Camera at the Mart: tale of two halves for store lambs in Kenmare
Tommy Moyles
It was a tale of two halves for the store lamb trade, with strong demand for heavier lambs, but those under 30kg were that bit tougher to move at Kenmare Mart's weekly sheep sale.
20 September 2023 Pedigree
Priorview flock takes supreme champion at Irish Suffolk Sheep Society premier
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Irish Suffolk Sheep Society premier sale, which was held in Roscrea Mart last month.
20 September 2023 News
Farmer views: 'the schemes are critical for our income'
Farmers spoke about the challenges of the weather this year, poor prices and how off-farm incomes pay the bills.
Avoiding an abortion storm due to EAE
Christa McMordie from Lisnafillan farm vets outlines the main approaches to preventing an outbreak of EAE
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: price deals on offer as cattle tighten; lamb trade holding steady
With cattle numbers harder to come by this week, beef prices are edging upwards. Factory quotes are holding steady on fat lambs.
13 September 2023 Markets
NI Trends: factory prices lagging behind live cattle trade; solid lamb trade
There is little change to factory prices on prime cattle in Northern Ireland, leaving the beef trade trailing the live ring. Prices for fat lambs are holding firm.
6 September 2023 Markets
Sheep EBVs are the future: but when?
Derek Robinson questions why there are very few performance-recorded rams on offer at local sales.
6 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Strong show of ewe lambs from Crockataggart
The fourth annual sale by Eoin and Jonathan Kelly of Crockataggart Farms, Draperstown took place last week.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Cull persistently lame ewes, says AFBI vet
A new series of CAFRE events focused on sheep lameness started last week. Peter McCann reports
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: beef trade steadies as supplies tighten; lamb quotes increase
Factory prices for prime cattle have steadied, while base quotes on fat lambs improves.
23 August 2023 Markets
The Grass Week: warm soils holding growth
With soil temperatures above normal for the time of year, grass growth has maintained well over the past six weeks.
19 August 2023 Grass & feeding
CAFRE events tackle lameness in sheep
On-farm events on sheep lameness will take place across Northern Ireland over the next month.
18 August 2023 Northern Ireland