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Management information for sheep farming from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to sheep farmers to enhance profitability.
There were a number of products that could be useful in aiding better sheep handling on display at Balmoral show.
By Darren Carty on 21 May 2017
Those attending last week’s Irish Grassland Association farm walk on John Bell’s farm got a first-hand view of a system generating a gross margin of €1,105/ha.
By Darren Carty on 20 May 2017
A number of tasks in the scheme have to be undertaken in the coming months, writes Darren Carty.
By Darren Carty on 20 May 2017
A number of tasks in the sheep welfare scheme are required to be carried out in the May-to-September period.
By Darren Carty on 18 May 2017
At last week’s IGA conference, Joe Ryan from Meat Industry Ireland reminded farmers of the importance of a clean livestock policy in food safety and protecting market access.
By Darren Carty on 18 May 2017
Watch: plastic sheep slats working well for Kerry farmer
A Kerry farmer replaced timber slats in his sheep shed with the plastic alternative and is very happy with the results, writes Peter Varley.
By Peter Varley on 17 May 2017
The lift in grass growth rates is presenting more challenges in controlling grass quality.
By Darren Carty on 18 May 2017
What are the main tick-borne diseases in sheep?
The Irish Farmers Journal vet team takes a look at the tick-borne diseases found in sheep and how to control them.
By Contributor on 13 May 2017
With the shearing season slowly getting under way, Darren Carty offers advice on how to cut down the workload from shearing.
By Darren Carty on 13 May 2017
Darren Carty offers advice on how best to treat nematodirus in high-risk cases.
By Darren Carty on 11 May 2017
This weeks notes cover grassland management, scald in lambs and water intake in lactating ewes.
By Darren Carty on 04 May 2017
This week's notes cover grassland management, scald in lambs and water intake in lactating ewes.
By Darren Carty on 04 May 2017
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