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Sheep
Denis Carroll elected new chair of Sheep Ireland board
Darren Carty
The sheep and dairy farmer from Kerry takes over from outgoing chair Alex Clarke, Texel sheep breeder from Meath.
7 June 2024 Markets
Dates announced for 2024 Sheep Ireland ram sales
More than 500 five-star Sheep Improvement Scheme-eligible rams will be offered for sale on Saturday 24 August, with a second new hill ram sale taking place on Saturday 12 October.
New technologies helping breeding on Tullamore Farm
Breeding is progressing nicely on Tullamore Farm, with cows put forward for breeding.
Demand for SIS hill rams to jump 75% in 2024
Sheep Ireland’s David Coen told farmers at the Teagasc hill sheep conference that more genotyped rams will be required to meet demand.
21 February 2024 Breeding & health
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%.
14 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
Texel twilight sale in Carnaross
Adam Woods takes a look at an upcoming Christmas Texel sale in Carnaross Mart.
20 December 2023 Pedigree