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Top of €1,650 at Tullamore Vendéen sale
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Vendéen Sheep Society Sale held in Tullamore at the weekend.
3 July 2024 News
Sheep census 2023 results: Donegal has highest number of sheep
At the end of December 2023, there were over half a million sheep in Donegal, the Department of Agriculture’s sheep and goat census showed.
26 June 2024 News
IFJ Junior: My Farming Week - Chloe Miley, Ballyglass, Knockcroghery, Roscommon
Chloe says that when she grows up she wants to be a farmer and hopefully a vet too.
Hogan’s Dassenkop the Diamond in the crown
Carlow breeder Nigel Hogan saw his Diamond flock of Blue Texel and Dassenkop sheep take home an array of championships with them, including interbreed champion.
26 June 2024 Pedigree
Meal bucket helps keep mastitis from ewe lambs
Derek Robinson has been feeding high levels of meal to new mothers rearing doubles.
26 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Loughrynn clenches interbreed champion at west of Ireland finals
Having won the supreme Suffolk champion, a shearling from the Inbhear flock went on to claim the supreme interbreed champion of Corrandulla Show.
26 June 2024 Pedigree
Cork claim Championship cup at Charollais All Ireland's
Sunday 9 June was a day full of excitement for Charollais sheep breeders and enthusiasts who attended Dundalk Show for the breeds 2024 All-Ireland finals reports Shanon Kinahan
19 June 2024 Pedigree
Gowvite Texel All-Ireland's bigger and better than ever
Shanon Kinahan reports from the 2024 Growvite Texel All-Irelands at Dundalk Show.
12 June 2024 Pedigree
Watch: milking up to 300 organic ewes at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece
Michalis Avdanas and Catherina Kelliga milk 300 ewes in Elassóna, Greece. The farm started out with just 40 sheep and there are future plans to expand the flock to 500. Anne O’Donoghue reports.
8 May 2024 Feature
Teagasc to host layer conference
Teagasc will host a Knowledge Transfer event for the egg industry on 25 April in Cootehill, Cavan.
17 April 2024 News
Hill sheep farmers fail to retrieve ewes ahead of lambing
Weather has put hill sheep farmers in a tough position as they begin lambing this spring.
13 April 2024 News
Applications open for new sheep welfare scheme
The National Sheep Welfare Scheme will operate in 2024 with a budget of €15m.
8 April 2024 Schemes