Sheep Farming News

Listen: Farm Tech Talk - suckler cow scheme, weather and farm buildings
Jack Kennedy
This week’s weather is making conditions difficult in the fields and the forecast is for unsettled conditions.
24 March 2023 News
Urgent action needed as sheep crisis deepens – IFA
Sheep farmers supports must be built to €30/ewe to sustain this low-income vulnerable sector, the IFA sheep chair has said.
23 March 2023 News
Department invests €150,000 to upskill private advisers in organic farming
The investment will provide for two specialist organic advisers within the ACA, Minister Pippa Hackett said.
ICSA frustration at lack of supports for sheep sector
At a crisis meeting organised by the ICSA in Carrick-on-Shannon, frustration at the lack of support from the Department boiled over.
22 March 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: Herding at home and multispecies swards research
This week Ellen Durkin chats to Rachel Connolly, a PhD student from Co Donegal.
22 March 2023 News
International market opportunities for sheep sector 'redundant' – TD
Sheep farmers are facing razor-thin margins and without urgent action to secure the viability of the sector, there will be no hope for international market opportunities, Carol Nolan has said.
20 March 2023 News
Eco-scheme applications – take care not to withdraw your participation
The Department of Agriculture has come across a number of cases where an applicant withdrew their participation in error which if left unchecked will significantly reduce payments.
19 March 2023 Schemes
Listen: Farm Tech Talk the Livestock show
The weather is mild and wet so grass growth has picked up and some stock are back out after the snow and rain from the last week.
17 March 2023 News
Step-by-step: how to apply for the new national liming programme
All applications must be submitted online through the Department of Agriculture’s portal, either by a farmer themselves or an agent approved to act on their behalf.
17 March 2023 Schemes
Watch: Quicke shear grab ticks the box for beef and sheep farmer
Over the course of the winter feeding season, we put the Quicke Silocut M+ 150 shear grab through its paces on a beef and sheep farm outside Tuam in Co Galway. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
15 March 2023 Farm machinery
Young Stock Podcast: ready for lambing in Fermanagh
On this week’s Young Stock Podcast, Peter McCann talks to Fermanagh farmer Alastair Armstrong.
15 March 2023 Podcast
'Law is against sheep farmers when it comes to dog attacks'
There are 155,209 breeding ewes in Wicklow with 233,000 lambs born every year, making the county the fifth-largest in Ireland in terms of sheep numbers.
15 March 2023 News