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.
13 March 2024 News
Irish wool to feature in Government’s St Patrick’s Day programme abroad
A new campaign will see Irish politicians undertaking St Patrick’s Day trade missions this year wearing and gifting Irish woollen blankets and scarves.
9 March 2024 News
Improved British Wool trade dented in latest auction
The clearance rate in the auction held on 5 March reduced from over 90% to approximately 65%, while the wool price index weakened by 3.9%.
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.
3 March 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.
21 February 2024 News
Wool co-op would 'diversify' Roscommon farm incomes
The People's Transition Roscommon Farmers report has been in the works since December 2022.
27 December 2023 News
Australia replaces New Zealand as top lamb producer
While neither Australia nor New Zealand has as many sheep as they used to, productivity has increased and both dominate global trade.
17 November 2023 News
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