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20 June 2018 | News,Rural Life,Sheep

Animal rights campaigners have targeted another sheep racing event with the hope of banning it, this time one organised by a country pub in Buckingham...

Activists create petition to shut down country pub's sheep racing event

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20 June 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Sheep

The veterinary industry has criticised the government for not keeping data on how much non-stunned UK meat is exported. The British Veterinary Asso...

Vets raise concerns over lack of data on non-stun UK meat exports

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18 June 2018 | Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Farmers in England will now be able to apply for licences to cull ravens on farmland in order to protect livestock. Farmers in five English countie...

Farmers in England now able to apply for licences to cull ravens

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18 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Farmers have spoken of their concerns over reports of a small increase in the number of sheep diagnosed with Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma, also know...

Small increase in sheep diagnosed with 'Wheelbarrow disease'

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13 June 2018 | Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep

UK fallen stock levels during the 2018 lambing season was the worst for five years, and possibly the worst since records began in 2011. According t...

UK fallen stock levels in 2018 possibly worst since records began

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8 June 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Products,Sheep

A team of farmers and scientists are using CT technology to assess and improve meat quality, to ensure that consumers are getting the leanest and tast...

Team uses CT technology to improve meat quality

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8 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

A Welsh sheep breeder has made changes to his artificial insemination programme to improve conception rates in his performance-recorded flock followin...

Welsh sheep breeder travelled 2000 miles to improve sheep conception rates

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A new government-funded project to be launched by Adam Henson at a popular agricultural show seeks to encourage young farmers in promoting the UK's na...

Project to encourage young farmers in promoting native breeds

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7 June 2018 | News,Sheep

A new scoping study that will drive the future direction of genetic improvement in the British sheep industry has been announced. Funded by Defra, ...

New study to drive future direction of British sheep genetics

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6 June 2018 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Sheep farmers will be using the popularity of agricultural shows and events this summer to spread the message of responsible dog ownership. With a ...

Sheep farmers to visit shows to raise awareness of livestock worrying

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4 June 2018 | News,Sheep

A lamb stranded at the bottom of a 250ft cliff in Cornwall for four days has now finally been rescued. 'Lucky' the lamb was stranded at the bottom ...

Stranded lamb finally rescued after four days on cliff edge

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4 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

A severe case of blowfly strike has been reported in Dorset in which 50% of a lamb group have been hit by the disease, according to an interactive map...

First blowfly strike cases of 2018 reported in UK

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1 June 2018 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following the theft of 17 sheep from farmland in Dorset. Dorset Police received a ...

Police appeal for information following theft of 17 sheep in Dorset

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31 May 2018 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Sheep

A consultation on mandating sheep carcase classification will commence which proposes to improve transparency across the food chain and ensure farmers...

New sheep carcase classification 'will improve transparency'

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27 May 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Sheep

Farmers in Northern Ireland have highlighted the importance of animal transport and reiterated that there must be no ban on live exports from the UK. ...

Northern Irish farmers reiterate importance of live exports to industry

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25 May 2018 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events

An annual Easter sheep run that was cancelled due to pressure from animal rights and vegan activists has decided to return this weekend. The annual...

Annual sheep race re-opens despite vegan pressure to close it

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25 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The increasing number of lambs killed due to ravens has led farmers to call for a cull to "responsibly reduce" numbers in Scotland. With reports of...

Farmers call for license to cull ravens following huge lamb losses

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24 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

United Utilities is inviting farmers with land along the River Dee in Wales to a night out with a difference. Farmer who have land along the River ...

United Utilities invites farmers to night of pies, pints... and parasites

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21 May 2018 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Over 270 sheep have been stolen overnight near Bridgwater, Somerset in what the police has described as a "huge loss for the farmer". Avon and Some...

Over 270 sheep stolen in theft described as 'huge loss for the farmer'

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21 May 2018 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Five youths from a wider group of twenty crossed over a fence to deliberately attack sheep in a field in Lancashire, killing one lamb. A lamb was f...

Gang of youths deliberately attack and kill sheep in Lancashire field

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21 May 2018 | Government,News,Sheep

The NFU has urged the government to implement tariff free and frictionless access to the EU marketplace to safeguard the UK's significant sheep sector...

Tariff free trade with EU needed to safeguard UK sheep farming, NFU says

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Latest figures released by Defra show the number of producers farming organically increased by almost 2% in 2017 - the first increase in at least six ...

Number of organic farmers rises by almost 2 percent in 2017

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18 May 2018 | Rural Crime,Government,News,Sheep

Scottish farmers have welcomed a consultation towards strengthening the rules on responsible dog ownership around livestock. MSP Emma Harper has an...

Scottish farmers welcome consultation on battling livestock worrying

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16 May 2018 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A woman has been ordered to pay £1000 in compensation after she lost control of her dog which subsequently savaged two sheep. The two sheep, which ...

Woman ordered to pay £1000 compensation after dog savages two sheep

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Farming unions have appealed to the government to adopt a customs arrangement with the EU that allows beef and lamb to be exported to established mark...

Unions urge customs arrangement with EU to allow flow of beef and lamb exports

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