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
Weekly podcast: beef worries, voices from Japan and all things sheep
In this week's podcast, we travel to Japan to test the market for Irish meat, discuss Mercosur and other threats to beef farmers, and meet sheep shearers and breeders.
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Exploring external parasite control options
Following on from this week’s management notes, we delve deeper into available dipping and pour-on products for controlling blowfly strike and ticks.
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Getting the basics right in Kerry
There was a farm walk on sheep grassland farmer of the year winner Tomas O’Leary’s farm last week.
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Finding a happy balance with grassland management
Our best made plans including target post-grazing heights may need to be adjusted to keep lamb performance on track.
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SPONSORED
Crops & Spreaders 2019 – a leading technical tillage and machinery event
The Irish Farmers Journal and Teagasc will once again collaborate to bring you this event on Wednesday 26 June. The event is free to attend.
Scottish 1,600 ewe flock opens its doors
Scotland’s Highland Sheep Show 2019 took place last week on Sibmister farm in Caithness. Declan Marren reports.
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MARKETS
SheepWatch: factory price cuts starting to bite at the marts
While prices were steady at the end of last week, factory price cuts and higher throughput are having an effect on prices.
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Crops & Spreaders 2019 – a leading technical tillage and machinery event
The Irish Farmers Journal and Teagasc will once again collaborate to bring you this event on Wednesday 26 June. The event is free to attend.
Kingspan encourages homeowners to check their tank health with free check
Kingspan has just launched free tank health check packs* for homeowners in Ireland as part of its #BetterOffBunded campaign.
Smart Farming identifies €7,170 average cost savings on participating farms
Smart Farming, the voluntary resource efficiency programme focused on identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment.
You wouldn’t let your lunch go off – so why risk your silage?
Just like putting the cling-film on the sandwiches, a heavy-duty silage cover helps stop the top layer of silage going off and cuts down on costly waste.