Tackling tick-borne disease
3rd January 2022
With risk of tick-borne diseases changing as new seasonal and geographical patterns emerge, Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) has brought together a new online resource to help farmers and vets to tackle these diseases.
Anger as “one-sided” UK-Australia trade deal is finalised
17th December 2021
UK farming organisations have hit out at the deal, claiming there is “extremely little” to benefit British farmers.
US market to open doors to UK lamb from 2022
7th December 2021
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)has amended the rule which currently prevents imports of lamb from the UK into the USA.
Storm Arwen: Farmers battle to protect their livestock as thousands remain without power
2nd December 2021
With winds up to 100mph and several feet of snowfall, the storm is one of the worst for several years. Nearly a week after the storm hit many are still repairing damage, and in some areas living without electrical power.
Sheep farmers deserve respect, says NSA after article “carelessly attacks” sector
27th November 2021
The National Sheep Association (NSA) said it was shocked and disappointed by “factually inaccurate and damaging” comments made in a recent Daily Telegraph article.
A guide to feeding in-lamb ewes
26th November 2021
Mid-pregnancy nutrition can directly impact lambing success, as well as the reproductive potential of unborn female lambs. Downland experts provide guidance on nutrition during this period.
‘High levels of engagement’ in sheep scab project
26th November 2021
A recent update on the ‘For Flock’s Sake Let’s Stop Scab Together’ project shows some positive progress in this community-led approach to controlling disease.
North Country Cheviot sees record-breaking sales season
16th November 2021
The North Country Cheviot Sheep Society is celebrating a surge in the breed’s popularity.
New faces of Love Lamb campaign revealed
13th October 2021
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has introduced two enthusiastic young sheep farmers ready to educate and inspire the British public as part of the Love Lamb campaign.
Barony Farm springs to life with autumn lambs
11th October 2021
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is welcoming a batch of autumn lambs after new breeds of sheep were introduced at Barony Farm to give students more experience of lambing.
Support tupping success with a natural energy feed
5th October 2021
The dry April followed by one of the wettest and coolest Mays on record resulted in a slow start to the grazing season. As a consequence, ewe body condition score (BCS) will have suffered, and it is likely that ewes will be below target for the time of year due to having to draw on body fat reserves for milk production. Downland experts explore options for supplementation…
UK sheep farmers head to Italy for EU-funded project
1st October 2021
Two National Sheep Association members travelled overseas to learn about organic livestock production, as part of an EU-funded, Turkish-led project.