Sheep Farming News

Exploring ways to reduce GHG emissions from sheep production
Darren Carty
At last week’s Teagasc sheep conferences, Jonathan Herron told farmers that improving the efficiency of a typical sheep system can reduce greenhouse gas intensity by almost 10% per kilo of liveweight.
1 February 2023 News
Sheep farmer views: ‘Disheartening’ to see chop in lamb prices
Niamh Gunn speaks to sheep farmers to get their views on the drop in sheep prices and the proposed takeover of Kildare Chilling by Dawn Meats
1 February 2023 News
Feed prices hold firm despite weakening grain market
Despite a weakening grain market, concentrate feed prices remain largely unchanged into February with feed mills having locked into supplies in late 2022 to see them through the first months of 2023.
Ram sold for top dollar fails to do the business
A farmer who paid top price for a pedigree ram at a breed society sale has been left at odds as the animal will allegedly not breed any of his ewes.
1 February 2023 News
Calls for dog owners to be more responsible around lambing season
IFA Wexford sheep chair Pat Murray has said new laws regarding steeper fines need to be implemented quickly.
1 February 2023 Letters
ICSA takes concerns over Dawn Meats deal to Europe
The ICSA is the latest farm organisation to express concern over the Dawn Meats takeover of Kildare Chilling.
30 January 2023 News
Dawn Meats takeover requires ‘robust’ investigation - Sinn Féin
There has not been a robust enough investigation into past acquisitions similar to the Dawn Meats takeover of Kildare Chilling, says Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson Matt Carthy TD.
28 January 2023 News
Farm Tech Talk: beef prices, income crisis and nitrates roadshow
Jack Kennedy talks to Adam Woods about factory league prices, Darren Carty on the looming income crisis on sheep farms and Aidan Brennan gives his thoughts following the nitrates roadshows.
27 January 2023 News
Weekly podcast: stricter Bord Bia audits and sheep farmer crisis
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
27 January 2023 News
Sheep vision group should meet ‘without delay’ - ICSA
The ICSA has called on processors, retailers and Department of Agriculture officials to get around a table and plan a way forward for the sheep sector.
27 January 2023 News
Bord Bia to ratchet up farm audits
Bord Bia has not commented on whether it expects QA bonuses to rise with the new audit regime.
25 January 2023 News
Spotlight on lamb imports at crisis sheep meeting
The questions and answers session of the event was consumed for long periods with questions relating to sheep imports and the marketing of such.
25 January 2023 News