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Cotter Agritech launches new targeted worming system
Darren Carty
The Kerry sheep farming brothers, Jack and Nick Cotter, have developed a performance-based algorithm which they say can reduce anthelmintic use by up to 40%.
More than poor wool value challenging farmers
In May 2021, sheep farmer prospects were first rate with a depressed wool market the only blot on a positive horizon. This year’s 2022 prospects copybook is unfortunately not as clear cut.
Extracting nutrients to increase the value of wool
Research in University College Dublin is investigating the potential to extract naturally occurring nutrients such as nitrogen and sulphur from sheep wool.
Ulster Wool predicts a more positive outlook for 2022
The payment for the 2021 wool clip increased by 135% to an overall average of 36.4p/kg (43c/kg).
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
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.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Season begins for external parasite control in sheep
Blowfly protection is the greatest concern for a large cohort of farmers, but tick control and deterring head flies are also important factors for many.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Cotter Agritech launches new weighing and targeted worming system
The Kerry sheep farming brothers, Jack and Nick Cotter, have developed a performance-based algorithm which they say can reduce anthelmintic use by up to 40%.
7 May 2022 News
10% to 15% increase in TAMS reference costs for sheep equipment
The reference costs for sheep fencing are 10% higher, while sheep equipment costs are 15% higher with the exception of EID readers and recording systems, which have not moved.
16 April 2022 News
TAMS reference cost change for 65 investment items
The Department’s reference cost listing has been increased for 62 investment items and for an applicant’s own labour, while it has been reduced for three investment items.
4 August 2021 Buildings
Slurry storage topping reader queries
This week, we address some common questions readers have raised in recent weeks with many of these relating to the review of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme and slurry storage.
14 July 2021 Buildings
Limerick brothers scoop top prize at farm sustainability awards
A sheep handling system, an organic dairy business and a biodiversity-friendly family farm have all picked up awards at the RDS Sustainable Agriculture competition.
17 June 2021 News
Farm buildings: focus on ease of use and sheep flow in Donegal
Manus Connolly profiles a one-person unit and gets tips from Charlie Doherty of Carn Agri Products, on designing an efficient sheep handling unit.
2 June 2021 Buildings