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Sheep Management: grass management and controlling scald
Darren Carty
Grassland management has become much more complicated over the last 10 days, with growth rates dipping significantly and grass heading out much quicker
Sheep management: blowfly strike, shearing documentation and SIS actions
5 June 2024 Management
Sheep management: blowfly strike, shearing documentation and SIS actions
There has been some early warnings of blowfly strike over the last week, which have been mostly seen in unshorn sheep with soiled fleeces.
Get smart with sheep wormers this summer
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Get smart with sheep wormers this summer
Strategic dosing can lower worm burdens on farms and also prevent worm populations from becoming resistant, writes Peter McCann.
Key tips on equipment maintenance
From switching to longer bevels and regular changing of combs and cutters, there was a variety of information for both new and seasoned shearers at the recent Heineger gear night.
29 May 2024 Management
New technologies helping breeding on Tullamore Farm
Breeding is progressing nicely on Tullamore Farm, with cows put forward for breeding.
29 May 2024 Tullamore Farm
Sheep management: enzootic abortion, selling hoggets and scheme dates
While breeding seems a long time away early lamb producers in particular are being advised of potential supply shortages of enzootic abortion vaccines.
29 May 2024 Management
Sheep management: marketing sheep to maximise their sales value
The presence of agents purchasing sheep in higher numbers for live export should encourage producers to seek out the most lucrative market outlets.
22 May 2024 Management
Sheep Management: days left to sheep welfare scheme deadline
The closing date for the scheme offering payment of €8 per breeding female in return for completing two actions is approaching fast on 21 May 2024.
15 May 2024 Management
NSWS payment can help offset global slump in wool prices
The scheme offering payment of €8 per ewe in return for completing two actions closes on 21 May 2024.
15 May 2024 Sheep handling
Sheep Management: sheep welfare scheme, orf and Eid al-Adha
The closing date for the National Sheep Welfare Scheme is approaching quickly, with a deadline date of Tuesday 21 May 2024.
8 May 2024 Management
Sheep Management: chance to finally get back on track
The rate at which conditions return to normal will vary greatly depending on land type but the upturn in weather will deliver farmer and beast a well deserved break
17 April 2024 Management
Sheep management: new welfare scheme and managing poor weather conditions
This week, management notes detail the new Sheep Welfare Scheme, dealing with the pressure of inclement weather and hoggett supplementation.
10 April 2024 Management