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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.
This week's management notes cover lambing progress and yearling hoggets.
By Darren Carty on 23 March 2017
The mild winter has left ewes in pretty good condition ahead of lambing, which is due to commence in the next week.
By Darren Carty on 23 March 2017
Teagasc’s Michael Gottstein summarises the key preparation and management tasks and looks at the economics of different rearing strategies
By Darren Carty on 18 March 2017
Peter Varley talks to vet John Nugent about best practice when stomach-tubing a lamb.
By Peter Varley on 23 March 2017
Given the forecasted dip in temperatures, this week's notes focuses on grass tetany and fertiliser application rates to kickstart grass growth.
By Darren Carty on 16 March 2017
The Dolan family in Camlodge have a strong tradition in sheep with father William still possessing a number of Galway ewes.
By Darren Carty on 16 March 2017
Heavy rainfall has made it increasingly difficult to draft hoggets in a clean manner for slaughter.
By Darren Carty on 09 March 2017
The current appalling weather conditions are hitting at the worst possible time for flocks lambing.
By Darren Carty on 09 March 2017
The break in weather over the last two weeks is hitting at the worst time for flocks currently lambing. Management is critical to avoid disease establishing.
By Darren Carty on 09 March 2017
Darren Carty has advice on administering the orf vaccine and worm treatment of ewes.
By Darren Carty on 09 March 2017
Darren Carty reviews management practices such as tail docking, castration and selecting potential replacements at lambing.
By Darren Carty on 05 March 2017
This week's notes cover hypothermia in lambs, the best use of ewe colostrum and colostrum substitutes and current weather challenges.
By Darren Carty on 02 March 2017
Large numbers of Ewes and Lambs, Hoggets...
Texel Suffolk X Ewes Scanned all showing twin lambs.Longford. Telephone 086 3...
39 crossbred ewes in lamb to 5 star New Zealand Suffolk ram. Suffolk/Texel/...

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