My Country Living: sheep, silage and picking stones
Anne O'Donoghue
At the age of 10, Donnacha Boland from Co Wexford is already a keen sheep man, but he can turn his hand to many jobs on the farm. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
27 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Purebreds not behaving like proper sheep
Derek Robinson had some interesting struggles when lambing a few pedigree Bluefaced Leicester sheep.
20 April 2022 Markets
Sheep Watch: ewe hoggets dominating throughput
Mart managers report ewe hoggets continuing to come on stream in high numbers, with some farmers cautious of prospects in breeding sales next autumn and moving lower grade hoggets.
Stolen in-lamb ewes recovered in Carlow
A bunch of heavily in-lamb Jacob hogget ewes have been discovered left into a field in Carlow. Meanwhile, an unknown woman in Clare is missing similar sheep.
20 April 2022 News
Grass growth slow to take off on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to find out what’s been happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
15 April 2022 News
Watch: lambing nearly complete on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
8 April 2022 News
NI Sheep Programme: few issues for mid-season lambing
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with the programme farmers operating mid-season lambing flocks.
Lambing delivers a form of therapy
Derek Robinson had some extra help on hand to assist with lambing on his Co Down farm.
6 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Sheep Management: artificial rearing of lambs and poor grass growth
The economics of rearing orphan or pet lambs will be under pressure this season given the escalation in concentrate costs and significant rise in the cost of milk replacer.
6 April 2022 Management
High-spec sheep shed for expanded 200-ewe flock
A new slatted sheep shed in Co Mayo aims to address labour and accommodation issues.
6 April 2022 Buildings
In pictures: our favourite reader photos of the week
Check out our favourite reader photos of the week. We love to see what's happening on your farm - you can upload your photos at the link below.
3 April 2022 News
Dursey Island ferry needs to get up and running – IFA
"This will be very disruptive for farmers who have cows and ewes on Dursey Island."
1 April 2022 News