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How to enter the Irish Texel Sheep Society writing competition
Adam Woods
The Irish Texel Sheep Society, in association with the Irish Farmers Journal, is running a writing competition for young Texel enthusiasts. Read more here.
6 August 2022 Breeding & health
Taking steps to preempt cobalt deficiency
July and August are two months where significant issues start to emerge and lamb performance begins to suffer.
3 August 2022 Pedigree
Suffolk premier for Roscrea
Adam Woods previews the Irish Suffolk Sheep Society show and sale of pedigree Suffolks on Saturday 6 August.
Beechbrook tops Blessington at €5,200
The Suffolk Sheep Society South of Ireland held its premier show and sale on Monday 25 July at Blessington Mart.
3 August 2022 Pedigree
Beechbrook tops Blessington at €5,200
The Suffolk Sheep Society South of Ireland branch held its premier show and sale on Monday 25 July at Blessington Mart.
29 July 2022 Pedigree
Taking the correct steps now to ensure a compact lambing
The upcoming breeding season signifies the start of the sheep farmer’s year, so now is a good time to reflect on some time-saving tips for the year ahead.
27 July 2022 Buildings
Three steps to help keep wormers working
Michael Gottstein, Teagasc head of sheep, outlines practical steps to slow the development of anthelmintic resistance on sheep farms.
27 July 2022 Breeding & health
You can’t have your cake and eat it
At the recent Sheep Ireland breeding conference, Kevin McDermott said that commercial farmers cannot expect breeders to produce grass-fed rams if they are not willing to pay for them.
20 July 2022 Breeding & health
Breeding sheep with reduced susceptibility to worms
A new Teagasc and Sheep Ireland project called OviFEC is aiming to find an alternative, sustainable approach to worm control.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding
Is an animal’s scrapie genotype associated with performance?
Scrapie genotypes collected via the Sheep Ireland genotyping programme are providing an insight into the presence of scrapie susceptible genes. Noirin McHugh*, Teagasc, reports.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding
Suffolk supreme honours head to Cork
This year's Irish Suffolk Sheep Society national championships took place at Charleville Show in Co Cork.
18 July 2022 Pedigree
Rams hit €1,100 at Vendéen premier
John Lynch’s Ballinascraw flock claimed top price at this year’s premier Vendéen sale in Roscommon. Niamh Gunn reports.
13 July 2022 Pedigree