The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative sheep farming news and information for breeding and advice for a healthy sheep herd.

Sustainable use of sheep dips to protect efficacy
Martin Merrick
A recent animal health event organised by Quinn’s Chemist, Crossmolina, Co Mayo majored on the sustainable use of sheep dips to safeguard their availability and usefulness.
Understanding the new hill ram SIS catalogue
20 September 2023 Breeding & health
Understanding the new hill ram SIS catalogue
The catalogue displays genetic information and denotes which rams satisfy the requirements of the Sheep Improvement Scheme.
Mineral supplementation of ewes under SIS
16 September 2023 Breeding & health
Mineral supplementation of ewes under SIS
The requirements are similar to the Sheep Welfare Scheme and include providing supplementation to ewes for 60 days post-mating.
Avoiding an abortion storm due to EAE
Christa McMordie from Lisnafillan farm vets outlines the main approaches to preventing an outbreak of EAE
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Rouge rams hit €2,460 in Tullamore
Adam Woods reports from the Rouge sheep society's premier show and sale held recently in Tullamore Mart.
12 September 2023 Pedigree
Positive week for Cheviot sheep sales
Significant numbers of Cheviot ewe hoggets exceeded €300 per head at the Wicklow Cheviot special breeding sale held in Blessington Mart on Tuesday.
6 September 2023 Breeding & health
Ewes not thriving – are underlying health issues to blame?
The Thin Ewe Study run by the Department’s Regional Veterinary Laboratories and Teagasc provides a good opportunity for farmers to investigate underlying health issues.
2 September 2023 Animal Health
Still time to influence sheep breeding performance
Farmers attending last week’s Teagasc BETTER farm sheep programme walk in Tipperary were told that addressing ewe body condition can have a profound influence on ewe productivity.
30 August 2023 Breeding & health
Groups breathe new life in to an area
Louth man Peter Ward says group dynamics have transformed breeding in the Cooley Sheep Breeders Association as well as generating keen interest from younger farmers.
23 August 2023 Breeding & health
Goldfinger strikes gold at Irish Texel premier
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Irish Texel Sheep Society premier sale, which was held in Blessington last weekend.
16 August 2023 Pedigree
Bodyguard and Bundee battle to top Roscommon
Shanon Kinahan reports from the West of Ireland Registered Pedigree Suffolk Sheep Breeders Club premier show and sale, which was held in Roscommon Mart.
10 August 2023 Pedigree
Reports vary on incidence of cobalt deficiency
Some farmers have reported significant issues with cobalt deficiency at an earlier stage of the year, while others are just starting to see tell-tale signs.
22 July 2023 Breeding & health