NI Sheep Programme: High hopes for positive breeding results
Kieran Mailey
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with two of the programme farmers for an update on how the breeding season is progressing.
9 September 2022 News
MartBids focus: 20th Trenearla Blackface on-farm breeding sale goes online
Customers interested in top-quality Lanark females and males and Mule ewe lambs and Bluefaced Leicester rams will now be able to tune into the sale online.
2 September 2022 News
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.
Prices down at local ewe lamb sales
Buyers took a more cautious approach to purchasing ewe lambs at the annual Ballyvoy sale of ewe lambs in Armoy Mart.
24 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch: lambs hit €215/head in Ballyjamesduff
Adam Woods was in Ballyjamesduff mart for its show and sale of breeding hoggets and lambs.
24 August 2022 Markets
Mules average £163 per head at Ballymena
The annual sale of Mule and Greyface hoggets was held at Ballymena Mart on Saturday.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Breeding hoggets average over £200
Breeding sheep sales are in full swing with record prices for Suffolk Cheviot hoggets and ewe lambs in Ballymena.
10 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.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
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.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding
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