Sheep

Overall decrease recorded in use of antimicrobials – WOAH

Overall decrease recorded in use of antimicrobials – WOAH

The use of antimicrobials in animals across the world has shown an overall decrease of 27% between 2016 and 2018,...

June 27, 2022

33% year-on-year increase of UK sheepmeat exports in April

33% year-on-year increase of UK sheepmeat exports in April

UK sheepmeat exports increased 33% in April when compared to the same month in 2021. According to the Agriculture and...

June 26, 2022

NSA to expand ‘Field days’ after successful first event

NSA to expand ‘Field days’ after successful first event

Under scorching June sunshine, the South East region of the National Sheep Association (NSA) held a new style event last...

June 26, 2022

Potential foot and mouth case in UK a ‘concern’ for Irish farmers

Potential foot and mouth case in UK a ‘concern’ for Irish farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that a suspected case of foot and mouth disease on a pig farm...

June 24, 2022

UK sheepmeat production rises 12% in May

UK sheepmeat production rises 12% in May

UK sheepmeat production witnessed a 12% (2,330t) increase year-on-year for the month of May. Data from the Department for Environment,...

June 24, 2022

Sheep farmers on worm red alert as wet and warm weather persist

Sheep farmers on worm red alert as wet and warm weather persist

Sheep farmers are being advised to be on their guard against nematodirus and stomach worms as warm and wet weather...

June 23, 2022

Lamb prices in Northern Ireland continue strong form

Lamb prices in Northern Ireland continue strong form

Lamb prices in Northern Ireland (NI) continue in a rich vein of form, increasing once again on the previous week....

June 19, 2022

NSA to host workshops on flock health

NSA to host workshops on flock health

An extensive and varied programme of workshops at this summer’s National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Sheep Event will ensure visitors have...

June 18, 2022

Getting to grips with sheep scab in Northern Ireland

Getting to grips with sheep scab in Northern Ireland

A soon-to-be published academic paper will confirm the significance of the challenge posed by sheep scab in Northern Ireland. The...

June 17, 2022

30% increase in exports of NI lambs to the ROI

30% increase in exports of NI lambs to the ROI

Exports of lambs from Northern Ireland (NI) to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in 2022 are up 30% on 2021,...

June 14, 2022

Lamb prices up 36p/kg on last year in Northern Ireland

Lamb prices up 36p/kg on last year in Northern Ireland

Deadweight lamb prices in Northern Ireland (NI) are up 36p/kg on this time last year recent figures show. According to...

June 12, 2022

Deadweight lamb prices in Great Britain increase

Deadweight lamb prices in Great Britain increase

Deadweight lamb prices in Great Britain (GB) for the week ending June 4, saw an increase on the week prior....

June 11, 2022

British Wool reaffirms stakeholder commitment to auction

British Wool reaffirms stakeholder commitment to auction

British Wool CEO Andrew Hogley believes that the organisation’s wool auction system remains fit for purpose in a post-pandemic world....

June 7, 2022

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices have strengthened considerably since the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic measures in countries around the world. However, British...

June 7, 2022

Sheep throughput and prices fall in Great Britain

Sheep throughput and prices fall in Great Britain

Sheep prices and throughput fell in Great Britain (GB) for the week ending May 21, the latest Agriculture and Horticulture...

June 4, 2022

Breed championships among highlights of Sommet de l’Elevage

Breed championships among highlights of Sommet de l’Elevage

The 31st edition of the Sommet de l’Elevage will be held from October 4-7, 2022 in Clermont-Ferrand, France with various...

June 1, 2022

Performance recording is the ‘true basis’ of sheep selection

Performance recording is the ‘true basis’ of sheep selection

Members of the UK Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) have been told that the selection of breeding sheep on the basis...

May 30, 2022

Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

Farmers that use professional Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants are being reminded that the deadline to register their details...

May 27, 2022