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
New Zealand lamb crop down 2.4% or 552,000 head
The significant reduction in numbers was driven primarily by a lower lambing percentage and fewer ewes and ewe hoggets mated.
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Sheep management: purchasing ewes and pet lambs and dealing with abortion
Caution is advised when purchasing sheep at this time of year that pose a risk of introducing disease to your flock, writes Darren Carthy.
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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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Grass measuring: we have to do better
Matthew Halpin examines the poor relationship that exists between beef farmers and the plate meter.
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How many lambs born is too many?
The optimum upper limit for number of lambs born per ewe has been identified as 2.18 lambs
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MARKETS
SheepWatch: brisk trade as numbers tighten
The sheep trade has improved once again in the past week. Factory-fit lambs have seen the biggest increase in prices, while light stores have remained steady.
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Colostrum Management "I don't have time for scouring calves" says Wicklow farmer
Colostrum is the single most important nutrient for the newborn calf as it contains high levels of energy, growth promoters, vitamins and immunoglobulins.
Reduce labour next spring, vaccinate early this winter
Now is the time to plan to reduce the workload in the busy spring and introduce some laboursaving solutions to make life easier and more effective for both man and beast.
Powering the future with Marshill Renewables
Marshill Renewables is seeking farmers and land-owners to rent their land for the construction of wind turbines in the Republic of Ireland.