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
Strong prices for lamb as factories pay up to €6.00/kg
Carcase weights have moved up, with all processors now paying to 23kgs as production ramps up in the lead-in to Easter.
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Protect your lambs against Coccidiosis
With lambing getting into full swing, now is the time to look at your sheds and routines and see what you can do to reduce the risk of a coccidia problem.
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New high-spec sheep shed in Galway
The new shed was built to ease the work load during the busy spring period, writes Peter Varley.
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Fine-tuning production and labour availability in Wales
The husband and wife team of Huw and Shelia Davies run a 500-head ewe flock on Llandre Farm alongside a number of off-farm activities.
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Licensed merchants oppose new dosing regulations
The proposed regulations, which are due to come into effect in 2022, will require farmers to obtain a veterinary prescription to purchase commonly used products such as flukicides and wormers.
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MARKETS
Top prices of €130 to €137 for hoggets in Mountbellew Mart
Those who braved adverse weather to present sheep at Saturday’s sale were rewarded, with the entry of hoggets limited by weather and demand greatly exceeding supply.
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It's back Pr€vention for Profit competition
Now we’re looking for the best dairy calf rearer in the country #MyCalfOurFuture
McHale range of machinery gives Monaghan contractor confidence
Paul Meehan from outside Tydavnet in Co Monaghan has over 20 years of valuable experience in providing a reliable round bale silage contracting service.
AgriNet HerdApp takes the stress out of record-keeping
We spoke to dairy farmers Ger Buckley and Rickey Barrett about their farming systems and how using AgriNet has taken the stress out of record-keeping on their farms.
Mitsubishi Motors hybrid electric event
At the Mitsubishi hybrid electric event, you’ll get all the information you need from the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle brand.