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Sheep
Lessons learned from the SUAS uplands EIP
Darren Carty
Experiences from the European Innovation Projects will feed in to the formation of the co-operation projects under the new ACRES agri-environmental scheme.
Season begins for external parasite control in sheep
Blowfly protection is the greatest concern for a large cohort of farmers, but tick control and deterring head flies are also important factors for many.
10 April 2022 News
This week in photos: feeding hill sheep and clover farm walks
Our top photos from the past week include hill sheep farming before lambing, clover farm walks, feeding ewes, planting potatoes and one of the farms affected by a proposed Limerick to Cork motorway.
Variation within breed more important than across breed
Differences between breeds are often discussed and debated but Frank Campion, Teagasc, advises that huge gains can be made by identifying variation within breed.
15 March 2022 Breeding & health
Benchmarking – how the hill flocks did in 2021
Performance across the hill and upland flocks was positive in 2021, with higher farmgate returns cancelling out higher costs.
15 March 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Spike in weather-related eye issues
The recent storms and continued inclement weather is likely to be responsible for a reported increase in ewes succumbing to eye problems and temporary blindness.
2 March 2022 Animal Health
Sheep Management: postmortem tips, dosing injuries and NISP webinar
Many of the leading diagnostic tests available for determining the cause of abortion work best on the placenta, and as such the placenta should be submitted for diagnostic testing.
2 March 2022 Management
Maedi visna detected in Irish sheep flocks
The viral disease of sheep can cause significant production losses but it does not affect humans and is not a food safety concern.
2 March 2022 Breeding & health
Watch: this week in photos - calving, snow, sheep and storms
Our top farming photos from the past week include calving in Tipperary, feeding sheep in Galway, snow in the North, a pedigree cattle breeding enterprise in Meath and Storm Eunice damage in Cork.
27 February 2022 News
Spike in weather-related eye issues
The recent storms and continued inclement weather is likely to be responsible for a reported increase in ewes succumbing to eye problems and temporary blindness.
26 February 2022 Breeding & health
Weekend weather: more rain forecast, with some dry spells
According to Met Éireann, cold and dry conditions on Friday will turn wet, with slightly milder temperatures over the course of the weekend, clearing again to a dry morning forecast for Sunday.
25 February 2022 News
What is the best-performing breed in a hill sheep system?
The Teagasc national hill sheep conference which takes place on Thursday 24 February will explore the effect of breed on the performance of hill sheep.
24 February 2022 Management