Organic farmers eligible for new sheep welfare scheme
Darren Carty
There were some concerns from farmers that the actions included would not be amenable to organic farmers but certification bodies have dispelled such fears.
11 April 2024 News
Sheep welfare scheme deadline 'unworkable' - ICSA
The deadline of 15 October for the completion of actions under the scheme does not align with practices on hill sheep farms, the ICSA has said.
8 April 2024 News
New sheep scheme rewards good actions on farms - IFA
The new National Sheep Welfare Scheme is open for applications from 8 April until 21 May.
Insight into the battle with itchy sheep
The stigma around sheep scab is doing the industry no favours, writes Derek Robinson.
20 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Sheep management: treatment of rams, external parasites and the CLP
Darren Carty outlines how rams may require preferential treatment after the breeding season, controlling external parasites and how a spike has occurred in issues with the clean livestock policy.
13 December 2023 Management