Farming stalwarts named in King’s Honours List 

Two industry stalwarts have been named in the King’s Birthday Honours List for their services to farming.

Sheep farmers ‘excluded’ from Welsh farming roundtable

The National Sheep Association said the Welsh Government has not responded to its requests to join the new Farming Roundtable.

What does the rest of the year hold for the sheep sector?

After surging prices in the first half of 2024, the sheep meat sector will be challenged in the second half of the year with falling production and tight budgets impacting consumer demand.

On a mission to save the Babydoll sheep breed

Heidi Bell is one of only eight Babydoll sheep breeders in the UK, and she’s determined to save this incredibly rare breed.

GALLERY: The Royal Bath & West Show 2024 did not disappoint with calibre of livestock

A great calibre of livestock was in attendance at this year’s Royal Bath & West Show, and no stone was left unturned by judges in the ring, the organiser confirms. 

Will there be a vaccine for BTV-3?

In a recent AHDB Food & Farming podcast, experts gathered to discuss the likelihood of a vaccine for the latest strain of bluetongue virus, which began to appear on farms in Kent and Norfolk last year. Sarah Kidby reports.

Batch failure causes sheep vaccine supply issues

There will be a gap in the supply of the EAE (Enzootic Abortion of Ewes) vaccine, Cevac Chlamydia, from June to August, due to a vaccine batch failure.

Govt sets out plan to tackle BTV-3 outbreak

The government has set out its plan for tackling an outbreak of BTV-3 this summer, as it works to deploy a vaccine.

New BTV-3 vaccines authorised in Europe 

Two vaccines are now available for BTV-3, which first emerged late last year, and have been granted emergency authorisation in two countries.

Now is the time to start faecal egg counts

While roundworm activity so far this season has been relatively low, recent temperature increase means this could change quickly on many farms.

Farming community ‘frustrated’ over Morrisons move towards New Zealand lamb

The British farming community has criticised Morrisons for dropping its pledge to source only British lamb. 

Act now as blowfly risk rises across UK

Action is needed now to prevent blowfly strike as red alerts are being sent to farmers across the South, Midlands and Eastern UK.

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