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: liver fluke, straw supplies and biosecurity measures
This week's notes touch on liver fluke treatment for outwintered ewes, ensuring earlier housing will not lead to straw supplies running out and risks to be aware of in buying foster ewes or pet lambs.
Sheep management: Reviewing suitability of replacements and clostridial vaccine
With sheep factory prices on the rise again, some farmers may be assessing the quality of their ewe lamb replacements, with a view to cashing in on those that do not meet the grade.
Listen: Farm Tech Talk livestock podcast
As prices for beef, sheep and milk rise, we talk about what's happening around the country.
Bord Bia meat seminar: positive performance predicted for sheep sector in 2021
Bord Bia forecasts that the tight availability of sheepmeat in Europe which shaped markets in 2020 will continue and possibly intensify in the first half of 2021.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk, the Livestock Show
Mid-January and positive news on beef, milk and lamb prices mean farmers are happy, so there is lots to talk about.
WATCH: Farm Tech Talk - the Livestock Show
As the year draws to an end, the Farm Tech Talk team looks back on 2020 and talks about the top jobs to do over Christmas.
Top price of €2,150 at Carrick Bluefaced Leicester sale
Adam Woods was in Carrrick-on-Shannon for the recent Bluefaced Leicester sale.
Watch: Texel Belles ring out in Carrick on Shannon
Adam Woods was in Carrick on Shannon on Monday for the annual Christmas Belles sale of pedigree Texel ewes from the Enniscrone, Clewbay and Silverhill flocks.
The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
Why a Cork vet recommends vaccinating in the winter
Willie Buckley is a veterinary practitioner at Riverview Veterinary Group in Bandon. When an annual IBR programme became available, many of the practice’s herds switched over to it.
Agricultural mechanisation: evolution of the combine harvester
At its core, the primary principle of the founding fathers of the modern New Holland was to make life easier for farmers.
Specialist growers and mechanisation the future of vegetable production
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, analyses a sector made up of different crop types but common challenges.
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