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
Fifty-six years of flocking to Borris
'Biggest sale in 15 to 20 years' as the sun shines for Borris Ewe Breeders' 56th annual show and sale.
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Sheep management: Store lambs, ram lamb management and SWS meal feeding
It is easy to get caught up in the competition when purchasing store lambs but it is important to stick to a plan and the type of lamb that best suits your system.
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Farm Finance: little variation in nationwide price of lime
With autumn being an ideal time to apply lime and autumn reseeding presently taking place, we take a look at the costs involved with spreading lime.
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Getting the basics right in Kerry
There was a farm walk on sheep grassland farmer of the year winner Tomas O’Leary’s farm last week.
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Watch: big boys make big money at Carrick-on-Shannon ram sale
Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver went along to the big boy ram sale in Carrick-on-Shannon at the weekend, where good-quality rams where a great trade. Adam Woods reports.
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MARKETS
Varying fortunes for sheep farmers
The store lamb and cull ewe trade remain solid but farmers in the west with factory lambs are facing challenges getting lambs moved.
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Carpool in the Country: Connemara Hill Lamb
In the Connemara mountains, the lambs that roam them produce a flavour so unique that they have gained a European Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status. We meet the farmer behind it all.
Big savings for early bird quad seekers
This August the early bird will catch the worm when it comes to saving money on the Honda quad range!
€8,100 savings on the Meegan farm in Co Meath
Gerard and Martin Meegan from Navan took the Smart Farming challenge recently. They identified over €8,100 in cost savings and ways to reduce their climate impact by almost 5%.
Exclusive reader offer! Up to €1,000 off Stanley and Rayburn range cookers
The Irish Farmers Journal is offering readers an exclusive offer of up to a €1,000 off Stanley and Rayburn range cookers for the month of August.