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Sheep
‘Horses of sheep are a little too beefy’
The Dealer
The Dealer spoke to a sheep farmer who lamented selling the best of his early ewe lambs for the Easter kill.
21 April 2022 News
Carlow ewe has sextuplet ewe lambs
A Belclare ewe in Co Carlow delivered six healthy ewe lambs last week.
NI Sheep Programme: few issues for mid-season lambing
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with the programme farmers operating mid-season lambing flocks.
Watch back: lambing live on Tullamore Farm
Get an update on how lambing progressed on Tullamore Farm, including analysis of levels of lambing assistance required, lamb birthweights and mortality.
6 April 2022 News
NI Sheep Programme: gross margins up 30% on lowland farms
2021 was a positive year for the programme farmers running lowland flocks.
23 March 2022 Management
Sheep Trends: prices steady with throughput remaining high
There was another strong kill in excess of 55,000 sheep recorded last week.
23 February 2022 Markets
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
Watch: Grass growth kicks off on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn was on Tullamore Farm with Shaun Diver to carry out the second grass walk of the year.
4 February 2022 News
Reducing fertiliser and feed costs while supporting productivity
At the recent Teagasc lowland sheep conference Michael Gottstein, Teagasc, outlined strategies to insulate production systems from escalating costs without negatively affecting productivity.
2 February 2022 Grass & feeding
Sheep Watch: fat lambs selling for €100 to €105 with the weight
Lambs weighing 50kg to 55kg are selling on average from €150 to €156/head, with select lots rising to and exceeding the €160/head mark.
2 February 2022 Markets
NI Sheep Programme: scanning and lambing preparations in full swing
With scanning being carried out, attention will be turning to managing ewes in the final weeks prior to lambing.
26 January 2022 NI Sheep Programme
In pictures: easier trade in Blessington
Niamh Gunn was in Blessington Mart on Tuesday to check out the sheep trade.
20 January 2022 News