Sheep Farming News

First chance to view new Tefrom sheep in the flesh
Darren Carty
Meath farmer John Keely is holding an open day on his farm in Dunderry at 2pm on Tuesday 26 September to showcase his ‘Elite Maternals’ flock.
Dawn Meats takeover reduces competition - IFA
22 September 2023 News
Dawn Meats takeover reduces competition - IFA
The IFA has hit out at the CCPC for its approval of Dawn Meats’ takeover of Kildare Chilling.
Dawn Meats to pump €10m into Kildare Chilling factory
22 September 2023 News
Dawn Meats to pump €10m into Kildare Chilling factory
As part of the overall investment, Dawn Meats has stated that it is also “looking forward to widening Kildare Chilling’s customer base".
Dawn Meats receives green light to purchase Kildare Chilling
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said that the deal will not substantially lessen competition and can be put into effect.
22 September 2023 News
Fleshed lambs trading from €6.20/kg to €6.30/kg
Factory lamb prices are steady on recent weeks and are also trending on a similar footing to 2022.
20 September 2023 News
Important dates for the remainder of 2023
Keep on the right side of the law and ensure direct payments are not comprised in our schemes and cross-compliance important dates guide.
20 September 2023 Schemes
Organic trading hub launched to link farmers
Organic farmers can now find peers selling organic stock through a new trading platform.
20 September 2023 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
With rain all over the country and rain in the forecast, it looks like Ploughing is going to be wet and mucky - what else would we have expected.
15 September 2023 News
Justin does just the job at Belclare Premier
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Belclare Sheep Society Premier Sale that was held in Kilkenny Mart last month.
13 September 2023 Pedigree
Sheep Ireland launches new hill ram catalogue
The catalogue will display genotyping information which will denote the eligibility of rams for the Sheep Improvement Scheme.
13 September 2023 News
Popular guess-the-weight competition returns to Suffolk stand
The South of Ireland Suffolk Sheep Society will return to the National Sheep Breeders Association pavilion at this year's NPA, writes Shanon Kinahan.
13 September 2023 Pedigree
SIS genotyped ram action - reader questions revisited
Questions have ramped up again relating to the Sheep Improvement Scheme genotyped ram action, with ram sales in peak activity.
9 September 2023 News