News (2012 Archived)

2013 YearbookPosted on 19-12-2012

There is still an opportunity to place an advert in the 2013 Yearbook.  Please get in touch with the Society Office before 2nd January if you would like anymore information.

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2012 Photographic Competition ResultsPosted on 19-12-2012
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter...

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EBLEX BRP Winter 2012 SpecialPosted on 18-12-2012

The extreme weather patterns which have wreaked havoc with livestock management and winter forage preparations this year, have left many producers with serious challenges for this winter and beyon...

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NSA Members Update - 14th DecemberPosted on 18-12-2012
Positive initial reception to NSA suggestion of gathering data on Schmallenberg, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) present opportunity to promote export market – and also raise TSE issues, Largest...

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NSA Members Update 7th December 2012Posted on 10-12-2012
Rumours rife about effect of Schmallenberg on early lambing flocks – but lack of firm evidence puts industry in very difficult position, Bitter disappointment that procurement process for English shee...

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West & Central Scotland Flock competition ResultsPosted on 07-12-2012
Our 2012 flock Competition was Judges recently by Robert Fleming and the results are as follows -...

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Farm Link Lamb Adoption ServicePosted on 03-12-2012
The ever popular lamb adoption service is now up and running on the farm-link web site...

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NSA Members' Update - 30th November 2012Posted on 03-12-2012
Complete you annual inventory to reduce risk of cross compliance inspection, Independent research suggests problems with EID are more likely to be caused by the reader than the eartag, Catherine Naki...

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23rd November 2012 – NSA Members’ UpdatePosted on 26-11-2012
NSA launches plan for new health and welfare payment for farmers, Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) provides very successful inaugural conference, Investigate poor scanning results and don’t assu...

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NADIS Parasite Forecast for SeptemberPosted on 19-11-2012
Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases...

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SAC Encourages Animal HealthPosted on 19-11-2012
Confusion over SMS Scheme rules...

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North East Suffolk Club Flock Competition 2012Posted on 31-10-2012
Results now available...

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Northern Counties Flock Competition Posted on 26-10-2012
Results and View Day Information...

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Western Area Branch Flock Competition 2012Posted on 24-10-2012
Following the recent Branch Flock Competition, there were a total of 7 Flocks entered, and the awards from the Judges, Chris Holmes & Sally Beale are as follows:...

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Patrick Donnelly (Donrho Flock) has won the 2012 National Flock CompetitionPosted on 23-10-2012
National Flock Competition Results...

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2013 Yearbook AdvertisingPosted on 18-10-2012
It’s that time of year when we start to pull together adverts for the Suffolk Sheep Society Year Book...

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East of England Smithfield Festival draws UK wide entriesPosted on 17-10-2012
Primestock enthusiasts from across the United Kingdom will be battling it out for the top titles at this year's East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough on 30 November and 1 December....

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Midland & Eastern Area Branch Flock Competition ResultsPosted on 16-10-2012
FLOCK COMPETITION RESULTS 2012JUDGE: - Gary Beacom Lakeview FlockCompetition kindly sponsored by Manor Farm Feeds...

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North West Suffolk Breeders Club In Lamb Ewe SalePosted on 15-10-2012

Due to delay in completion of the new NWA premises at Crooklands near Kendal, the In -Lamb Suffolk Ewe Sale in conjunction with the North West Suffolk Breeders Club, planned for...

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Eblex ENews OctoberPosted on 02-10-2012
Maturing beef and lamb correctly key to enhancing quality and Quarantine of incoming sheep...

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NSA Members Update - 28th September 2012Posted on 01-10-2012
NSA calls for thorough SBV investigation, and reiterates need for a vaccine, NSA Wales and Borders Main Ram Sale grosses almost £2.2m, Sheep theme for BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today all this week, Sta...

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Innovation Vouchers for AgrifoodPosted on 01-10-2012
There are many small businesses in the Agrifood industry and margins are often tight. Time for innovation is also scarce....

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NSA Press Release - 26th September 2012Posted on 26-09-2012
NSA says latest Schmallenberg case must be fully investigated to aid understanding of the virus....

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NSA Members Update - 21st September 2012Posted on 25-09-2012
Phil Stocker represents NSA at Downing Street....

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Suffolk’s exported from one of the countries oldest Pedigree flocks.Posted on 13-09-2012
A small group of pedigree Suffolk Sheep comprising 3 rams and 1 ewe were exported recently to the Niedersachsen region of Northern Germany....

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Suffolk Sheep Society E-Newsletter September 2012Posted on 13-09-2012
An update on the happenings of the Suffolk Sheep Society...

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Dyfed Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association - UpdatePosted on 12-09-2012
21st September – DYFED CLUB RAM SHOW AND SALE, DYFED FLOCK COMPETITION and AUTUMN TOUR...

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Western Area Branch 2012 Flock CompetitionPosted on 05-09-2012
Entries are invited for the 2012 Western Area Branch Flock Competition....

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Eblex E-News SeptemberPosted on 03-09-2012
Welcome, New season lamb numbers prompt promotional push, UK cattle and sheep yearbook launched, EBLEX farm tour aims to put lamb back on the menu and Experts confirm Schmallenberg is still circulatin...

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ADAS commercial sheep meetings Septmber 12th & 13thPosted on 28-08-2012
ADAS are holding meetings in early September delivered by Nerys Wright, aimed at the commercial sheep sector....

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NADIS Parasite Forecast for SeptemberPosted on 28-08-2012
Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases...

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Conveth Flock DispersalPosted on 28-08-2012
The Conveth Flock owned by the Proctor Family will be dispersed on Saturday 10 November 2012...

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ADAS - South East MeetingsPosted on 16-08-2012
ADAS are holding meetings in the south East of the country during September and October for commercial and smallholder sheep keepers....

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NSA Members Update - 10th August 2012Posted on 13-08-2012
New Appointment made at NSA...

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SAC Sheep and Beef EventPosted on 10-08-2012
'Spy it, Try it, Buy it'...

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Rare & Native Breeds Sale - 28th SeptPosted on 07-08-2012
Rugby Farmers Mart Ltd are running a Rare and Native Breeds sale at Stoneleigh Show Grounds....

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NSA - Member Update 27th July 2012Posted on 01-08-2012
NSA Member Update...

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Schmallenberg VirusPosted on 01-08-2012
Joint press release from National Sheep Association and the Sheep Veterinary Society with regard to Schmallenberg virus....

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NADIS Parasite Forecast - AugustPosted on 01-08-2012
If the remainder of the summer stays wet, then in general the risk later in the year of autumn/winter PGE may be lower than in years where a dry summer is followed by delayed autumn rain....

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Skipton Store Lamb ShowPosted on 01-08-2012
Five out of five for McKenzies at Skipton store lamb highlight...

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119th Annual General Meeting of the NSAPosted on 25-07-2012
The 119th Annual General Meeting of the National Sheep Association is to be held at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, at 10 am on 22 August 2012....

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EBV Workshop Highlight Financial Rewards of using Performance Recorded TupsPosted on 24-07-2012
A series of free workshops focused on showing sheep producers how to reap the considerable financial rewards of using tups with performance records will be run by the Scottish Sheep Strategy Group in...

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Information on exporting sheepPosted on 19-07-2012
Information now available...

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E-Newsletter Posted on 18-07-2012
Advertise in the next E-Newsletter...

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Cancellation of Burwarton Show Posted on 18-07-2012
THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST 2012...

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Royal Welsh Show will go onPosted on 17-07-2012
Statement from Royal Welsh Show last week...

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GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW 2012 - CANCELLATIONPosted on 11-07-2012
Statement from Great Yorkshire Show...

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Scottish Sheep Strategy Focus Farm Open Day @ WellheadsPosted on 10-07-2012
An open meeting to consider the results of a trial run by Quality Meat Scotland’s Scottish Sheep Strategy group will be held at 2pm on Friday July 13th at Wellheads Farm, near Huntly....

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Martinsell Flock Reduction SalePosted on 09-07-2012
Mr and Mrs Faux's Martinsell (91X) Flock is having a major reduction this year....

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NSA Members Update – 6th July 2012Posted on 06-07-2012
NSA Sheep 2012 and The new anthelmintic guide for sheep farmers...

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North West Suffolk Breeders Club updatePosted on 05-07-2012
Update from North West Suffolk Breeders Club...

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Improving Sheep Breeding and Fertility - 18th July @ 6pmPosted on 05-07-2012
Manor Farm, New Road, Harrold, Bedford, MK43 7EP, Courtesy of A J Cony & Partners...

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NADIS Health BulletinPosted on 03-07-2012
Pain Management in Livestock...

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Signet Breeding ReportsPosted on 03-07-2012
Suffolk Breeding reports now available for 2012...

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The Benefits of Better Breeding in the Scottish Sheep SectorPosted on 02-07-2012
1st year results from a QMS 2 year trial using Suffolk rams on three Commercial Scottish Farms. The trial compared the performance of Suffolk rams which was either Farmers Choice or High Index rams....

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NSA Members Update 29th June 2012Posted on 02-07-2012
NSA Sheep 2012, Survey age of lambs at slaughter and New anthelmintic guide for sheep farmers...

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NADIS Parasite Forecast for JulyPosted on 26-06-2012
Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases...

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Travel to Roscrea SalePosted on 26-06-2012
Bus from Dublin airport...

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Agriculture Apprentice Lewis steals the showPosted on 25-06-2012
Lewis Rudge - Apprentice in Agriculture Livestock production at Myerscough College, cleaned up the prize table this weekend at the North West Suffolk Breeders Clubs Show held at Lancaster Farmers Auct...

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BASCOPosted on 21-06-2012
There will be a disruption to BASCO this evening between 18:00 and 21:00...

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Latest from RHSPosted on 21-06-2012
Champion & Reserve go to Strathisla Flock...

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SUFFOLK BALLOT - STIRLING 2012Posted on 21-06-2012
Ballot for Stirling Sale...

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2012 Society Sales InspectionsPosted on 19-06-2012
Please note that inspection at our 2012 sales will rigorously enforce the Bye Laws of the Society...

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BASCO Posted on 19-06-2012
There will be a disruption to the network this evening (19/06/2012) between 18:00 and 21:00...

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"Fit not fat" key to lamb pricesPosted on 15-06-2012
Sending lambs to market that are “fit not fat" is the best way for producers to maximise returns as sheep prices fall, according to EBLEX....

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EIDPosted on 14-06-2012
The National Sheep Association is calling for an urgent review of the regulations on sheep EID following an in depth exploration of the possibilities of a legal challenge...

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Prime Lamb classes sponsored by North of England BranchPosted on 14-06-2012
The Northern Counties of England again decided to sponsor prime lamb classes within the region....

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High Index Suffolks Benefit Commercial Sheep FarmersPosted on 12-06-2012
The results of the latest trials by Quality Meat Scotland’s Scottish Sheep Strategy reinforce the message that commercial sheep farmers will improve returns by using tups with the genetic potential to...

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North East Scotland Sheep Carcase CompetitionPosted on 28-05-2012
North East Scotland Suffolk Sheep Carcase Competition held at Scotch premier Inverurie,judged by Richard Stuart and Brian Noble and Sponsored by Turriff Feeds...

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Midland Suffolk Breeders Club Full Carcass Competition ResultsPosted on 23-05-2012
Kindly sponsored by Sargeants, Uttoxeter and supremely organised by Cliff Mellor. Sincere Thanks to both. Congratulations to Liz Needham for taking the Champion rosette with a lamb sired by Strathisla...

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NSA Members Update - 18th MayPosted on 21-05-2012
Optimistic outlook, New deadline date for Nuffield award applications this year, NSA launches new initiative to support the sheep keepers of the future, New French Agriculture Minister...

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Enjoy Open Farm Sunday at Seafield PedigreesPosted on 11-05-2012
SUNDAY, June 17 is Open Farm Sunday, which is co-ordinated by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)....

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North East Scotland Prime Lamb CompetitionPosted on 11-05-2012
Results of Prime Lamb Comp are as follows...

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West and Central Scotland Suffolk Sheep Club 2011 Flock Competition View DayPosted on 10-05-2012
THE LAND, ECCLEFECHAN, LOCKERBIE, DG11 3LH, BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE MARTINDALE FAMILY...

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Prestigious Butchery Awards at NSA Sheep 2012Posted on 08-05-2012
Two prestigious butchery awards will be made at NSA Sheep 2012....

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ADAS Fallen Stock QuestionnairePosted on 08-05-2012
Before 2003 the majority of fallen stock was buried, but after the introduction of the Animal By-Product Regulations farmers are unable to use burial as a means to dispose of fallen stock....

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Eblex E-News April 2012Posted on 08-05-2012
Welcome, Massive growth for meat exports and Worming lambs...

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Livestock and Meat Commission BulletinPosted on 08-05-2012
Sterling making gains against Euro...

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Market Prices from Quality Meat ScotlandPosted on 08-05-2012
Market Prices...

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Footrot – An Infectious DiseasePosted on 01-05-2012
We often forget footrot is an infectious disease...

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Welsh lambs showing improved conformation but good timing essentialPosted on 01-05-2012
New figures have been released which show continued improvement from Welsh sheep farmers in meeting lamb market requirements....

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Livestock and Meat Commission BulletinPosted on 01-05-2012
Northern Ireland Sheep trade under pressure...

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Confidence growing among beef and sheep farmersPosted on 01-05-2012
Nearly two thirds of beef and sheep farmers are planning to invest in their business in the next 12 months, reflecting growing confidence in the fortunes of the sector....

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First Prize Suffolk Lambs ExcelPosted on 30-04-2012
Northern Ireland Branch Spring Lamb Competition....

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NADIS Parasite Forecast for MayPosted on 26-04-2012
Use of meteorological data to predict the prevalence of parasitic diseases...

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Eastern Suffolk Sheep Club Carcass Competition ResultsPosted on 25-04-2012
Eastern Suffolk Sheep Club Carcass Competition Results 18 April 2012. Main sponsorship organised by Chris Meekins Ruminant Nutrition Ltd, Championship cash prizes sponsored by EBLEX....

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NSA Members Update - April 2012Posted on 23-04-2012
SCOPS need your views, Meeting with French Sheep sector representatives, Finance and General Purposes Committee, Weather, NSA Sheep 2012, Breed Forum, NSA on-line,...

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United Auctions Client Looking for 20 Suffolk EwesPosted on 18-04-2012
Client requires flock of 20 Suffolk Ewes...

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NSA Eastern UpdatePosted on 18-04-2012
Schmallenberg virus has certainly affected our region....

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Wool to Take Centre Stage at NSA ScotsheepPosted on 18-04-2012
"The Wool Centre – Rediscover the Wonders of Wool” will be a major feature of NSA Scotsheep to be held at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire, on Wednesday, June 6....

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Suffolk sheep flock wins top award for genetic progressPosted on 18-04-2012
EBLEX BRP Improved Flock Awards 2012, James W Brown and Others, BHW Arran Flock...

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Great news for anyone using the Dalton EID Sheep tag range.Posted on 16-04-2012
ScotEID have recently published a report on EID Sheep tag read rates and Dalton has taken the top THREE spots....

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Sheep Skin Parasites SurveyPosted on 11-04-2012
Eblex in collaboration with ADAS and University of Bristol are conducting a survey to try and get a better understanding of the extent of sheep scab and other skin parasites in the UK sheep flock....

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NSA meeting with MinisterPosted on 11-04-2012
NSA were pleased to welcome Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, to the Darley Stud near Newmarket on the border of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk on Wednesday this week...

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Eblex E-News April 2012Posted on 02-04-2012
Welcome, Enhanced Quality Standard Mark offers improved returns for producers, Speakers named for Outlook Conference 2012 and EBLEX support helps boost numbers of CT-assessed lambs...

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NSA Members Update - 9th March 2012Posted on 15-03-2012
Welsh EID Database Announcement, NSA meeting with Jim Paice MP, Upland Farm Incomes and Schmallenburg Update....

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To NSA Members in England & WalesPosted on 15-03-2012
ADAS and University of Bristol are trying to get a better understanding of the level of sheep scab in England and Wales...

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300 Suffolk Ewe Lambs wanted - for export to Lithuania.Posted on 13-03-2012
Mike Adams has recieved a positive enquiry for 300 Suffolk ewe lambs to depart mid summer...

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Funding Opportunities for Breeders in WalesPosted on 07-03-2012
Hybu Cig Cymru is the organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat. HCC currently offer a range of funding opportunities and resources to lamb and beef produ...

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Eblex E-News March 2012Posted on 05-03-2012
eFoodChainMap offers a wealth of Industry Information, UK becomes net exported of Lamb and Managing Mastitis....

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BASCO ProblemsPosted on 29-02-2012
Are you having problems with Basco....

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NSA Briefing on Schmallenberg virusPosted on 28-02-2012
As we approach the month of March when the bulk of our flocks lamb, Schmallenberg virus has now been confirmed by Defra AHVLA to have been found on 83 farms in England...

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New Suffolk Stamps releasedPosted on 24-02-2012
Royal Mail has just released a new set of stamps today....

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Scottish Smallholder and Grower FestivalPosted on 16-02-2012
Forfar Market on Sunday 30th September 2012....

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Farmers Weekly Awards 2012Posted on 15-02-2012
4th October 2012, Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Entries close 30th April 2012...

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The Scottish Farmer – supporting farmers since 1893Posted on 10-02-2012
In a move to continue its successful development, The Scottish Farmer will soon be repackaging and investing in its printed edition to add improved value for money for both its readers and commercial...

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CT Scanning UpdatePosted on 03-02-2012
SAC will again be offering a CT scanner service in 2012, both at our static site near Edinburgh and with the mobile scanner at various sites throughout England and Wales....

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2012 Birth Notification FormPosted on 03-02-2012
The 2012 Birth Notification Form is now available for completion online by members signed up for Direct Debit payment....

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Update from Western AustraliaPosted on 03-02-2012
Update from Glenn and Kay Cole, SASIMWA, Suffolk and White Suffolk Stud.Our sheep are nearly bare shown for shows, Adilaide royal has some wooly classes but we have never done any, we like to be able...

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Society Stand takes 1st place at the Eastern Region Winter FairPosted on 31-01-2012
EXHIBITORS FEED BACK - 30TH JANUARY 2012...

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Profit from PerformancePosted on 26-01-2012
Signet realeases new promotional material...

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NSA Briefing on the discovery of Schmallenberg virus in England. 23rd January 2012Posted on 25-01-2012
Schmallenberg virus has been confirmed by Defra AHVLA to have been found on 4 farms in England, in the counties of East Sussex, Suffolk, and Norfolk....

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Schmallenberg Virus (SBV)Posted on 25-01-2012
Defra and AHVLA have confirmed today that surveillance has identified the presence of Schmallenberg Virus (SBV)...

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CT Scanning UpdatePosted on 17-01-2012
There has been an increase in the number of pedigree lambs being CT scanned since the introduction of the mobile scanning service in 2009....

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Lambing 2012 with Specop SuffolksPosted on 16-01-2012
Lambing 2012 with Specop SuffolksTwo short video of the Specop Suffolks. If you have any pictures or videos please send them to us....

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New Year SurprisePosted on 04-01-2012
What a great beginning to the New Year when quins were delivered to a three year old pedigree Suffolk ewe on New Years eve...

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