Sheep

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool will be making payments worth £8.4 million to its members for the 2021 clip, representing an overall average...

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‘Don’t let high fuel costs put you off extra silage cuts’

‘Don’t let high fuel costs put you off extra silage cuts’

Ecosyl silage specialist Peter Smith is urging farmers not to let high fuel costs deter them from making extra cuts...

May 18, 2022

Wool prices increased by 135% in 2021

Wool prices increased by 135% in 2021

British Wool will be making payments worth £8.4m to its members for the 2021 clip, an increase to an overall...

May 16, 2022

UK sees a 22% increase in sheepmeat produced for April

UK sees a 22% increase in sheepmeat produced for April

The UK has witnessed a sizeable 22% increase in sheepmeat produced for the month of April this year. According to...

May 14, 2022

Spring lamb supplies increasing in Northern Ireland

Spring lamb supplies increasing in Northern Ireland

Spring lamb supplies have increased in recent weeks in Northern Ireland (NI) according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC)....

May 13, 2022

Police Scotland appeal for info on 55 stolen sheep

Police Scotland appeal for info on 55 stolen sheep

Police in Scotland are appealing for any information regarding the theft of 55 sheep from the Laxay Common grazing area....

May 5, 2022

UK meat to be showcased at major Canadian event

UK meat to be showcased at major Canadian event

Beef, lamb and pork from the UK will be showcased at Canada’s largest major foodservice and hospitality event, the Restaurants...

May 3, 2022

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Lameness issues will impact on performance and already, cases of scald in lambs are becoming an issue on farms across the...

May 2, 2022

British vets warn delaying import checks could lead to ASF threat

British vets warn delaying import checks could lead to ASF threat

British vets have warned that delaying import checks on animals and animal products entering the UK could have serious implications...

April 28, 2022

Thieves steal lamb from learning-disability farm

Thieves steal lamb from learning-disability farm

Thieves have stolen a single lamb from a learning-disability farm in Stapleton, Bristol. The four-day-old lamb, which was part of...

April 28, 2022

Watch: Farmland – machinery prices and farm costs

Watch: Farmland – machinery prices and farm costs

The latest episode of Farmland, which shines a light on how the current inflation and input crises are affecting two key areas...

April 26, 2022

Healthy livestock are a solution to climate change – NSA

Healthy livestock are a solution to climate change – NSA

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has welcomed the launch of a new Ruminant Health and Welfare report that highlights how...

April 26, 2022

Research highlights link between ruminant health and methane emissions

Research highlights link between ruminant health and methane emissions

A new report has highlighted the role that reducing key endemic diseases in ruminants can play in reducing methane emissions...

April 25, 2022

Exports of UK sheepmeat in February up 37% on last year

Exports of UK sheepmeat in February up 37% on last year

UK exports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat saw a significant rise in February of this year in comparison to the...

April 23, 2022

SCOPS to offer free forecasting service for farmers

SCOPS to offer free forecasting service for farmers

The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group is continuing to offer its Nematodirus Forecast at no charge, providing...

April 21, 2022

Cornwall farmer banned from keeping sheep for 10 years

Cornwall farmer banned from keeping sheep for 10 years

A farmer from Callington, Cornwall has been banned from keeping sheep for 10 years after failing to provide adequate care...

April 21, 2022

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

The Six Nations Blade Sheep Shearing Championship will return to this year’s Balmoral Show, which take place from May 11-14,...

April 20, 2022

Quotes for spring lambs at 630-635p/kg in NI

Quotes for spring lambs at 630-635p/kg in NI

Small numbers of spring lambs have been coming on stream in Northern Ireland (NI) and quotes this past week have...

April 18, 2022