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Sheep Management: temporary sheep movements and tagging
Darren Carty
Keeping on the right side of official notifications when moving sheep off farm to temporary grazing features in this week’s sheep management notes.
28 September 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: supply and demand dynamics finely balanced
Last week's kill increased again, leaving factories under no real pressure to alter lamb prices in order to secure supplies.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
A flurry of questions at breeding time
The plethora of sheep breeds in NI has left Derek Robinson questioning his future breeding policy.
Camera at the Mart: ewe lambs sell to £169 at Aghanloo
The annual sale of Greyface, Mule and Suffolk Cheviot ewe lambs was held at Aghanloo near Limavady, Co Derry, on Tuesday.
14 September 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef price holds firm as supplies tighten; lamb price improving
Beef prices in Northern Ireland are holding firm, with some indications of tight supplies. Lamb prices continue to harden as the live trade improves.
14 September 2022 Markets
Imports of Irish cattle at a two-year high
Irish cattle imported for direct slaughter at meat plants in Northern Ireland hit a two-year high point last week.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Rouge hit record €1,470 in Tullamore
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Rouge Sheep Society’s premier show and sale in Tullamore Mart.
7 September 2022 Pedigree
NI Trends: price deals on offer for prime heifers; lamb price recovers
The beef trade in Northern Ireland is relatively steady, but there is scope to bargain for higher prices on heifers. Lamb prices have increased by 10p/kg after several weeks of pressure.
7 September 2022 Markets
Forecast shows no surplus of finished cattle
The latest cattle supply forecasts from the LMC shows a small downturn in numbers expected to come on the market during the remainder of 2022.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Camera at the Mart: 95% clearance rate at Aughrim Sheep Breeders show
Over 2,100 of Wicklow's finest sheep were at the Aughrim Sheep Breeders 55th annual show and sale, which was held on 2 September in Carnew Mart.
6 September 2022 Markets
Over 700 entered for Carrick prolific ewe lamb sale
Saturday 3 September will see the Showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon host the fourth annual sale from the Prolific Ewe Lamb Group.
2 September 2022 News
NI Sheep Programme: Building grass covers for autumn
James McCay is busy drafting lambs for sale and building grass covers for autumn on his Co Tyrone farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
31 August 2022 Management