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16 October 2014
Direct Selling and Cooking For Strong Lamb Sales
US – The tip to being a good lamb salesman is selling your own product and knowing how to cook it, says a farmers and retailer....
13 October 2014
Australian Wool Markets Moving Higher
AUSTRALIA – Australian wool prices rallied to a five months high last week, reports the Australian Wool Exchange....
08 October 2014
American Sheep Industry Team in Nanjing
CHINA – A team representing the American Sheep Industry and the US sheep industry took part in the 26th International Wool Trade Fair and Information Conference, in China’s ancient city of...
Russians Look to Strengthen Sheep, Goat Output
RUSSIA – Politicians will meet this week to flesh out a national strategy to bolster the potential of small ruminant production across Russia....
30 September 2014
Australia Wool Output Set for 90 Year Low
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool production for the coming season will slump to a ninety year low, according to the latest expert prediction....
25 September 2014
Heavier Lambs, More Lambs From Pre-Natal Shearing
ARGENTINA – Pre-natal shearing benefits both lamb and ewe but proper planning is vital for success, Patagonian sheep farmers are being advised....
18 September 2014
Teagasc Sheep Open Day
IRELAND - Irish sheep farmers this week attended an open day at the Teagasc sheep research centre in Athenry, County Galway....
17 September 2014
Growing Concerns over Liver Fluke Impact
ANALYSIS - Changing climates and higher rainfall in the UK are seeing the spread of parasitic pest that are costing the beef, dairy and lamb sectors millions of pounds each year....
15 September 2014
Joining Solar Farms to Livestock Production
UK - New guidelines have been published to show the best practice for coupling conventional agriculture and ground-mounted solar electricity generation....
12 September 2014
Merino Wool to Go into Specialist Infant Clothing
AUSTRALIA – A children’s clothing brand known for its use of woollens will blend material with merino wool for its pure merino muslin collection....
08 September 2014
Wool Body Welcomes Ag Funding Review
AUSTRALIA – A senate inquiry into agriculture levies on research and marketing has been welcomed by wool industry body Wool Producers Australia (WPA)....
04 September 2014
Breeding Soundness Test for Better Lambing, Kidding Seasons
US - Breeding soundness exams for rams and bucks can take the guessing out of choosing fertile sires as fall breeding season is here, according to a Purdue Extension specialist....
27 August 2014
Australian RSPCA Calls for Mandatory Reporting of Animal Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA in Australia is calling for legislative change to introduce mandatory reporting of animal cruelty by those who, by virtue of their job, are expected to have an understanding...
21 August 2014
Solar Park to Share with Sheep Farm
WALES - A solar farm could be created on a sheep farm in the Gwynedd countryside....
18 August 2014
Blue Tongue in Macedonia
MACEDONIA - A total of 21 outbreaks of blue tongue disease have been recorded in the republic of Macedonia....
15 August 2014
Success for Mongolian Expo
CHINA - The second China-Inner Mongolia Agricultural and Animal Products Expo last week saw 24.17 million yuan ($ 3.93 million) in total trade value, three times that of the previous session....
14 August 2014
World Champion Wool Handler Hilary Bond on Top Form
UK - Leading English wool handler, Devon-based Hilary Bond has enjoyed a great competitive season this year, topped by being named world champion earlier in the summer....
Prices Fluctuate as Demand for Older Lambs Weakens
AUSTRALIA - Eastern states lamb supply, as reported by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service, increased 20 per cent week-on-week, to 122,972 head....
01 August 2014
Is Red Meat Production Environmentally Sensitive?
ANALYSIS - Upland sheep farmers in the UK need to take the lead and work closely with environmental groups and authorities to ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and the ecology of the landscape....
31 July 2014
Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - Improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade are shown in a new report from Defra. ...
29 July 2014
Canine Celebs Launch Quest for Scotland’s Top Farm Dog
SCOTLAND - The canine stars of BBC’s Lambing Live 2014 last week helped launch a nationwide search for Scotland’s Top Farm Dog....
25 July 2014
Visitors Flock to Irish Sheep Dog Trials
IRELAND - A total of 5,000 visitors were expected to ‘flock’ to Burt, Co. Donegal this week to attend the 2014 Irish National Sheep Dog Trials....
24 July 2014
Wool Ride to Promote British Wool
UK - The Campaign for Wool is launching The Wool Ride as part of this year’s, Wool Week....
23 July 2014
Registration Open for National Merino Sheep Show
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Leading Sheep programme is offering Queensland sheep and wool producers the opportunity to visit the National Merino Sheep Show in Dubbo, New South Wales, from 26-29...
22 July 2014
Guidelines For Wool Sheep Welfare
GLOBAL - Animal welfare and caring for the environment are increasingly important elements in areas relating to Corporate Social Responsibility, writes the International Wool Textile Organisation....
Easter Ross Family Aims to Increase Flock Size and Kilos Per Hectare
UK - The long-term sheep strategy of the Quality Meat Scotland host family of the new Easter Ross Grazing Group is to almost double the size of their flock, lower costs and increase the kilos...
21 July 2014
New Zealand Dairymen Negative, Beef and Sheep Farmers Positive
NEW ZEALAND – Producer group Federated Farmers of New Zealand has reported a ‘slump’ in dairy farmer confidence in its latest Farm Confidence Survey....
British Wool Education to Start Young with New Website
UK - A new British Wool Educational website has been launched by the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) aimed at giving school age children an opportunity to learn more about wool, where it...
14 July 2014
US Wool Trading at Standstill
US - Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill last week according to the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service....
11 July 2014
RSPCA Investigate Alleged Sheep Cruelty in Shearing Sheds
AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA in Australia has launched an investigation into cruelty complaints from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) regarding the alleged ill treatment of sheep during...

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