Sheep Farming News

‘Cultural change needed among dog owners on approach to farmland’
Amy Forde
IFA sheep chair Kevin Comiskey said all dog owners should take heed that they are fully liable for all damage and suffering caused to farmers and their sheep by their dogs.
28 March 2023 News
Increased fines of €5,000 proposed for dog owners with out-of-control dogs
Forty new dog wardens, increased fines for owners of out-of-control dogs and improving dog traceability recommended in new report.
28 March 2023 News
Sheep can benefit urban landscapes and people – US study
Researchers at the University of California set out to determine the grazing benefits of sheep and gained additional insight into the role of sheep in improving the wellbeing of urban dwellers.
Farmers need protection from intimidating dog walkers – IFA
Farmers need greater safeguards to protect them from dog walkers on their lands, the IFA has said following an alleged assault on a Wicklow farmer.
27 March 2023 News
12% jump in UK sheep slaughter figures for February
The increased kill figures were reflected in the higher output of sheep meat, with overall production topping 22,000 tonnes in February.
27 March 2023 News
Bord Bia receives almost 2,000 new quality assurance applications
The new Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme has resulted in an increase in applications to Bord Bia's Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS).
26 March 2023 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - suckler cow scheme, weather and farm buildings
This week’s weather is making conditions difficult in the fields and the forecast is for unsettled conditions.
24 March 2023 News
Urgent action needed as sheep crisis deepens – IFA
Sheep farmers supports must be built to €30/ewe to sustain this low-income vulnerable sector, the IFA sheep chair has said.
24 March 2023 News
Department invests €150,000 to upskill private advisers in organic farming
The investment will provide for two specialist organic advisers within the ACA, Minister Pippa Hackett said.
23 March 2023 News
ICSA frustration at lack of supports for sheep sector
At a crisis meeting organised by the ICSA in Carrick-on-Shannon, frustration at the lack of support from the Department boiled over.
22 March 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: Herding at home and multispecies swards research
This week Ellen Durkin chats to Rachel Connolly, a PhD student from Co Donegal.
22 March 2023 News
International market opportunities for sheep sector 'redundant' – TD
Sheep farmers are facing razor-thin margins and without urgent action to secure the viability of the sector, there will be no hope for international market opportunities, Carol Nolan has said.
20 March 2023 News