Suckler cow numbers continue to slide
Amy Forde
There was 7.396m cattle in Ireland as of June, a 0.5% increase year on year.
29 September 2022 News
Sheep farmers 'shocked' at McConalogue's failure in budget
IFA sheep chair Kevin Comiskey said that the €20m Sheep Improvement Scheme is inadequate.
28 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
€2,010 for sale topper in Kerry Blackface ram show and sale
There was an excellent turnout of rams at the Kerry Blackface Sheep Breeders Association show and sale at Milltown Mart last Saturday.
28 September 2022 Pedigree
New South of Ireland Lanark Sheep Breeders group launched
The group will hold its inaugural sale of almost 200 breeding rams in Roscommon Mart on 1 October.
28 September 2022 News
Sheep mart watch: little change as numbers ease back
The trade for well-fleshed lambs is solid, while some mart managers report lambs lacking significant flesh meeting a stickier trade.
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 Markets
NI Trends: prime heifers commanding higher prices; demand for lamb improving
Processors in Northern Ireland have left beef prices unchanged, but heifers are an easier sell than steers. Demand for lambs is gaining momentum.
28 September 2022 Markets
Sheep Management: temporary sheep movements and tagging
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 Management
Cutting against the grain: Ardee butcher reopens abattoir after 13 years
Although the abattoir had been operating since last year, Commissioner McGuinness formally reopened the unit on Commins’s Co Louth farm.
28 September 2022 News
A flurry of questions at breeding time
The plethora of sheep breeds in NI has left Derek Robinson questioning his future breeding policy.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
230% increase in wolf attacks on sheep in Austria
EU agriculture ministers have called for a review of the legislation to control the growth in wild carnivore populations in Europe.
27 September 2022 News