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
Sheep farmer welcomes surprise quintuplet lambs
Alison owns a flock of pedigree Jacobs sheep, while her son Sam owns a flock of Dorsett sheep and her husband owns a flock of pedigree Belclares.
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Tagging procedure can greatly influence tag loss rates
Extra care should be taken when applying EID tag sets to replacement and store sheep.
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Ewe lamb management – a little feeding now goes a long way
Keeping ewe lambs on an upward trajectory in mid-pregnancy will deliver big benefits in having a ewe that lambs down in good condition and is under less pressure to apportion nutrients to growth.
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Managing the mix
Matthew Halpin looks at how participating farmers faired in the mixed grazing challenge
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Glanbia’s Black Friday offers – live now on GlanbiaConnect and in store
Glanbia is having its biggest-ever Black Friday sale and is offering farmers nationwide an opportunity to stock up, save big and support local, with genuine value across thousands of products.
Vet's corner: slow and steady wins the race
Vet Chris McGrath takes some time to stop and make some observations on a farm visit.
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MARKETS
Sheepwatch: prices starting to level out
Strong trade for finished and heavy butchers lamb continues, but butchers demand is starting to wean. The store trade remains strong and steady.
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Glanbia’s Black Friday offers – live now on GlanbiaConnect and in store
Glanbia is having its biggest-ever Black Friday sale and is offering farmers nationwide an opportunity to stock up, save big and support local, with genuine value across thousands of products.
New Holland T5 range - three champions, one team
The T5 range has been designed to be the ultimate all-rounder for today’s modern mixed farms, whether it is doing loader work, working with mounted implements or travelling down the road.
Cultivate loans - 'no stress involved in it whatsoever'
Cultivate loans from the credit union is one option for farmers who wish to develop their farms.
Refresh your drying off technique for optimum results
Research has clearly demonstrated the link between infection during the dry cow period and subsequent clinical mastitis and elevated somatic cell counts (SCC) in early lactation.