Sheep management: tagging, creep feeding and quarantine
This week's notes cover the best practice for tagging sheep, adhering to the creep feeding measure under the sheep welfare scheme and implementing a robust quarantine procedure.
Sheep Management: housing ewes and feeding early lambers
The back end has been largely positive, but it is important farmers resist the temptation to re-graze paddocks closed for grazing next spring.
Long read: northern exposure – sheep farming on the edge of Ireland
Tommy Mullin farms sheep and beef with the help of his three sons near Malin Head in Co Donegal.
Cost the main barrier to adopting EID technology
An EU-wide survey carried out through the SheepNet project showed that while farmers can see a benefit in the technology, cost and flock size are barriers to implementing it on farms.