Demand for SIS hill rams to jump 75% in 2024
Darren Carty
Sheep Ireland’s David Coen told farmers at the Teagasc hill sheep conference that more genotyped rams will be required to meet demand.
14 February 2024 News
8% increase in Sheep Ireland’s LambPlus programme
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%.
31 January 2024 Viewpoints
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.
Texel twilight sale in Carnaross
Adam Woods takes a look at an upcoming Christmas Texel sale in Carnaross Mart.
20 December 2023 Pedigree
Reducing methane emissions in sheep through breeding and genetics
Methane economic breeding values were launched in 2023 and star ratings for methane will be introduced to the sheep breeding programme in 2024.
13 December 2023 Breeding & health
Catalogue live for Brockagh Perth Blackfaced Sheep Breeders Association sale
The sale, which takes place on Wednesday 11 October in Brockagh Cloghan Mart, has in the region of 85 rams eligible for the Sheep Improvement Scheme.
9 October 2023 News
First chance to view new Tefrom sheep in the flesh
Meath farmer John Keely is holding an open day on his farm in Dunderry at 2pm on Tuesday 26 September to showcase his ‘Elite Maternals’ flock.
22 September 2023 News
Priorview flock takes supreme champion at Irish Suffolk Sheep Society premier
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Irish Suffolk Sheep Society premier sale, which was held in Roscrea Mart last month.
20 September 2023 Pedigree
New venture for Galway Sheep Breeders’ 101st show and sale
The sale, which takes place on Friday 22 September, has changed to an evening sale, with judging at 4pm and the sale at 6pm.
15 September 2023 News
Sheep Ireland launches new hill ram catalogue
The catalogue will display genotyping information which will denote the eligibility of rams for the Sheep Improvement Scheme.
13 September 2023 News
Thousands of hill rams genotyped for SIS
Sheep Ireland manager, Kevin McDermott, told farmers at an IFA sheep meeting in Donegal that there should be plenty of eligible hill rams available to meet demand.
13 September 2023 Markets