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.
British Wool prices continue to rise
28th September 2021
Despite challenges with haulage, transport and energy prices, the wool market is seeing continued strong demand and improving prices, British Wool reports.
Farming bodies react as US set to accept British lamb again
24th September 2021
For the first time since 1989 the US may allow the importation of British Lamb. Following comments from Boris Johnson, UK farming bodies have reacted to the news.
Optimise forage utilisation by stimulating rumen activity with forage supplements
21st September 2021
Livestock producers looking to make the most of grazed forage can increase intake and digestion by 10% when supplementing pastures with a nutrient-rich forage supplement, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco.
Love Lamb Week to celebrate all things lamb
1st September 2021
Every year since 2015 Love Lamb Week has taken place between the 1st and 7th of September. The week sees industry leaders and the farming community come together to celebrate all things lamb.
Search begins to find the new ‘Face of Love Lamb’
29th August 2021
Love Lamb Week was established in 2015 by Cumbrian sheep farmer Rachel Lumley in response to poor lamb prices and low domestic consumption.
John Lewis turns unused British wool into mattresses
25th August 2021
Waitrose has announced that it is teaming up with its sister company John Lewis to make sustainable bedding by using wool from sheep farmers in Wales and England.
‘Landmark ruling’ for farming as complaints over healthy eating campaign dismissed
18th August 2021
Complaints about the AHDB’s ‘We Eat Balanced’ advertising campaign have not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.
Latest figures show cattle prices rising, but a big fall for finished lambs
6th August 2021
The latest reporting figures from AHDB are showing a mixed picture across livestock, with cattle on the rise, pigs remaining stable, and sheep taking a decline.