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19 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How to Reduce Stress to Sheep in Non-stun Slaughter
ANALYSIS - Restraining lambs individually in a V-shaped restrainer for non-stun religious slaughter is more stressful for the sheep than restraining them sequentially as a group....
17 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New-born Lambs: The Importance of Observation at Lambing
UK - Lambing requires close observation of new-borns, ensuring lambs have the right start they need, says a veterinary surgeon with the Food Animal Initiative....
23 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Global Sheep Meat Production Rising
ANALYSIS - Global sheep meat production has been rising over the last three to four years having seen a gradual slide since heights of 2007....
20 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Do We Need A Tougher Stance on Sheep Attacks?
ANALYSIS – Scottish farmers are calling on courts to treat incidents of sheep worrying with “greater seriousness” in light of a rise in cases and “disappointing” fines....
19 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global What are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
18 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Do We Crack Developing Markets?
ANALYSIS - Asia with a rapidly evolving grocery market and a growing middle class is becoming a major target for meat and dairy exporters....
16 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
06 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Should CCTV Be Installed in Slaughterhouses?
UK - An all-seeing eye and independent monitoring would ensure the maximum quality of animal welfare conditions in slaughterhouses....
04 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
28 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
21 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently....
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Addressing Foot Rot in Sheep Through Five Steps
ANALYSIS - A five point flock management programme means farmers now have a strong chance of controlling sheep lameness levels. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the Practice with Science Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference....
08 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Close are Your Scanning and Lambing Rates?
ANALYSIS - Pregnant ewes need managing correctly to ensure recent or upcoming scanning percentages are realised as healthy lambs born....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change....
19 December 2014
Crop Industry News from France Can Scrapie be Transmitted to Humans?
ANALYSIS - New concerns have been raised over potential links between the sheep brain disease scrapie and human forms of the disease....
17 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Germany On-farm Biosecurity to Protect against Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - The use of biosafety practices and instituting biosecurity programmes can help reduce the use of antibiotics on the farm....
06 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Bluetongue Affects 1,151 Sheep, Goats Across Europe this Week
EUROPE - Bluetongue has continued its spread through Serbia, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina this week....
04 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Ukraine What Challenges Face Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from European Union Study Reveals Differences in Animal Welfare Training across Europe
EU - According to a new study, the main differences in farm animal welfare education across Europe seem to be in the reduced number of hours of education, less interactive teaching and fewer...
23 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health...
09 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Trend For Lowland Breeds in Hunt For 'Perfect Sheep'
UK – Recent sheep farming choices have seen a drive to find the 'perfect sheep' at the expense of traditional industry stratification and purebred numbers....
06 October 2014
Crop Industry News from China Does China Really Impact Global Commodity Prices?
ANALYSIS - Does China really have a strong impact on the US and global commodity prices? No, says economist Kel Kelly. ...
26 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Abundance of Upland Provides Sustainable Grazing Sector
ANALYSIS - Scotland's extensive upland and hill grazing means ruminant production is a sustainable sector, but this does not mean sheep and cattle farmers have it easy. ...
24 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized...
23 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Data Dilemma: Charting the Progress on Antimicrobials
GLOBAL – Veterinary medicine is in a global dilemma over how to measure the amount of antimicrobial drugs used on farms....
19 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scotland's Research Focuses on Welfare, Breeding, Resistance
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jos Houdijk, researcher at Scotland's Rural College, shares ongoing research initiatives for sheep, including drenching, computed tomography, breeding, welfare and disease resistance....
17 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
16 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom End of Food Test Funding Leads to Import Safety Concern
ANALYSIS - Reservations over food safety on imported meat and food products entering the UK have been voiced by veterinarians ahead of a funding withdrawal for non-statutory residue testing at...

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