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Dates announced for 2024 Sheep Ireland ram sales
Darren Carty
More than 500 five-star Sheep Improvement Scheme-eligible rams will be offered for sale on Saturday 24 August, with a second new hill ram sale taking place on Saturday 12 October.
Cotter Agritech showcasing new handling equipment
The company is holding open days next week in Kilkenny and Mayo and will be demonstrating new mobile versions of the Cotter Crate and their automated drenching gun.
14 February 2024 News
8% increase in Sheep Ireland’s LambPlus programme
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%.
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.
7 February 2024 Lambing
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.
17 January 2024 Pedigree