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14 January 2021
CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
04 January 2021
When to consider culling sheep from your flock
Culling is the practice of selling off animals that you no longer want to or no longer can keep. ...
01 January 2021
Gene map to aid studies of key traits in sheep
Genetic code insights pave the way to more accurate research into traits of interest in sheep, such as health and resilience....
31 December 2020
A closer look at Singapore’s protein imports
On the 10 December, the UK signed a free trade agreement with Singapore which maintains UK access to that market after the UK leaves the EU....
23 December 2020
Australian survey: 90%+ of producers to increase or maintain flock
Meat and Livestock Australia has published the October results of the MLA and AWI Wool and Sheepmeat Survey. The survey, which is run three times a year, had 1,678 participants across 2,495 different...
18 December 2020
Treating Pregnancy Toxemia, a Major Disease of Sheep
Dr. Megan Williams works as an assistant professor of equine surgery at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. In early January 2020, she brought...
16 December 2020
Nutrition for lambing
Do you have your ewes nutritionally prepared for lambing and lactation? Learn to put a nutrition plan in place early in the season so you can decrease problems with your ewes later, writes Oregon...
14 December 2020
Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the...
Ooh la-lamb. French prices remain strong
French lamb prices are extremely strong. In the week ending 29 November, the French reference price for deadweight heavy lambs reported to the EU Commission was £6.42/kg. This is 76p higher...
02 December 2020
How is EU meat demand holding up?
Retail demand for meat has surged since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted out-of-home consumption early this year, writes Bethan Wilkins, red meat senior analyst with AHDB. ...
20 November 2020
Virtual tool launched by QMS to help farmers ‘Meat the Grade’
Livestock farmers will now have access to a free online tool which will help them to boost their bottom line by improving livestock selection and management for slaughter. ...
15 October 2020
Sheep Feed Conversion Trials at Rothamsted
Recent individual Feed Conversion Trials with Exlana sheep at the Robert Orr Small Ruminant Facility at the Rothamsted Research North Wyke Farm Platform aim to identify genetics that will allow...
06 October 2020
Silage part two: Making more sense than ever for sheep production in Michigan
A look at the different aspects when adding silage into your feed program. ...
02 October 2020
Silage: Making More Sense Than Ever for Sheep Production
Have you ever considered making and feeding silage? This is a common question Michigan State University Extension ask producers when reviewing their forage plans, so let’s take a closer look...
01 October 2020
Pirbright scientists shed new light on foot-and-mouth disease virus evolution
New research from The Pirbright Institute has shown that different populations of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) swap sections of genetic material at a far higher rate than originally thought....
15 September 2020
Positive signs for Australian lamb exports
It is remarkable to reflect on the myriad of circumstances that have faced Australia’s export industry over the past year. ...
07 September 2020
Boost testing capacity for devastating PPRV in sheep and goats
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) located at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania are improving regional...
05 September 2020
Grilling Season: Safe Meat Serving Temperatures
If you put in a lot of time trying to grill a piece of meat to perfection, it can be particularly disconcerting if you cut it open and find it still raw or undercooked. ...
03 September 2020
Pirbright calculates impact of foot-and-mouth disease control in Mongolia
Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have collaborated with State Central Veterinary Laboratories (SCVL) and the General Agency for Veterinary Services (GAVS) in Mongolia to assess the impact...
Play it safe at UK livestock marts as Autumn sales get underway
Farmers are being urged to strictly observe public health physical distancing guidelines as the Autumn sales in Scotland’s livestock marts get underway. ...
31 August 2020
Avoid Heat Stress in Your Sheep and Goats
Make sure your sheep and goats have access to plenty of clean fresh water on hot, humid days. ...
27 August 2020
Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector and, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
World's oldest sheep semen still viable
Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon...
19 August 2020
RVC breakthrough in the global effort to eradicate PPR virus
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in examining the spread of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), an animal disease targeted for global eradication....
13 August 2020
FAO: Global food markets brace for uncertainty in '20/'21 due to COVID-19
Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new...
12 August 2020
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
10 August 2020
Farmers regularly face isolation; important to stay connected
The inherent nature of the agricultural occupation is independent. Isolation is often linked to impacts on mental health and loss of life by suicide, writes Eric Karbowski, Michigan State University...
Prevent Parasites Through Grazing Management
Grazing management and genetic selection can help your flock minimize the impact of parasites....
05 August 2020
Brazilian Agricultural Exports Grow 17.5% in 2020
Brazilian agricultural exports grew by 17.5% in the first four months of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Asian market now represents 47.7% of total exports, according to the Brazilian...
03 August 2020
Pirbright scientists uncover goat immune genes involved in natural resistance
Genetic research conducted by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has revealed that goat and sheep genes for specific immune cell receptors are extremely diverse and different compared to other...
 
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