Farm Gate to Fork

News, views, discussion and analysis of farming and food issues along the supply chain.

Category Archives: Sheep

Agricultural Trade Balance Shifting to Developing Countries

The balance of global agricultural trade is continuing to shift from the developed blocs to developing countries. The latest World Trade Statistics Review published by the World Trade Organisation shows … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU Global Leader in Agri-food Exports

The European Union is the global leader in exports pf agricultural produce and food. According to the latest annual report on the EU’s agri-food trade, over the last year these … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Global Strategy to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

The World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE, has set out a new strategy to help countries around the world manage the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. The OIE presented the strategy … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Will CAP Look Like After 2020?

The Common Agricultural Policy could become more concerned with social issues, innovation and greening after 2020. The current reforms to the CAP introduced in 2013 run up to 202 and … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Will Agriculture Be Affected by Review on Antibiotic Use?

Reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture globally is one of the main conclusions in the O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance published last week. The report lays down 10 … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

How are Farmers Dealing with Biosecurity?

Animal health and welfare are key in good livestock farming. Improved biosecurity aims to safeguard and even improve animal health. Biosecurity measures are based on the principle of avoiding direct … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Would EU and Irish Agri-food Trade be Hit by Brexit?

If the UK votes to leave the EU, it would have a severe consequences for trade with other EU states. A new report from the Irish Agriculture and Food Development … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Integrity of Supermarkets Questioned in Parliamentary Report

The trustworthiness and integrity of UK supermarkets has been called into question by a new Parliamentary report. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee report on farmgate prices questioning the … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Antibiotic Resistance Growing Concern in Europe

Antimicrobial resistance in both animals and humans is growing across Europe. A new report from the European Food Safety Authority shows that bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Could China be Heading for Grain Market Crisis?

China could be heading for a crisis in its grain market with a surplus of corn and imports of other grains apparently rising. According to official figures from the Central … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment