Sheep management: new welfare scheme and managing poor weather conditions
Darren Carty
This week, management notes detail the new Sheep Welfare Scheme, dealing with the pressure of inclement weather and hoggett supplementation.
9 April 2024 News
Lambing 1,200 ewes indoors on placement in Scotland
UCD students Seán Myles and Conor Mitchell are on college placement in Scotland where they are lambing 1,200 ewes indoors.
3 April 2024 Management
Lambing winding down after plenty of challenges
Lambing in Tullamore farm has had plenty of ups and downs this year with adverse weather the standout challenge while abortion and the birth of weak lambs also raising concerns.
Weekend weather: an unsettled Easter
The national forecaster has said that it will be an unsettled weekend, but will turn milder, with temperatures to hit the low to mid teens.
29 March 2024 News
Sheep Management: weather challenges intensify amid torrential rainfall
Flocks lambing at present are facing big challenges, with a drop in temperatures compounding this week’s torrential rainfall and waterlogged soils.
27 March 2024 Management
Early lactation feeding advice for all situations
The continued inclement weather is creating many challenges for flocks lambing, with grass reserves being depleted fast on many farms, where it was impossible to get slurry or fertiliser applied.
20 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Eadestown fame on Eagles Reign
This year, Eadestown-native Tom Harney had his first ride in Cheltenham and after the result he got, no doubt he'll be coming home a happy man.
13 March 2024 News
Five-year high for Schmallenberg in UK
There has been a spike in the number of Schmallenberg cases on sheep farms in Britain.
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep Management: weather challenges and marketing hoggets
This week’s torrential rainfall is hitting at a disastrous time for farmers in the midst of peak lambing, and is creating significant challenges.
13 March 2024 Management
Tullamore Farm: lambing kicks off with cows and calves turned to grass
The Tullamore Farm ewe flock has kicked off with lambing for 2024, while the dry spell has allowed for Shaun Diver to get some cows and calves to turn out some more cattle.
8 March 2024 Tullamore Farm
Sheep Management: early lactation feeding and suitability of sheep for slaughter
Grass supplies are fair-to-good on many farms, but adverse weather is hampering utilisation in many areas and complicating early lactation feeding.
6 March 2024 Management
IFA launches 'no dogs allowed' campaign for 2024
IFA sheep chair Adrian Gallagher has reminded dog owners that they are “fully liable” for any damages caused to farmers and their livestock.
6 March 2024 News