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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...
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...
05 April 2016
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Left Without Disposal Route for Dead Sheep
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the lack of action by the Department of Agriculture in providing a cost effective and competitive...
04 April 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Improving Farming Boosts Peace Efforts
GLOBAL - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security...
01 April 2016
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 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....
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....
Crop Industry News from United States How Do US Agencies Prevent Animal Disease Importation?
US - To keep livestock healthy in all parts of the world, APHIS monitors outbreaks of disease in the United States and abroad....
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....
22 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Livestock Industry Can Deliver Food Whilst Reducing Emissions
GLOBAL - Scientists have found that the global livestock sector can maintain the economic and social benefits it delivers while significantly reducing emissions, and in doing so help meet the...
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...
18 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Strong Return on Investment for EIDs in Australian Sheep
AUSTRALIA - Implementing electronic identification (eID) and individual measurement has delivered both immediate and ongoing financial returns for Geurie, NSW, sheep producer, Eric Harvey....
17 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Appeal to Dog Owners to Prevent Deadly Sheep Attacks
IRELAND - Following a horrific dog attack on sheep in County Carlow, IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has warned dog owners to keep their pets under control at all times as marauding...
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 Australia RamSelect Breeding App Wins Award
AUSTRALIA - The popular RamSelect app, which assists sheep breeders to select superior genetics specifically matched to their flock needs, has been awarded a prestigious CRCA Excellence in Innovation...
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....
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....
09 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Technology Could Take Agriculture Halfway to Climate Targets
EU - Unless greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption are reduced substantially, EU climate targets will not be met, according to a new study from Swedish researchers. ...
08 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Inspection Reporting to Improve Livestock Health
UK - The British meat and livestock sector is to establish new systems and protocols for reporting abattoir meat inspection results along the food chain....
04 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmgate Prices Report Shows Livelihoods at Risk After Payment Delays
UK - The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee warns that farmers in the UK are at risk of suffering further cash flow problems if the Rural Payment Agency (RPA) does not commit to fixing...
03 March 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Weak Lamb Prices Cutting into NZ Sheep Farmers’ Profits
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has released its mid-season update....
01 March 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Won't Compromise on Antibiotics and Hormones in US Trade Talks
EU - The EU will not compromise on it block on imports of beef raised with the use of hormones and it will stand firm to maintain geographical location on products in negotiations with the US...
29 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
UK - At a time of severe price volatility and global market uncertainty it would be wrong to leave the European Union, the UK's Environment Secretary Liz Truss told the National Farmers Conference...
26 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Livestock Margins Still Very Tight Despite Lower Input Costs
UK - Despite falling input costs livestock farmers still face a challenge to achieve positive margins when selling finished animals, according to the latest figures from Quality Meat Scotland’s...
22 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom What are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries....
19 February 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Programme Sets Sights on Strong Wool Returns in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand's strong wool sector - a...
18 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Unique Orkney Sheep Producers Apply for PGI Status
SCOTLAND, UK - Applications to grant European Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status to North Ronaldsay Wool and North Ronaldsay Mutton were launched last week in Kirkwall....
17 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Industry to Work More Closely Together to Promote Beef, Lamb
UK - The supply chain must continue to find ways to work together more closely to stimulate demand for beef and lamb, an industry round table meeting agreed last week....
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