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Sheep Management: sheep Improvement Scheme and TAMS deadline
Darren Carty
There have been a number of changes in the Sheep Improvement Scheme announced this week, including a later closing date and more options around pregnancy scanning.
7 December 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: Tune in to winter feeding webinar
The NI Sheep programme will hold a winter feeding webinar on Thursday 15 December starting at 7.30pm.
7 December 2022 Buildings
Handling focus: designing the unit for yourself and the animal
The design of a handling unit should take into account both the safety of the operator and the safety of the livestock passing through it.
Going with the flow in Co Antrim
Eoin McCambridge is harnessing water to power his Co Antrim farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
30 November 2022 Climate and environment
Scope for energy savings on tillage and drystock farms
In week two of our energy efficiency series, Stephen Robb and Teagasc’s Barry Caslin look at where energy savings can be made on tillage farms.
30 November 2022 News
Sheep Management: liver fluke forecast and Sheep Improvement Scheme actions
The forecast predicts infection being prevalent in the west and northwest with occasional losses in the midlands, east Munster and north Leinster.
30 November 2022 Management
Department confirms SIS-genotyped ram requirements
For hill breeds a ram needs to be DNA sire-verified by Sheep Ireland rather than the initial requirement listed of purchasing a genotyped four- or five-star ram.
26 November 2022 Management
Liver fluke forecast identifies high risk of disease in west and northwest
The forecast predicts infection being prevalent in the west and northwest with occasional losses in the midlands, east Munster and north Leinster.
25 November 2022 Management
Sheep Management: closing plans, housing concerns and genotyping discussions
Grass supplies are quickly depleting on farms and management plans will need to be tailored to avoid issues.
23 November 2022 Management
New Sheep Improvement Scheme: all you need to know
The scheme, which closes for applications on Monday 19 December, features two new actions including the purchase of genotyped rams and a new reference year.
22 November 2022 Management
Student labour: organising additional help for the spring rush
Agricultural and veterinary students are a valuable asset to a busy spring yard, but it’s a case of give and take between farmer and student.
22 November 2022 Management
Merits of red clover silage to be discussed at Footprint Farmers open day
Red clover is best known for its ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen into a plant-available form, which it can supply the equivalent of approximately 300kg/ha/year to the crop.
18 November 2022 Footprint Farmers