sheep industry News

  • Settlement reached in lawsuit over illegal sheep grazing in Yellowstone ecosystem

    The Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project reached a settlement this week with the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in eastern Idaho to resolve a lawsuit filed last summer. The settlement requires the U.S. Sheep Station to analyze the environmental effects of the sheep grazing under the National Environmental Policy Act and to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

  • Government backs livestock industry sustainability efforts

    Agriculture Minister Jim Paice today backed industry efforts to achieve a more sustainable livestock sector. In a debate on a Private Members’ Bill, Mr Paice made a commitment that the Government would continue to work with the livestock industry as it makes concrete progress towards sustainability, and will take a keen interest in ensuring that this progress is maintained. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Helping Rural Families and More on Milk

    Enduramaxx is proud to supply rainwater tanks, fertiliser tanks and all other vertical and horizontal tanks to the wider agricultural industry. With Christmas approaching, we like to hear about issues affecting the agricultural sector. We were warmed to learn of an initiative that’s helping less well-off farming families enjoy a plentiful Christmas. Rural Support, the country’s ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Open day on livestock research at CSIRO Armidale

    To be held from 10am on Friday, 10 December 2010, the event is an opportunity for livestock producers and interested members of the general public to learn about CSIRO’s research on: Productivity and product quality in the Australian sheep and cattle industries Advanced reproductive technologies Parasite control Animal physiology, behaviour and welfare ...

  • Livestock Recommendations - Farming Regulation Task Force

    At the Oxford Farming Conference the Secretary of State announced:  From 2016, the introduction of a generic 10 mile rule for CPH allocation across farmed species, alongside a new solution for dealing with land being used for temporary grazing within 10 miles of the home holding;  From 2017, the abolition of all CTS Links and Sole Occupancy Authority (SOAs) licences; ...

  • Latest FAR Module gives practical advice to reduce livestock emissions

    The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has announced the launch of its latest training module for the Feed Adviser Register (FAR). Module 3, Section 2 will highlight practical ways that feed advisers can help to reduce emissions on farms. It builds on information gained in FAR Module 3, Section 1. Inge Verwoerd, Technical Manager for Feed and FAR at AIC, said: “One of the main ...

  • When is a cow like a car?

    Martin Barrow, Head of Footprinting at the Carbon Trust discusses the need for the meat industry to take action on carbon emissions. When is a cow like a car? It may sound like a joke, but the answer could be serious for meat producers. Red meat is suffering from a wave of bad press. Shoppers' confidence in beef products has been knocked by the horsemeat scandal which has also increased ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Research sheds new light on methane emissions from the northern beef herd

    New CSIRO research indicates that the amount of methane emitted from cattle fed on tropical grasses in northern Australia is up to 30 per cent less than figures currently used to calculate the northern cattle industry’s contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas accounts. Speaking at today’s Lansdown Field Day near Townsville, Queensland, CSIRO research leader Dr Ed ...

  • £6m funding to improve UK livestock health

    Funding for eight projects that aim to improve the health of livestock within the UK has been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC). The club, whose members include Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and other industry organisations, has allocated over £6 million in the second round of funding. In total, £10.8 million of ARC grant funding has ...

  • Five AGRIPIR projects for introducing new technologies into highland agriculture

    Five projects for introducing new technologies into highland agriculture will be launched as a result of the European cross-border cooperation AGRIPIR project. In concrete, plans are being drawn up for the teledetection of diseases amongst animals, the prevention of attacks by wolves and other predators, there mote monitoring of herd activity, and the self-supply of energy to remote holdings, as ...

  • Livestock Scales

    How It Works Livestock producers utilize Osborne’s innovative ACCU-ARM Scales for easy, fast and accurate weighing of a variety of farm animals. Our “rock solid,” animal-friendly scales use precision levers to reduce sway and bounce and are completely cable-free. With Osborne’s Scales, the entire operation of weighing is more efficient and less ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • Sizing up livestock farming’s carbon footprint

    A new and interactive tool released by FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly.   GLEAM-i, the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Modelinteractive, provides answers to a ...

  • Record September Temperatures Extend Southeast Drought

    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - Temperatures in September 2007 were the eighth warmest on record, hot enough to break 1,000 daily high records across the United States, say scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville. The global surface temperature was the fifth warmest on record for September, and the extent of Arctic Sea ice reached its lowest ...

  • EU funded project examines whether household chemicals can affect your fertility

    There are currently over 100,000 chemicals in use in the EU, which are found in a host of products around the home. These include plastic softeners used in many PVC products, such as children's toys and in some cosmetics, and artificial musks found in air fresheners. To date, our knowledge has been limited on the effect these have on our health and environment. Reproductive Effects of ...

  • EuroTier 2016 will again include the World Poultry Show

    Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 1st December 2016 - EuroTier, the world’s leading trade fair for animal production, will once again include the World Poultry Show in 2016. This means next year’s EuroTier will be the only international exhibition for animal producers to include all livestock sectors – dairy, beef cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep and aquaculture – in such a ...

  • Practical, free workshops again for farmers at Agritech Expo in Chisamba in April

    The upcoming Agritech Expo, taking place from 16-18 April at GART in Chisamba, offers a range of free, practical workshops to assist farmers in the use of the latest technologies to improve their productive capacity and to become more competitive. More than 10 000 people are expected to descend on the centre of agriculture in Zambia again next month, following the hugely successful launch of the ...

  • Have You Ever Wondered if What you Were Eating is What You Purchased?

    EMSL Analytical provides food authenticity testing to confirm food products are what they claim to be. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 2nd, 2010 Earlier this year students at a New York City’s Trinity High School began a science project to test food items to determine if they were actually what the food labels claimed them to be.  Working with scientists from the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

    Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters. Six and a half years, 14 milking goats and roughly $300,000 later, she's in the midst of constructing a small-scale creamery in Madrid, Iowa, that's set to feature goat milk, cheese, ice cream and more. And though her creamery isn't yet open, Olson said local ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Chickpea Helps Turkish Farmers Adapt to Global Warming

    ALEPPO, Syria, September 4, 2007 (ENS) - The chickpea, one of the plants with the highest amount of protein, is a staple of Turkish food - enjoyed as a dip called hummus, roasted as a snack food called leblebi, often thrown into a soup or tossed onto a salad. But Turkish farmers have been enduring a severe drought for several years, which has caused their crops to fail. Now a new chickpea ...

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