LATEST ARTICLES
Sheep
In pictures: lambs sell to €201 for 51kg in Ballinasloe
Darren Carty
The keenest demand on the evening was recorded for fleshed ram lambs with the standout price being €198 paid for a batch of 10 weighing 46.5kg.
12 June 2024 Markets
Good demand for spring lamb in Kenmare
Kenmare mart manager, Dan McCarthy had a spring in his step following his recent re-election to Kerry Co council and a good start to spring lamb trade.
5 June 2024 Pedigree
A deserving Champions cup for Coughlan's
Shanon Kinahan reports from a the Irish Vendéen Sheep Society All-Irelands in Athenry
Lambing 2024 – a game of two halves
Derek Robinson has had a successful lambing season, despite the challenging weather
PSNI investigating 63 sheep stolen in two Derry thefts
Most recently, 13 Suffolk-cross-Texel in-lamb ewes were taken from a field at the junction of the Kilcreen and Altinure roads.
20 February 2024 News
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.
14 February 2024 Management
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.
7 February 2024 Markets
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