Sheep Farming News

‘Alarming level of inaction’ on dog control
Barry Murphy
Farm organisations and rural stakeholders have made several submissions to the Department of Rural and Community Development to improve the control of dogs.
25 May 2022 News
Half of farmers plan to cut stock numbers
Drystock farmers are more likely than milk suppliers to reduce animal numbers ahead of this winter.
20 May 2022 News
Watch or listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
May is on the way out and the mixed weather is leading to lots of grass on farms, but taking out paddocks for silage is tricky.
More than poor wool value challenging farmers
In May 2021, sheep farmer prospects were first rate with a depressed wool market the only blot on a positive horizon. This year’s 2022 prospects copybook is unfortunately not as clear cut.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Ulster Wool predicts a more positive outlook for 2022
The payment for the 2021 wool clip increased by 135% to an overall average of 36.4p/kg (43c/kg).
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
New tagging rules for imported sheep
Sheep imported to Irish flocks must retain the tag numbers applied to them in their country of origin and can no longer be retagged.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Teagasc Athenry sheep open day set for 18 June
Farmers will have the opportunity to view technical presentations and participate in interactive workshops with Teagasc sheep specialists.
17 May 2022 News
UK sheep production up 22% in April
Total production of 24,300t was 4,400t higher year-on-year with the lamb kill totalling just over one million head.
15 May 2022 News
IFA sheep chair "at the end of his tether" on dog attacks
Kevin Comiskey says farmer's sheep flocks and their owners are not receiving adequate protection from the application of the laws governing dogs.
11 May 2022 News
Price gap between bulk and bagged feed widens
Increased feed costs combined with increased plastic and timber costs is widening the price gap between bulk and bagged feeds.
11 May 2022 News
Father and daughter duo headline IGA sheep event
Hosts of the sheep farm walk Peadar and Aoife Coyle run a flock of 575 mid-season lambing ewes, a 40-cow suckler-to-weanling system and a dairy-beef enterprise finishing 50 head annually.
8 May 2022 News
Cotter Agritech launches new weighing and targeted worming system
The Kerry sheep farming brothers, Jack and Nick Cotter, have developed a performance-based algorithm which they say can reduce anthelmintic use by up to 40%.
7 May 2022 News