Sheep Farming News

  • Technology in Farming – From Drones Herding Sheep to UV-Stabilised Storage Tanks

    As technology takes more of a hold over farming with the on-going rise of precision farming, it probably won’t come as such a surprise to hear that drones are now making their way into agriculture, namely sheep farming. Farmers Weekly showcases a Carlow-based sheep farmer, Paul Brennan who uses a remote controlled quad-copter drone to herd around 100 sheep from one pasture to another. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • OSU Extension: Acorn Poisoning a Potential Threat to Cattle, Sheep

    The increase in this year’s fall acorn crop means that livestock producers who have oak trees in their pastures need to be on the lookout -- acorns from these trees could cause kidney failure in their animals, particularly in cattle and sheep. Acorn poisoning can be a significant issue for producers, especially in feeder calves that are more susceptible to developing kidney failure after ...


    By Ohio State University

  • The quality of sheep grazing is not reduced by upland bog restoration

    Restoration of upland bog habitats by blocking drainage channels has caused concern among some sheep farmers that this will reduce the quality of grazing areas. However, UK researchers have shown that drainage does not encourage growth of plants favoured by sheep, nor do sheep use drained areas more. Therefore they conclude such restoration measures are unlikely to detrimentally affect sheep ...

  • EWS TR900 Progress and Loan Extension

    Environmental Waste International Inc. (EWS) (TSX VENTURE: EWS) announced that its new COO, Valdis Martinsons, has hired three engineers to complete the work on the TR900 Pilot Plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. They have made solid progress in identifying and rectifying several of the mechanical issues. Mr. Martinsons is confident that the work will be completed in the near future. EWS will ...

  • EWS Retains Investor Relations Firm Renmark Financial Communications Inc.

    Environmental Waste International Inc. (EWS) (TSX VENTURE: EWS) announced that it has retained the services of Renmark Financial Communications Inc. (Renmark) to handle its investor relations activities. "We have selected Renmark Financial to introduce EWS to the financial community and enhance the visibility of our project portfolio. We chose Renmark because its standards and methodologies fit ...

  • EWS Issues Options

    Environmental Waste International (EWS) (TSX VENTURE: EWS) announced that at the Company's Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on June 16, 2011, all resolutions, including the proposed changes to the Company Stock Option Plan, were approved. On June 17, 2011 EWS issued options to purchase 1,125,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.37 per share. Directors were issued 750,000 five ...

  • Flocks of Sheep Bring to Life GBP450k Transformation of Exeter Cathedral Green

    A flock of 170 life sized designer sheep will be on-hand to help launch the GBP450k transformation of the Exeter Cathedral green this Friday (Friday 13th May 2011). The GBP450,000 investment from Groundwork UK and Big Lottery Fund's Community Spaces programme, has helped complete the first phase in the master plan for the green - breathing life ...

  • Wool fans flock to Savile Row

    Agriculture Minister Jim Paice will join supporters of Wool Week in Savile Row as it is transformed into a sheep field with Wiltshire Exmoor Horns and Bowmont sheep from Devon today. ‘Savile Row Field Day’ will showcase British wool in support of the Campaign for Wool, which is a coalition of industry groups raising awareness about the benefits of wool. Mr Paice ...

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