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Management information for sheep farming from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to sheep farmers to enhance profitability.
Last week, Darren Carty reported on Department photographic guidelines for adhering to the clean livestock policy. This week, he focuses on feed and transport issues.
By Darren Carty on 19 October 2017
Pre-sale management and transporting animals in optimum conditions can greatly cut down on issues, writes Darren Carty.
By Darren Carty on 17 October 2017
This week's notes cover indoor finishing of lambs including aspects such as ad-lib concentrate feeding and withdrawal rates and a reminder on the Sheep Welfare Scheme.
By Darren Carty on 12 October 2017
Poor weather and difficult ground conditions has brought the sheep livestock policy into scrutiny at an earlier stage in 2017.
By Darren Carty on 09 October 2017
This week’s notes look at the clean livestock policy for sheep, which is coming more under the spotlight.
By Darren Carty on 05 October 2017
Lambs falling into the category of ‘unsuitable for slaughter’ in some meat plants last week has brought a greater focus on understanding the requirements of the clean livestock policy for sheep.
By Darren Carty on 01 October 2017
The ewes have entered a quarantine programme with a number of health treatments taking place over the coming days.
By Darren Carty on 29 September 2017
It is the time of year when many flock owners implement a control programme for external parasites, while cost are increasing for farmers as farmers start feeding ration.
By Darren Carty on 28 September 2017
The recent poor weather conditions are affecting the performance of all sheep, with the high moisture content in grass restricting dry matter intake, writes Darren Carty.
By Darren Carty on 28 September 2017
This week's notes cover guarding against fertility issues in rams, crutching and shearing store lambs and closing dates or applying organic manures.
By Darren Carty on 22 September 2017
This week's notes cover guarding against fertility issues in rams, crutching and shearing store lambs and closing dates or applying organic manures.
By Darren Carty on 22 September 2017
This week's notes cover guarding against fertility issues in rams, crutching and shearing store lambs and closing dates or applying organic manures.
By Darren Carty on 21 September 2017
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