Organic farming - firm focus needed on feed quality
Darren Carty
All farmers need to be conscious of feed quality but with over 2,000 sheep producers now farming organically, there is a growing spotlight on organic feed.
31 January 2024 News
New €8/ewe sheep scheme measures revealed
The scheme will operate separate to the Sheep Improvement Scheme, where funding is set at €12 per ewe, and see farmers commit to two measures in return for the €8/ewe payment.
27 January 2024 News
UK sheep production 1.8% lower in 2023
The reduction in production volumes stemmed from lighter lamb carcase weights and fewer ewes and rams slaughtered.
Sheep Management: health planning, clostridial vaccination and sheep conferences
Every farming enterprise will benefit from a critical review of the flock health plan in place and the establishment of key practices to prevent disease from establishing.
17 January 2024 Management
Programme announced for Teagasc lowland sheep conferences
The conferences take place on Tuesday 23 January in the Athlone Springs Hotel and on Thursday 25 January in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.
14 January 2024 News
UK sheep flock 4% lower on 1 June 2023
The breeding ewe flock contracted by 2.4% to 15.4m head, with overall flock numbers at the lowest level since 2011.
7 January 2024 News
Driving a new farming route
Well-known mart manager Eric Driver is holding a dispersal sale of his 500-ewe flock on Saturday 13 January in Tullow Mart.
3 January 2024 News
Welcome to a week in the country
Falling in love, gravy bliss and frosty farm work - it all went down this past week in the country.
6 December 2023 Features
Young farmers: Cork sisters blazing a trail to glory
Having developed their own sheep flocks, Lucy accomplished a big ambition in 2023 when her All-Ireland winning Perth Blackface sheep were front and centre at the National Ploughing Championships.
28 November 2023 News
Stocking rate and weaning rate central to profitability
The 2022 Teagasc National Farm Survey shows the top third performing farms achieved a gross margin of €1,509/ha compared to €821 for the middle and €270 for the bottom third.
22 November 2023 News
Organic Farming Scheme: your questions answered
Reports indicate there is keen interest from sheep farmers in organics, with poor returns and a lower probability of entering ACRES encouraging more producers to consider joining.
8 November 2023 News
Ear to the Ground’s new lineup
The Dealer hears that there’s a new, yet familiar, face for the new season of the RTÉ agri and rural affairs show.
4 October 2023 Dealer