Northern Ireland
Breeding hoggets average over £200
Kieran Mailey
Breeding sheep sales are in full swing with record prices for Suffolk Cheviot hoggets and ewe lambs in Ballymena.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Factories cut NI lamb price to 500p/kg
Sheep processors in Northern Ireland have made further cuts to lamb prices, with quotes down to 500p/kg.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding
Breeding sheep with reduced susceptibility to worms
A new Teagasc and Sheep Ireland project called OviFEC is aiming to find an alternative, sustainable approach to worm control.
Increasing ewe prolificacy reduces GHG intensity of sheepmeat
Teagasc studies have found that increasing weaning rate from 1.5 to 1.8 lambs per ewe has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per kilo carcass weight by 10-12%.
14 June 2022 News
Breeding ewe flock increases by 55,348 to reach 2.7m head
There was also an increase of 92,876 sheep in the ‘other sheep’ category, which explains the sharp jump in the sheep kill to date in 2022.
3 June 2022 News
Easter and Ramadan drive lamb trade
Seamus McMenamin sheep and livestock sector manager, Bord Bia, reports that Easter and the month of Ramadan combined with no notable improvement in global supplies mean a strengthening lamb trade.
Maedi Visna tracing may not work, says Poots
The incurable disease causes a wide range of symptoms, including pneumonia, paralysis, wasting, arthritis, and chronic mastitis.
15 March 2022 News
Scottish Trends: Scotch steers getting paid less than English and Welsh
Scotch cattle still struggling to get paid the same as English and Welsh.
23 February 2022 Scotland