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22 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

46 pregnant ewes stolen from Welsh farm
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22 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Dozens of pregnant Welsh mule ewes have been stolen from a farm in north Powys. Dyfed-Powys Police are appealing for more information after 46 ewes...

46 pregnant ewes stolen from Welsh farm

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21 February 2019 | Animal Health,Appointments,News,Sheep

An active sheep farmer is wanted to become Chair Elect of the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) to drive sustainable strategies for pa...

Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep seeks Chair Elect

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20 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Sheep farmers are challenging proposals to release white-tailed sea eagles on the Isle of Wight due to concerns they could kill livestock. The Roy ...

Sheep farmers challenge proposals to release sea eagles

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20 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A suspected livestock worrying incident in Cumbria has cost a farmer thousands of pounds and left up to 70 sheep dead. The incident happened on Feb...

Suspected livestock worrying incident leaves 70 sheep dead

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19 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A farmer has criticised 'irresponsible' dog owners after dozens of her sheep were 'ripped to shreds' by two dogs. Two Hungarian Visla dogs attacked...

Farmer slams 'irresponsible' dog owners after sheep 'ripped to shreds'

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18 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Three separate incidents of livestock rustling in Herefordshire this year has led the police to issue out a warning to farmers. Three incidents of ...

Police issue warning to Herefordshire farmers after rise in sheep thefts

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18 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Produce,Sheep,Supermarkets

Online fashion company BooHoo has performed a U-turn on its wool ban after coming under the fire from farmers and customers. BooHoo banned the sale...

Online retailer Boohoo makes u-turn on wool ban after criticism from farmers

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16 February 2019 | Government,News,Sheep

Defra has offered assurances it is prepared, in the case of a no deal or hard Brexit, to step in to protect the sheep sector in the event of market di...

Brexit: Defra prepared to offer financial support to sheep sector

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15 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

New figures show the use of antimicrobials for growth promotion has declined from 60 to 45 countries since the last round of data collection. The W...

45 countries still use animal growth promoters, report says

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14 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Three farmers have helped replace a teenage boy's flock of sheep after livestock rustlers stole them last month. Fifteen year old Jack Sinott had 2...

Three farmers donate sheep to teenage boy who had flock stolen

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13 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

The UK’s leading veterinary association is urging the government to put welfare 'at the heart' of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock...

'Increasing political appetite' to improve live animal transport

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12 February 2019 | Government,News,Rural Life,Sheep

A parliamentary group which aims to protect the best interests of British hill farmers has launched today after disbanding back in 2015. Farmers ma...

Hill farming parliamentary group launches

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12 February 2019 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Products,Sheep

Farmers have introduced a Tinder-style app, called Tudder, that lets them find breeding matches by viewing photos of livestock with details of locatio...

Tinder-style app 'Tudder' lets farmers choose livestock breeding matches

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11 February 2019 | News,Other Livestock,Rural Life,Sheep

An 'off the grid' farm in the Devon countryside has become the UK's first business to offer customers 'alpaca yoga'. Rosebud Alpacas, a self-styled...

'Off the grid' Devon farm UK first to offer 'alpaca yoga'

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8 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

The theft of more than 140 sheep, including some from a 15-year-old boy, is said to have been an 'organised' theft, according to the police. The in...

Rustlers steal more than 140 sheep including 22 from teenage boy

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7 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Raven populations in Scotland are in a 'healthy' condition despite a cull by farmers in a bid to protect livestock, in particular lambs. The report...

Raven population in 'healthy' condition despite threat to lambs

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7 February 2019 | Finance,News,Sheep

Hill farmers in some of Scotland's most remote areas will receive up to £57m as part of a fund loan of up to 90 percent of their Less Favoured Area Su...

Scottish hill farmers to receive £57m in loan support for remote areas

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5 February 2019 | Government,Meat,News,Sheep

The continued threat of the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal leaves the Welsh red meat sector in a ‘perilous position’ ahead of Brexit, farmer...

Welsh farming in 'perilous position' as Brexit date looms

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4 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Sheep

Two of the country's biggest beef rearing businesses are throwing their support behind a campaign which aims to highlight the benefits of colostrum. ...

Livestock industry gets behind colostrum campaign

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4 February 2019 | News,Sheep

Police helped a concerned Leeds resident who woke up to find more than 20 sheep in their garden. In a Facebook post dating February 2nd for the Lee...

Leeds resident wakes up to find 20 sheep in garden

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A new report released by AHDB presents a new insight into the potential impacts on trade in agricultural and horticultural goods once the UK leaves th...

New report looks at Brexit challenges across UK farming sectors

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1 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Eleven lambs have died following a livestock worrying incident in Aberdeenshire. The incident happened at the Philorth Estate near Fraserburgh betw...

Eleven lambs die after out-of-control dog attack

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31 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Police have issued an image taken from CCTV footage showing a man suspected of stealing several sheep from farmland in East Yorkshire. The theft of...

Police issue CCTV image of man suspected of stealing sheep

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30 January 2019 | Meat,News,Sheep

As the end of Veganuary comes close, sheep farmers are reminding consumers of the dietary and environmental benefits of locally produced lamb. The ...

Lamb is meat of choice for environmentally conscious millennials, group says

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29 January 2019 | Meat,News,Sheep

Prime sheep prices have dipped slightly since the turn of the year, nevertheless, they remain 5% higher than a year ago, according to the latest marke...

Prime sheep prices stay firm as supplies remain tight

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