Sheep news

All the latest sheep farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the sheep farming sector.

NEWS
Quotes of just 5c/kg leaves wool practically worthless
Hill sheep farmers are facing dismal returns while the situation is only marginally better for lowland wool with quotes ranging from just 15c/kg to 20c/kg.
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Sheep management: worm dosing, quarantine protocols and SWS meal feeding
Anthelmintic resistance can no longer be passed off as an issue that could be a problem for other farmers but one that is unlikely to affect your farm.
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Finishing lambs efficiently post-weaning
With farmers having little influence on market performance it is important to finish lambs in an efficient manner to maximise returns.
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First assessment of hill lamb performance looks promising
Teagasc BETTER Farm sheep programme adviser Frank Campion reports on the seven-week weights in hill flocks and gives an update on performance in lowland flocks.
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Irish Shows Association Virtual Show 2020 - the show must go on(line)!
2020 is a very different year for our showing community and the Irish Shows Association has been inspired to adapt to the new normal and look to technology to keep the show on the road.
Teagasc launch sustainable worm control initiative
The guidelines include a number of new features including white drenches no longer recommended for worm treatment later in the season and no treatment of ewes for worms.
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MARKETS
WATCH: Farm Tech Talk – heat on mart trade
With grass back growing, we discuss what to do now and where the money is. Jack Kennedy reports
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Irish Shows Association Virtual Show 2020 - the show must go on(line)!
2020 is a very different year for our showing community and the Irish Shows Association has been inspired to adapt to the new normal and look to technology to keep the show on the road.
Silostop - who we are & what we do
Silostop is the leading manufacturer of oxygen barrier (OB) silage films, providing a complete silage protection system made up of OB films, protective nettings and covers, as well as gravel bags.
Grass-fed standard for beef could be approved in coming weeks
Mark Zieg, beef sector manager with Bord Bia, outlines the details of what will form the 'grass-fed' standard for Irish meat and what benefits it could bring for prices.
Bonanza Calf Nutrition key points to be aware of preparing for calves at grass
We are improving our calf management year-on-year; refining it, focusing on new aspects, raising the target bar.