Sheep Management: dealing with challenging weather and finishing lambs
Darren Carty
With current weather very hard on sheep it is critical that feed supplies are assessed and supplementary feed is introduced before body condition is compromised.
2 January 2023 Northern Ireland
NI sheep output set to end year over 50,000 head higher
The number of sheep exported to farms in Ireland and Britain is already over 56,000 head higher while exports for direct slaughter / sheep kill are marginally lower with three weeks figures remaining
23 November 2022 Markets
View from the marts: fleshed lambs up €8 to €10 but light lambs struggle
The 20c/kg to 30c/kg increase in factory prices has ignited the live trade, with factory agents locking horns with butcher buyers.
Sheep Management: finishing lambs, mating progress and clean livestock policy
At this stage of the year the priority with grass supplies on farms with breeding flocks should lie with ewes.
26 October 2022 Management
Comparing winter feed strategies on livestock farms
At a recent industry event, the impact of silage quality and concentrate costs was outlined on winter feed plans. Kieran Mailey reports.
12 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Lamb finishing payment needed to cover rising costs - IFA
Both the Minister and factories have a role to play in easing a financially challenging year for sheep farmers, the IFA has stated.
25 August 2022 News
Finishing store lambs – do the sums to optimise returns
It is important to do an accurate budget before purchasing and it is also a useful exercise to carry out with home-bred lambs to see if finishing or selling lambs is the best option.
17 August 2022 Management