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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.
Anthony Mulligan outlines the steps farmers can take to stretch current fodder reserves.
By on 12 April 2018
Current weather is presenting many challenges with delayed turnout increasing the risk of mastitis indoors while tight grass supplies and harsh weather is putting more pressure on lactating ewes.
By Darren Carty on 17 March 2018
Snow drifts and wind chill pose greatest risk
There is a risk, particularly on higher ground, of animals getting trapped in snow drifts while good shelter and adequate nutrition remain critical for ewes and young lambs.
By Darren Carty on 01 March 2018
At last week’s Teagasc sheep conference, British health specialist Fiona Lovatt discussed a number of diseases which are often hard to identify but can have disastrous consequences.
By Darren Carty on 22 February 2018
At last week’s Teagasc sheep conference, UK health specialist Fiona Lovatt discussed a number of diseases which are often hard to identify but can have disastrous consequences.
By Darren Carty on 03 February 2018
Accurate diagnosis of the cause of abortion in ewes as early as possible is critical in the management of the disease.
By Journal Vet on 25 January 2018
The sheep trade has started the new year in a more positive manner, with factories raising prices in a bid to deal with tighter supplies and entice more lambs forward.
By Darren Carty on 04 January 2018
Darren Carty reports from a farm visit to a mixed sheep, suckler-to-beef and tillage farm operating a high-input high-output system.
By Darren Carty on 28 December 2017
As a practising vet involved in the KT programme, Conor Geraghty found the experience both rewarding and challenging.
By Contributor on 14 December 2017
The emphasis for 2018 is collecting more carcase and ewe performance data and seeing how the elite Irish and New Zealand genetics perform in commercial flocks.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
The past few weeks have seen a strong rebound in lamb prices around the country. However, in the past week, the trade has levelled off once again.
By Nathan Tuffy on 30 November 2017
Roscommon-based veterinary surgeon John Gilmore says difficult weather and poor-quality fodder could exacerbate a high presence of liver fluke leading to higher mortality rates.
By Darren Carty on 30 November 2017
Well bred sheepdog pups out of J Joyce’s Bessie (2 of her previous litter ...
Well bred sheepdog pups out of J Joyce’s Bessie (2 of her previous litter ...

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