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.

Top of €1,650 at Tullamore Vendéen sale
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Vendéen Sheep Society Sale held in Tullamore at the weekend.
Mayo claim All Ireland Texel title in Cork
10 July 2024 Pedigree
Mayo claim All Ireland Texel title in Cork
Adam Woods reports from the Growvite National Texel championships which took place in Charleville show.
Taking the guesswork out of worm control
10 July 2024 Breeding & health
Taking the guesswork out of worm control
Faecal egg counts can be used to determine the need to treat lambs while faecal egg count reduction tests will identify the efficacy of active ingredients.
Royal Highland Sheep Results
Adam Woods reports from the sheep rings at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland.
3 July 2024 Pedigree
Cork claim Championship cup at Charollais All Ireland's
Sunday 9 June was a day full of excitement for Charollais sheep breeders and enthusiasts who attended Dundalk Show for the breeds 2024 All-Ireland finals reports Shanon Kinahan
19 June 2024 Pedigree
Annakisha Suffolks take home National Championship title in Dundalk
Adam Woods reports from the South of Ireland Suffolk Sheep Society held their annual National Championships at Dundalk Show
12 June 2024 Pedigree
Gowvite Texel All-Ireland's bigger and better than ever
Shanon Kinahan reports from the 2024 Growvite Texel All-Irelands at Dundalk Show.
12 June 2024 Pedigree
A deserving Champions cup for Coughlan's
Shanon Kinahan reports from a the Irish Vendéen Sheep Society All-Irelands in Athenry
5 June 2024 Pedigree
Around the country in pictures
Shanon Kinahan takes a look back on some of the highlights from the pedigree world in recent weeks.
5 June 2024 Pedigree
All roads lead to Dundalk Show for biggest sheep showing event of the year
Shanon Kinahan has the details of the upcoming all-Irelands at Dundalk Show.
29 May 2024 Pedigree
Blowfly and tick risk season on the horizon
The inclement weather experienced to date in 2024 has left few farmers thinking about blowfly and tick control but this situation will quickly change.
18 May 2024 Sheep handling
What is the prevalence of lameness on Irish sheep farms?
Jake Delaney, Teagasc, gives an update on current research establishing the incidence and causes of lameness and also touches on dealing with a spike in cases of scald.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling