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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.
This week's notes cover feeding hill ewes following heavy snowfall, selling poor-quality ewe hoggets and getting back on top of hygiene.
By Darren Carty on 08 March 2018
Snow damage to sheep flocks still not apparent
The consequences of heavy snowfall for farmers with sheep in yards are known but it is early days to establish how outwintered flocks and in particular hill flocks have been affected.
By Darren Carty on 02 March 2018
This week's notes cover hypothermia in lambs and adjusting feeding levels to deal with weather challenges.
By Darren Carty on 01 March 2018
How to deal with frozen pipes
Ensuring a continuous water supply when pipes have frozen must be a top priority on farms.
By William Conlon on 01 March 2018
Managing ewes and lambs during cold weather: shelter and feed vital
Darren Carty looks at how farmers can best prepare their flocks for the bitter cold ahead.
By Darren Carty on 28 February 2018
This week's sheep management notes cover late pregnancy abortion, tail-docking lambs and the closing date of the current tranche of TAMS.
By Darren Carty on 22 February 2018
This week's notes cover advice for dealing with tight straw supplies, hygiene at lambing and meeting a rising dietary protein demand in late pregnancy.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
An adequate intake of colostrum in the first hours of a lamb’s life will help fight off numerous diseases and hypothermia.
By Darren Carty on 16 February 2018
This week's notes cover scanning and feeding in hill flocks, colostrum quality and information on the extended deadline for the sheep welfare scheme.
By Darren Carty on 08 February 2018
This week include improving grassland productivity, late pregnancy feeding programmes and ewe liveweight, information on a new parasite control booklet and a reminder on census and welfare scheme date
By Darren Carty on 01 February 2018
The Teagasc/UCD study found numerically small but statistically significant differences in favour of castrates, but ram lambs delivered much better production efficiencies.
By Darren Carty on 01 February 2018
This week's notes focus on the clean livestock policy for sheep, variation in the weight of concentrates and a reminder to submit the sheep census before upcoming deadlines.
By Darren Carty on 25 January 2018
Feed barrier -made to measure Lamb/Sheep scales. Rollover crate with headlock ga...

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