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NSA SHEEP 2020 GOES VIRTUAL

NSA SHEEP 2020 GOES VIRTUAL

A summer of celebration was planned for the National Sheep Association (NSA) in 2020 to celebrate 40 years at its home on the Three Counties Showground, near Malvern, Worcestershire, however due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the event has been put on ice until...

DIETARY PHYTATE IN BROILER NUTRITION AND GROWTH

DIETARY PHYTATE IN BROILER NUTRITION AND GROWTH

- Joaquin Percebal-Morlanes, DVM, MSc, MRCVS   Plants naturally store phosphorus in the seeds in form of phytate. This molecule (Fig 1) can be found in cereal grains, legumes and oilseeds (Ravindran et al., 1995) and form complexes in the seed with proteins;...

NSA asks for more respect for the countryside

NSA asks for more respect for the countryside

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling for visitors to the countryside to show more consideration and respect for the land and people who farm it. NSA Chief Executive Phil Stocker comments: “NSA has long believed that people visiting the countryside benefit...

Texel Ewe Lamb shines in virtual Sheep Show!

Texel Ewe Lamb shines in virtual Sheep Show!

The third Online Sheep Show took place on the 23rd May. Entries hit over 1,800 entered in 67 classes and judged by 15 judges, from across the country. Competition was fierce across the classes with some breeds such as Texels having more than 150 entries. Exhibitors...

Self Help Finance Guide for Farmers

Self Help Finance Guide for Farmers

The farming and wider agricultural industry has always been subject to the unexpected, with the vagaries of markets, weather, pests and diseases often causing big swings in income and expenditure. Many can be foreseen, but by no means all. Witness COVID-19, which has...

New funding to support dairy farmers through coronavirus

New funding to support dairy farmers through coronavirus

A new fund will enable eligible dairy farmers in England to access up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. England’s dairy farmers will be able to access up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus...