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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Two sheep have been mauled to death and a further six had to be destroyed after a vicious dog attack in Shropshire. The incident happened between S...

Out-of-control dog kills 2 sheep with further 6 put down

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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News,Sheep

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has jailed and banned from keeping cows and sheep. William Douglas Dolley...

Devon farmer jailed for letting livestock starve

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6 December 2018 | Government,News,Sheep

Cross party MPs have united to help table an amendment to the Agriculture Bill to support upland farming post Brexit. The amendment would allow fin...

MPs help table amendment to Ag Bill to support upland farming

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5 December 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Poultry,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Tenant farmers have called the amount of criticism levied against livestock farmers in the debate around climate change as “unfair”. There is growi...

Climate change: Amount of criticism towards UK livestock farmers 'unfair'

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The Government has refused Lynx UK Trust's application to reintroduce Euasian Lynx in Northumberland, saying it did not meet the “necessary standards”...

'Enormous relief': Lynx reintroduction plans rejected by Defra

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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Education,Meat,News,Sheep

A new UK-wide campaign is aiming to encourage and inspire the public to eat more lean red meat as a part of a balanced, healthy diet. The collectiv...

New campaign aims to get younger Brits eating more red meat

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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Sheep

Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the focus of a new project involving beef and sheep farms. The init...

New project looks at improving lamb and calf survival

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

A farmer who lives in the Scottish Highlands has had 80 of his sheep stolen by livestock rustlers, valued at around £4,400. Police Scotland are app...

80 sheep stolen by livestock rustlers in Scottish Highlands

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1 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

Significant new powers granted to the UK and devolved nations post-Brexit could be used to introduce a ban on live exports. As the UK develops its ...

New UK powers could mean live export ban despite industry concern

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27 November 2018 | Finance,News,Sheep

Scottish hill farmers and crofters are being reminded that the deadline for applying to the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme closes on Friday 30 N...

Upland sheep support scheme deadline nears for Scots farmers

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27 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep,Shows and Events

An "extremely passionate" farmer who focuses on animal health history to maintain high quality breeding stock has been awarded 'Welsh Livestock Champi...

'Passionate' farmer recognised for quality of stockmanship

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27 November 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News,Sheep

The Red Meat Benchmarking deadline is fast approaching and Welsh farmers are being encouraged to complete the forms as soon as possible to receive £1,...

£1,000 for farmers who complete Red Meat Benchmarking forms

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23 November 2018 | Cattle,Meat,News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

The UK's three meat levy bodies have jointly commissioned a new project to highlight the positives of the UK’s grass-fed livestock system. The proj...

Major new project to highlight benefits of livestock farming on environment

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23 November 2018 | News,Rural Life,Sheep

Vegan campaigners have demanded that the ancient Dorset village of Wool changes its name to 'Vegan Wool', claiming it promotes sheep cruelty. Anima...

Vegans demand village of Wool changes name to 'Vegan Wool'

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19 November 2018 | Education,News,Produce,Sheep

The University of Glasgow has created its own brand of knitting yarn made with wool from sheep reared on its own farm. Cochno Wool is a wool in fou...

University creates wool with sheep from its own farm

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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A review of progress has been released which shows the farming industry's ambitions in reducing, refining and replacing antibiotic use on farm. Twe...

New report shows progress on reducing livestock antibiotic use

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16 November 2018 | Meat,News,Sheep

The sheep industry is a step closer to a standardised carcase clarification system, after more than a decade of farmers urging Government to make the ...

Sheep industry step closer to mandatory sheep carcase classification

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16 November 2018 | News,Renewables and Environment,Sheep

Farmers have said the UK should look at maintaining or increasing sheep numbers despite a report calling on livestock numbers to reduce. The sheep ...

Climate change: Sheep numbers should increase rather than reduce, farmers say

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14 November 2018 | News,Sheep

Defra has confirmed plans to use a fixed cut-off date to age lambs instead of checking teeth in a move that could potentially save the industry £24 mi...

New sheep splitting rules could save industry millions

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12 November 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Sheep

Farmers and animal health experts have called on the Welsh Government to fund a new programme which aims to stop sheep scab, a disease which has serio...

Farmers call on Welsh Government to fund sheep scab programme

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12 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A Scottish farmer is using a revolutionary new marking system in a bid to tackle the growing problem of sheep theft. Drummond Estate near Comrie in...

Farmer uses revolutionary marking system to deter sheep rustlers

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10 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

The livestock sector has warned farmers to think carefully when importing animals from countries with known Bluetongue virus areas. Ten organisatio...

Farmers warned when importing animals from Bluetongue areas

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9 November 2018 | News,Sheep

A lambing initiative which provides help for sheep farmers during their busiest time of year is now open. The 'Lambing List' connects sheep farming...

'Lambing List' opens to provide help for sheep farmers

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7 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A farmer has suffered a significant loss to his flock of pedigree Beltex ewe lambs following a devastating dog attack which has left seven injured and...

'Horrific': Farmer suffers significant loss after dog attacks pedigree lambs

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5 November 2018 | News,Sheep

Young people with an enthusiasm for the sheep sector are invited to join like-minded individuals and industry professionals at a free event later this...

NSA event set to inspire and inform the next generation of sheep farmers

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