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Focus on Sheep

Sector News Sector News16-1-2020

With changing markets, consumer demands and the uncertainty of Brexit, production efficiency and a good nutritional strategy will be key in 2020. 

  • UK imports of sheep meat have continued to decline, Q3 volumes were back 34%
  • Exports were up in 2019 reflecting production growth
  • Demand globally is expected to remain elevated, mostly due to China

Forage

Grass Silage - Big Bale 2018 2019 Top 25% Bottom 25%
Dry Matter (%) 48 45 26 67
Energy (MJ/kg DM) 10.3 10.3 11.3 9.1
Protein (% DM) 12.6 12.5 17 8.3
NDF - Fibre (% DM) 53 54 45 62