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Sheep farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest sheep farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the sheep farming sector.
A high-prolificacy ewe flock will be established in autumn 2017 to graze alongside the beef herd.
By Adam Woods on 20 April 2017
Sheep prices remain unchanged but hopes are building for price increases on the back of tightening supplies.
By Peter Varley on 20 April 2017
Dermot Donovan's hoggets were missing for more than four days and he believes they were stolen and moved on foot using a dog.
By Caitríona Murphy on 17 April 2017
Early lamb producers are voicing their frustration at the reduced quotes on offer for spring lambs this year.
By Peter Varley on 13 April 2017
Good supplies of hoggets are reducing factory agent appetite for spring lamb in the marts.
By Peter Varley on 13 April 2017
IFA president Joe Healy said the new Bord Bia sustainable beef and lamb assurance scheme must deliver better price returns to farmers and be implemented in a more farmer-friendly way.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 12 April 2017
SuperValu has announced that it expects to sell €17m worth of Irish spring lamb this year, the equivalent of 225,000 lambs.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 12 April 2017
There was a 45% increase in the number of live sheep exported out of Ireland in 2016 compared to 2015. Meanwhile, the number of live pigs dropped by 23%.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 25 March 2017
A sculpture of a ewe and lamb is being commissioned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Roscommon Lamb festival and all donations are welcome.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 25 March 2017
This week's management notes cover keeping on the importance of a quarantine period for purchased sheep.
By Darren Carty on 24 March 2017
Processors have failed to pay sheep farmers a sustainable price for producing spring lambs, said ICSA sheep chair John Brooks.
By Peter McCann on 29 March 2017
It is the perception that litter sizes have been increasing this lambing season, but is that the reality?
By Amy McShane on 07 March 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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