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Information on breeding and health for sheep from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative sheep farming news and information for breeding and advice for a healthy sheep herd.
Dr Tim Keady and Noel McNamara give an update on the first four years of a trial looking at the effect that age of first lambing and ewe genotype has on lifetime performance.
By Contributor on 05 October 2017
IFA call for crackdown on unchipped dogs as dog attacks continue to plague flockowners.
By Pat O'Toole on 28 September 2017
The Irish Farmers Journal ploughing demos held with partners Bord Bia and ICBF covered the timely topics of the Sheep Welfare Scheme, liver fluke control and selecting profitable rams.
By Darren Carty on 21 September 2017
Cork’s Regional Veterinary Lab noted issues with where the sponges were placed in the ewes.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 17 September 2017
Farm Profit Programme: autumn approaches in the Cairngorms
Autumn is approaching for the Duffus family in Ballindalloch. Andrew Duffus writes.
By Contributor on 14 September 2017
Teagasc BETTER farm sheep programme participant Patrick Dunne is striving to breed a flock of ewes that can perform favourably on hill grazing.
By Darren Carty on 15 September 2017
The Department of Agriculture reminds farmers of some critical requirements to satisfy the post-breeding mineral supplementation option in the Sheep Welfare Scheme.
By Darren Carty on 07 September 2017
Special focus: don't take shortcuts with animal health
Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to animal health. Plan ahead and follow best practice at all times.
By Kieran Mailey on 31 August 2017
Co Meath man Kevin Sheridan is one of a number of sheep dipping contractors offering a mobile plunge dipping service. Darren Carty reports.
By Darren Carty on 05 September 2017
John Brooks is between breeding in his pedigree and commercial flocks and also has one eye on keeping lambs thriving and maximising returns.
By Darren Carty on 24 August 2017
Carlow farmer Joe Nolan is focused on establishing a flock of ewes that require low labour input at lambing, but are still capable of achieving favourable output.
By Darren Carty on 17 August 2017
Farmers more aware of the threat of tick borne fever, a disease of cattle and sheep, according to John Berkery.
By Contributor on 17 August 2017
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