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Information on breeding and health for sheep from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative sheep farming news and information for breeding and advice for a healthy sheep herd.
Two cases of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) have been confirmed in Ireland by the Department of Agriculture. Here is what you need to know about the disease.
By Caitríona Murphy on 05 January 2017
There have been cases of the Schmallenberg disease found into cattle herds in the past few weeks.
By Darren Carty on 05 January 2017
Liver fluke remains a high risk and farmers are advised to continue to select products wisely.
By Darren Carty on 05 January 2017
Inappropriate dosing with flukicide products can cause sudden deaths in apparently healthy adult sheep.
By Contributor on 08 December 2016
It is the time of year when characteristic signs of sheep scab and lice start to appear in greater frequency.
By Darren Carty on 01 December 2016
Last Saturday's sheep sale at Baltinglass Mart saw another strong trade for all types of sheep, with stores continuing to be met with a very high demand.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 November 2016
A census commissioned by Bord Bia shows just 28% of organically produced lamb is sold for a premium price
By Darren Carty on 17 November 2016
As the Department of Agriculture forecasts a high risk of fluke this winter, the advice is to avoid wet, rushy paddocks before housing.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 November 2016
The Department of Agriculture is forecasting a high risk of liver fluke this winter and reports isolated cases of rumen fluke in coastal areas.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 November 2016
Don't neglect ram raddling this time of year.
By Darren Carty on 11 November 2016
It was with good fortune Texel sheep were imported to Ireland, but once on the scene, they quickly established themselves. Darren Carty reports on their 40th celebrations
By Darren Carty on 10 November 2016
This year, the Irish Texel Sheep Society celebrate 40 years. Padraic Niland, one of the society's founding members, speaks to Una Sinnott about the breed through the years.
By Contributor on 08 November 2016
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70 Quality TEXEL Inlamb Shearling Ewes from Annakisha,Chessy,Emlach and Foundry ...
suffok shearling ewes all scanned in lamb to imported sires from the Annakisha ...

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