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
Alignment of Easter and Ramadan bodes well for sheep farmers
The religious festivals are expected to drive demand for lambs for the next five years.
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Sheep management: grass management, clostridial vaccination and tagging
Grass supplies vary greatly on farms following a dip in temperatures and lower growth rates.
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Short-term measures to combat increased risk of grass tetany in ewes
The change in weather may catch some flocks off guard so it is important to take measures to minimise the risk
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Listen: grassland weed control - getting it right
Stephen Robb talks to Chris Maughan on the most effective strategies to control grassland weeds this spring.
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SPONSORED
Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Vet's View: risk time for scoury lambs
Forecasts over the last weeks and discussions with sheep farmers have shown several case of nematodirus battus in lambs already this year.
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MARKETS
Spring lambs sell to €140 in Mountbellew Mart
Saturday’s sale had a much larger entry of cull ewes and hoggets, while there was an excellent trade for a strong entry of ewes with lambs at foot.
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Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Working to deliver cost savings and a better environment
Smart Farming targets €250,000 in savings for farmers in 2019. The seminar is on Tuesday, 30 April at 1.45pm in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
Cocci TV –Preventing coccidiosis and the 750 ewe part-time flock
New episodes in the popular coccidiosis mini-series brought to you by Chanelle Veterinary.