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Sheep
New Sheep Welfare Scheme unveiled
Darren Carty
Farmers can avail of payment of €8/ewe for completing two tasks from a list, including shearing, condition-scoring, plunge-dipping and clostridial disease vaccination.
3 March 2024 News
Kepak named as title sponsor for shearing championships
The Kepak all-Ireland and all-nations sheep shearing championships will take place on Saturday and Sunday 1-2 June 2024.
21 February 2024 News
Mountbellew to host all-Ireland shearing championships
The all-Ireland and all-nations sheep shearing and woolhandling championships 2024 will take place in the Co Galway mart over the June bank holiday weekend.
Little joy on wool markets with price remaining stagnant
Lowland wool continues to trade around the 15c/kg to 20c/kg mark, while the trade for Scotch wool remains on the floor at an average price of just 5c/kg for grey or black Scotch wool.
12 November 2023 News
Considering winter shearing for lambs and ewes
The inclement weather is forcing earlier housing of lambs for finishing, while ewe housing dates will also undoubtedly be pulled forward.
8 November 2023 Management