Making the final call on maiden heifers for breeding
Kieran Mailey
Replacement heifers should have a minimum target liveweight to meet before the breeding season starts. This improves conception rates and reduces issues at calving time.
15 March 2022 Management
Sheep management: peak lambing activity, selecting replacements and hygiene
With a relatively positive forecast, flocks which are lambing should take every opportunity to get animals turned out to reduce workload, pressure on housing and enhance hygiene standards.
20 October 2021 News
New €260m suckler scheme to replace BDGP
The scheme called the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Scheme has a proposed payment of €150 per cow on the first 10 cows in a herd and €120 thereafter.
Almost a century of sales for Galway Sheep Breeders
The group which was formed during the Irish Civil War has survived many turbulent times and has been re-energised this year by the formation of the Galway Wool Co-op.
15 September 2021 Pedigree
First sale of Belclare cross ewe lambs and hoggets in Tuam Mart
The sale will include in the region of 300 ewe lambs and 100 ewe hoggets from a number of breed crosses and some three quarter and pure bred non-registered sheep.
15 September 2021 News
450 Lanark breeding sheep on offer in Trenearla Blackface sale
The production sale of Michael Ketch includes Lanark ewe lambs, hoggets, draft ewes and rams, along with 80 Mule and Milford-cross ewe lambs.
10 September 2021 News
Breeding show and sale adds to lively lamb trade in Roscrea
The top ewe hoggets sold from €200 to €250, while there was also keen demand for tight supplies of heavy fleshed lambs, with lots weighing upwards of 50kg selling from €138 to a top of €150.
4 September 2021 Markets
Catalogue and lineup for Donegal Cheviot sale announced
The Donegal Cheviot and Cheviot Cross Breeders Group sale takes place on Friday 3 September in Ballybofey and Stranorlar Mart starting at 6pm.
3 September 2021 Markets
Camera at the Mart: solid trade at Donegal Mule Group sale
The general run of prices for ewe lambs was between €110 and €125, while a high percentage of hoggets sold between €160 and €180.
1 September 2021 Markets
Cooley numbers back at peak 20 years after being decimated
Sheep numbers on the peninsula have recovered strongly and an entry of close to 4,000 sheep for the Cooley Sheep Breeders' annual sale is testament to the resilience of farmers.
1 September 2021 News
Three-generation sheep farming family hosting first hogget sale at Ballybay
The entry of 150 Suffolk Cheviot hoggets is a special component of Ballybay Mart’s show and sale of rams and breeding sheep.
31 August 2021 Markets
Catalogue released for Sheep Ireland elite €uro-Star multi-breed ram sale
There are 427 rams entered in Ireland’s largest ram sale, which takes place on Saturday 28 August in Cilin Hill Mart, Kilkenny.
20 August 2021 News