14/04/2014

Experts warn sheep farmers of Nematodirus risk

Farmers are being warned by sheep experts to act now to protect vulnerable lambs against Nematodirus. The vast majority of cases occur in the spring putting young lambs at great risk. However, changing weather patterns mean that this particularly nasty disease can now also be seen in the autumn. The disease is caused by the […]

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23/03/2014

New research shows that 500 million family farmers have enormous potential to feed the world

Family Farmers conserve environmental resources, protect biodiversity, and increase incomes— while feeding nine billion people by 2050. As the world celebrates the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank (http://www.FoodTank.com)highlights new research showing how family farms, can nourish the world while protecting the environment. The new report, Food Tank by the […]

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23/03/2014

Healthy profits predicted in 2014 lambing season

Sheep farmers had a pretty rough ride in spring last year and this year the wet weather has meant housing for longer, with all the associated costs and effort that involves.  But in the midst of all the clouds there are some definite silver linings – with lower concentrate prices and rumours of an anticipated […]

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23/03/2014

Healthy profits predicted in 2014 lambing season

Sheep farmers had a pretty rough ride in spring last year and this year the wet weather has meant housing for longer, with all the associated costs and effort that involves.  But in the midst of all the clouds there are some definite silver linings – with lower concentrate prices and rumours of an anticipated […]

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23/03/2014

Nutrition predictions: experts say get the feeding right for successful dairy production in 2014

This year weather conditions in the UK and Ireland are sure to impact on grazing. And anything that impacts on grazing will affect the nutritional status – and therefore productivity – of dairy cows. Record rainfall, flooding but also a very mild winter has meant that it’s a real mixed bag, with some already seeing […]

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