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03 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Warm Weather Brings Major Parasite Pressure
UK – Graziers are being told to expect a heavy parasite challenge over the coming weeks brought on by warm and wet weather conditions....
01 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Sharing Knowledge of Animal Nutrition Can Help Bridge Productivity Gap
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. ...
30 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Progress on Calendar-based Carcase Splitting
UK – A cross-section of sheep industry organisations has agreed to push the government for a calendar-based system for determining when to split sheep carcases....
29 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised...
26 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Food Security in a Transparent World
NETHERLANDS - Delegates at a recent conference on how to achieve worldwide food security heard about sustainability initiatives from global fast-food company McDonald's and a meat company sourcing...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Gene Study Traces Black Welsh Mountain Breed Back to Vikings
WALES – Studying the genetic history of native Welsh sheep breeds has unearthed details about their origins and the social history of ancient people....
24 June 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Dairy Conversions Take Toll on Kiwi Lamb Production
NEW ZEALAND – The trend for sheep farms to switch to dairying is being reflected in a slump in monthly lamb slaughter figures, says market analyst Meat and Livestock Australia....
23 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Demand €20 Per Ewe Payments
IRELAND – Irish farmers are calling for direct government support payments of €20 per ewe and for a “more ambitious” approach to driving the Irish sheep sector forward. ...
22 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United States How to Direct Market Your Beef and Lamb as a Producer
Increasing market volatility is seeing graziers look at ways to sell their own beef and lamb, removing middle-men out of the equation and setting the prices themselves....
16 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Spain North and East Spain Free of Bluetongue Serotype One
SPAIN – Spanish livestock farms in northern and eastern Spain have been officially declared Bluetongue free, leaving an infected area to the south west....
15 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cull Ewe Price Immune to Exchange Rate
UK – Strong domestic demand for cull ewes from ethnic and catering segments has safeguarded prices amid turmoil for lamb values, says a sheep industry leader....
10 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Wool Sales Still Roaring
AUSTRALIA – Wool prices set new record highs or extended new record levels in the Australian wool market last week....
08 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Falling Mineral Levels Should Prompt Grass Testing
UK – Grass is the best source of affordable minerals for sheep but a trend for falling forage mineral levels mean graziers should test pasture....
05 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Farm Stewardship Regime Looks Challenging
UK – Much is still undecided about farm stewardship reforms but the new regime looks likely to reduce payments and be more demanding on farms....
04 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Supermarket Power in Sheep Industry is “Fantasy”
UK - Competition over product means British sheep farmers are in a fundamentally strong position, the sheep industry heard at NSA North yesterday....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Initiative to Improve Sharing of Food Chain Information
UK - An initiative has been launched in the UK to ensure more information about meat inspections in the abattoir is passed back to the farmer to help improve the health and welfare of livestock....
01 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Variety of Indicators Show Positive Wool Picture
GLOBAL – Australian wool sales and Chinese acceptance of current market levels are reasons for the wool industry to be optimistic....
28 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Argentina Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock...
27 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Lameness, Mastitis Genomic Project to Reduce Antibiotics Reliance
UK - A genomics programme selecting for mastitis and lameness resistant sheep is pushing for less reliance on antibiotics....
22 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Sheep Study Shows Worrying Resistance to New Anthelmintics
WALES – A Welsh farm survey has offered a “depressing” update on the developing anthelmintic resistance issue, showing higher resistance across all three groups....
20 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Crop Industry News from European Union UK Must Cooperate With Europe on Bluetongue Surveillance
UK, WALES - Strong links to European surveillance are central to government efforts in minimising the impact of Bluetongue, sheep farmers heard yesterday....
19 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Chile Chile Region Maedi Visna Free
CHILE – A sheep producing region of southern Chile has beaten the costly Maedi Visna virus....
18 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
Crop Industry News from Germany Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
15 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
14 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Wool Prices to Lift in 2015
UK – Sheep farms will receive similar prices for the 2015 clip to last year, with specific breeds and types seeing uplift....
12 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wild Dogs Biggest Damage to Morale and Pocket
AUSTRALIA – Wild dogs represent the biggest threat to the emotions and economics of Australian sheep farms, a conference heard last week....
11 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests...
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Markets ‘Up to Whole New Level’
AUSTRALIA – Substantial gains across wool offerings were reported from markets last week, with the Merino sector excelling once more....
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