Sheep Management

Sheep Management: drafting lambs, grassland management and CT scanning
Darren Carty
Lamb performance has improved in recent weeks on the back of increased grass supplies and higher temperatures and producers need to be mindful to draft lambs regularly.
4 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: organics look like the only future for suckling
Looking beyond the current year, the Teagasc 2027 roadmap for suckling continues to question the economic benefits of operating at high stocking levels.
4 May 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef prices edge up as supplies tighten; sheep trade cools
Prices for cattle have increased at processing plants in Northern Ireland this week, but hoggets and lambs have eased.
Sheep Management: weed control, safeguarding chemical use and tick control
The growth stage at which weeds are treated can have a big bearing on the success of treatment.
4 May 2022 Management
Coming to terms with escalating input costs
The majority of farmers are not in a position to purchase similar volumes of fertiliser and with concentrate costs also increasing options are limited.
27 April 2022 Management
Sheep Management: peak risk for nematodirus and first signs of blowfly strike
Farmers need to be on high alert to the risk of nematodirus, with the disease having the potential to quickly curtail performance in lambs.
27 April 2022 Management
Planting multispecies or red clover under the new measures?
If you are reseeding, you need to make sure soil samples are up to scratch and the seeds are going into a suitable seedbed.
20 April 2022 Climate and environment
NI Sheep Programme: making improvements to the grazing system
Improving grassland management has been a central theme on the programme farms. Kieran Mailey outlines some steps to improve grazing in the year ahead.
20 April 2022 Management
Sheep Management: fertiliser applications, lime, scald and clostridial diseases.
The drop in fertiliser use due to higher prices was evident at a Teagasc sheep farm walk in Roscommon on Tuesday evening, with about 50% of those attending having no fertiliser applied to-date.
20 April 2022 Management
Managing clover in grazing and silage swards
During a recent grassland webinar, advice on managing clover swards was relayed to farmers. Kieran Mailey reports.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep Management: nematodirus, coccidiosis and lactating hoggets
It is coming to that stage of the year again where farmers need to be mindful to the risk of nematodirus in lambs and watch out for tell-tale signs of infection.
13 April 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: few issues for mid-season lambing
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with the programme farmers operating mid-season lambing flocks.
6 April 2022 NI Sheep Programme