Sheep Farming News

Key advice for farming in a heatwave
Barry Murphy
Farmers should take care to ensure livestock have water access and ample shade over the days ahead, as temperatures are forecast to reach 30°C.
8 August 2022 News
Factories cut €4m from sheep farmers in a month – ICSA
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association has slammed sheep factories for cutting lamb prices at a time when input costs continue to affect farmers.
4 August 2022 News
Hogget ewes touch €300 in Tullow
Farmers from across the country flocked to Tullow, Co Carlow, on Wednesday to buy the renowned Tullow breeding ewe.
IFA slams factories for lamb price cuts
Farmers should not sell lambs to factories offering poor prices, as supplies are tight.
4 August 2022 News
What the 25% climate target could mean for your sector
The Irish Farmers Journal's sectoral specialists take a look at what the 25% carbon target could mean for the dairy, beef, sheep and tillage sectors.
3 August 2022 News
Almost 70,000 drystock farmers apply for Fodder Support Scheme
The counties with the highest number of applications were Galway, Mayo, Cork, Roscommon, Clare and Donegal.
3 August 2022 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
Can a suckler and sheep farm make money if technical performance and management is very good?
29 July 2022 News
Room still left in silage scheme as applications jump 38% in a week
The scheme will pay €1,000 to drystock farmers who saved 10ha of grass as either silage or hay, but applications must be submitted before Tuesday 2 August.
29 July 2022 News
73% clearance at latest British Wool auction
The poor global demand for wool was reflected in this week’s auction, with the clearance rate reducing by 15% to its lowest level in several months.
27 July 2022 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
With the dry weather continuing, our livestock team discusses some of the implications for farmers who are making silage and buying straw.
22 July 2022 News
Sheep system aims for high performance
The system is built on combining a maternal ewe flock possessing high levels of prolificacy with terminally bred rams capable of adding growth and slaughter. performance to the mix.
20 July 2022 Tullamore Farm
Tullamore Farm: sheep performance recording and slaughter performance
The phrase knowledge is power certainly rings true when it comes to monitoring performance and importantly identifying where improvements can be made.
20 July 2022 Tullamore Farm