Ram fertility can be hit by current extremes in temperature
John McGee from Ram Testing Ireland told farmers attending the NSBA sheep event in Kilkenny to be wary of knock-on consequences of the current high temperatures.
Factories processing highest sheep kill
This week’s kill is likely to be the largest in 2018, with factories keen to maximise throughput for the Eid al-Adha festival.
New format for Mayo Mule and Greyface Group sale
The group is introducing a two-day back-to-back sale structure for their first offering, with a sale of ewe hoggets on Friday 24 September and ewe lambs on Saturday 25 September.
EID changes still attracting opposition
Minister Creed has announced significant changes to the proposed implementation of mandatory electronic of all sheep but farm organisations, farmers and ICOS are voicing their disapproval.