Sheep

Kent shepherdess to attempt to set world shearing record

Kent shepherdess to attempt to set world shearing record

The National Sheep Association (NSA) will be backing Kent shepherdess Marie Prebble as she attempts to set a world record...

August 13, 2022

Love Lamb Week to return for its eighth year

Love Lamb Week to return for its eighth year

Love Lamb Week, the annual week-long celebration of UK lamb, will be returning next month (September 1-7) for its eighth...

August 13, 2022

Sheepdog trials to return in person and on livestream

Sheepdog trials to return in person and on livestream

The International Sheep Dog Society’s (ISDS’s) major trials are set to make a full return this month, with visitors invited...

August 10, 2022

Flock management – output per labour unit

Flock management – output per labour unit

In terms of flock management, Glasgow Veterinary School academic, George King believes that output per labour unit will be the...

August 9, 2022

Sheep Ireland – sustainable genetic gain

Sheep Ireland – sustainable genetic gain

The myriad sources of data now available to Sheep Ireland is allowing the organisation to achieve the role it was...

August 8, 2022

US importers say opportunities exist for UK lamb

US importers say opportunities exist for UK lamb

UK lamb will have plenty of commercial opportunities within the US once shipments commence, according to an American meat importer....

August 6, 2022

Welsh shearer aims to break solo shearing record

Welsh shearer aims to break solo shearing record

An experienced Welsh shearer will be making a record-breaking attempt to shear more than 873 lambs in nine hours later...

August 5, 2022

Sheep Breeders Round Table back in person this November

Sheep Breeders Round Table back in person this November

The Sheep Breeders Round Table, the biennial technical conference for sheep breeders, farmers, academics, consultants and industry representatives, is returning...

August 4, 2022

NSA sale sees top price of 1700 guineas

NSA sale sees top price of 1700 guineas

The National Sheep Association (NSA) Wales & Border Early Sale saw a top price of 1700 guineas for a Charollais...

August 3, 2022

British Wool auction: Prices weaken across most wool types

British Wool auction: Prices weaken across most wool types

The latest British Wool auction, which saw a total offering of 1.128 million kilos in 174 lots, took place on...

August 1, 2022

NSA celebrates UK sheep contributions with special awards

NSA celebrates UK sheep contributions with special awards

The National Sheep Association (NSA) brought together more than 480 people to celebrate the UK sheep sector at a special...

July 31, 2022

Meat production returning to pre-Covid-19 levels

Meat production returning to pre-Covid-19 levels

The latest market anyalsis by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is showing that the impact of the...

July 29, 2022

Video: €5,200 tops the trade at Suffolk premier sale at Blessington

Video: €5,200 tops the trade at Suffolk premier sale at Blessington

The Suffolk Sheep Society South of Ireland Branch held its premier show and sale at Blessington Mart on Monday (July...

July 28, 2022

Hay bales: Storage advice to avoid risk of fire

Hay bales: Storage advice to avoid risk of fire

Farmers across the country took advantage of the hot, dry weather over the past two weeks by opting to secure...

July 26, 2022

Wales and Border Ram sale to feature pedigree Charollais ewes

Wales and Border Ram sale to feature pedigree Charollais ewes

A batch of performance recorded fully registered pedigree Charollais ewes will be the first females at the NSA Wales and...

July 25, 2022

Increase in EU shipments of sheepmeat to the UK driven by Ireland

Increase in EU shipments of sheepmeat to the UK driven by Ireland

Year-on-year increases in EU shipments to the UK have been driven by higher exports from Ireland which made up 72%...

July 23, 2022

British Wool achieves 88% clearance with prices similar to recent sales

British Wool achieves 88% clearance with prices similar to recent sales

British Wool, earlier this month (July 5), saw the last significant offering of old season wool alongside the first offering...

July 22, 2022

Sheep management: Giving time to put condition back on ewes

Sheep management: Giving time to put condition back on ewes

Breeding on mid-season lambing flocks may seem a while away yet, but preparing ewes for it cannot and should not...

July 22, 2022