NSA Sheep Event set to return for 2022
1st August 2021
With exactly one year until the return of the National Sheep Association (NSA)’s flagship event NSA Sheep 2022, plans are beginning to take shape to ensure visitors to the popular sheep farming show can look forward to an informative and enjoyable day out.
Fears Summer holidays could lead to more dog attacks on UK farms
31st July 2021
As peak summer holiday season arrives in the UK the National Sheep Association (NSA) is warning holidaymakers of the risk posed by their pets to sheep they may encounter during their countryside breaks.
National Sheep Dog Trials going ahead with high quality live stream
19th July 2021
The 2021 Sheep Dog Trials will be the first to be live streamed in high quality thanks to a new partnership with media company Giggabox. Their multi camera approach will allow sheep dog enthusiasts around the world to keep up with the action.
Warning over spike in worm egg counts
18th July 2021
Farmers are being urged to test their lambs for worms to avoid impacts on growth rates, as high burdens are being reported across the UK following a period of warm and wet weather.
Animal health “key to bridging gap between top and bottom performing farms”
25th June 2021
A recent Elanco A2K event offered an update on the key parasite challenges facing cattle and sheep farmers this season, and heard from one shepherdess who implemented a successful worm control plan on a white wormer resistant farm.
Strong end to the 2020 wool selling season
23rd June 2021
As the shearing seasons starts to gain momentum, British Wool has confirmed that the wool market is continuing to recover, with the 2020 selling season ending strongly with robust demand and improving prices.
Missed opportunities for EAE testing, survey reveals
22nd June 2021
Veterinary advisor warns of ‘abortion storm’ in following year’s lambing season for the 44 per cent of farmers who do not investigate why ewes are aborting.
Over a dozen lambs killed in ‘deliberate’ dog attack in Nottinghamshire
14th June 2021
A total of 18 lambs died after they were discovered dead or seriously injured, in a dog attack that is believed to be deliberate.
Blowfly strike risk now rising, forecasters warn
10th June 2021
Despite a late start to the strike season, warming temperatures mean blowflies are emerging in greater numbers, according to the latest update from Nadis and Elanco.
Our Yorkshire Farm and the puzzle of the missing last episode
8th June 2021
The popular farming observational documentary series, Our Yorkshire Farm follows the lives of Clive and Amanda Owen and their nine children on their sheep farm in the remote Yorkshire Dales.
New ‘Lameness Game’ to help sheep farmers cut antibiotic use
8th June 2021
A citizen science study is aiming to explore how easy it is to spot lameness in sheep using a simulation game, to help fight antimicrobial resistance.
ATV is vital for Welsh mountains
27th May 2021
Ednyfed Jones farms 1,500 acres of hill land in the Cambrian mountains near Tregaron, mid-Wales. His ATV is a vital tool to manage his flock of 1,700 Welsh Mountain breeding ewes and in 2020 he chose to invest in a new Yamaha Grizzly 700 to help with the work.