Dempsey at Large: farming in a wide world
Matt Dempsey
The temptation to re-establish the UK/Irish trade in live lambs for slaughter without the tedium of customs checks etc may well prove to be irresistible.
22 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: latest stories from the lambing shed
The rare miraculous victory during lambing is matched by plenty of failures, writes Derek Robinson.
21 March 2023 Management
Steps to wet fostering surplus lambs
Being able to foster lambs from triplet-bearing ewes will reduce the amount of lambs that will have to be artificially reared or sold.
Icelandic lamb receives protected status from EU
The European Commission has approved the first-ever protected designation of origin from Iceland, for Íslenskt lambakjöt.
14 March 2023 News
Farmer Writes: planning for first cut silage
James Strain is thinking about doing things a little differently around silage this year.
14 March 2023 Farmer Writes
This Bo Peep has found her ideal sheep
Breeding the world’s cutest sheep using quality and diverse genetics, Shanon Kinahan recently caught up with one of the country’s best-known Valais Blacknose breeders, April Higgins.
8 March 2023 Pedigree
Sheep farmer anger in Wicklow as ICM dodges bullets
Irish Country Meat’s James Smyth took questions from sheep farmers at a regional IFA sheep meeting in Wicklow this week.
8 March 2023 News
Ewes and lambs driven from a height in dog attack leaving five sheep dead
Witnesses reported seeing two lurchers and a terrier attacking the sheep on Friday evening 3 March.
8 March 2023 News
Eight-year-old Cavan ewe has sextuplets
Two ewes owned by a Cavan farmer have had 11 lambs between them in the last week.
2 March 2023 News
ICSA sheep protest: 'we can maybe last another six months or a year'
The ICSA is demanding that the Government comes forward with an emergency support package of €50m - to be funded from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR).
1 March 2023 News
Dosing a conveyor belt of NZ lambs
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently working on a dairy farm in the Canterbury foothills of New Zealand.
1 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Made in Ireland: Fermanagh business finds a niche in quad attachments
Quadcrate is a multi-award winning manufacturer of ATV and UTV handling accessories located in Fermanagh. Gary Abbott caught up with MD William Allingham to find out more about the business.
1 March 2023 Farm machinery