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Jack Kennedy
This week, grass growth takes off and some farmers have stopped supplementary feeding as farms fill up with grass again.
14 September 2022 Management
Sheep Management: Best practice dipping and hill sheep breeding strategies
The success of dipping to control external parasites will be governed by ensuring the dipping batch is kept clean and product is topped up as necessary.
Sheep dipping making a comeback in NI
Tyrone sheep farmer Kenny Little is now in his second year using a mobile plunge dipper.
Sheep Management: blowfly strike, weighing scales calibration and FEC
The risk of flystrike in lambs is likely to increase in the coming weeks and farmers should be on guard to pre-empt issues and ensure performance is not compromised.
6 July 2022 Management
IFJ Junior: Designing a handling unit for your sheep flock
Sheep are a great way for a budding young farmer to own their own livestock, writes Martin Merrick.
15 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Survey finds 36% of NI flocks had sheep scab
The new research states that sheep scab is “widely dispersed and endemic” across Northern Ireland.
15 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Free sheep scab control for NI farms
There is a budget for around 100 flocks with scab outbreaks to receive testing, advice, and treatment for up to 500 ewes each.
25 May 2022 News
More than poor wool value challenging farmers
In May 2021, sheep farmer prospects were first rate with a depressed wool market the only blot on a positive horizon. This year’s 2022 prospects copybook is unfortunately not as clear cut.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Season begins for external parasite control in sheep
Blowfly protection is the greatest concern for a large cohort of farmers, but tick control and deterring head flies are also important factors for many.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Sheep Management: weed control, safeguarding chemical use and tick control
The growth stage at which weeds are treated can have a big bearing on the success of treatment.
4 May 2022 Management