Weekend weather: heavy showers and breezy conditions
Sarah O'Sullivan
Met Éireann has forecast unsettled and breezy conditions over the weekend, with rain or showers, which will be heavy at times. Temperatures will be slightly above average for the time of year.
9 August 2023 Management
Sheep Management: blowfly strike, ram effect and ewe condition
Reports indicate there are a higher percentage of ewes lacking condition following a challenging season, highlighting the need to take swift action post-weaning.
14 June 2023 Management
Sharp jump in incidence of blowfly strike
This week’s warm humid weather has presented many challenges with cases of blowfly strike extending beyond odd unshorn sheep with cases also now emerging in lambs.
Sheep Management: marketing lambs, handling vaccines and blowfly strike
With demand present in some sales from live export buyers, and penalties for lambs killing underweight or under fleshed, it is important that producers draft and market lambs carefully.
7 June 2023 Management