Sheep management: marketing sheep to maximise their sales value
Darren Carty
The presence of agents purchasing sheep in higher numbers for live export should encourage producers to seek out the most lucrative market outlets.
Distinguishing between coccidiosis and nematodirus
Both diseases pose a significant challenge at present, with weather providing an ideal environment for high risk in 2024.
26 April 2024 Tullamore Farm
Breeding kicks off in Tullamore Farm
Breeding has begun on the beef suckler herd in Tullamore, while lambs receive their first run through the handling unit.
Department signals earlier risk of nematodirus
Peak hatching will generally occur at the end of March in Munster and south Leinster and in the early days of April in the midlands and northern half of the country.
10 April 2024 Breeding & health
Department issues nematodirus forecast and farmer advice
Lambs grazing contaminated pasture at six to 12 weeks of age are generally considered to be at risk of the parasite.
4 April 2024 News
Sheep Management: nematodirus and conserving grass supplies
Farmers with lambs suffering from scour need to be mindful that there are a few ailments that cause diarrhoea in lambs.
3 April 2024 Management