Seventy farmers fined for sheep tagging issues
Barry Murphy
There was a total of almost 1,300 inspections carried out on farms regarding sheep identification and registration in 2022.
26 September 2023 News
English government to bring in EID tagging for all cattle
Farmers in England could soon be asked to EID tag all calves to aid a new registration and animal traceability system.
16 August 2023 Marts
Mart integrity central to future trading
Marts have grown their throughput, with traders valuing the transparent auction system more than ever, but marts have to ensure high standards are maintained to future-proof their businesses.
Influence of religious festivals on sheepmeat demand
The three main religious festivals influencing sheepmeat demand, Easter, Ramadan and Eid al-Adha, now all take place in the first half of the year.
19 July 2023 Sheep breeding
40% EID grant for marts is ‘absolutely crap’ – McGuinness
The Department of Agriculture is expected to do away with the old blue card system and have a streamlined system of reading electronic ear tags in-place marts across all livestock marts by 2025.
19 July 2023 News
Eid al-Adha pushes sheep kill to 70,000
Factories have been working at peak processing activity in the week leading up to the start of the Islamic religious festival on Wednesday 28 June.
28 June 2023 Markets
Mart trade underpins lamb prices
Processors are trying hard to cut lamb prices but a strong live trade is keeping a floor under the trade.
7 June 2023 Northern Ireland