Sheep shearers flock to world championship in France

Business Jul 5, 2019

Sheep shearers flock to world championship in France

Sheep shearing experts flocked to a small town in the French countryside on Thursday for the opening of the annual world championship, a four-day event held for the first time on French soil. More than 320 competitors from 34 countries as far apart as Norway, ...

Japan to lift 18-year-old embargo on Irish sheep meat

Business / Corporate Jun 13, 2019

Japan to lift 18-year-old embargo on Irish sheep meat

The Japanese and Irish governments have reached a broad agreement on the lifting of Japan's 18-year-old ban on imports of sheep meat from Ireland, Irish agriculture minister Michael Creed said on Twitter on Wednesday. The accord came after Japan resumed imports of Irish beef only ...

Hokkaido sheep farmer feeds flock on asparagus

National Jan 21, 2016

Hokkaido sheep farmer feeds flock on asparagus

Sheep farmer Takanori Nishikawa, from Bibai, Hokkaido, is finding growing demand for premium lamb and mutton raised on asparagus. Nishikawa, 46, is not a farmer by birth. He owns a construction company inherited from his father. He had no experience of animal husbandry when eight ...