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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.
Clinical signs of nematodirus infections in lambs may appear earlier this year due to warmer than normal soil temperatures.
By Peter McCann on 13 April 2017
An overview of the Ovigen multi-breed sheep genetic and genomic evaluations and low-cost genotyping options were outlined at Tuesday’s sheep industry meeting in Athenry.
By Darren Carty on 13 April 2017
Frank Hynes of Teagasc gives advice on preventing and controlling nematodirus and coccidiosis, which can cause high levels of lamb mortality and poor thrive in young lambs.
By Contributor on 24 March 2017
Given the forecasted dip in temperatures, this week's management notes focuses on grass tetany and fertiliser application rates to kickstart grass growth.
By Darren Carty on 16 March 2017
A ewe with mastitis is a headache around lambing, presenting management challenges and increasing the risk of mortality. Darren Carty reports.
By Darren Carty on 09 March 2017
Farmers participating in the Knowledge Transfer programme need to complete an animal health plan, which should be used to plan for the year ahead.
By Jack Kennedy on 09 March 2017
It can be as easy to do it right as wrong so manage animal health by doing the basics right
By Jack Kennedy on 09 March 2017
Peter Varley looks at what is involved in drawing up a sheep animal health plan for the Knowledge Transfer Programme.
By Peter Varley on 02 March 2017
Farmers are heading into a very busy period which also increases the risk of farm accidents. Be cautious and put farm safety first.
By Justin McCarthy on 16 February 2017
Colostrum is critical, providing the lamb with nutrients, passive immunity and acts as a laxative. Tommy Boland, UCD and Frank Campion, Teagasc, report.
By Contributor on 16 February 2017
Frank Hynes, sheep specialist, Teagasc Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co Galway, discusses the serious threat of abortion, diagnosing problems and putting a control programme in place.
By Contributor on 16 February 2017
We profile some of the new products coming on to the market for this year’s lambing.
By Darren Carty on 16 February 2017
The operator has easy access to all the gate handles and can operate from one pl...
Large numbers of Ewes and Lambs, Hoggets...

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