The National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging sheep farmers to participate in a study to find out how effective rams are.
With prices for Shetland light lamb down to £5 a carcase, a market is desperately needed for the product.
UK farmers received a larger share of the retail price of beef and lamb in August 2016 than in the same period over the past two years, according to the latest report by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).
The Scottish Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP, is expected to address Brexit negotiations at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland’s Autumn Conference.
The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is appealing the government’s decision to eliminate the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme next year.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has praised a report from the European Union for recognising the importance of the “vulnerable” UK sector in uncertain circumstances.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has requested that the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) be extended to cover more of the supply chain.
Sheep producers have been told that using stock data from fallen animals can help stop further loss.
As the colder months approach, farmers and crofters in Scotland have been advised to remain vigilant in protecting their property.
A hard break from the European Union could lead to job losses for small meat and farming businesses trapped between rising production costs and fixed shelf prices, warns Nick Clegg.
Farmgate prices for prime pigs currently stand at their highest level since December 2014, according to analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Representative bodies within the sheep and farming sector have greeted Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) announcement that it would only be sourcing fresh lamb sold in Scottish stores from Scottish farms.
Harper Adams University is advertising for the new position of Professor of Beef Production.
Seventy-eight per cent of UK shoppers who buy free-range eggs said they would be prepared to pay a premium for them, according to a OnePoll survey.
Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is offering a new round of educational courses for beef and sheep farmers.
NFU Scotland has praised a drive by retailers to support Scottish farmers, crofters and the country’s beef industry by stocking Scotch Beef.
The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged Defra Secretary of State Andrea Leadsom to ensure pig farmers get a fair Brexit deal.
The National Farmers’ Union in Scotland (NFU Scotland) has called for assurances from the assembly government on maintaining funding post-Brexit.
Nick von Westenholz will head the Brexit unit at the National Farmers Union (NFU) as it moves to strengthen and extend its political reach following the UK public’s fateful decision.
The pattern of prime cattle throughputs peaking in October and November looks set to continue this year.
Cattle prices are showing signs of stabilising, although they are still rising at the moment, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
Liveweight lamb prices fell for the third consecutive week, according to the latest weekly figures from AHDB Beef & Lamb, as numbers coming to the market rose.
The latest Defra pig survey has revealed that the English pig herd grew by 2% to 3.9 million head in the year to June 2016, with the breeding herd increasing by the same percentage.
The Scottish pig industry has introduced new measures to ensure it stays at the frontline of best practice in the use of antibiotics.
Falling young bull prices diluted cattle price hikes in the week ending (w/e) 17 September, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
The importance of genetic improvement in livestock has been highlighted at an event hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).
The early results of an innovative research project to improve genetics in lambs have shown the initiative has gotten off to a strong start.
The price of lambs on liveweight markets declined in the week ending 14 September, despite a fall in supplies as demand has begun to return to normal levels, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
National Farmers’ Union (NFU) director general Terry Jones has highlighted some of the key concerns of members as Great Britain prepares for Brexit.
Following on from a recent beef and lamb country-of-origin survey, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called on Asda to improve its commitment to supplying British red meat.
Discounter supermarket chain Aldi has demonstrated its commitment to supplying British beef and lamb, following on from AHDB’s Beef & Lamb Watch Country of Origin Survey.
A farm near Wellington in Somerset is to begin rearing free-range broiler chickens.
Producers with supermarket spec cattle are in a winning position in the market as some processors’ cold room stocks dip and prices have risen for more than four months, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
The government has backed the O’Neill review on anti-microbial resistance (AMR).
Shipments of UK fresh and frozen pork experienced a year-on-year (YOY) fall of 7% to 14,300 tonnes (t) for the month of July, said AHDB Pork.
Beef producers are being advised on the importance of regularly handling and weighing cattle to meet target specification and avoid subsequent penalties.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is calling on MPs to show their support for their local farmers by wearing a specially-made British lapel pin for Back British Farming Day (Wednesday, 14 September).
As mating season approaches, producers are being told that optimising ram and ewe conditions is of the upmost importance.
Changes are taking place at the British Pig Health Scheme (BPHS), but producers who use the service should see no difference.
Livestock producers looking to improve the genetics of stock and the efficiency of the business are being encouraged to sign up to the latest ON-Farm 2016 event.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has expressed concerns over a proposed free trade deal from Australia – following on from the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union.
Members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) will have a presence in supermarkets across the country to communicate the importance of British food in support of Red Tractor Week (12 – 18 September).
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb branch has welcomed a new member of staff as part of the group’s commitment to investing in and developing the Quality Standard Mark (QSM).
The impact that flock health and welfare has on a business will be the main focus for discussion at the third Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) conference on Wednesday, 16 November.
Nine new monitor farms are wanted across Scotland before the application deadline closes on Friday, 30 September.
Scotland’s meat processing and farming sectors have united to urge the government to provide assurance on the status of workers from outside of the UK.
As Love Lamb Week gets underway tomorrow (Thursday, 1 September) industry bodies are preparing to take part and promote lamb as a versatile and simple dish to cook.
As part of its second research and development review, the Beef & Lamb sector of the Agriculture and Development Board (AHDB) has highlighted the projects funded by its levy over the past 12 months.
British farm animals are being subjected to needless pain and distress as they are slaughtered, a study from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced further measures today (Tuesday, 30 August) to tackle bovine TB as part of its 25-year strategy to eradicate the disease.
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