Feed trees to sheep to cut greenhouse gases, study suggests

Introducing tree leaves to a sheep’s diet could play an important role in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, suggests research presented at the Intercropping for Sustainability conference.

Prepare now for successful lambing

Eight-point plan helps sheep farmers prepare for the 2021 lambing season.

New Breakfast Club to inform and update in the New Year

Industry experts will offer sheep farmers concise and useful information every Wednesday morning, to help tackle change and uncertainty in the industry.

‘Normal’ worm season pushed well into winter, forecast suggests

Latest post mortem results show high percentage of worm problems, while forecasts indicate mild wet weather will alter parasites’ traditional activity periods.

New test could detect liver fluke exposure in minutes

Tech company Mologic has teamed up with the University of Liverpool to develop rapid diagnostic test, which could help tackle flukicide resistance.

Improving newborn lamb survival

The three ‘golden Qs’ to lamb colostrum feeding are: quality, quantity and quickly.

New report highlights key to success for Scottish livestock farmers

Improving economic and environmental sustainability is key to the success of Scotland’s livestock industry, according to a new report by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Lambing: How one Northern Irish farmer is maximising his crop

Beef and sheep farmer Eoin Kelly, of Crockataggart Farms, discusses the key to boosting lamb survival rate and flock profitability with Provita technical sales director George Shaw.

NSA launches Lambing List to help farmers source help

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has announced the opening of its Lambing List for the 2020/2021 season.

‘Social distancing’ could tackle maedi-visna

A lack of social distancing between sheep is almost exclusively to blame for the spread of the virus that causes maedi-visna, according to new research.

“We’ve always been innovative and found new ways to generate income”

Farmers Matt and Pip Smith are tough. Farming 850 feet above sea level on the edge of Bodmin Moor near Launceston in Cornwall, the 2017 Sheep Farmer of the Year is used to high rainfall and challenging conditions buffeting the 480-acre site with grazing rights, where the couple farm 1,000 Romney ewes and some 700 venison at any one time – including 238 breeding hinds.

Lamb sector under-threat in event of ‘no deal’, CLA warns

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents 30,000 rural businesses in England and Wales, has today issued a stark warning to the government on the impact that no-deal would have on Britain’s competitiveness in EU agricultural markets.

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