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18 October 2017 | Market Reports,News,Produce,Sheep

The UK could see a 30 per cent boost in lamb exports to the United States following a successful visit by the US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. ...

UK could see 30 per cent lamb export boost to US

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17 October 2017 | Cattle,Crops and Cereals,Dairy,Education,Husbandry,News,Sheep

The UK’s Global Food Security programme is funding £4.9 million of research hoping to increase resilience and sustainability of the UK food system. ...

£4.9m funding to help increase resilience and sustainability of UK food system

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14 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

England's chief medical officer has warned of a "post-antibiotic apocalypse" as she urged world leaders to address the real threat of antibiotic resis...

UK curbs antibiotic use in farming amid 'post-antibiotic apocalypse' warning

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13 October 2017 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Three sheep have been killed and 35 injured following a dog attack in a Herefordshire village. The flock of 120 sheep in Much Dewchurch, in south H...

Three sheep dead and 35 injured in Herefordshire dog attack

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11 October 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The sheep industry has urged politicians to exercise "extreme care" when considering calls made by animal rights campaigners to oppose live exports. ...

Campaigner calls to ban live exports should be treated with 'extreme care'

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10 October 2017 | Husbandry,News,Sheep

More than 93 per cent of farmers used auction markets to buy and sell livestock, according to a new survey showing the importance of such markets in r...

93% of farmers use 'important' livestock markets, according to survey

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5 October 2017 | Finance,Government,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has been criticised by Scottish ministers for shattering Brexit campaign pledges to protect rural funding worth hundreds ...

Scottish upland areas risk 'abandonment' due to 'broken Brexit pledges'

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4 October 2017 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Sheep have been killed by a dog attack in front of terrified schoolchildren and teachers in Devon. Police are now hunting for the dog owners, with ...

Sheep killed by two dogs in front of shocked schoolchildren

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4 October 2017 | Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

An article by Guardian writer and vegan campaigner George Monbiot has caused a stir on social media, after he said "the last argument for farming anim...

Social media criticises George Monbiot for anti-farming Guardian piece

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3 October 2017 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A lamb has been shot dead by a gunman who walked onto a farm and killed it by shooting it through the head. The distraught farmer found the dead la...

Gunman kills lamb in random incident, police seeking info

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3 October 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Scottish sheep farmers are being urged to tackle the rising incidence of a fatal and infectious lung condition in flocks. Ovine pulmonary adenocarc...

Sheep farmers urged to tackle 'fatal' and 'infectious' lung condition in flocks

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3 October 2017 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Two sheep have died in a suspected dog attack on a farm in southern Scotland. Police Scotland officers are now appealing for witnesses in the case ...

Two sheep dead due to dog attack in southern Scotland

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2 October 2017 | News,Sheep,Shows and Events

Two Welsh blade shearers have become UK champions for the ‘Nine Hour Two Stand Blade Shearing on Lambs’, setting a new record. Starting at 5.00am o...

Welsh shearers set record by hand shearing total of 397 sheep in nine hours

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2 October 2017 | Rural Crime,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Police have carried out a three-day operation to tackle sheep theft and associated rural crime. FarmingUK revealed that in September alone, there h...

Cumbria Police crack down on sheep theft with three-day operation

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29 September 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products,Sheep

Two food and farming businesses from Wales are prioritising expansion to markets in the Middle East and will be attending a high-profile Welsh Governm...

Welsh food and farming businesses set sights on Middle Eastern markets

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28 September 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Animal rights activists have come out in force against the British wool industry, explaining to the public that wearing wool is cruel. Animal right...

Animal rights activists say wearing wool is 'cruel', but public disagree overwhelmingly

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28 September 2017 | News,Rural Life,Sheep,Shows and Events

Animal rights activists have again set up an online petition calling for the ban on a traditional sheep racing event, this time in North Yorkshire. ...

Sheep racing event in North Yorkshire could be banned due to petition

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27 September 2017 | Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep

The sheep industry has reacted with worry after rumours have surfaced that Defra Secretary Michael Gove may be prepared to fast-track a decision on ly...

Rumours surface showing Gove's preparedness to fast-track lynx re-introduction

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27 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News,Pigs,Sheep

The Government has created a list of native farm animal breeds considered to be at particular risk of an outbreak of exotic disease. The list has b...

UK breeds at risk from exotic animal disease outbreaks

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26 September 2017 | Rural Crime,News,Rural Life,Sheep

Ninety lambs have been stolen from a North-east Scottish farm, and police are now appealing for witnesses as farmers across the UK experience heavy lo...

90 lambs stolen from Scottish farm as UK sees rise in livestock crime

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26 September 2017 | Cattle,Finance,Government,Market Reports,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Sheep

Northern Ireland meat industry could decline by 21%, with exports to the EU "collapsing" by over 90%, if the UK reverts to WTO trading conditions in t...

Northern Ireland farmers call for five-year Brexit transition period amid potential 'collapse'

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25 September 2017 | Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Three sheep have died following a savage dog attack in a field on the Wiltshire and Dorset border. The incident happened in Semley in the early hou...

Three sheep die in savage dog attack in Wiltshire, further three seriously injured

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25 September 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Sheep

Eight North Wales sheep producers are collaborating with a multi-million pound food processing company in a bid to take their PGI Welsh lamb to the UK...

North Wales sheep farmers collaborate to bring PGI Welsh lamb to more plates

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25 September 2017 | Education,News,Sheep,Shows and Events

TV chef Mary Berry led twenty sheep across London Bridge in the annual Great Sheep Drive, an event to promote the British wool industry. The peculi...

Mary Berry leads flock of sheep over London Bridge to promote wool industry

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21 September 2017 | Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life,Sheep

The Lynx UK Trust has announced an agreement that will insure the UK's whole sheep population against lynx attacks throughout a proposed trial to rein...

Deal agreed to insure UK's entire sheep population against lynx attacks

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