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Five-star ewes deliver €18 more net profit
Declan Marren
Darren Carty and Declan Marren outline some of the highlights from the Teagasc Athenry sheep open day, which took place last Saturday.
18 June 2022 News
Five-star ewes deliver €18 more net profit
As well as delivering higher net profit, flocks rated five stars on the Sheep Ireland €uro-Star indices produced 7% lower greenhouse gas emissions per unit of output compared with one-star animals.
New tagging rules for imported sheep
Sheep imported to Irish flocks must retain the tag numbers applied to them in their country of origin and can no longer be retagged.
Sheep Management: drafting lambs, grassland management and CT scanning
Lamb performance has improved in recent weeks on the back of increased grass supplies and higher temperatures and producers need to be mindful to draft lambs regularly.
11 May 2022 Management