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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.
Watch: Irish sheepdog tops €8,000 at UK sale
Irish working dog trainers Brian White and Aoife Smith have dominated the Skipton sale again, securing the two highest prices at Friday's auction.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 July 2017
Factories are applying significant downward price pressure on lamb prices this week.
By Peter Varley on 20 July 2017
This week's notes cover worm control, selecting replacement ewe lambs and an update on TAMS II with the addition of grant aid for grass measuring equipment.
By Darren Carty on 13 July 2017
Under the rules of the scheme the reference number of sheep must be maintained on a year-round basis.
By Darren Carty on 13 July 2017
Asulox can now be used to help control bracken to enable that area to be eligible for cross compliance.
By Andy Doyle on 13 July 2017
Grazing infrastructure was highlighted as key to profitability at Teagasc Athenry’s sheep open day, writes Barry Cassidy and Peter Varley
By Barry Cassidy on 29 June 2017
Sheepmeat inspections for market access to USA to take place
Inspectors from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are to visit Ireland in September about market access to the US for Irish sheepmeat.
By Peter McCann on 19 June 2017
The research demonstration flocks have five years of analysis completed on identifying the best balance of stocking rate and prolificacy to deliver the greatest profit.
By Darren Carty on 15 June 2017
Ireland now holds an eight-hour ewe shearing record following Mark McGeown's impressive performance at Louth Agricultural Show where he shore 514 ewes.
By Darren Carty on 15 June 2017
Technical performance drives profitability on sheep farms
Teagasc Sheep Enterprise leader Micheal Diskin speaks about drivers of profitability and production, ahead of the Teagasc Technical Sheep Open Day on 21 June.
By Alison Sinnott on 14 June 2017
Farmers need to connect with the general public in order to showcase their value to the economy and the wider society, a campaigning sheep farmer has claimed.
By Patrick Donohoe on 14 June 2017
A European evaluation of the virus’s different strains is under way as the disease spreads northwards through France.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 June 2017
Saturday 8th July The open day will be held on the farm of Eamonn Duffy, ...
South of Ireland Branch Suffolk Sheep Society Flock Competition 2017Ope...
National Championships & Annual Sale of Females & Ram LambsBlessington Mart ...
Premier show & sale of rams and females. Roscommon mart Wednesday 12th July. Sho...

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