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
EID tag readers need to be mandatory in factories – ICSA
While EID tags are now compulsory for farmers, the ICSA says it is time to make readers mandatory in factories.
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Environment: only 10% of land has optimal fertility
Should lime spreading form part of the next agri-environmental scheme?
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2019 looking like a better year for outdoor lambing
While the weather can change significantly in the coming weeks, the favourable grass growth over the winter is providing a better opportunity for outdoor lambing flocks.
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Striving to get more from grass in Kildare
Dan O’Loughlin has embarked on a programme of lifting grassland performance through improving farm infrastructure, reseeding and addressing soil fertility.
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Valio increased their whey and milk powder production by 10%
Valio Oy is the largest producer of dairy products in Finland. In order to increase production, they installed NAPCON Controller to their whey powder production line in Lapinlahti in 2013.
Tackling pain is win-win when it comes to animal health
Using anti-inflammatory medication as part of your treatment protocols this spring can make a big difference to treatment outcomes and animal health.
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MARKETS
Sheep prices: trade steadying after price pull
Factories have been prepared to make do with fewer sheep to get prices back, with last week’s throughput falling close to 5,000 head to 37,026.
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Valio increased their whey and milk powder production by 10%
Valio Oy is the largest producer of dairy products in Finland. In order to increase production, they installed NAPCON Controller to their whey powder production line in Lapinlahti in 2013.
Glanbia Co-op to pay €10.9m Trading Bonus to Members
Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has confirmed that a total of €10.9 million will be paid to milk supplier Members of the Co-op this month as part of its 2018 Trading Bonus Scheme.
Kerry farmer installs latest Volac computerised feeder
Kerry dairy farmer Kieran Savage has installed the new Volac Urban Alma Pro computerised calf feeder.
Smart solution supports medicine administration on farm
Technology is continuously offering new solutions and supports to Ireland’s farming community. Now a new app will help make managing animal remedies easier.