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Scrapie monitoring for export

Thursday 28th October 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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Sheep scab survey

Tuesday 12th October 2021
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The team at Flock Health is inviting British sheep farmers to participate in the sheep scab survey 2021 whether or not their have experienced sheep scab in their flock before. The survey aims to understand opinions, experiences and decisions made

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AGM 2021 update

Thursday 7th October 2021
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The Society’s AGM will be held on the evening of Thursday, 9 December, at the Pinegrove Hotel, Carlisle. The meeting will commence at 7pm and will be followed by a buffet supper subsidised by the Society. Please could members advise

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Jim Kennedy

Tuesday 17th August 2021
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It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Beltex Sheep Society notifies its members and Beltex breeders of the sudden passing of the Society’s Chairman, Jim Kennedy, on Sunday. A well-known and respected breeder of Beltex and other breeds

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New addition to Virtual Show Season

Monday 5th July 2021
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As part of the Beltex Sheep Society’s 2021 Virtual Show Season, there will be special sections this year for groups of pedigree and commercial sheep, as well as young handlers classes. Such was the demand from exhibitors during the 2020

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Premier Sale schedule confirmed

Friday 18th June 2021
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The Premier Sale will go ahead on Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 August, with arrival of stock on the Thursday and judging of the President’s Award for pens of sheep (no individual show this year), before shearlings sell on the

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Virtual show season 2021

Tuesday 13th April 2021
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Following on from the success of the 2020 virtual show season and coupled with the ongoing show season uncertainty, the Society has decided to run its virtual show season again for 2021. Although some events have been cancelled and others hope

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RamCompare nominations open until 14 May

Friday 9th April 2021
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Improving efficiency and reducing costs are both key drivers for any business. But for sheep breeders involved with the RamCompare project, investing in a ram with the right genetic merit for their system has proved to tick both boxes. After

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Grassroots Online Registry Update

Thursday 18th March 2021
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Grassroots Online Registry replacing the old Pedeweb and introduction of the Grassroots Mobile App

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Roadblocks for breeding sheep exports

Wednesday 24th February 2021
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The UK’s exit from the EU on 1 January has created some (largely unexpected) roadblocks for moving breeding stock from Great Britain to Northern Ireland and the EU. The immediate problem is the lack of physical infrastructure at ferry ports

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