Sheep
NEWS
Details of new EID rules to issue alongside Sheep Census forms
The Department of Agriculture has announced that over 45,000 registered sheep and goat keepers will receive their annual Sheep Census 2018 forms shortly.
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Sheep management: marketing lambs, housing hill lambs and silage analysis.
This week's notes also discuss the importance of ensuring you are in line to stay with the organic nitrogen limit of 170kg N/ha.
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Temporary sheep fencing – grazing surplus grass and forage crops
Sheep fencing doesn't need to cost a fortune, with plenty of options now on the market allowing fencing to be set up quickly.
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Tried and tested system doing the business in Donegal
Michael McLoughlin’s hill sheep enterprise has developed over 30 years and is based on making the best use of the farm’s resources while minimising labour input.
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Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
Bluetongue warnings follow NI imported case
The IFA and DAERA have issued advice to farmers to avoid the risk of bluetongue disease in cattle and sheep.
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MARKETS
Camera at the mart: lamb prices up €3-4/head at Cahir Mart
Yesterday's sale at Cahir Mart saw a much more brisk trade for all types of lambs and cull ewes.
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Watch: Understanding Liver Fluke
Research published in 2016 suggested that 82% of Irish dairy herds have been exposed to liver fluke1.
Meet the 39 Origin Green farmer finalists
This week Bord Bia profiles 39 finalists in its Origin Green Sustainable Dairy, Beef and Horticulture Farmer Awards
Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
Labour saving solutions this winter
Protect your herd this winter with an effective vaccination programme.