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Beltex is key at Briggsy’s Butchers

Saturday 21st May 2022
Category: Features

Briggsy’s Butchers is based in the Scottish market border town of Jedburgh and owned by young forward-thinking butcher 23-year-old Ryan Briggs, who says “Beltex lamb is key to the success of our business.” Customers return to purchase our lamb as

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The shows must go on!

Thursday 5th May 2022
Category: All News

Summer shows will be making a very welcome return this year and here’s a wee look at your judges for the major shows.   Balmoral Show          Kevin Buckle          11-14 May I along

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Costs relating to Scrapie Qualifying Status reimbursed

Wednesday 30th March 2022
Category: All News

Breeders who applied for Scrapie Qualifying Status prior to 31 December, 2021, will be able to reclaim some of their expenses thanks to the expansion of the Movement Assistance Scheme. Taking effect from 1 April, 2022, the support will include

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Survey launched to understand impact of rise in Schmallenberg virus

Wednesday 30th March 2022
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As the UK experiences a phase of heightened Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) risk, a new survey is now open for vet students on lambing placement to identify the prevalence of deformed lambs, which is an indicator of presence of SBV across

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Beltex Sheep Society moves to Pedigree Livestock Services

Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Category: All News

The Beltex Sheep Society has appointed Cumbria-based Pedigree Livestock Services which is run by Andy Ryder to take on the complete administrative roles for the breed Society. Society Chairman Kevin Buckle said the current and long serving Society Secretary, Barbara

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Premier Sale August Carlisle Survey

Wednesday 19th January 2022
Category: All News

Premier Sale dates after the recent AGM it was decided to run a survey regarding the days for the Premier Sale
Pre-Covid: Arrive Wed and sell Thurs & Fri OR Post-Covid: Arrive Thurs and sell Fri & Sat
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Return of NI sheep from approved show or sale in GB

Friday 31st December 2021
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A new Export Health Certificate (EHC) is now available which permits, subject to certain conditions, the return to Northern Ireland (NI) of cattle, sheep and goats which originate in NI and are moved to Great Britain (GB) for an approved

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NI sheep imports from GB

Friday 31st December 2021
Category: All News

Breeding and production sheep and goats Importing any new animals into your herd or flock obviously increases the risk for introducing disease – these include: Maedi Visna Complex which affects Goats and Sheep.  The disease is an infectious, incurable, very

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Christmas & New Year Office Closure

Wednesday 22nd December 2021
Category: All News

The Society Office will be closed from 12noon Thursday 23 December 2021 until Tuesday 4 January 2022

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Scrapie monitoring for export

Monday 20th December 2021
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Flock masters wishing to export breeding sheep and goats throughout the EU may have their flock or herd monitored under the provisions of the Scrapie Monitoring Scheme administered by SRUC Veterinary Services. Registered flocks and herds undergo an annual flock

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