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16 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Other Livestock,Poultry,Sheep

More than 400 farm animals have been seized from a man suspected of stealing them, with police now working to find the rightful owners. Police in N...

Police hunt the rightful owners of more than 400 stolen animals

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15 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Around one hundred sheep have been washed away in Carmarthenshire after relentless rain and wind caused by Storm Callum. The sheep were washed away...

Storm Callum washes away flock of 100 sheep in Wales

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12 October 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Sheep farmers have been urged to remain vigilant after bluetongue virus was detected in a consignment of four sheep imported from France. The Anima...

Bluetongue virus detected in four sheep imported from France

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11 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Dog Control Notices remain "chronically underutilised" in parts of Scotland where the number of dog attacks on livestock remains high. NFU Scotland...

Dog Control Notices remain 'chronically underutilised'

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11 October 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Sheep

Sheep travelling to the continent could be killed en masse if the UK leaves the EU in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario, it has been reported. ...

'No deal' Brexit could lead to mass slaughter of mid-transit sheep

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10 October 2018 | News,Sheep

A farmer hopes to take the world by storm with the "cutest sheep ever" after successfully breeding them in New Zealand. Sally Strathdee and husband...

Farmer set to export 'cutest sheep ever' after successfully breeding them

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9 October 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Sheep

Poor weather affected the output of Scottish agriculture over the past year, with sheep numbers down to a five year low and difficulty in the cereal s...

Scottish sheep numbers down five year low due to poor weather

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9 October 2018 | Appointments,News,Sheep

Two farmer representatives from England and one from Wales are sought to help shape the focus of the British sheep industry. The Sheep Health and W...

Two sheep farmers needed to help shape policy

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9 October 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News,Sheep

A new multi-million pound project open to 2,000 Welsh beef and sheep farmers is hoping to drive farm data performance in Wales. The Welsh Governmen...

2,000 Welsh farmers needed for new benchmarking project

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7 October 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Produce,Sheep

The long-term cold storage and guaranteed public procurement of lamb will be essential in ‘no deal’ Brexit, according to sheep farmers. In response...

Public procurement of lamb 'will be essential' in no deal Brexit

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4 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A farmer has called on the public to put their dogs on a lead at all times near livestock after experiencing three attacks in just two weeks. Richa...

Farmer pleas to public after experiencing three sheep attacks

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2 October 2018 | News,Sheep

A sheep stranded on a steep cliff in the Lake District for three weeks has now been rescued thanks to a mountain rescue team. The sheep was on a na...

Stranded sheep stuck in crag for three weeks finally rescued

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2 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

An intruder chopped a heavily pregnant sheep's legs off and skinned the remains after breaking into a Northern Ireland farm. The incident happened ...

Heavily pregnant ewe found with throat slit and legs cut off

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1 October 2018 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events

Alan Titchmarsh drove a flock of sheep across London Bridge to highlight the importance of British farming and "all it produces". Over 600 Freemen ...

Alan Titchmarsh herds sheep over London Bridge to highlight importance of farming

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30 September 2018 | Government,News,Sheep

A 'no deal' Brexit would be "disastrous" for the farming industry in Northern Ireland, particular for sheep farmers, according to the Ulster Farmers' ...

'No deal' Brexit 'disastrous' for Northern Ireland farming industry

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26 September 2018 | Government,News,Pigs,Sheep

Any period where EU and UK imports and exports are paused and the uncertainty of not knowing when they might return could have "serious implications" ...

Potential pause in UK exports to EU alarms livestock farmers

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25 September 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Welsh pedigree Suffolk sheep breeders can now apply for a share of funding to boost the genetics of their flocks, thanks to the foresight of a group o...

'One off' fund to help Suffolk sheep breeders boost flock genetics

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25 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Sheep have been struck and killed by a vehicle in what is thought to be a deliberate and "mindless" attack. Between 4pm on Saturday (22 September) ...

Ten sheep mowed down with vehicle in 'cruel and mindless' attack

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18 September 2018 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events

Over 600 Freemen of the City of London will take up their historic entitlement to drive their sheep over London Bridge in a bid to promote British woo...

Woolmen drive sheep over London Bridge to promote British wool

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18 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life,Sheep

A man has been sentenced to just 80 hours of community service after his dogs attacked sheep, leading the industry to call for harsher penalties. N...

Soft punishment for sheep worrying culprit leads to call for harsher penalties

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17 September 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A new industry-wide campaign has commenced which aims to highlight the importance of vaccinations in helping protect animal health and welfare. The...

Industry-wide campaign reminds farmers that livestock #VaccinesWork

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17 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A member of the public has been ordered to pay over £2100 after being found guilty of worrying livestock with his out-of-control dogs. 41-year-old ...

Man ordered to pay over £2100 following sheep worrying incident

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14 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Police are appealing for more information follow an "animal attack" which left over twenty sheep dead. Police on the Isle of Wight are investigatin...

'Animal attack' leaves more than 20 sheep dead

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14 September 2018 | Cattle,Education,Finance,News,Sheep

A farm business consultancy has encouraged farmers to join its new Farm Action Groups in a bid to learn from both each other and industry experts. ...

New Farm Action Groups aim to improve business profitability

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14 September 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Sheep

Michael Gove has proposed to "restrict" live animal exports rather than outright banning the practice once the UK leaves the EU. In an interview on...

Gove favours 'restrictions' on live animal exports rather than outright ban

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