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Sheep
UK sheep flock 4% lower on 1 June 2023
Darren Carty
The breeding ewe flock contracted by 2.4% to 15.4m head, with overall flock numbers at the lowest level since 2011.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Cut to soya price keeps rations steady
The downturn in soya price in late December means ration prices start 2024 unchanged.
3 January 2024 News
The crisis threatening Ireland’s pig farming industry
A mixture of bad luck and bad timing means 2024 could be make or break for many.
Grazing workshop: what are the key targets?
Aidan Brennan reports from the grazing workshop at the Teagasc dairy conference held in November.
25 December 2023 Management
Positive outlook for poultry markets in 2024
Peter Duggan, Bord Bia poultry markets specialist takes a look at global poultry market and what the outlook for 2024 is like.
13 December 2023 Poultry
Beef Management: winter finishing sums and weanling health
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at the sums around winter finishing and weanling health.
6 December 2023 Management
Focus on pasture is key – Teagasc dairy conference
Australian consultant David Beca was the keynote speaker at the Teagasc National Dairy Conference held in Kilkenny last week.
4 December 2023 News
Dairy Day: what was said on costs and nitrates
As the dust settles on Dairy Day 2023, Aidan Brennan highlights some of the key issues raised in some of the talks.
29 November 2023 News
Quality silage key to reducing concentrate bill in Leitrim
Grass silage makes up the bulk of winter animal feed so making better quality silage will have a knock-on effect on reducing winter feed costs.
EU sheep production falling but imports growing
The European Commission predict that sheep and goat production will fall by 1.8% in 2023 and a further 1% in 2024 while imports will increase by over 10% in 2023 and a further 4.5% in 2024.
1 November 2023 News
Irish pig sector returns to profitability
After 20 months of continuous monthly losses the Irish pig sector returned to a long anticipated profitability in May 2023, writes Michael McKeon of the Teagasc pig department.
21 October 2023 Pigs
Hitting the targets in winter milk production
The blueprint for good technical performance in winter milk systems was laid bare at the Teagasc winter milk open day, writes Aidan Brennan.
18 October 2023 Liquid Milk