farmer from Ashfor...

Third generation Kent farmer appointed British Wool Chairman

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3 April 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

A video has been released which shows mountain rescuers helping sheep stuck 80 foot down a Welsh quarry after a livestock worrying incident. The fo...

Rescuers help sheep stuck 80ft down quarry after worrying incident

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30 March 2018 | News,Produce,Sheep,Supermarkets

A secret shopper survey has found that the majority of supermarkets in Scotland are stocking British or Scottish lamb. NFU Scotland’s secret shoppe...

Survey finds majority of Scottish retailers back British farmers this Easter

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29 March 2018 | Agri Safety,Education,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Farming unions across the UK have urged the public to keep their dogs on a lead at all times when near livestock this Easter, as incidents of worrying...

Farming unions issue Easter plea to public as sheep worrying incidents increase

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28 March 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,Grassland,News,Sheep

A secret to lamb with healthier fat levels could be growing unwanted weeds in your unkempt lawn, scientists have found. Nutrition researchers at th...

Common British weeds could hold the key to ‘healthier’ lamb

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28 March 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

The British sheep industry has said it "totally disputes" claims made by the WWF that a traditional Welsh dish is the most polluting of a range of cla...

WWF 'risks credibility' after claiming lamb stew 'most polluting meal'

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