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Some rams hit by high summer temperatures
Barry Murphy
Scanners have also reported seeing less early lambing flocks this year as farmers adapt to rising input costs for such systems.
28 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
28 September 2022 Pedigree
€2,010 for sale topper in Kerry Blackface ram show and sale
There was an excellent turnout of rams at the Kerry Blackface Sheep Breeders Association show and sale at Milltown Mart last Saturday.
A flurry of questions at breeding time
The plethora of sheep breeds in NI has left Derek Robinson questioning his future breeding policy.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Rams up €46 to average €664/hd at Ireland’s largest sale
The Sheep Ireland sale of over 420 rams possessing elite genetics across nine breeds recorded an 87% clearance rate and top prices of €1,500/hd.
31 August 2022 News
Lameness in sheep: diagnosing, preventing and treating
Lameness is estimated to cost Irish sheep farmers €5m annually through loss of production regarding weight gain and fertility.
31 August 2022 Animal Health
Diamond Dutch from Tyrone sells for record 28,000gns
A record 28,000gns was paid for a Dutch Spotted ram lamb at the society’s sale held in Carlisle on 26 August.
30 August 2022 Pedigree
Final catalogue published for Sheep Ireland sale of 423 rams
Approximate starting sale times have also been published for each of the nine breeds which will be offered for sale in Tullamore Mart on Saturday 27 August.
25 August 2022 News
Prices down at local ewe lamb sales
Buyers took a more cautious approach to purchasing ewe lambs at the annual Ballyvoy sale of ewe lambs in Armoy Mart.
24 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Suffolks top €1,600 in Roscrea
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Suffolk Sheep Society premier show and sale held in Roscrea mart, Co Tipperary, last week.
17 August 2022 Pedigree
NI breeders pay top prices at Beltex sale
Beltex breeders from NI were among those paying some of the highest prices at the society's premier sale.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Blue Texel Premier in Carrick-on-Shannon this weekend
Adam Woods previews next weekend’s Blue Texel premier, which takes place in the showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon.
15 August 2022 Breeding & health