Domestic Sheep

Russia's picturesque Kursk Oblast region

Russian meat giant plans huge lamb farming hub

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Agricultural holding Miratorg plans to construct a 30,000-strong sheep farm in Russia, and wants to build 10 more in the same region, creating one of the world’s largest lamb clusters.

L-R: Cormac Healy, director MII; agriculture minister Martin Creed; Philip Carroll, chairman of MII

Ireland eyes lamb boom

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has presented the government with a five-year plan to grow Ireland’s sheep flock, a move that could create 500 jobs and boost profits.

Imports of sheep and cattle have been banned from the Romanian market

Jordan halts Romanian livestock imports

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture has decided to ban imports of cattle and sheep from the Romanian market, following reports by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on detected instances of bluetongue disease in Romania.

Poor weather is hitting UK lamb crops

Poor weather hits UK lamb levels

By Ed Bedington

UK lamb slaughterings are likely to be around 7% lower in the coming 2013/14 season, due to adverse weather conditions hitting production hard, forecasters have warned.

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