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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.
Numbers of spring lamb being presented for slaughter is down 82% compared with this time last year.
By Peter Varley on 30 March 2017
As we head into April, sales of spring lamb remain very low, with producers likely holding out for an Easter buying boost.
By Peter Varley on 30 March 2017
With the sun out for another while, Darren Carty offers tips on preventing ewes rolling on to their back.
By Darren Carty on 27 March 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 the orf vaccine.
By Darren Carty on 24 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
Frank Hynes of Teagasc gives advice on preventing and controlling nematodirus and coccidiosis, which can cause high levels of lamb mortality and poor thrive in young lambs.
By Contributor 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
There is more life in the trade for hoggets, but the spring lamb trade is still slow to build.
By Peter Varley on 23 March 2017
Farmers are in a better bargaining position as the weekly hogget kill drops for the second week in a row.
By Peter Varley on 23 March 2017
The hogget trade is holding steady in line with factory quotes, but hopes are building for a boost in prices with Easter on the horizon.
By Peter Varley on 23 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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