No hiding place for Minister on sheep supports - IFA
Barry Murphy
The IFA has outlined a list of asks for sheep farmers ahead of Budget 2024.
30 August 2023 Dealer
Sheep take taxi to greener hills
A flock of ewes in South Africa thought they were off to greener hills before finding themselves the subject of a high-speed police chase.
9 August 2023 News
Putting the Irish back into Irish wool
An Irish-grown wool traceability study is being undertaken by the MiCRA team at Tallaght University to reinforce the provenance of Irish wool.
Shearing competition decided at Clonmany Show
All four categories of the ABP shearing competition will see the sectional winners confirmed at Clonmany Show, on 8 and 9 August.
2 August 2023 Northern Ireland
ICSA seeks €35/ewe payment in budget
The ICSA has also proposed an emergency package to support a short-term payment of €20/ewe in 2023.
26 July 2023 News
Tyrone shearer Tom Perry aims to set new lamb shearing record
For Tom to break the Irish nine-hour solo lamb shearing record held by Stanley Allingham, he must shear a lamb on average every 45 seconds.
21 July 2023 News
My Farming Week: Clifford Richardson, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim
Sheep and suckler farmer Clifford Richardson will soon wean his Llyen lambs and has closed off a multi species paddock to keep them moving.
12 July 2023 News
Galway Sheep farmers to get €2.00/kg for wool this July
The Galway Wool Co-op has organised their annual native Irish wool harvest for Galway wool.
5 July 2023 News
Irish shearers excel among world’s elite
The Irish machine shearing team of Denis O’Sullivan and Ivan Scott finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the individual competition and fourth in the teams competition.
28 June 2023 News
Irish shearers finish fourth and fifth in world shearing championships
Kerryman Denis O’Sullivan finished fourth in the Machine Shearing competition, with Donegal’s Ivan Scott claiming fifth position in a highly competitive event.
26 June 2023 News
Sheep shearers 'flat to the mat' around the country
One of the shearers told the Irish Farmers Journal that "it’s a disaster trying to get lads to shear with you, sure its slavery work".
14 June 2023 News
16% higher clearance at latest British Wool sale
The clearance rate of 87.7% was significantly improved on the previous sale, with the average price increasing by 3.5%.
20 May 2023 News