Clean livestock policy sheep issues resume
Farmers have had more lambs rejected for slaughter this week with most issues said to be related to sheep being presented wet for slaughter.
‘Even docile dogs can be killers’ – owners urged to be responsible
Over the coming months some 2.5m lambs will be born on Irish farms. Flocks are extremely vulnerable to dog attacks at this time of the year.
New Zealand lamb access to EU to halve post-Brexit
After BrexIt, the access for tariff-free New Zealand lamb will be split 50:50 between the UK and EU.
Sheep Welfare Scheme payments delayed
Farmers waiting on advance 2018 Sheep Welfare Scheme funds will have to hold out until March or April for payment.