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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.
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
Vet, Catherine O'Rourke, highlights the risk of poisoning your dog on farm
By Contributor on 23 November 2017
Trade was a little improved on last week, with very little going unsold.
By Nathan Tuffy on 23 November 2017
The threat of liver fluke, based on rainfall levels and other information sources, is said to be high in all parts of the country.
By Darren Carty on 23 November 2017
Vet Fintan Graham discusses cerebrocortical necrosis (CCN) – a nervous disease in cattle and sheep caused by disrupted thiamine production in the body.
By Contributor on 16 November 2017
Breeding is under way in the Tullamore Farm sheep flock, with a number of Charollais rams joining the flock.
By Darren Carty on 06 November 2017
The decision whether or not to breed from ewe lambs to boost flock output is always a contentious issue.
By Declan Marren on 02 November 2017
Hilary Edgar, Jason Barley and Bob Hanna highlight the high risk of liver fluke infection this autumn and winter.
By Contributor on 30 October 2017
Saturday’s special show and sale of Scotch ram lambs at Miltown Mart saw an entry of over 140 on offer.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
Liver fluke warning issued across NI
The risk of liver fluke infection in cattle and sheep this autumn and winter is high across all areas of Northern Ireland, scientists at the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) have said.
By Peter McCann on 11 October 2017
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
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Hilltown Sale yard on Friday 15th December @6.15pm. Call Richard...
at Roscommon Mart on Fri Dec 8th. Show at 6pm, Sale at 7pm. ...
65 Quality TEXEL Inlamb Shearling Ewes from Annakisha, Chessy, Emlach, Foundry ...
Omagh Mart Friday evening 8th December. Guests Milestonehill & Duvarren....

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