Distinguishing between coccidiosis and nematodirus
Darren Carty
Both diseases pose a significant challenge at present, with weather providing an ideal environment for high risk in 2024.
11 February 2024 Lambing
What feeds represent good value in 2024?
At the recent Teagasc lowland sheep conferences, Teagasc’s Tim Keady outlined the relative value of feeds and detailed the organisation's concentrate formulation for this season.
17 January 2024 Management
Sheep Management: health planning, clostridial vaccination and sheep conferences
Every farming enterprise will benefit from a critical review of the flock health plan in place and the establishment of key practices to prevent disease from establishing.
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
On trial: Clipex sheep crate impresses Westmeath store lamb finisher
Frankie Boyhan took trial of a Clipex Contractor sheep crate, with the Westmeath farmer highly impressed by the technology and labour saving.
27 December 2023 Sheep handling
Contrasting year for sheep throughput
Hogget throughput was recorded at its highest level in over a decade, while the 2023 lamb kill is over 75,000 head lower and the ewe and ram kill is trending more than 50,000 head behind 2022.
27 December 2023 News
Sheep Trends: lower demand blamed for 10c/kg cut
Factory procurement managers cite a temporary reduction in demand as weakening their competitiveness in export markets, but hope that demand will quickly recover.
29 November 2023 Markets