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Sheep
Department confirm SIS-genotyped ram requirements
Darren Carty
For hill breeds a ram needs to be DNA sire-verified by Sheep Ireland rather than the initial requirement listed of purchasing a genotyped four- or five-star ram.
26 November 2022 Management
Department confirms SIS-genotyped ram requirements
For hill breeds a ram needs to be DNA sire-verified by Sheep Ireland rather than the initial requirement listed of purchasing a genotyped four- or five-star ram.
23 November 2022 Management
Sheep Management: closing plans, housing concerns and genotyping discussions
Grass supplies are quickly depleting on farms and management plans will need to be tailored to avoid issues.
Sheep Management: dealing with external parasite issues in sheep
The adverse weather is making any external parasite issues very visible, with sheep scratching their neck and quickly soiling fleeces.
16 November 2022 Management
Sire verified Cheviots sell to €3,000 in Donegal
There was a vibrant trade for top-quality rams at last week’s sale, with eight of the 49 rams entered topping €1,000, while rams traded on the day recorded a fine average of €839 per head.
5 October 2022 Pedigree
Guarding against inbreeding in hill sheep flocks
Eamon Wall, Sheep Ireland, outlines the steps that breeding groups and ram breeders can take to reduce the risk of inbreeding and reassure customers they are not purchasing any such issues.
21 September 2022 Breeding & health
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
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
Sheep Management: store lamb presentation, straw requirements and ram sales
With grass supplies below target and many farmers faced with lower drafting rates it is a good time to review your plan for marketing lambs.
17 August 2022 Management
How to enter the Irish Texel Sheep Society writing competition
The Irish Texel Sheep Society, in association with the Irish Farmers Journal, is running a writing competition for young Texel enthusiasts. Read more here.
10 August 2022 Pedigree
Suffolk premier for Roscrea
Adam Woods previews the Irish Suffolk Sheep Society show and sale of pedigree Suffolks on Saturday 6 August.
3 August 2022 Pedigree
Tullamore Farm: sheep performance recording and slaughter performance
The phrase knowledge is power certainly rings true when it comes to monitoring performance and importantly identifying where improvements can be made.
20 July 2022 Tullamore Farm