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
Fashion retailer reverses its ban on wool products following public backlash
Following strong criticism of a decision to stop selling wool products, Boohoo will now continue to use it "as a sustainable material".
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Does electronic tagging pave the way for electronic performance recording?
Taking time to select a reader and software that suits your flock’s needs will have long-term benefits.
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Considerations for ordering fertiliser this spring
What type of fertiliser and how much of it should you be ordering for spreading this spring?
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Putting the science of colostrum into practice
UCD Lyons Research Farm has an invaluable portfolio of research on colostrum. This article summarises top 10 facts concerning colostrum quality, quantity and quality.
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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.
Seven top tips to increase lamb survival
By focusing on some simple routines we can reduce lamb losses this spring
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MARKETS
Sheep prices: attempts to unsettle the trade
Only one export plant is quoting for lambs for Thursday, with factories attempting to take greater control of the trade.
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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.
Switch and Save with Pinergy
In the second instalment of our six part series, we catch up with Richard Hinchion from Crookstown, Co Cork.