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My Farming Week: Gareth Tumelty, Tyrella, Downpatrick, Co Down
Kieran Mailey
Gareth Tumelty is a sheep farmer and scanning technician from Co Down. With sheep scanning in full swing and his own flock close to lambing, he has a busy workload at present.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Nerves jangling at scanning time
Ewes and autumn-calving cows have been pregnancy scanned on the Egerton farm.
25 January 2023 Markets
NI Trends: prime cattle prices push on to 470p/kg; hogget quotes jump 30p/kg
Beef prices in Northern Ireland continue to rise, while after several weeks of pressure, hoggets are also moving up in value.
Sheep scanners report smaller lamb crop
Farmers with sheep scanned have generally found litter sizes to have fallen slightly, although less ewes are scanning empty.
18 January 2023 News
NI Trends: prime cattle quotes push on to 450p/kg; hogget prices under pressure
Beef processors in Northern Ireland have increased beef quotes this week, as supplies remain tight. In contrast, hogget prices continue to trend downwards.
18 January 2023 Markets
NI Trends: cattle scarcity fuels rising beef prices: hogget prices falling
Limited cattle supplies is driving the rise in beef prices across Northern Ireland, although hogget prices are trending downwards.
11 January 2023 Markets
Sharp rise in NI factory throughput in 2022
Beef and sheep processors in NI saw a big increase in annual throughput during 2022.
11 January 2023 Northern Ireland
In-lamb hoggets to £190 at Ballymena
The annual consignment of in-lamb sheep from Simon Loughery sold to £190/head in Ballymena Mart on Monday.
11 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Weakening of lamb prices 'must stop' - IFA
IFA sheep chair Kevin Comiskey has strongly criticised factories for further cuts on lamb prices.
11 January 2023 News
NI Trends: beef trade starts January with price increase; hogget prices steady
Finished cattle in Northern Ireland are starting January on a high note, with increased prices. Hoggets are a much steadier affair.
4 January 2023 Markets
Ticking all the right boxes when housing sheep
The end of the calendar year spells the end of the grazing season for mid-season flocks.
4 January 2023 Buildings
35,000gns splash at Plasucha Dispersal Sale
Shanon Kinahan reports from the recent Plasucha flock Dispersal where 35,000gns was splashed for a Texel ewe lamb
4 January 2023 Pedigree