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
Coronavirus Level 5: how marts will work
ICOS, the main body representing the marts, has issued guidance to mart managers and farmers as to how marts will operate during Level 5 lockdown.
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NI Sheep Programme: OPA scanning paying off in Co Antrim
Karol and Peter McCaughan explained how OPA scanning is being used to improve ewe fertility on their Co Antrim hill farm.
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Comprehensive guidelines on finishing lambs indoors
Following on from this week’s management notes, we revisit the Teagasc updated management guidelines on finishing lambs indoors.
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Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
It's the first week in October and we review the markets for beef and sheep while challenging dairy farmers to consider new nitrogen strategies.
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Watch: what did the budget do for suckler and sheep farms?
Selling weanlings, buying heifers, budget impacts and lameness - our experts discuss some of the talking points this week.
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MARKETS
Sheep price update: factories forced to pay for large batches
Many factories continue to quote similar prices to last week, but there is now a wider differential between what factories are quoting and paying.
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Improve cooling efficiency & reduce energy requirements with Fullwood Packo
Our cooling solutions are the quality choice for Irish Dairy Farmers. Packo Cooling has been designing and producing milk-cooling tanks in Belgium, Ireland and China since the 1960s.
On the road to the future of farming with technology steering the way
A growing global population is adding an ever-increasing pressure on to the world’s agriculture industry as it must produce more and faster, all the while with less space, less time and conditions.
CalfChat opinion divided on pros and cons of automatic v manual calf feeding
Farmer opinion is divided on whether automatic or manual feeding is better for calf rearing, with many rearers believing that the management of a system is more important than the method used.
Use of antibiotics at dry off: a changing landscape
The blanket use of antibiotic dry cow therapy (ADCT) will no longer be the norm on Irish dairy farms, from January 2022, due to changes in EU regulations.