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
Alignment of Easter and Ramadan bodes well for sheep farmers
The religious festivals are expected to drive demand for lambs for the next five years.
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Taking note of lambing records while the iron is hot
It is good practice to review lambing performance and identify if there are changes that need to take place. Now is also a good time to check sheep numbers for the Sheep Welfare Scheme.
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Weather presenting more options for early reseeding
Good ground conditions and relatively positive grass supplies are opening up an opportunity for some flocks to consider early summer reseeding.
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Short-term measures to combat increased risk of grass tetany in ewes
The change in weather may catch some flocks off guard so it is important to take measures to minimise the risk
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SPONSORED
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The Irish Farmers Journal has teamed up with Harris Group – distributors of Isuzu, LDV, Hino, Sinotruk and Higer on the Naas Road, Dublin – to give you the chance to win a 192 Isuzu D-Max Crewcab.
Vet's View: risk time for scoury lambs
Forecasts over the last weeks and discussions with sheep farmers have shown several case of nematodirus battus in lambs already this year.
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MARKETS
Lamb price standoff between producers and factories
Factories are trying to pull sheep prices back but a high percentage of remaining hoggets remain in the hands of specialist finishers who are slow to accept the lower prices on offer.
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Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Working to deliver cost savings and a better environment
Smart Farming targets €250,000 in savings for farmers in 2019. The seminar is on Tuesday, 30 April at 1.45pm in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
Cocci TV –Preventing coccidiosis and the 750 ewe part-time flock
New episodes in the popular coccidiosis mini-series brought to you by Chanelle Veterinary.