Sheep farming

The latest sheep farming news and sheep prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the sheep farming sector.

Sheep Management: ewe condition, liver fluke and marketing hoggets
Sheep scanning operators are reporting significant numbers of flocks with a much higher percentage of ewes in poor body condition.
Sheep Management: biosecurity around lambing and worm dosing health ewes
There is a heightened risk of introducing diseases such as abortion-causing agents where purchasing animals around lambing.
Sheep price update: quotes slip back again by 5c/kg to 10c/kg
Base quotes offered on Friday for Tuesday’s sheep kill took another hit, with prices reducing by 5c/kg to 10c/kg.
Sheep Trends: base quotes remain stubbornly low
Farmers' hopes of the trade maintaining upward trajectory have been dashed by quotes remaining on a similar footing to the week previous.
Reap the benefits of lime this year
David Wall, Teagasc, and Eoin O’Carroll, Grolime, examine some of the benefits of using lime on tillage and grasslands.
Higher intake driving performance from companion forages
A recent Teagasc trial showed lambs consuming perennial ryegrass combined with white clover, red clover or chicory consumed 11% to 14% more dry matter than a ryegrass-only sward.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
On this week's show, Jack Kennedy speaks to Adam Woods, Declan Marren and Lorcan Roche Kelly about all that is happening in the world of Irish agriculture.
Liver fluke costing the industry €1.2m per year
On last week’s Teagasc Let’s Talk Sheep webinar, Dr Orla Keane warned farmers that the risk of liver fluke will be particularly high in the West and North West this season.
Footprint Farms: focus on premium crops in Waterford
Premium crops on Pádraig Connery’s farm have earned him well in excess of €100/ac.
15% cut in N use on Tullamore Farm last year
Calving had just began when the Irish Farmers Journal team visited Tullamore Farm last week. Ellen Durkin reports.
Gearing up for springtime on Tullamore Farm
Different measures have been implemented on farm to ensure the busy period runs as smoothly as possible on the farm.
Thrive weekly roundup: getting stock back on target and calf-rearing costs
This week's diary-beef programme roundup has tips for getting stock back on target if there has been a disappointing weight result mid-winter.
Supersoil aiding Limerick farmer to organic conversion
Supersoil enables farmers to not only improve what grows above the ground, but to create an environment below the ground that drives crop performance at reduced costs.
Excellence on display at leading machinery show in Co Cavan
Featuring an impressive lineup of leading machinery brands, product launches and show deals, the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show will return to the Cavan Equestrian Centre on 1-2 February.
Teagasc Grass10 Grazing Courses Recommended By 99% Of Farmers
99% of farmers surveyed in Teagasc Grass10 grazing courses said they would recommend it to another farmer.
The easy way to keep your parlour clean
Are you thinking of building a new milking parlour and dairy or refurbishing your existing buildings? If you are, our agri dairy liner is worth thinking about.
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