PSNI investigating 63 sheep stolen in two Derry thefts
Anne O'Donoghue
Most recently, 13 Suffolk-cross-Texel in-lamb ewes were taken from a field at the junction of the Kilcreen and Altinure roads.
14 February 2024 Management
Sheep management: feeding space, feed accuracy and SIS reference number
Inadequate feeding space in late pregnancy can be a trigger for poor performance, issues such as metabolic diseases, and injuries leading to abortions.
7 February 2024 Markets
Sheep mart comment: trade continues to better factory prices
Heavy fleshed lambs continue to see high demand in marts, with the general outlook being that supply is failing to reach demand.
Keeping pregnant ewe lambs ticking along nicely
Research has shown that for pregnant ewe lambs to have the best chance of rearing a lamb, they should be gaining in the region of 80g liveweight during early and mid-pregnancy.
3 February 2024 Management
Camera at the Mart: roaring trade for all classes of sheep in Cahir
Shanon Kinahan reports from the weekly sheep sale in Cahir Mart, where there was a lot of confidence in the sheep trade.
24 January 2024 Markets
Tullamore Farm update: ewes scan at 1.8 lambs per ewe joined
The average litter size was reduced by a higher than normal barren rate of 6% and a lower litter size in suckled 2022-born hoggets.
17 January 2024 Breeding & health
16 sheep killed in Limerick in Christmas Day dog attack
The sheep were killed in Galbally, in the lowlands of the Galtee Mountains.
4 January 2024 News
Texel gimmers sell for €2,100 at Carrick Christmas Belles sale
Martin Merrick reports from the annual Carrick Christmas Belles sale, which saw strong averages for both in-lamb hoggets and ewe lambs.
3 January 2024 Pedigree
Treemore Texels hit €3,200 in Tullow
Adam Woods reports from last weekend’s South East Stars sale which took place in Tullow Mart in Co Carlow.
3 January 2024 Pedigree
Firmount flock bows out in Carrick with top of €3,200
The culmination of 2023 saw the Firmount Flock bow out in style at the club's annual female dispersal in Carrick-on-Shannon.
3 January 2024 Pedigree
Best bloodlines of the breed at Black Beauties sale
A strong European trade made for a very successful sale with a sale average of €1,125, writes Shanon Kinahan.
22 November 2023 Pedigree
All that glitters is gold at western stars sale
The top call at this year's 'western stars' sale was achieved by the Lismurtagh flock, Shanon Kinahan writes.
17 November 2023 Pedigree