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1 September 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

As the sheep farming sector enters peak fluke season, Norbrook, a leading global provider of veterinary pharmaceuticals, has shared expert advice on i...

Norbrook outlines how to fight sheep parasites during peak fluke season

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Many farmers are hoping to poach skilled workers from other industries and make use of advanced technology to tackle the challenges of post-Brexit Bri...

Farmers hoping to poach workers from other sectors after Brexit, says survey

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The farming industry has called on Tesco for a 'clear sourcing policy' for British lamb to build on its claim to be UK agriculture’s biggest customer....

Farmers call on Tesco for clear sourcing policy of British lamb

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30 August 2017 | Education,Finance,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Work to promote the diversity of sheep meat in the UK is set to receive a boost, thanks to a grant from the Prince’s Countryside Fund. The funding ...

Fund to help UK sheep market explore availability of meat from heritage breeds

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29 August 2017 | Government,News,Property News,Rural Life,Sheep

A consultation on the priorities for future crofting law has been launched by the Scottish government. The public consultation, launched by Rural A...

Consultation launched to discuss priorities for future of crofting

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29 August 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The veterinary industry has expressed concern following an announcement regarding the reclassification of Startect Dual Active Oral Solution, an anthe...

Vets raise concern over sheep anthelmintic reclassification

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Exports of beef, lamb and pork from the UK have surpassed the £500 million mark for the first six months of 2017 – up 18 per cent year-on-year. The...

Strong start to the year for UK meat exports as £500m mark is surpassed

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25 August 2017 | Finance,News,Produce,Sheep

British Wool has announced the purchase of the wool handing operations of Kent Wool Growers (“KWG”) based in Ashford, Kent. KWG has provided a wool...

British Wool acquires Kent Wool Growers' business

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24 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

A man has issued an apology to the RSPCA after a video showed him throwing a sheep into a field went viral across social media. After being picked ...

'Genuine misjudgement': Man issues apology after viral sheep video

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23 August 2017 | Education,News,Produce,Sheep,Shows and Events

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said this year's Love Lamb Week 2017 is about celebrating everything that is tasty about British lamb. Now...

Sheep industry urges public to get behind #LoveLambWeek in September

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22 August 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Sheep

Untangling the genetics that control and regulate the yield of a crop is a complicated, but potentially rewarding puzzle, according to a crop expert. ...

'Green revolution' genes promise additional crop yield, crop expert says

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21 August 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep

UPDATE: The man in the video has since apologised, and none of the sheep were injured. The RSPCA has issued an appeal for information after footage...

RSPCA appeals for information after video shows man throwing sheep

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21 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep

A new initiative has been launched to fight one aspect of the rural crime epidemic - reducing the 'rising tide' of livestock thefts. A Barnoldswick...

'Hellish problem': Farmers join crime fighting campaign to stamp out sheep rustling

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18 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Releasing lynx in a rural community near Kielder Forest would have a 'detrimental impact' on livelihoods, the National Sheep Association has warned. ...

Lynx release could threaten rural livelihoods, warn National Sheep Association

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17 August 2017 | Arable,Dairy,Finance,Government,Market Reports,News,Pigs,Sheep

Brexit will have important implications on UK agricultural commodity markets due to potentially significant changes to trade flows, according to a new...

Report paints uncertain future for British agriculture post-Brexit

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17 August 2017 | News,Produce,Sheep,Shows and Events

The next generation of sheep farmers has called on the next generation of shoppers to put lamb back on plates across Britain through Love Lamb Week. ...

#LoveLambWeek: Sheep farmers call on consumers to put lamb back on plates

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16 August 2017 | Finance,News,Produce,Sheep

Farmer-owned wool company Kent Wool Growers Ltd (KWG) has gone into administration after one hundred years of trading. KWG was established in Ashfo...

Kent Wool Growers in administration after hundred years of trading

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16 August 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Sheep

In order to reduce antimicrobial use on farm, sheep producers are being encouraged by AHDB to vaccination so enzootic abortion is better controlled. ...

Farmers urged to vaccinate to control enzootic abortion in ewes

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15 August 2017 | Cattle,Government,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Produce,Sheep

A group of UK livestock industry representatives has called on the Government to start acting now to help secure new export outlets for the industry. ...

‘Tremendous opportunity’: Livestock group urges new Brexit export outlets

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14 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Sheep have been put down after being found in a car boot following police helicopter search in Rutland. Rutland police were called at 8.30am yester...

Sheep put down after being found in car boot following helicopter search

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14 August 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

A Scottish farmer has had close to £10,000 worth of sheep stolen over the past 10 months, according to Police Scotland. Police Scotland is appealin...

Criminals steal 134 sheep worth £10,000 from Perthshire

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14 August 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep

It’s likely that an insidious infectious disease was a significant cause of barrenness or abortion in ewes last year, according to an analysis of the ...

Ewe blood test results reveal 'urgent need' for pre-tupping vaccination

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11 August 2017 | News,Produce,Sheep,Supermarkets

As Scotland’s lamb sales approach peak season, the latest shelf watch study undertaken by farmers found that 11 per cent of lamb available in Scottish...

Asda and Tesco shamed in shelfwatch survey flooking at imported lamb in Scotland

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The Government plans to install mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England, with the veterinary industry calling it a ‘huge win’ for animal heal...

Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses announced by Government

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8 August 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

New gold and silver tags for rams are hoping to help farmers identify top genetic quality. Signet, the national genetic evaluation service for catt...

New gold and silver tags for rams to show farmers top genetic quality