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Sheep Industry News: United Kingdom

01 June 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Future Sheep Farming Needs to Meet Market Demands
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish sheep industry needs to be able to react to market demands if it is to have a profitable future, according to Ian Campbell, Managing Director of Glenrath which is...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Event: Stepping up Sheep
UK - Sheep will be stepping up their presence at the Livestock Event to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 6 and 7 July. ...
31 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Season Lamb Prices Looking Positive for Producers
UK - As the volume of new season lambs reaching the market begins to increase, the market place is beginning to adjust to the start of the new season....
27 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Texel Genomic Breeding Value Research to be Showcased at ScotSheep
UK - Sheep farmers attending next week's Scotsheep 2016 at Blythbank farm, West Linton, will be able to learn about the early results from ground breaking genomic research undertaken by the British...
25 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmer-Control Retained at Sheep Processor Farmers First
UK - Farmer control has been retained at Farmers First, where more than half-a-million finished UK lambs annually are processed and exported to Europe....
24 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance was published last week, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmgate Livestock Prices Need to Rise to Acheive Sustainable Supply, Unions Say
UK & IRELAND - The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors....
23 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More UK Lamb on Scottish Retailer Shelves After Union Lobbying
UK - More Scottish and British lamb is making its way onto retailers’ shelves, which NFU Scotland says is down to its efforts....
19 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Deal Offers National Shop Window for Charollais Sheep Breeders
UK - Charollais Sheep Society members have a new hi-tech, UK-wide shop window for their prime livestock, thanks to a groundbreaking marketing deal brokered with a national on-line trading company....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Farmers Offered Opportunities to Add Value at NSA Sheep Event
UK - At this year’s NSA Sheep Event, held on Wednesday 27th July at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, there will be four topical seminars providing tips and advice for...
18 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sainsbury's to Stock Only British Lamb from July
UK - One of the big four retailers, Sainsbury’s, has promised to stock its shelves with 100 per cent British lamb from the start of July....
17 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Ministers Lock Horns Over Brexit Impact on Sheep Industry
UK - Sheep farming and the British lamb industry would be under threat if the UK left the European Union, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned, but Food and Farming Minister George...
16 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Warnings Over Brexit Impact on Northern Ireland's Ag Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Food and drink exports from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland worth £850 million would face an uncertain future if the UK voted to leave the EU, Environment...
11 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Stolen Leaving Orphaned Lambs
UK - Police are appealing for information after they received a report on 30 April that two ewes had been killed in a field near Ansley, Warwickshire, the latest in a string of rural crimes targeting...
06 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Supermarkets Stocking More Lamb, Beef Mini Roast Products
UK - Supermarkets introduced 22 new lines in the mini roast category in the last year to support the long-term sustainability of the sector, and to encourage new consumers, due to new product...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Seminar to Highlight Options for Innovation to Add Value for Sheep Farmers
UK - Volatility of farm gate prices is the new reality for UK sheep farmers – and is prompting some producers to be more innovative in attempts to add value to sheep meat and other products....
03 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farm Profitability Fell Sharply in 2015, Latest Figures Show
UK - The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29 per cent in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). ...
02 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
29 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
28 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Worrying by Dogs Leads to Stressed Farmers
UK - Sheep worrying by dogs is causing around 85 per cent of affected farmers to experience elevated levels of anxiety and stress, a survey conducted by the National Sheep Association (NSA) has...
27 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep EID Can Help Improve Farm Efficiency
SCOTLAND, UK - Inverness farmer Euan Ferguson decided if he had to electronically identify (EID) his sheep flock, he would make the most of the information it provided. He is now convinced that...
26 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Tips for Managing Lactating Ewes
UK - Feeding the ewe appropriately in lactation is crucial. Not having enough feed to meet a ewe’s increasing requirements can lead to higher lamb losses due to starvation, poor growth rates...
25 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Barbados Brings Opportunity for UK Beef, Lamb
UK - Exports of premium beef and lamb cuts to the West Indies present a significant opportunity for the industry, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
22 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Association Criticises Inflexibility of Payments Agency
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has voiced disappointment this week that the sheep sector in England, which it says has already been disproportionately affected by the late arrival...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scotch Lamb Showcased at Nordic Event
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI are set to be high profile in Sweden next week at GastroNord, one of the major trade shows for the food and beverage industry in northern Europe....
21 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Police Appeal for Information After Hundreds of Cheviot Sheep Stolen
SCOTLAND, UK - Detectives at Dumfries and Galloway Division are continuing enquiries and appealing for information following the theft of 450 sheep from the Moffat area....
20 April 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Favours Remain Vote in Brexit Debate
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has said that the interests of farmers would be best served by remaining in the EU after the referendum in June, based on current evidence....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare Concerns Linked to Proposed Lynx Introduction
UK - Following the release of a National Sheep Association (NSA) report on 'The wider consequences of the introduction of Eurasian lynx to the UK', farmers within the UK and further afield have...
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