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Sheep
Great care needed for autumn liver fluke control
Darren Carty
Treatments which target only the mature stage of the liver fluke parasite are generally worthless at this stage of the year, with acute fluke being the greatest concern.
20 September 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: potential for derogation to get messy
Contrasting weather has made grass management a bit tricky on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty.
20 September 2023 Management
Sheep Management: mineral supplementation of ewes and sheep scab resistance
There is no change in the mineral supplementation task in the sheep improvement scheme.
Sheep Management: worm burdens, hill ram sales and breeding strategies
Producers need to be mindful of this stage of the year of a high risk of worm burdens and avail of faecal egg counts to determine the need to treat lambs.
13 September 2023 Management
Recovery in lamb slaughter performance on Tullamore Farm
The latest batch of 34 lambs drafted on Thursday 24 August killed out at 45.5% compared with 43% for the last batch drafted on 27 July.
26 August 2023 Management