8% increase in Sheep Ireland’s LambPlus programme
Darren Carty
There are now over 1,450 flocks performance-recording in the Sheep Ireland breed improvement programme, with Texel flocks accounting for 24% of breeders, Suffolk 14.4% and Charollais 14.1%.
14 February 2024 Management
Sheep management: feeding space, feed accuracy and SIS reference number
Inadequate feeding space in late pregnancy can be a trigger for poor performance, issues such as metabolic diseases, and injuries leading to abortions.
7 February 2024 Management
Sheep Management: SIS, organic farming rules, census deadline
The €12 per ewe sheep improvement scheme has opened for applications from farmers defined as new entrants.
Sheep Improvement Scheme opens for new entrants
Minister McConalogue announces the opening of year two of the Sheep Improvement Scheme to new entrants.
2 February 2024 News
Who leads sheep health for Ireland?
Listening to the three farmers in Donegal, it is clear flock health can still have a very large impact on the income of a sheep farmer if it goes wrong.
31 January 2024 Viewpoints
Sheep Management: liver fluke warning, scanning records and sheep census
Liver fluke dosing plans may need to be reviewed for higher vigilance of issues following the identification of unusually late cases of acute/sub-acute liver fluke.
27 December 2023 Management
Schemes update: latest on pre-Christmas farm payments
The final pre-Christmas payment runs under BISS, CRISS, ANC and eco schemes took place from 19 to 21 December, with payment runs resuming in the new year on 2 and 3 January.
22 December 2023 News
Texel twilight sale in Carnaross
Adam Woods takes a look at an upcoming Christmas Texel sale in Carnaross Mart.
20 December 2023 Pedigree
Sheep management: SIS actions, sheep census and rumen fluke
Year two of the Sheep Improvement Scheme will run from 1 January to 31 December 2024 and streamline actions, such as scanning, in to the next calendar year.
20 December 2023 Management
Sheep Management: TAMS delays, ACRES catch crops and SIS queries
There is still no real clarity surrounding when farmers who have submitted an application under tranche one of TAMS III can expect to receive approval.
6 December 2023 Management
Sheep Management: SIS queries, drafting considerations and weather checks
Adherance to the sheep improvement scheme reference number is important where the aim is to maximise scheme payments.
29 November 2023 Management
€19m paid to 17,000 farmers under Sheep Improvement Scheme
There are in the region of 2,000 applicants who have not received payment and the Department is urging any applicants with outstanding evidence to support their application to submit this immediately.
22 November 2023 News