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Sheep Industry News: United Kingdom

01 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Highlights Role of Sheep in Maintaining Uplands
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has released a special report to raise awareness of the "complex jigsaw" of public services provided by sheep farming in hill and upland areas....
29 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Lamb Exports to America Move Closer
UK - The mission to get British lamb chops back onto American dinner plates has moved a step nearer, Farming Minister George Eustice announced at the National Sheep Event on Wednesday....
28 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lynx Reintroduction Ideas Generate More Controversy
UK - Following the recent announcement by Lynx UK Trust that it has identified Kielder Forest as a suitable location for releasing lynx into the British countryside, the National Sheep Association...
27 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Clones of Dolly the Sheep Living Long and Healthy Lives
Three weeks after the scientific world marked the 20th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the sheep, new research published by The University of Nottingham has shown that four clones derived from...
20 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bluetongue Vaccine Now Available for British Farmers
UK - The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that bluetongue (BTV-8) vaccine is now available from two pharmaceutical retailers to manage the risk of a BTV...
19 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe,...
16 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Film Demonstrates Sheep Slaughter Methods to Consumers
UK - A film illustrating different methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a lack of understanding and dispel myths around the practice....
15 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Supply and Demand Remain Main Influences on Sheep Trade
UK - The basic law of economics regarding supply and demand remains the main factor influencing the sheep trade....
08 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Association Rejects Invitation to Design Lynx Release Trial
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) wrote to the Lynx UK Trust recently rejecting an invitation to join its Project Advisory Group, which has been tasked with designing the pilot project...
07 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Meat Exports Face Challenges Following EU Exit Vote
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris....
04 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farmers Call for Reassurance on EU Support Schemes
UK - National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond has written to EU Commissioner Phil Hogan calling for reassurance that schemes currently available to UK farmers remain open and in place...
01 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Three-Legged Sheep's Ulcer Healed with Product from Human Medicine
UK - A three-legged sheep named Eustace was cured from a decubitus ulcer after his owner, a veterinary nurse, had the innovative idea to use a type of pad developed in human medicine....
30 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Sheep Owners Urged to Vaccinate for Bluetongue
UK - The Texel Sheep Society has urged breeders to consider vaccinating their stock against Bluetongue as the threat of an outbreak in the UK grows ever higher....
29 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Public Support for Farmers Increasing, Survey Shows
UK - The amount of people backing British farming has increased for the fifth year running according to a NFU-commissioned survey from OnePoll....
28 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Association Optimistic on Export Demand Following Brexit Vote
UK - The head of the UK's National Sheep Association has said it is hard to tell whether Brexit will be good or bad, but the organisation will work to manage the ensuing volatility....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Minister of Agriculture to Answer Brexit Questions at Livestock 2016
UK - Minister of Agriculture George Eustice MP will officially open Livestock Event, the UK industry’s leading show within the sector to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 July....
27 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Looks Into Preventing Further Resistance to Dewormers
UK - Research recently published in the Journal of Preventative Veterinary Medicine looks at the quality of advice and how the uptake of best practice in relation to anthelmintic usage can be...
24 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
22 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Award for UK's Lamb Export Developments in Poland
UK - The achievements of levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb in generating demand for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb on the Polish market have been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in London....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New One Day Courses from Improve Cover Emerging Areas of Veterinary Medicine
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced a series of new one day courses to enable veterinarians to develop their knowledge in emerging areas of veterinary medicine....
21 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Beef Herd Expands as Sheep Flock Shrinks
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish beef and pig herds increased in size during 2015 while the Scottish sheep flock contracted slightly, according to a report published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
20 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Collaboration Key to Growing Market Returns for Wool, says NFU
UK - As the shearing season gets underway, the National Farmers Union (NFU) is showing its support for the work of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB)....
16 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers to Benefit from Farm Tours at NSA Sheep Event
UK - Farmers are flocking to see an exciting new addition to the NSA Sheep Event programme on Tuesday 26th July, the day before the main event. ...
15 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare,...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Risk of Bluetongue Spread from France to UK to Rise as Weather Warms
UK - The UK's risk level remains the same, but the risk of Bluetongue spread from France will start to increase with daily average temperatures heading into summer, concludes the latest situation...
13 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Promoted as Euro 2016 Begins
EU - A high-profile promotional campaign highlighting the versatility of lamb kicked off this week to tie in with the start of the Euro 2016 football championships....
08 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Ulster Farmers Union Discusses Lamb Price Stability with Exporters
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union has met with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association to discuss concerns about lamb price stability and other matters of importance...
07 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Simplified Beef, Sheep Meat Inspection Conditions Introduced
UK - The roll out of a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions has begun in sheep and cattle abattoirs in England. ...
03 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Halal Sector Offers Opportunities for Sheep Meat Sales
UK - The growing domestic market for Halal sheep meat presents a significant opportunity for the industry, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
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