Farm Programmes
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
Kieran Mailey
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
21 September 2022 Pedigree
Athenry Mart hosts new sale of Blue Texel and Dassenkop
The Irish Blue Texel Sheep Society held its first sale in Athenry Mart last Saturday, with an entry of 56 Blue Texel and three Dassenkop sheep.
14 September 2022 Markets
Sheep Mart Watch: throughput starting to ease in some sales
While throughput in a high percentage of marts has started to ease from the peak entries recorded in recent weeks, it has hit peak activity in marts in hill strongholds.
Camera at the Mart: ewe lambs sell to £169 at Aghanloo
The annual sale of Greyface, Mule and Suffolk Cheviot ewe lambs was held at Aghanloo near Limavady, Co Derry, on Tuesday.
14 September 2022 Markets
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.
9 September 2022 News
More bite for lambs as breeders remain variable
The trade for lambs has firmed with prices up by 5c/kg to 10c/kg while in breeding sales top-quality lots are selling well but plain-quality hoggets are meeting a challenging trade.
7 September 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: 95% clearance rate at Aughrim Sheep Breeders show
Over 2,100 of Wicklow's finest sheep were at the Aughrim Sheep Breeders 55th annual show and sale, which was held on 2 September in Carnew Mart.
6 September 2022 Markets
In pictures: rain fails to dampen buyer spirits at Cooley sheep sale
There was a 96% clearance rate of over 3,000 ewe lambs, hoggets and ewes on offer in the multi-breed sale, with buyers for sheep of all classes and quality.
6 September 2022 Markets
Aughrim Sheep Breeders celebrating 55-year milestone
The Aughrim Sheep Breeders will hold its 55th annual show and sale on Friday 2 September in Carnew Mart.
1 September 2022 News
Blue Texels hit €2,600 in Carrick
Adam Woods reports from the Carrick-on-Shannon showgrounds last weekend where the Irish Blue Texel Sheep Society held its annual premier show and sale.
31 August 2022 Pedigree
NI Sheep Programme: Building grass covers for autumn
James McCay is busy drafting lambs for sale and building grass covers for autumn on his Co Tyrone farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
31 August 2022 Management
Daredevil does the business at €13,000
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Texel Sheep Society’s premier show and sale of males and females in Blessington mart.
24 August 2022 Pedigree