Sheep Farming News

National Sheep Welfare Scheme: reader queries answered
Darren Carty
The Department of Agriculture has answered important queries which are not addressed in the scheme's terms and conditions.
IFA demands urgent intervention as sheep kills increase
19 April 2024 News
IFA demands urgent intervention as sheep kills increase
The lack of robust enforcement of existing laws continues to allow dogs to run riot on farms across the country, IFA sheep chair Adrian Gallagher has said.
Organic farmers eligible for new sheep welfare scheme
17 April 2024 News
Organic farmers eligible for new sheep welfare scheme
There were some concerns from farmers that the actions included would not be amenable to organic farmers but certification bodies have dispelled such fears.
Tama brings new ‘plastic-type netting’ concept to the market
With EZ Web, Tama is targeting farmers and contractors who run balers that can’t apply NRF, but who want a one-stop solution for removing film from bales using a bale shears.
17 April 2024 Farm machinery
Schemes update: applying for the new sheep welfare scheme
Applications must be completed online through the portal by the closing date of 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 May 2024.
12 April 2024 News
New sheep welfare scheme unveiled
Farmers can avail of payment of €8/ewe for completing two tasks from a list, including shearing, condition-scoring, plunge-dipping and clostridial disease vaccination.
10 April 2024 News
From shed to show ring
Shanon Kinahan has all the information you need ahead of the Showmanship Basics event in Tullamore this Saturday.
10 April 2024 Pedigree
Ramadan delivers final price boost
Tight supplies and keen demand has inserted another 10c/kg in to the quote for hoggets.
10 April 2024 News
New fodder transport measure for farmers
A fodder transport measure is to be available to farmers from 9 April. Amy Forde and Siobhán Walsh report.
9 April 2024 News
Lambing 1,200 ewes indoors on placement in Scotland
UCD students Seán Myles and Conor Mitchell are on college placement in Scotland where they are lambing 1,200 ewes indoors.
9 April 2024 News
ICSA calls on Minister to issue outstanding scheme payments
Minister called on to act immediately to support farmers who are suffering enormously – both mentally and financially – due to the persistent bad weather, by ICSA president.
8 April 2024 News
New sheep scheme rewards good actions on farms - IFA
The new National Sheep Welfare Scheme is open for applications from 8 April until 21 May.
8 April 2024 News