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
€1.82m in Sheep Welfare Scheme balancing payments started
Minister Creed says the payments for year three of the scheme are a welcome financial support given farmers are facing challenging circumstances.
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Sheep management: tagging sheep, shearing preparations and grass growth
It is important to ensure lost tags are replaced periodically and that your flock register is maintained up to speed.
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Watch: Farm Tech Talk - the livestock show
Managing rushes, beef markets improving and a deep dive into cutting costs on dairy farms are all on the menu this week, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Waiting on grass growth to kick off
Programme adviser Senan White reports that the greatest concern on programme farms is low growth rates and grass reserves being depleted.
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Assessing your options for external parasite control
There is a significant difference between products in the range of external parasites controlled, the length of protection offered and withdrawal periods.
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MARKETS
Sheep prices: factories reduce quotes by 10c/kg
Base quotes for Monday and Tuesday were reduced to €5.90/kg to €6.00/kg, while top prices ranged on average from €6.20/kg to €6.25/kg, with select deals exceeding this range.
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Certified Irish Angus launches new campaign to better connect with consumers
#RaisedWithPride campaign celebrates thriving society of 10,000 Certified Irish Angus members
Save money and hassle on electricity bills
Free online service saves farmers’ time, money and energy through switching energy providers
Chlorine-free protocols for cleaning milking equipment
Chlorine will not be used in milking equipment cleaning products by the end of this year.
Bord Bia market insight: COVID-19 still significantly affecting meat markets
The coronavirus pandemic has been causing turmoil in beef and sheep meat markets around the world.