The Golden Shears World Championships takes place from Thursday May 22nd to Sunday 25th May in Gorey Wexford.

Five entry level sheep crates for Irish sheep farmers
Martin Merrick
Like a quad, a front loader or a good sheep dog, once you purchase a sheep handler you will wonder how you ever managed to farm without one.
17 August 2022 Buildings
Handling facilities key to safe and efficient farming
It's been a busy few weeks of farm open days here at the Irish Farmers Journal.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Cotter Agritech launches new targeted worming system
The Kerry sheep farming brothers, Jack and Nick Cotter, have developed a performance-based algorithm which they say can reduce anthelmintic use by up to 40%.
More than poor wool value challenging farmers
In May 2021, sheep farmer prospects were first rate with a depressed wool market the only blot on a positive horizon. This year’s 2022 prospects copybook is unfortunately not as clear cut.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Extracting nutrients to increase the value of wool
Research in University College Dublin is investigating the potential to extract naturally occurring nutrients such as nitrogen and sulphur from sheep wool.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Ulster Wool predicts a more positive outlook for 2022
The payment for the 2021 wool clip increased by 135% to an overall average of 36.4p/kg (43c/kg).
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
New tagging rules for imported sheep
Sheep imported to Irish flocks must retain the tag numbers applied to them in their country of origin and can no longer be retagged.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Season begins for external parasite control in sheep
Blowfly protection is the greatest concern for a large cohort of farmers, but tick control and deterring head flies are also important factors for many.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling