Liver fluke still causing significant issues
Darren Carty
Farmers need to be mindful to ensure the control programme implemented is adequate, and use all available information to explore the level of risk that animals are facing.
14 February 2024 News
8% increase in Sheep Ireland’s LambPlus programme
There are now over 1,450 flocks performance-recording in the Sheep Ireland breed improvement programme, with Texel flocks accounting for 24% of breeders, Suffolk 14.4% and Charollais 14.1%.
14 February 2024 Management
Sheep management: feeding space, feed accuracy and SIS reference number
Inadequate feeding space in late pregnancy can be a trigger for poor performance, issues such as metabolic diseases, and injuries leading to abortions.
Teagasc hill sheep conference to focus on health
Flock health, hill sheep breeding, biodiversity and lessons from the Sustainable Uplands Agri-Environment Scheme (SUAS) EIP project will be among the topics discussed.
14 February 2024 News
Sheep management: hill ewe condition, liver fluke and marketing lambs.
Reports indicate body condition in hill flocks is also a concern, with a higher percentage of ewes lacking condition compared to previous years.
31 January 2024 Management
Letter regarding new rules for catch crops
"ACRES rules of catch crops." - Ken Ashmore, Maganey, Co Kildare.
17 January 2024 Letters
Hill lambs gaining an average of 130g daily on forage crops
An update on the Teagasc trial exploring the potential of forage crops in hill lamb finishing systems, is throwing up some interesting results.
3 January 2024 Grass & feeding
Spotlight on organic feed and health factors
A significant number of the 1,500 sheep farmers participating in the Organic Farming Scheme are finding that inclement weather is raising feed option discussions earlier than planned.
13 December 2023 Markets
December health corner – eye issues and liver fluke
Reports indicate that the change in weather and increase in supplementary feeding is giving rise to more eye-related problems, while liver fluke remains a concern.
6 December 2023 Breeding & health
Hill farmers voice concerns in Macroom
Several farmers spoke from the floor on Monday night in Macroom about the challenges facing hill sheep farmers.
4 October 2023 News
No hiding place for Minister on sheep supports - IFA
The IFA has outlined a list of asks for sheep farmers ahead of Budget 2024.
28 September 2023 News
Understanding the new hill ram SIS catalogue
The catalogue displays genetic information and denotes which rams satisfy the requirements of the Sheep Improvement Scheme.
20 September 2023 Breeding & health