Sheep
NEWS
Meat processors ‘exploiting farmers’
Jackie Cahill TD has raised the issue of weakening cattle prices as farmers are forced to offload stock in drought conditions.
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Selling ewes and complying with the Sheep Welfare Scheme
Producers with depleted grass supplies are looking to move cull ewes faster to reduce feed demand.
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Lamb finishing curtailed by drought
An increasing number of farmers have been forced to explore alternative finishing options with grass supplies tight to non-existent and demand for stores subdued.
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Vet's corner: heat issues causing stress for man and beast
Heat stress can adversely affect fertility in both stock bulls and cows, as well as causing severe stress to all animals, writes Donal Lynch.
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MARKETS
Lamb prices steadying but confusion over EID grows
After weeks of heavy cuts there is finally some stability entering the lamb trade.
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Your Association. Your Voice – Get Involved in IFA
The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I encourage all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the IFA and ensure we are fully representative
Liming – what a difference a year makes!
Trevor Boland from Sligo won a lime and nutrient management plan worth €2,500 in the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.
Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.