8% increase in Sheep Ireland’s LambPlus programme
Darren Carty
There are now over 1,450 flocks performance-recording in the Sheep Ireland breed improvement programme, with Texel flocks accounting for 24% of breeders, Suffolk 14.4% and Charollais 14.1%.
7 February 2024 Lambing
Mortality records provide valuable insight
Recording the number of deaths, the age of animals when they die and the likely cause can shed light on the extent of any health issues and help in putting preventative plans in place.
17 January 2024 Pedigree
Reality of the latest ICBF evaluations for pedigree breeders
Shanon Kinahan spoke to pedigree breeders on their reaction to the ICBF evaluations which were released in November.
AI Services to rebuild Ballycraigy stud
The boss of AI Services briefed the Guild of Agricultural Journalists at the company's headquarters in Antrim last week.
4 October 2023 Northern Ireland
First chance to view new Tefrom sheep in the flesh
Meath farmer John Keely is holding an open day on his farm in Dunderry at 2pm on Tuesday 26 September to showcase his ‘Elite Maternals’ flock.
22 September 2023 News
Thousands of hill rams genotyped for SIS
Sheep Ireland manager, Kevin McDermott, told farmers at an IFA sheep meeting in Donegal that there should be plenty of eligible hill rams available to meet demand.
13 September 2023 Markets