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18 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
15 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Different Parts of Meat Supply Chain Should Communicate Better
UK - Steps to further improve the open sharing of information between the different links of the red meat supply chain are key to ensuring the industry benefits fully from market opportunities,...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vet Wins Award for Preventing Lameness in Sheep
UK - Oxford vet Ruth Clements has won a national award for her work preventing lameness in sheep....
14 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Police Issue Further Warnings After Dog Attacks on Sheep
UK - Another branch of the police, this time the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, has asked for dog owners to keep their pets on leads after two more attacks on sheep last week....
12 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Report Details Consequences of any Lynx Release in UK
UK - An industry roundtable discussion in London today (Friday 8th April) marked the release of a new report by the National Sheep Association (NSA) on 'The wider consequences of the introduction...
11 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Study Finds Brexit Poses Serious Risks to Farmers
UK - A Brexit is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector in the UK, a study by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, funded by the UK's National Farmers' Union (NFU), has shown....
08 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Council Launches Campaign Against Sheep Worrying
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A recent spate of dog attacks on livestock, particularly sheep, has resulted in a new campaign from Mid Ulster District Council to warn the public of the dangers of sheep...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Videos Highlight Use of Lamb in Weaning Recipes
UK - A series of weaning videos have been created to educate Scottish families about the role of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in a healthy balanced diet, from...
07 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Lameness Video Series Launched
UK - Expert advice on all aspects of sheep lameness is now available at the touch of a button thanks to a new video series from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
06 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lack of Detail on Brexit Means Voting Decision Hard for Sheep Farmers
UK - With the referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU looming, the National Sheep Association (NSA) claims it is impossible for farmers to make an objective decision on how to vote due...
01 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers Encouraged to Complete Sheep Scab Survey
WALES, UK - Welsh farmers have been urged by the Farmers' Union of Wales to take part in a sheep scab survey, to ensure it gives a complete representation of the disease....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sheep Association Calls for Disease Strategy Amid Mounting Bluetongue Risk
UK - With a recent APHA report suggesting an 80 per cent chance of the bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV8) hitting UK shores later this year, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is working hard...
31 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers Urged to Remain Vigilant for Bluetongue Disease
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged by the NFU to talk to their vets as the industry braces itself for a return of Bluetongue disease....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Police Appeal for Information After Lambs Used as Target Practice
UK - Police in Doncaster have issued a further appeal for information following a second shooting at a Doncaster farm, where six lambs were killed....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welfare in the Spotlight at 2016 Official Vet Conference
UK - 'Animal Welfare - the Role of the OV' is the theme of the 2016 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference set to take place between the 29th and 30th September 2016. ...
29 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Farmers Urged to Report Any Suspicion of Sheep Scab
SCOTLAND, UK - Sheep farmers are being urged to remain vigilant against sheep scab and report any suspicion of the disease....
24 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Call for Supermarkets to Back Home-Grown Lamb This Easter
UK - The NFU is calling on retailers to help sheep farmers deliver new season Red Tractor assured British lamb to consumers....
23 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Potential for UK Lamb to Meet Increased Polish Demand
UK - Poland has the potential to become a major export market for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
21 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Targeted EU Payments for Sheep Explored
EU - At a high level meeting with senior Rural Development officials from DG Agri in Brussels last week, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said the...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK's National Sheep Association Appoints Northern Manager
UK - At their AGM held in Hexham earlier this month, the Northern Region Committee of the National Sheep Association (NSA) announced the appointment of a well-known face in the industry as their...
18 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sussex Police Narrow Down Timeframe of 116 Sheep Deaths
UK - Police investigating the deaths of 116 sheep at West Dean, near Chichester, have narrowed down the time of the incident to a few hours on Monday, March 7....
17 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farms Alerted to End of Routine Long Term Rodenticide Baiting
UK - Soon, the supply of rodenticide products in the UK will require farmers and pest controllers to show certificates of competence in their use under the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime....
16 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry Appetite Grows for Meat Quality Masterclass
UK - Meat industry professionals have been helping to improve their technical knowledge through an education programme delivered by AHDB Beef & Lamb. ...
15 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Retailers Urged to Back Welsh Lamb Through Season
WALES, UK - As the lambing season gets under way throughout the county of Brecon and Radnor, NFU Cymru members are calling for retailers to back Welsh farmers by ensuring clearly labelled PGI...
14 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Top Quality Tups Sought for Genetic Improvement Project
UK - Nominations are being sought for rams to take part in the second year of the ground-breaking RamCompare project, AHDB Beef & Lamb has said....
11 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Thriving Sheep Sector "Important for Environment"
WALES, UK - “We cannot over-emphasise the importance of a thriving sheep sector,” said NFU Cymru Deputy President, John Davies to those present at a recent NFU Cymru Livestock board meeting....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Co-op Price Cuts Emphasise Difficulties in Red Meat Sector
UK - The challenges facing the UK food retail sector are illustrated by the announcement that the Co-operative’s food division is to cut the cost of over 200 of its own-brand, British-sourced...
10 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom West Sussex Suffers UK's Worst Sheep-Worrying Incident in Living Memory
UK - More than one hundred sheep have died in the UK's worst sheep-worrying incident in living memory near Chichester in West Sussex....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Consumers Don't Feel a Need to Cut Back on Red Meat
UK - The majority of consumers feel they eat the right amount of red meat and do not need to cut back, according to consumer research commissioned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development...
08 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Sheep Keepers Reminded of Movement Rules
WALES, UK - Sheep keepers have been reminded that movement licences must accompany sheep whilst animals are in transit, at a recent NFU Cymru meeting for Monmouthshire and Glamorgan members....
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