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25 October 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Report Shows Importance of Sheep in Brexit Negotiations
EU - Having participated in a series of four sheep meat reflection group meetings in Brussels over the last 12 months, the National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the resulting report and recognises...
19 October 2016
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds
CANADA - Canada's agriculture department is investing up to $345,720 in the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries....
13 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New Vaccines Could Help Prevent Sheep Infections
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and potentially sheep....
11 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Mini Lamb Roast Dinner Campaign Running for Third Year
UK - Britons tucked into more roast dinners last year – but fewer of them were on a Sunday, according to analysis from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Kantar Worldpanel....
10 October 2016
Crop Industry News from Cyprus Bluetongue Virus Continues Spread Through Cyprus
CYPRUS - The bluetongue virus is continuing to spread through sheep flocks and goat herds in Cyprus over the last few weeks....
05 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Retailer M&S to Extend UK Lamb Sourcing by Six Weeks
WALES, UK - Marks and Spencer’s announcement that they will be extending their UK sourcing of lamb by a further six weeks in 2017 has been welcomed by NFU Cymru....
04 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Seminars to Discuss Trade, Marketing for Lamb
Opportunities for beef and lamb in a post-Brexit landscape will be addressed at the 2016 AHDB Beef & Lamb Stakeholder Seminar, which will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, on 8...
30 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Data Analysis Begins on RamCompare Breeding Project
UK - Early results from the RamCompare project are already very positive, says co-ordinator Bridget Lloyd....
29 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Mutton Export Earning Set to Fall, but Wool Expected to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report...
28 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Techniques Can Detect Fraudsters Mixing Horse into Other Meat
UK - Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park....
27 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development...
23 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Lamb by May 2017
UK - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon and lamb that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
22 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
21 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs, by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem...
19 September 2016
Crop Industry News from France British Lamb Top Product in French Vote
UK - Discerning French consumers have chosen Quality Standard Mark lamb from Great Britain as a “best product of the year”....
16 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Australia 'Could Threaten UK Sheep Industry'
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it is encouraged to see activity already taking place to negotiate trade agreements for when the UK leaves the European Union – but is seriously...
14 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the...
09 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Man Arrested After Sheep Worrying in Herefordshire
UK - West Mercia Police were called to reports of sheep worrying at a farm in Risbury, Leominster on Friday, 2 September 2016....
08 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Ireland Beef and Sheep Sectors in Trouble, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said a Teagasc report on the viability of Irish farms in 2015 shows just how serious the economic situation...
07 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Sheep Sector Review Publishes Action Plan to Revitalise Scottish Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A 24 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland’s sheep sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group....
06 September 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand's Sheep Milk Industry to Grow with New Investment
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between...
05 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Non-UK Labour Crucial for Scottish Red Meat Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s farmers, crofters and meat processors have united to highlight the importance of non-UK labour to Scotland’s red meat sector....
30 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry....
26 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom September Love Lamb Week to Showcase Premium British Lamb
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has brought together a group of industry ambassadors as part of its work in backing Love Lamb Week, the week-long industry-driven initiative dedicated...
19 August 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Project Aims to Boost Sheep and Goat Industry
EU - A new multi-million pound EU funded research project, iSAGE, is aiming to future proof our sheep and goat farming industry....
18 August 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand's Sheep Flock Down after Weather, Disease Impacts
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season, at the same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and...
15 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Exports Slump
US - US red meat exports ended the first half of 2016 on a positive note, as June export values for both pork and beef were the highest of the year, according to statistics released by USDA and...
12 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Austria Head Partitions Reduce Stress in Goats During Feeding
AUSTRIA - Competition in the goat pen is especially high during feeding time, leading to increased stress, which new research from the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Welfare at Vetmeduni Vienna...
11 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Scheme Offers Expertise Development in Sheep Industry
UK - A new scheme has been launched to offer continuous professional development (CPD) to consultants and advisers in the sheep industry who want to expand their knowledge....
10 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Spain New Tool Allows Diagnosis of Encephalitis in Sheep and Goats
SPAIN - Biologist Idoia Glaria-Ezquer has developed a diagnostic tool specifically for detecting encephalitis caused by small-ruminant lentiviruses in sheep and goats, during her PhD thesis read...
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