Farm Programmes
NI Sheep Programme: drafting spring lambs under way
Kieran Mailey
Co Tyrone sheep farmer Mark Davidson has started drafting this year's lamb crop for slaughter. Kieran Mailey reports.
23 March 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: gross margins up 30% on lowland farms
2021 was a positive year for the programme farmers running lowland flocks.
23 February 2022 Management
Coping with a rapid deterioration in ground conditions
Three storms in quick succession and torrential rainfall is creating huge challenges in particular for farmers with earlier lambing flocks.
NI Sheep Programme: lambing starts on lowland farms
Lambing is underway on two of the lowland farms in the programme. Kieran Mailey reports on the progress so far.
16 February 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Sheep Management: weather challenges, lamb mortality and sheep census
The inclement weather over the last week is leading to some issues such as ewes with sore teats and hypothermia in young lambs.
9 February 2022 Management
Sheep Management: feeding early lambing ewes and clostridial vaccination
Many early lambing flocks are in a good position with grass supplies but current weather will limit turnout, bringing a spotlight on indoor feeding programmes.
5 January 2022 Management