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
COVID-19: essential lockdown information for farmers
The Irish Farmers Journal team is working to bring you the latest information during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Sheep management: marketing spring lambs and lambing hill ewes
Producers who traditionally traded spring lambs in mart sales will now have to explore alternative avenues of trading lambs.
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Managing grass supplies in difficult conditions
Teagasc BETTER Farm programme adviser Frank Campion explains how the participating farms are coping with adverse weather.
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New high-spec sheep shed in Galway
The new shed was built to ease the work load during the busy spring period, writes Peter Varley.
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Risk of grass tetany could increase in coming days
Weather conditions are forecast to be dry over the next week, but a dip in nighttime temperatures leading to significant swings could be a trigger for grass tetany.
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MARKETS
Beef and sheep price update: factory prices lose further ground
Beef prices have fallen by 10c/kg, while hogget prices continue on their sharp downward trend following prices reducing by a further 20c/kg to 30c/kg since the end of last week.
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Choosing the right solar PV system is critical to maximising energy generation.
Farmers more than anyone know the importance that the quality of products can have on the longevity and quality of a machine or other purchase.
Welcome to the National Dairy Council
At the NDC, we put our members’ and stakeholders’ needs first. Due to the global pandemic that is Covid-19, NDC staff are working remotely. Our work continues to promote the voice of Irish dairy.
Monaghan-based round baling specialists
Tom Tierney and his nephew Niall Boylan provide a specialised round baling contractor service in the north Monaghan region.
Preparing your teaser bull to secure €21,000 profitability
Achieving a good heat detection rate is crucial to the profitability of your farm.