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8 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Gruesome footage has emerged showing sheep remains dumped beside a remote country lane near Leverton, Lincolnshire. *Warning* The footage may be d...

Gruesome footage emerges showing sheep remains dumped on country lane

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8 September 2017 | Government,Market Reports,News,Produce,Sheep

The latest statistics showing a fall in New Zealand lamb imports and a boost in UK exports has led the industry to reiterate the need for "free and un...

Sheep industry reiterates 'free and unfettered' access to EU after positive figures show booming trade

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8 September 2017 | Education,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products,Sheep,Shows and Events

The Scottish farming industry has urged their support for Scotland Food and Drink’s annual campaign to convert as many people as possible to buy fresh...

#OneThingFortnight: Scottish farmers urge consumers to buy local produce

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

A festival has cancelled a race using real sheep after a petition of more than 60,000 names forced organisers to tweak the event. Llandovery Sheep ...

Sheep racing festival cancelled again after petition forces rethink

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6 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Three sheep have been savaged to death by what the police think was an out of control dog in a field near Macclesfield, Cheshire. Cheshire police s...

Sheep believed to have been savaged to death by out-of-control dog in Cheshire

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5 September 2017 | Cattle,Husbandry,News,Sheep,Shows and Events

Farmers have voiced their concerns about the introduction of Quarantine Units, calling them a "threat" to small agricultural shows. The new regulat...

Farmers call upcoming introduction of Quarantine Units a 'threat' to small farm shows

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4 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

A Cumbrian farmer has shared images showing the gory aftermath of his sheep being bitten after a dog attack. Farmer Jonathan Woodmass, who farms ne...

Farmer shares image showing gory aftermath of recent dog attack on sheep

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4 September 2017 | Education,Meat Processing,News,Produce,Sheep

A new quirky advertisement by Meat & Livestock Australia shows a table full of Gods, Goddesses and Prophets eating lamb around the table. The Austr...

Quirky ad shows Gods and Prophets feasting on lamb in bid to increase popularity

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3 September 2017 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Sheep,Supermarkets

The latest statistics show imports of sheep meat from New Zealand have declined while UK production has increased. In the first six months of 2017 ...

Imports of New Zealand lamb down as UK production increases

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2 September 2017 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Sheep rustlers have stolen more than 100 sheep from two farms in Powys, and police are appealing to the public for any information. Between 65 and ...

Rustlers steal more than 100 sheep from two farms in Powys

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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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