Sheep http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35055/all en Falling lamb prices make UK, Irish sheep farmers fear for future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/falling-lamb-prices-make-uk-irish-sheep-farmers-fear-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Farm gate prices sharply down due to oversupply, static demand</p> <p>* New Zealand competition fierce for depressed EU market</p> <p>* Sheep farmers could reduce flocks or quit entirely</p> <p>By Natalie Huet and Nigel Hunt</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Sheep farmers in Britain and Ireland fear for their future as oversupply of lamb in Europe drags farm-gate prices to three-year lows while production costs soar, giving efficient New Zealand exporters a vital edge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/falling-lamb-prices-make-uk-irish-sheep-farmers-fear-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Sheep Zoology Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:31:32 +0000 5763564 at http://www.globalpost.com Waist-deep in mud, Cameron rescues distressed sheep http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/waist-deep-mud-cameron-rescues-distressed-sheep <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Bogged down by a stagnating economy and sinking poll ratings, British Prime Minister David Cameron ventured into a new swamp when he waded waist-deep into mud to rescue a drowning sheep.</p> <p>Cameron was on his way back from visiting a farmer near his weekend home in the Oxfordshire countryside last month when he heard bleating and spotted a ewe that had got stuck in the mud after following her two lambs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/waist-deep-mud-cameron-rescues-distressed-sheep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Ewe Human Interest Sheep Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:46:47 +0000 5799539 at http://www.globalpost.com Munching sheep replace lawn mowers in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/munching-sheep-replace-lawn-mowers-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four little black sheep on Wednesday left the countryside and began their new careers in the city: working as eco-friendly lawn movers in a largely working-class district in northeastern Paris.</p> <p>Between April and October, the new "park workers" will graze grounds the size of eight tennis-courts in three two-week-long sweeps in a move to promote biodiversity and make the grooming of the capital's green areas more sustainable -- replacing both chemicals and lawn mowers. </p> <p>Out of work, they will be resting back at a farm on the outskirts of Paris, the Ferme de Paris.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/munching-sheep-replace-lawn-mowers-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lawn care Sheep Zoology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:31:33 +0000 5801091 at http://www.globalpost.com Munching sheep replace lawn mowers in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/munching-sheep-replace-lawn-mowers-paris-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four little black sheep on Wednesday left the countryside and began their new careers in the city: working as eco-friendly lawn mowers in a largely working-class district in northeastern Paris.</p> <p>Between April and October, the new "park workers" will graze grounds the size of eight tennis-courts in three two-week-long sweeps in a move to promote biodiversity and make the grooming of the capital's green areas more sustainable -- replacing both chemicals and lawn mowers. </p> <p>Out of work, they will be resting back at a farm on the outskirts of Paris, the Ferme de Paris.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/munching-sheep-replace-lawn-mowers-paris-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lawn care Sheep Zoology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:31:09 +0000 5801161 at http://www.globalpost.com Quality veterinary drugs being ensured for livestock breeders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/quality-veterinary-drugs-being-ensured-livestock-breeders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Provincial Secretary for Livestock, Muhammad Naseem Lehri has said that all out efforts would be made to provide quality veterinary medicines to the livestock breeders in the province.</p><P>This was stated by him during inspection of the reserve store here the other day.</p><P>Secretary Livestock maintained that prevention of the sub-standard medicines would be ensured so that the breeders may not suffer.</p><P>He directed to the concerned officials to highlight any irregularity in the veterinary drugs so as to address it.</p><P>Also present on the occasion were the Director General of Li</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/quality-veterinary-drugs-being-ensured-livestock-breeders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sheep Zoology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:04:31 +0000 Asianet 5808335 at http://www.globalpost.com Sheep genome shows links between wool, health http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131102/football-russian-premier-league-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists have mapped the entire genome of sheep, paving the way to improve the health of the humble farm animal for better meat and wool.</p> <p>After eight years of work on the entire genetic makeup of the species, the researchers also found the secrets of the sheep's digestive system and unique fat metabolism process that allows it to produce and maintain its thick coat.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131102/football-russian-premier-league-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Sheep Technology Zoology AFP Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:01:16 +0000 5978216 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia slams 'extremist' PETA for sheep abuse video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140712/australia-slams-extremist-peta-sheep-abuse-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has described animal rights group PETA as "extremist" and questioned their methods after the release of footage showing sheep being beaten by shearers.</p> <p>Joyce said Australia "does not condone the mistreatment of animals" but added that the violence shown in the PETA video should have been reported immediately.</p> <p>"An emotional response without full investigation, including why it has taken so long for PETA to release the footage, does not result in better husbandry practices," Joyce said in a statement late Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140712/australia-slams-extremist-peta-sheep-abuse-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture in Australia Agriculture in New Zealand Sheep Social Issues AFP Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:31:30 +0000 6203035 at http://www.globalpost.com