Sheep
NEWS
Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to start this month
There is over 20,000 farmers involved in the Sheep Welfare scheme, which is worth €10/ewe.
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Assessing bedding options for sheep
With straw supplies in tighter supply and representing a higher cost, many farmers are looking at both short-term and longer-term alternatives.
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Finishing lambs indoors; the silage and meal supplementation option
This week’s sheep management notes discussed finishing lambs on an intensive concentrate diet, but silage and concentrate can also provide another option.
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Environment: soil testing
Soil testing is best carried out during the winter, as the results allow farmers to develop a targeted fertiliser spreading plan for the year to come.
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SPONSORED
Meet the National Champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Eamon Sheehan is farming 70 hectares near Cuffesgrange in Co Kilkenny. The new entrant to dairy is a Nuffield Scholar and an avid sport horse fan. Eamon milked 150 cows this year.
Solid start to breeding in Tullamore Farm
There has been in the region of 50% of ewes served in the first week of breeding, with ewes flocked to change the raddle colour in rams after the first week of breeding.
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MARKETS
Sheep trends: prices over €4.80 more attainable
With some factories increasing quotes, the average price paid to farmers is on the up.
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Meet the National Champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Eamon Sheehan is farming 70 hectares near Cuffesgrange in Co Kilkenny. The new entrant to dairy is a Nuffield Scholar and an avid sport horse fan. Eamon milked 150 cows this year.
Meet the Ulster champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Stephen Gibson is the sixth generation of Gibson’s to farm near Hillsborough in Co Down. Stephen was a beef and sheep farmer up to 2012, before taking the plunge to get into dairy farming.
Meet the Munster champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
In 1994, Sean Cronin took over what was then an outside block attached to the family’s dairy farm at Mallow, in Co Cork.
IFA Branch AGMs- Make your Voice Heard
Our branch AGMs begin this week and will take place in 947 locations around the country. It has never been more important to give feedback on what matters to you, so we encourage you to come along.