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Sheep
Blue Texel Premier in Carrick-on-Shannon this weekend
Adam Woods
Adam Woods previews next weekend’s Blue Texel premier, which takes place in the showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon.
3 August 2022 Pedigree
Suffolk premier for Roscrea
Adam Woods previews the Irish Suffolk Sheep Society show and sale of pedigree Suffolks on Saturday 6 August.
Looking back on lambing - decisions for the future
As the programme farmers make breeding decisions for this autumn, programme adviser Senan White reviews spring lambing performance and how this info is used to influence breeding decisions.
NI Trends: cattle prices settle as supplies remain tight; lamb prices slump
Finished cattle prices have steadied in Northern Ireland after recent pressure, but the lamb trade has plummeted with major price cuts.
3 August 2022 Markets
Sheep Trends: lamb quotes stabilise after recent price cuts
Factory prices on fat lambs and slaughter-fit ewes steadied mid-week after cuts were made on Monday morning.
3 August 2022 Markets
NI Sheep Programme: Five management tasks for late summer
Kieran Mailey outlines some of the management tasks to be completed on the programme farms during late summer.
€1,000/ha net margin attainable on drystock farms
Adam Woods takes a look back at some of the main messages from the financial performance of Tullamore Farm at the open day this week.
27 July 2022 Management
Suffolk ram lambs peak at 10,000gns
The premier sale of pedigree Suffolk sheep in NI saw a super entry of ram lambs
20 July 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: processors keeping a lid on cattle trade; big cuts to lamb prices
The beef trade in Northern Ireland is relatively steady, although processors are managing to control prices. Lambs have come under major pressure with big cuts.
20 July 2022 Markets
Watch: still baffled by the inconsistency of clover
Derek Robinson has been searching for answers when it comes to growing clover on his Co Down farm.
20 July 2022 Farmer Writes
Simplifying grassland management with mixed grazing
Mixed grazing can allow for better weight gain and higher stocking rates, as well as simplifying the system.
19 July 2022 Management
Rams hit €1,100 at Vendéen premier
John Lynch’s Ballinascraw flock claimed top price at this year’s premier Vendéen sale in Roscommon. Niamh Gunn reports.
13 July 2022 Pedigree