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Information on grass and feeding 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 feeding and grass maintenance for a healthy sheep herd.
When Tyrone sheep farmer Isaac Crilly ran out of silage, he turned to a concentrate-only diet for his 500 ewes and wouldn't go back, writes Kieran Mailey.
By Kieran Mailey on 16 February 2018
Philip Creighton of Teagasc highlighted that feeding a ewe and two lambs on spring grass costs 20c/day to 25c/day, while feeding with concentrates can cost upwards of 85c/day.
By Darren Carty on 10 February 2018
Mobilising body reserves to underpin milk production is far more beneficial than utilising body reserves in mid and late pregnancy to compensate for inadequate energy intake.
By Darren Carty on 08 February 2018
Results from an initial two-year trial in UCD Lyons Research Farm show benefits in terms of lamb performance but questions on persistency and weed control need further attention.
By Darren Carty on 25 January 2018
Tim Keady outlines the important components to consider when formulating late pregnancy feeding programmes.
By Contributor on 18 January 2018
Derek Robinson has been studying the analysis from a number of silage samples on his Co Down farm.
By Derek Robinson on 04 January 2018
After eight years of merciless drought, a Kiwi livestock farmer made crucial changes to grow his business tenfold and beat depression, writes Peter Varley.
By Peter Varley on 04 January 2018
An ongoing Teagasc trial shows there is potential to finish light hill lambs with a reasonable fat cover.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmer Association have highlighted the need for urgent action on the fodder crisis at a meeting in Sligo.
By Nathan Tuffy on 03 December 2017
How to stretch fodder safely this winter
With silage shortages looming in some areas, CAFRE Greenmount experts offer advice on switching to minimal forage diets without causing health issues.
By Contributor on 05 November 2017
Tipperary father and son duo claims Grassland farmer of the year award
The winner of the 2017 Grassland Farmer of the Year awards has been announced at a ceremony in Moorepark this afternoon.
By Aidan Brennan on 02 November 2017
Of the 14 finalists in the Grassland Farmer of the Year awards for 2017, two are sheep farmers. Aidan Brennan previews the contestants.
By Aidan Brennan on 26 October 2017
Feed barrier -made to measure Lamb/Sheep scales. Rollover crate with headlock ga...

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