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Information on grass and feeding 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 feeding and grass maintenance for a healthy sheep herd.
There were no shortcuts taken with this four bay slatted sheep shed in Co Roscommon, writes Peter Varley
By Peter Varley on 06 April 2017
Testing soil fertility and applying lime to correct a soil pH deficit is the starting point in increasing grassland productivity, says Teagasc soil and crop nutrition specialist Mark Plunkett.
By Darren Carty on 16 March 2017
It’s all hands on deck at the Lyons Research Farm, with the majority of ewes lambing in the space of a week.
By Darren Carty on 16 March 2017
A slower start to lambing is helping overcome weather challenges in Athenry but a spike in births is expected next week.
By Darren Carty on 09 March 2017
Ciarán Lenehan outlines what management steps farmers should be taking this week regarding nutrition.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 16 February 2017
Getting feeding right and giving lambs the best possible start will underpin subsequent performance.
By Darren Carty on 16 February 2017
Teagasc’s John Maher explains it is now more important than ever to exploit the potential of grazed grass during the entire grazing season.
By Contributor on 09 February 2017
Seven farms with heavy soils are participating in a monitoring programme contributing key data. Ger Courtney and David Wall of Teagasc report.
By Contributor on 09 February 2017
The cull ewe trade is starting to improve, but the hogget trade remains in the doldrums.
By Peter Varley on 09 February 2017
Grass 10 is the name of a new campaign to promote grazed grass as the best feed for dairy, beef and sheep farmers.
By Jack Kennedy on 27 January 2017
Wicklow farmers seeing the benefits of integration between livestock and tillage enterprises in their farming system, Peter Varley reports.
By Peter Varley on 15 December 2016
Who said it was too late to bale silage in the run-up to Christmas?
By The Dealer on 10 December 2016
Large numbers of Ewes and Lambs, Hoggets...

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