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My Farming Week: Gareth Tumelty, Tyrella, Downpatrick, Co Down
Kieran Mailey
Gareth Tumelty is a sheep farmer and scanning technician from Co Down. With sheep scanning in full swing and his own flock close to lambing, he has a busy workload at present.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Nerves jangling at scanning time
Ewes and autumn-calving cows have been pregnancy scanned on the Egerton farm.
20 January 2023 News
Weekly podcast: rocketing beef prices and rural crime spree
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
Sheep scanners report smaller lamb crop
Farmers with sheep scanned have generally found litter sizes to have fallen slightly, although less ewes are scanning empty.
18 January 2023 News
Sheep Management: suitability of sheep for slaughter and plunge dipping options
There is a spotlight being cast by veterinary personnel in factory lairages on the suitability of sheep presented for slaughter, with pregnancy status and the clean livestock policy the main concerns.
18 January 2023 Management
Over 19,100 apply for Sheep Improvement Scheme
There was an increase in applications compared with the Sheep Welfare Scheme, where participation rates had fallen below 18,000 farmers.
13 January 2023 Schemes
Further recovery in Tullamore Farm scanning performance
The litter size in mature ewes increased by 0.16 lambs per ewe joined, with this underpinned by a combination of ewes carrying more lambs and a reduced barren rate.
11 January 2023 Tullamore Farm
Deadline for Sheep Improvement Scheme applications is Monday night
Some 16,100 farmers have applied to the new Sheep Improvement Scheme to date.
9 January 2023 News
Ten January management tasks on livestock farms
Before the workload increases with lambing and calving, there are a few jobs that can be carried out to prepare for a busy spring.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Five management jobs for January
As the new year gets under way, outlined are five jobs for suckler farmers to consider in January.
27 December 2022 Management
Two-thirds of farmers struggling to find farm labour
A survey of over 250 farms has found many struggling to find adequate labour, with reduced farmer work-life balance a consequence.
12 December 2022 News
Sheep Management: sheep Improvement Scheme and TAMS deadline
There have been a number of changes in the Sheep Improvement Scheme announced this week, including a later closing date and more options around pregnancy scanning.
7 December 2022 Management