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Youngstock Podcast: 'world’s most boring' Tik Tok star entertaining thousands
Martin Merrick
Martin Merrick talks to Micheal Quinn, a professional photographer, sheep farmer and Tik Tok star whose humorous videos and vlogging entertain thousands from across the globe.
5 April 2024 News
‘Body of work' needed on 70% of organic lambs leaking into conventional markets
Organic specialist at Teagasc Joe Kelleher said organic hill sheep farmers need to be able to send lambs across the country to be finished.
28 February 2024 Animal Health
Changing circumstances increasing liver fluke risk
A combination of favorable climatic conditions, drug resistance, greater animal movements and agri-environment scheme measures, are said to be giving the risk of liver fluke a greater edge.
SUAS provides blueprint for uplands management
The five-year pilot study addressed a number of complex issues associated with upland farming in the Wicklow/Dublin uplands.
28 February 2024 Management
Demand for SIS hill rams to jump 75% in 2024
Sheep Ireland’s David Coen told farmers at the Teagasc hill sheep conference that more genotyped rams will be required to meet demand.
21 February 2024 Breeding & health
Teagasc to take greater role in hill farming
The Teagasc director Frank O’Mara says the advisory body is progressing a more coordinated research approach for uplands areas along with including the topic in its education programme.
21 February 2024 News
Liver fluke still causing significant issues
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 Breeding & health
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 News
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.
14 February 2024 Management
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