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Sheep farming news

The Irish Farmers Journal provides you with up-to-date sheep farming news from Ireland and across the farming world. Browse our sheep news stories to keep up to date with all sheep farming news developments in Ireland.
Some factories have added another 2p/kg to base quotes for cattle this week.
By David Wright on 27 April 2017
Mixed sheep and suckler farmer Enda Stephens is tweaking his system to get the most from grazed grass.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
Prices for hoggets have risen 10c/kg for quality assured lots.
By Peter Varley on 27 April 2017
Here is a reminder on tasks for the Knowledge Transfer sheep programme deadline next month.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
The momentum behind price increases last week for hoggets and spring lambs has stalled as we head into another bank holiday weekend.
By Peter Varley on 27 April 2017
Shearing is getting underway, but momentum is slow due to current lower temperatures with activity confined at present to dry hoggets.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
Eight lamb have survived and grown successfully in a man-made womb, created by researchers in the US.
By Amy McShane on 26 April 2017
Some 2.7m fewer sheep and lambs are to be processed in Australia this year and the prices paid to farmers are expected to be the strongest on record.
By Amy McShane on 25 April 2017
Cork county firefighters have battled gorse fires caused by the dry conditions, with one blaze reported to have killed a number of sheep in the Gougane Barra area.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 April 2017
This week's management notes cover nematodirus and tagging of young lambs pre-sale.
By Darren Carty on 20 April 2017
Cattle quotes have increased by 2p/kg at several plants, with 344p to 350p/kg now on offer as the beef trade remains firm.
By Kieran Mailey on 20 April 2017
A high-prolificacy ewe flock will be established in autumn 2017 to graze alongside the beef herd.
By Adam Woods on 20 April 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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