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
Catalogue available for NSBA multi-breed sale in Blessington
The sale, which takes place on Saturday 26 September, is the last one of the season where there will be such a large offering of sheep across 12 breeds.
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NI Sheep programme: 10 checks to complete pre-breeding
With the breeding period for mid-season lambing flocks still a month away, there is time to complete a few routine checks for ewes and rams. Kieran Mailey outlines 10 checks to consider.
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Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
On this week's show, we talk to Adam Woods on the weanling trade and how farmers in suckler country are managing the weather.
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Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
With ground conditions very soft underfoot and some stock housed in parts, we talk about what farmers need to do.
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SPONSORED
The importance of celebrating Irish food produce
As the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 remain, we at the National Dairy Council are more grateful than ever to represent the resilient group of farmers and food producers of Ireland.
Code of good practice for responsible use of antimicrobials in sheep launched
Strategies outlined in the document are reporting as highlighting important actions that sheep farmers can take to reduce their overall use of antibiotics and to improve their flock health.
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MARKETS
Sheep price update: factories move to pull prices by 10c/kg
A number of factories are trying to start the week by bringing quotes back 10c/kg, with the lowest quotes falling below the €5.00/kg mark.
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The importance of celebrating Irish food produce
As the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 remain, we at the National Dairy Council are more grateful than ever to represent the resilient group of farmers and food producers of Ireland.
Get all the updates from the Teagasc Virtual Sheep Week
Throughout this week, there is an opportunity to tune into the Teagasc Virtual Sheep Week on all Teagasc online platforms.
Cow-first approach guides latest innovations for Fullwood Packo
Global population is expected to reach 10.5 billion people by 2067 – and with it an increased demand for sustainable sources of dairy.
Pied Piper Chemicals Ltd - the only Irish-owned manufacturer of rodenticide
Denis Leamy, who has 144 Munster caps and 57 Ireland caps, tackles rodents with Pied Piper Rat and Mouse Bait on his farm to keep it rodent-free.