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Sheep Industry News: European Union

20 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Lamb Promotion Gets €7.7 million Boost
EU - A €7.7 million (£6.17m) campaign to encourage more people to cook with lamb across six European countries is to be launched thanks to a co-promotion deal EBLEX has secured with the European...
17 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Russian Trade Ban, Other Trade Issues Discussed at EU Agriculture Council
EU - Europe 2020 strategy, international trade issues, African swine fever and the Russian ban on agricultural products all received attention at the Council of European Union Agriculture meeting...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed
Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70 per cent by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture....
10 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Mid-term Prospects Mixed For European Farming
EU - Meat production is starting to recover in 2014 and 2015 after two years of low supplies, according to the latest short-term outlook from the European Commission. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union Positive Price Prospects on Lamb at EU Meeting
EU - The prospects for lamb remain positive with the EU forecasting reduced production and tighter supplies for 2014 and 2015....
08 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union European Bluetongue Kills A Further 1600 Sheep
EUROPE – Two separate serotypes of Bluetongue virus have caused hundreds of deaths on sheep farms in Italy and Greece, according to the latest disease update from the region....
06 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Sheep Meat Production to Fall
EU - A marginal reduction in EU sheep production was forecast for 2014 at the recent European commission working group for sheep meat, which is expected to help prices, writes Eoin Kelly, Business...
Crop Industry News from European Union Acquisition of Novartis Animal Health by Eli Lilly Approved
EU - The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of the Novartis Animal Health business ("NAH") of Switzerland by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company ("Eli Lilly")...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming
EU - Speaking at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan this week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said European governments must help combat hunger...
26 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Bluetongue Reports Continue Flooding in Across Balkans
EUROPE – Veterinary laboratories across the Balkans have continued reporting cases of Bluetongue virus cases as the death tolls mounts....
25 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EFSA to Offer New Assessment of Sheep Welfare Risks
EUROPE – A document on welfare risks in sheep production is now in its open consultation stage, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced....
24 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Sheep Meat Imports Drop as China Buys
EU – Europe is importing less sheep meat this year following a drop in availability of New Zealand product, market figures for the first six months of the year show....
16 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner...
Crop Industry News from European Union US Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive...
12 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Bluetongue Outbreak Spreads Rapidly Through Romania
EUROPE - The bluetongue outbreak has continued to spread through sheep herds in Italy and Bulgaria this week. The disease has now also been detected in eastern Romania where it has spread up...
Crop Industry News from European Union New EU Laws on Veterinary Medicines Planned
EU - New proposals have been put forward that will make veterinary medicines more available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals....
05 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Italy and Romania Report More Blueongue as Over 300 Sheep Die
EUROPE – Bluetongue disease notifications have flooded in from Romania and Italy this week, confirming over 300 deaths in sheep....
04 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Animal Feed Body to Work Closer with Romania, Bulgaria
EU - The European Feed Manufacturers Federation (FEFAC) is strengthening cooperation with the feed manufacturing associations in Romania and Bulgaria...
28 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Macedonia and Romania Report Deepening Bluetongue Problem
EUROPE – Bluetongue virus has become established in central Romania and spread west across Macedonia over the last week, veterinary officials have confirmed....
26 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Farmers Issue Support Plea After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
19 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Copa Cogeca Welcomes EU Commission Support for EU Agriculture
EUROPE - European faming organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos' support for the EU farm sector in response to the crisis resulting from the Russian...
11 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Food Waste Promise with New Consumer App
EU - A new app called Foodloop aims to help consumers buy good food at the best price and thus reduce food waste....
06 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Breeding For Scrapie Resistance Reduces Cases
EU – The last ten years have seen classical scrapie reduce in member states where breeding programmes have been implemented effectively....
04 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Supplies Emergency FMD Vaccine to Algeria and Tunisia
EU - The European Commission is sending, as an emergency response, a total of 1,1 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines to the Algerian and Tunisian authorities, in support of...
31 July 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Spain Singled Out in Lamb Promotion Bid
SPAIN – Efforts to drive lamb consumption across the European Union (EU) will start in seven western member states, singling out Spain, a meeting in Paris has concluded....
08 July 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Expects Good Cereal Harvest Increased Meat Milk Production
EU - The prospects for 2014 indicate an above average EU cereal harvest for the second year in a row and record level of cereal exports for marketing year 2013/14, according to the Commission's...
27 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Charolais Cheese Protected Designation of Origin
EU - The European Commission has approved the application for registration of the name "Charolais" as a protected designation of origin (PDO)....
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