Slaughter of the innocents
Wexford meeting highlights the extent of sheep losses due to dog attacks.
Sheep Welfare Scheme absorbs effect of 2018 concentrate usage
The poor weather conditions in 2018 saw a dramatic rise in feed usage on Irish sheep farms but payments under the Sheep Welfare Scheme prevented a major income drop.
One in five sheep falling foul of the clean livestock policy
Figures collected by the Department of Agriculture for the 2018 sheep kill to date show 20% of sheep fell outside category A under the clean livestock policy.
€15m in Sheep Welfare Scheme payments issued to farmers
Advanced payments under year two of the Sheep Welfare Scheme have begun to issue to sheep farmers.