Sheep Farming News

10% of food in public canteens to be organic
Barry Murphy
The Government has launched a proposal to make 10% of all the food it procures organic.
Department addresses lime scheme payment claim queries
30 September 2023 News
Department addresses lime scheme payment claim queries
The advice mainly relates to invoices being clearly labelled as paid, showing the type of lime and branch it was purchased from and details of whether or not a contractor applied the lime.
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
29 September 2023 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
The end of September and plenty of rain means challenging ground conditions, making field work difficult in many parts of the country.
Use Brexit reserve fund for sheep farmers - Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson Claire Kerrane TD has hit out at Minister McConalogue, insisting that he must use the Brexit Adjustment Reserve fund to support sheep farmers.
28 September 2023 News
No hiding place for Minister on sheep supports - IFA
The IFA has outlined a list of asks for sheep farmers ahead of Budget 2024.
28 September 2023 News
Potential store lamb margins of €12/head to €40/head
Hill lambs prices have been under pressure in recent weeks, but Teagasc finishing blueprints show there is potential for farmers to purchase lambs and deliver a significant margin.
27 September 2023 News
Farmer views: 'Kildare always kept the others on their toes'
Farmer reaction to Dawn Meats' acquisition of Kildare Chilling, is in general, very negative.
27 September 2023 News
First chance to view new Tefrom sheep in the flesh
Meath farmer John Keely is holding an open day on his farm in Dunderry at 2pm on Tuesday 26 September to showcase his ‘Elite Maternals’ flock.
22 September 2023 News
Dawn Meats takeover reduces competition - IFA
The IFA has hit out at the CCPC for its approval of Dawn Meats’ takeover of Kildare Chilling.
22 September 2023 News
Dawn Meats to pump €10m into Kildare Chilling factory
As part of the overall investment, Dawn Meats has stated that it is also “looking forward to widening Kildare Chilling’s customer base".
22 September 2023 News
Dawn Meats receives green light to purchase Kildare Chilling
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said that the deal will not substantially lessen competition and can be put into effect.
22 September 2023 News
Fleshed lambs trading from €6.20/kg to €6.30/kg
Factory lamb prices are steady on recent weeks and are also trending on a similar footing to 2022.
20 September 2023 News