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Finishing lambs

The recent poor weather conditions are affecting the performance of all sheep, with the high moisture content in grass restricting dry matter intake, writes Darren Carty.
By Darren Carty on 28 September 2017
Brian Nicholson has learned numerous lessons during six years in the Teagasc BETTER farm sheep programme.
By Barry Cassidy on 03 August 2017
A high percentage of mid-season lambing flocks are currently in the process of weaning.
By Darren Carty on 29 June 2017
There are finally signs of a lift in hogget prices after weeks of no change.
By Peter Varley on 05 January 2017
The economics of finishing store lambs can be greatly improved by selecting the most appropriate finishing diet and adopting optimum management practices.
By Darren Carty on 24 November 2016
The economics of finishing store lambs can be greatly improved through diet and management improvements. One of the studies outlined at the recent Teagasc open day in Athenry concerned light lambs.
By Darren Carty on 24 November 2016
The economics of finishing store lambs can be greatly improved through diet and management improvements. One of the studies outlined at the recent Teagasc open day in Athenry concerned heavy lambs.
By Darren Carty on 24 November 2016
The economics of finishing store lambs can be greatly improved through diet and management improvements. One of the studies outlined at the recent Teagasc open day in Athenry looked at hill breeds.
By Darren Carty on 24 November 2016
The economics of finishing store lambs can be greatly improved by selecting the most appropriate finishing diet and adopting optimum management practices.
By Darren Carty on 17 May 2017
Latest findings and practical advice on store lamb finishing featured at the Teagasc Athenry open day last week.
By Darren Carty on 19 November 2016
Weekend weather: dry but very cold conditions ahead
After some heavy showers this Friday, the weekend will be dry but very cold with temperatures dropping to lows of -3°C.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 18 November 2016
This week's notes cover the Department's liver fluke forecast, rumen fluke and ration formulation for finishing lambs.
By Darren Carty on 17 November 2016
Teagasc store lamb open day provides numerous production tips
There is potential in store lamb finishing systems with farmers advised to complete a realistic budget to identify the most economic finishing system.
By Darren Carty on 18 November 2016
There are still varying reports on the level of fat cover on lambs presented for slaughter and in those on offer in mart sales.
By Darren Carty on 11 November 2016
Finishing hill lambs can be a tight-rope exercise, and recent Teagasc research examines feeding options and their cost implications.
By Darren Carty on 13 October 2016
Difficult weather and lower than normal levels of performance have put finishing of lambs under the spotlight.
By Darren Carty on 29 September 2016
The Irish Farmers Journal livestock sheep demonstration at Tullamore Show focused on the important factors if buying or selling store lambs. Darren Carty reports.
By Darren Carty on 18 August 2016
This week's notes cover cobalt supplementation, ewe body condition score, managing ram lambs and grazing lambs on tyfon.
By Darren Carty on 11 August 2016
This week’s notes cover land eligibility, lamb kill-out percentages, preventing disease entry when purchasing sheep and notes on the TAMS II sheep fencing grant.
By Darren Carty on 21 July 2016
This week's notes cover getting ready for applying fertiliser, supplementing ewes post-lambing and the option of early weaning of early-born lambs.
By Darren Carty on 25 February 2016
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