Category: Sheep

MLA Feedback podcast covers consumers, pastures and season tips

CONSUMERS, wet season tips, the value of pasture annuals and industry resilience feature in the latest monthly Meat & Livestock Australia Feedback podcast. Source: Sheep Central MLA Feedback podcast covers consumers, pastures and season tips

SustainaWOOL asks growers to declare sheep freeze branding

AUSTRALIA’S wool integrity scheme SustainaWOOL has moved to accommodate a lack of market acceptance of sheep freeze branding as a ‘non-mulesed’ practice. Source: Sheep Central SustainaWOOL asks growers to declare sheep freeze branding

Wool leader urges pain relief after activist priorities named

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers must take a holistic approach to current and future animal welfare challenges, but be cognisant of global market trends, according to WoolProducers Australia president Ed Storey. In… Source: Sheep Central Wool leader urges pain relief after activist priorities named

Website takes the mystery out of Halal meat purchasing

A recently-launched consumer website designed to verify whether or not a sample of red meat has been processed under Halal conditions is already generating more than ten thousand hits each week. Targeted at both domestic Australian Muslim citizens as well as visiting holiday makers from Muslim countries, the new website is removing a lot of… Read more »

Website takes the mystery out of Halal meat purchasing

A recently-launched consumer website designed to verify whether or not a sample of red meat has been processed under Halal conditions is already generating more than ten thousand hits each week. Targeted at both domestic Australian Muslim citizens as well as visiting holiday makers from Muslim countries, the new website is removing a lot of… Read more »

Incentives needed for emission changes in red meat sector

A GROWING focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world is driving a shift in the red meat sector, but it will be the market, rather than regulators, motivating change, according to a newly-released industry report. Source: Beef Central Incentives needed for emission changes in red meat sector

Horsham farmers reap many benefits of sheep containment areas

HORSHAM mixed farmers Sam and Emily Eagle have a reaped a range of benefits from using sheep containment areas, including better weed control, pasture management, higher conception rates and lamb weight gain. Source: Sheep Central Horsham farmers reap many benefits of sheep containment areas

Incentives needed for emission changes in red meat sector

A GROWING focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world is driving a shift in the red meat sector, but it will be the market, rather than regulators, motivating change, according to a newly-released industry report. Source: Sheep Central Incentives needed for emission changes in red meat sector

Women flock to wool, but room for growth in meat + VIDEO

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry is one agricultural sector which has proven to be a field of opportunity for young rural women. Source: Sheep Central Women flock to wool, but room for growth in meat + VIDEO

Wool Connect didn’t quite connect – Small

AUSTRALIA’S wool customers have been let down by an unsatisfactory industry response to calls for more non-mulesed wool, but its growers should maintain that breech modification without blood or pain not be called mulesing, according to Victorian grower and knitwear company owner Peter Small. Source: Sheep Central Wool Connect didn’t quite connect – Small

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearances stay strong with prices

CLEARANCE rates remained strong in AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb sales last week, for a national offering of 125,761 head, 4267 fewer. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb clearances stay strong with prices

NZ shearers and wool handlers jump into trans-Tasman bubble

SEVERAL sheep wool industry workers are among the New Zealanders who have used the new NZ-New South Wales trans-Tasman COVID-19 bubble to work in Australia’s eastern states. Source: Sheep Central NZ shearers and wool handlers jump into trans-Tasman bubble

Forward wool sellers look for premiums over rising auction values

EARLY forward wool trading pre-empted the rally in auction prices this week, but the continued strength of the spot market took all participants by surprise and tended to dampen any further forward activity. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool sellers look for premiums over rising auction values

Australian wool prices lift as demand improves

AUSTRALIAN wool prices lifted significantly this week, reflecting greater demand from Chinese and European processors after retail results improved in economies recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices lift as demand improves

WoolPoll Review report sparks levy payer concern

KEY wool grower groups are already sceptical of Australian Wool Innovation’s commitment to recommended changes to the industry’s WoolPoll process and structure, after the release of a review report today. Source: Sheep Central WoolPoll Review report sparks levy payer concern

Rumps and humps, eggs and pregs at next ICMJ webinar

How to juggle the many and varied demands on cattle breeding programs – from meat eating quality to herd fertility – will be tackled at the next episode of the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association’s webinar series, to be held next Wednesday. Source: Beef Central Rumps and humps, eggs and pregs at next ICMJ webinar

Positive perceptions of red meat growing among consumers

Perceptions of the red meat industry are improving, as is knowledge of the industry among consumers in metropolitan Australia, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest consumer sentiment research. Source: Beef Central Positive perceptions of red meat growing among consumers

Add some lucerne hay says Victoria’s latest sheep diet research

AGRICULTURE Victoria scientists have confirmed what has been known for years – that adding lucerne hay to sheep diets provides a host of benefits. Source: Sheep Central Add some lucerne hay says Victoria’s latest sheep diet research

NSW grazier puts case for wool spend over on-farm R&D

FOURTH-GENERATION wool and lamb producer David Taylor believes there is more profit for central west New South Wales farmers in Australian Wool Innovation increasing its marketing spend rather than its on-farm research and development outlay. Source: Sheep Central NSW grazier puts case for wool spend over on-farm R&D

Lamb prices drop as buyers pick over seasonal turn-off

TRADE and heavy lamb prices dropped in eastern state saleyards this week as buyers took advantage of increased yardings at major centres. Source: Sheep Central Lamb prices drop as buyers pick over seasonal turn-off

Exporters and brokers unite to lift wool welfare declarations

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry must improve its non-mulesed wool declaration rates or risk falling further behind other wool-growing nations as a preferred greasy wool source, according to exporter body leader Josh Lamb. Source: Sheep Central Exporters and brokers unite to lift wool welfare declarations

Merino and store lamb prices lift again on AuctionsPlus

PRICES lifted for Merino ewe and wether lambs, and first cross ewe hoggets, on AuctionsPlus last week, but fell for most other categories. Source: Sheep Central Merino and store lamb prices lift again on AuctionsPlus

Call for global industry unity at Wool Connect

THE global wool industry was urged to unite against common competitors and challenges, and growers were told to tell their story to counter animal activists, at the first Wool Connect conference last week. Source: Sheep Central Call for global industry unity at Wool Connect

AWI WoolQ platform fails to meet key targets

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s online services and trading platform WoolQ has failed to meet important grower uptake and transaction targets, according to AWI’s 2019-20 annual report. Source: Sheep Central AWI WoolQ platform fails to meet key targets

Little progress on red meat restructures in year of upheaval

The status of two ongoing red meat organisational restructures remains uncertain as the sector moves towards its next round of industry annual general meetings in November. Source: Beef Central Little progress on red meat restructures in year of upheaval

Forward wool market as sellers hesitate to commit

THE forward wool market remained relatively quiet this week, with sellers unwilling to lock in at prices that look uncompetitive to the last few seasons. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market as sellers hesitate to commit

Wool price rise prompts more growers to sell

MORE Australian wool growers sold clips this week as prices improved across all Merino and crossbred categories. Source: Sheep Central Wool price rise prompts more growers to sell

Grower-friendly sheep and wool levy changes not on agenda

SHEEP and wool producers hoping for a more levy payer-friendly system from recent reform announcements this month might be disappointed. Source: Sheep Central Grower-friendly sheep and wool levy changes not on agenda

AWI’s WoolQ pitch to China is just ‘consultation’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has denied it is pitching its WoolQ platform to China – the industry’s biggest customer — but refused to say whether it had considered selling the digital hub. Source: Sheep Central AWI’s WoolQ pitch to China is just ‘consultation’

MLA annual report reflects turbulent times

BUFFETED by drought, global pandemic, market swings, floods and bushfires, the Australian red meat industry has shown remarkable resilience during the past financial year, Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2019-20 annual report released this morning shows. Source: Sheep Central MLA annual report reflects turbulent times

MLA annual report reflects turbulent times

Buffeted by drought, global pandemic, market swings, floods and bushfires, the Australian red meat industry has shown remarkable resilience during the past financial year, Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2019-20 annual report released this morning shows. Source: Beef Central MLA annual report reflects turbulent times

New Zealand sheep and beef farmers ‘close to carbon-neutral’

WOODY vegetation on New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms is offsetting between 63-118 percent of their on-farm agricultural emissions, according to an independent research report released by Beef + Lamb NZ today. Source: Sheep Central New Zealand sheep and beef farmers ‘close to carbon-neutral’

New tactics boost lamb survival at Lake Bolac

LAMB survival rates at the western Victorian mixed livestock and cropping property ‘Wirrinourt’, Lake Bolac, have been significantly improved by new management strategies. Source: Sheep Central New tactics boost lamb survival at Lake Bolac

Brands commit to non-mulesed wool in virtual conference

INTERNATIONAL and Australian fashion brands expressed a commitment to non-mulesed wool use and its increased production during the first day of the Wool Connect conference yesterday. Source: Sheep Central Brands commit to non-mulesed wool in virtual conference

Online wool bale sales follow auction prices down

ONLINE wool sales declined in Australia last week as physical auction prices slipped back. Source: Sheep Central Online wool bale sales follow auction prices down

Auction price volatility continues to trouble forward market

THE spot auction wool market reversed its upward trend and gave back almost half of the hard-fought gains of the previous two weeks. Source: Sheep Central Auction price volatility continues to trouble forward market

Superfine wool competition casts a wider net

AUSTRALIA’S prestigious annual superfine fleece competition will be open to all producers this year. Source: Sheep Central Superfine wool competition casts a wider net

AuctionsPlus sheep clearances stay high as demand continues

STORE sheep and lamb prices remained high, but slipped for Merino lines in an increased offering on AuctionsPlus last week. Source: Sheep Central AuctionsPlus sheep clearances stay high as demand continues

Young Merino ewes make to $382 at Jerilderie sale

AUCTIONEERS started bidding high and bids flowed freely at the 18th annual John Wells Memorial store sheep sale at Jerilderie, New South Wales on Friday. Source: Sheep Central Young Merino ewes make to 2 at Jerilderie sale

Australian Dietary Guidelines: what they say about red meat

Following recent discussion around Australian Dietary Guidelines and their recommendations for red meat consumption this articles delves more deeply into the guidelines and their implications for domestic red meat consumption in Australia. Source: Beef Central Australian Dietary Guidelines: what they say about red meat

Lambex organisers drop plans for 2021 event

AUSTRALIA’S premier sheep and lamb conference, LambEx, has been cancelled for the second consecutive year to retain the event’s position as the industry’s leading face-to-face gathering. Source: Sheep Central Lambex organisers drop plans for 2021 event

More wool passed in as Australian auction prices fall

MORE Australian wool growers passed in their wool at auctions this week as prices dropped after rising for the past three weeks. Source: Sheep Central More wool passed in as Australian auction prices fall

It’s not too late for mulesing with pain relief – Olsson

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation should host more international brands and retailers to showcase the industry’s mulesing-based production system, according to New South Wales wool grower Chick Olsson. Source: Sheep Central It’s not too late for mulesing with pain relief – Olsson

Animal welfare bodies lobby brands and consumers on mulesing

ANIMAL welfare bodies FOUR PAWS and Humane Society International have stepped up their campaigns against mulesing by publishing the names of brands and retailers opposing the sheep flystrike preventative procedure and appealing for consumer support. Source: Sheep Central Animal welfare bodies lobby brands and consumers on mulesing

Agnostic AWI omits non-mulesed details to ‘promote all wool’

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has admitted it collaborated with brands committed to using non-mulesing wool, while defending its deliberate omission of this from promotional material and information to growers. Source: Sheep Central Agnostic AWI omits non-mulesed details to ‘promote all wool’

Aussie White buyers eat well and bid better at Tattykeel

AUSTRALIAN White sheep set sale records in New South Wales this week as founding flock Tattykeel sold stud rams to $53,000 and ewes to $13,000 to gross $1.766 million for 226 sheep. Source: Sheep Central Aussie White buyers eat well and bid better at Tattykeel

Wide Bay locals moving to acreages are buying sheep

Raising sheep becomes popular with people moving to acreage properties in the Wide Bay for a tree change. Source: ABC Livestock Wide Bay locals moving to acreages are buying sheep

PGA committee chairman urges feedback on AWI’s WoolQ

WESTERN Australia’s Pastoralists and Grazier Association has come out in support of a move to end Australian Wool Innovation spending on its digital information and wool trading platform WoolQ. Source: Sheep Central PGA committee chairman urges feedback on AWI’s WoolQ

Let’s be ‘braver’ with R&D fund allocation decisions, urges MLA MD

The red meat industry needs to be ‘braver’ with its research and development fund allocation decisions, in an era of ‘fewer, bigger, bolder’ R&D projects, MLA managing director Jason Strong told a recent online stakeholder audience. Source: Beef Central Let’s be ‘braver’ with R&D fund allocation decisions, urges MLA MD

Lamb and sheep prices to stay high on reduced production

AUSTRALIAN lamb and sheep prices could remain historically high this year, but are not expected to return to the levels of early 2020, according to the latest industry projections. Source: Sheep Central Lamb and sheep prices to stay high on reduced production

Sheep industry needs people with diverse knowledge and skills

GREATER alignment between education and career path development in the sheep industry is necessary to ensure people with a diverse range of knowledge and capabilities are attracted, according to Nuffield… Source: Sheep Central Sheep industry needs people with diverse knowledge and skills

Drought drops New Zealand lamb drop and flock

NEW Zealand’s lamb turn-off is expected to be down more than four percent this year after drought conditions impacted the country’s flock. Source: Sheep Central Drought drops New Zealand lamb drop and flock

Merino wool growers – it’s time to prepare for the recovery

NOW is the time for Merino producers to prepare for the industry’s recovery and produce sheep that can be accredited as non-mulesed, don’t require heavy chemical use and grow high quality premium-priced wool, according to Natasha Favaloro. Source: Sheep Central Merino wool growers – it’s time to prepare for the recovery

Sheep buying into central west NSW and Riverina continues

PRICES for young Merino ewes surged on AuctionsPlus in a reduced online offering last week, driven by continued strong buying into the central west and Riverina regions of New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Sheep buying into central west NSW and Riverina continues

VIC meat processor restrictions eased, but full capacity needed

COMPETITION for livestock, especially lambs and sheep, is expected to increase at eastern state saleyards with the easing of workforce capacity restrictions on Victorian red meat processors. Victorian Premier Daniel… Source: Sheep Central VIC meat processor restrictions eased, but full capacity needed

Young blood help tackle national shearer shortage

Shearing is a tough job, but many young Victorians are travelling from across the state to learn the skill, with record numbers attending shearing and wool-handling classes this year. Source: ABC Livestock Young blood help tackle national shearer shortage

NSW sheep operations join business coaching program

PROGRESSIVE sheep operations are among farming businesses selected to participate in the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Young Farmer Business Program’s individual coaching program. Source: Sheep Central NSW sheep operations join business coaching program

Forward wool market bids spring into life with auctions

BIDS on the forward wool market sprang back into life with the auction market this week, with forward bids on the first day of sales closing at cash levels and flowing into early next year. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool market bids spring into life with auctions

Online wool sales boom as demand returns to market

ONLINE wool sales boomed this week with the AuctionsPlus offer board selling 1468 bales up to Thursday. Source: Sheep Central Online wool sales boom as demand returns to market

Australian wool prices rebound at auctions

AUSTRALIAN wool prices have posted their biggest weekly gains since September last year, driven by low global raw wool stocks at processors. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices rebound at auctions

Search on for NSW growers mulesing sheep without pain relief

NEW South Wales wool growers who mules sheep without pain relief are being sought to test current animal cruelty legislation, following the failure of a bill aimed at regulating mulesing in the state. Source: Sheep Central Search on for NSW growers mulesing sheep without pain relief

Grower’s proposed WOOLQ resolution rejected by AWI

A WOOL grower’s move to end Australian Wool Innovation spending on the WoolQ data and trading platform has been blocked, but might not be completely thwarted. Source: Sheep Central Grower’s proposed WOOLQ resolution rejected by AWI

South American giant eyes off Australian sheep meat investment

SHEEP meat is the first target of South American processing giant Athena Foods’ investment in Australian red meat processing as part of an expansion move driven by a planned public listing on the New York stock exchange. Source: Sheep Central South American giant eyes off Australian sheep meat investment

South American processing giant eyes off Australian investment

South American processing giant Athena Foods, a subsidiary of Minerva, is eyeing-off investment in Australian red meat processing, as part of an expansion move driven by a planned public listing on the New York stock exchange. Source: Beef Central South American processing giant eyes off Australian investment

ICMJ webinar to outline the red meat path to carbon neutrality

PRACTICAL steps for Australia’s red meat industry to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 will be laid out at the next Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ) webinar on September 30. Source: Sheep Central ICMJ webinar to outline the red meat path to carbon neutrality

AWEX call’s for wool classer code review submissions

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has just over a month to make submissions to the Australian Wool Exchange’s latest wool classing code of practice review. Source: Sheep Central AWEX call’s for wool classer code review submissions

Merino wool recognised as asthma and allergy-friendly

MERINO wool has been officially recognised as asthma and allergy friendly, according to Australian Wool Innovation. Source: Sheep Central Merino wool recognised as asthma and allergy-friendly

Dear pork in China expected to benefit beef and lamb

PREDICTED high prices for Chinese pork at retail are expected to lead to increased opportunities for Australian lamb and mutton, according to Rabobank’s China-based senior animal proteins analyst Chenjun Pan. Source: Sheep Central Dear pork in China expected to benefit beef and lamb

ICMJ webinar to outline the red meat path to carbon neutrality

Practical steps for Australia’s red meat industry to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 will be laid out at the next Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ) webinar on September 30. Source: Beef Central ICMJ webinar to outline the red meat path to carbon neutrality

Mecardo’s Herrmann to join Sheep Producers Australia board

SHEEP Producers Australia’s newest board candidate Robert Herrmann has stepped up to take a new role in the industry he grew up in, loves and works for. Source: Sheep Central Mecardo’s Herrmann to join Sheep Producers Australia board

JBS strikes alliance with specialist BBQ retailer

Retail packs of beef have been sold through up-market pub bottle shop drive-throughs in the past, so it makes a lot of sense for the nation’s largest specialist retailer of barbecues and barbecuing equipment to offer customers a range of succulent steaks, juicy chops and briskets for slow-cooking. Source: Beef Central JBS strikes alliance… Read more »

Forward wool trading follows auction market momentum

BIDDING on the forward wool market followed the spot auctions last week as physical sales started in a positive vein and gathered momentum into the close. Source: Sheep Central Forward wool trading follows auction market momentum

Top ewes make $300-plus at annual Hay sheep sale

MORE than twenty young ewe and classed breeder lines were cleared with price tags exceeding $300 a head at the Merino Breeders annual September sheep sale at Hay, NSW on Friday. Source: Sheep Central Top ewes make 0-plus at annual Hay sheep sale

Australian sheep health project monitoring increases

A RECORD number of sheep and lambs has been inspected in abattoirs under the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project. Source: Sheep Central Australian sheep health project monitoring increases

Prices hold in record AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering

MOST sheep and lambs sold dearer online last week as a doubling of the store lambs offering on AuctionsPlus helped set a new record of 182,726 head, up 101,727. Source: Sheep Central Prices hold in record AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering

Young Merino ewes sell to $354 at Hay breeders sale today

YOUNG ewes sold to $354 at the annual Hay Merino Breeders Sheep Sale today, with strong competition come from the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area in New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Young Merino ewes sell to 4 at Hay breeders sale today

World-beating sheep sire project Yardstick celebrates 20th year

THE world’s longest running genetic benchmark program – Western Australia’s sheep sire evaluation project Yardstick – is celebrating its 20th year of operation in the state. Source: Sheep Central World-beating sheep sire project Yardstick celebrates 20th year

Online wool conference to connect growers with retail

INTERNATIONAL wool processing group Schneider will hold a world-first conference in October to connect growers with consumers and brands. Source: Sheep Central Online wool conference to connect growers with retail

Australian wool prices continue to rise after weekly auction lift

WOOL trading continued at higher price levels in Australia later this week after a solid rise in auction prices mid-week, sparking speculation the Australian market might have rebounded from its ‘bottom’. Source: Sheep Central Australian wool prices continue to rise after weekly auction lift

Grower plan to end WoolQ online platform investment

AUSTRALIAN wool growers will be petitioned to support the abandonment of the industry’s WoolQ online services and trading platform. Source: Sheep Central Grower plan to end WoolQ online platform investment

John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

Agribusiness identity John McKillop has been appointed as the new independent chairman of the Red Meat Advisory Council, succeeding Don Mackay. Source: Sheep Central John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

Agribusiness identity John McKillop has been appointed as the new independent chairman of the Red Meat Advisory Council, succeeding Don Mackay. Source: Beef Central John McKillop succeeds Don Mackay as RMAC chair

MLA board director nominees announced

Meat & Livestock Australia has released the names of the three board nominees the nine-person Board Selection Committee has recommended to fill three vacancies at this year’s annual general meeting on November 19. Source: Sheep Central MLA board director nominees announced

Promote non-mulesed wool as a product – NewMerino

NON-MULESED Merino wool promotion linking supply with provenance would be a powerful market differentiation tool for Australia’s industry, according to NewMerino owner Peter Vandeleur. Source: Sheep Central Promote non-mulesed wool as a product – NewMerino

New sheep tech to be tested across nine countries

PRECISION technology use in sheep and goat farming will be studied in a project spanning nine countries from Scandinavia across Europe to the Middle East. Source: Sheep Central New sheep tech to be tested across nine countries

Wool4School winners were inspired by Australia’s wildlife

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has announced the 2020 winners of its prestigious Wool4School competition, which encourages budding designers to create innovative garment designs incorporating wool. Source: Sheep Central Wool4School winners were inspired by Australia’s wildlife

Genetic selection for lamb survival is working for Lynley

WESTERN Australian Merino breeder Lynley Anderson has worked hard to improve lamb survival for years, but didn’t realise her strategies were also reducing dystocia in her flock. Source: Sheep Central Genetic selection for lamb survival is working for Lynley

Add value, promote and refocus AWI, says wool brand owner

MELBOURNE-BASED Merino mens apparel brand chief executive John Kellett has an eight-point action plan for the nation’s wool industry that includes value-adding, boosting marketing, and refocusing Australian Wool Innovation’s role, activities and levy system. Source: Sheep Central Add value, promote and refocus AWI, says wool brand owner

Resurrection of Qld’s Churchill abattoir looking likely

Southern Queensland’s Churchill abattoir near Ipswich is looking likely to be resurrected as a dual-species lamb/beef plant, after being mothballed since 2017. Greater access to sheep and lambs since the adoption of exclusion fencing in western parts of the state is one of the catalysts behind the project Source: Sheep Central Resurrection of Qld’s… Read more »

Resurrection of Qld’s Churchill abattoir looking likely

Southern Queensland’s Churchill abattoir near Ipswich is looking likely to be resurrected, after being mothballed since 2017. As part of the plan, the plant would move from domestic-only to an export license, and become a dual-species plant processing lamb/mutton and beef, mostly consigned Middle East. Source: Beef Central Resurrection of Qld’s Churchill abattoir looking… Read more »

Auction lift breathes life into forward wool market

NEW life was briefly breathed into the forward wool market this week after the first positive series of auctions for the season. Source: Sheep Central Auction lift breathes life into forward wool market

No Royal Show? No worries: School sheep show goes on, celebrating 10 years

Despite the Royal Adelaide Show being cancelled for 2020, school students have taken part in the South Australian merino wether competition at the showgrounds. Source: ABC Livestock No Royal Show? No worries: School sheep show goes on, celebrating 10 years

Study urges UK sheep farmers to plant trees for profit

UNITED Kingdom sheep farmers were not profitable without subsidies, but could grow trees for carbon credits to be viable, UK researchers have found. Source: Sheep Central Study urges UK sheep farmers to plant trees for profit